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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press (October 14, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159921444X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599214443
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #409,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Equine Angels is a celebration of the journey of horses and foals saved from slaughter. Accompanied by more than 130 stunning full-color photographs, it tells the surprising and moving stories of how these foals have changed the lives of the human families who adopt them—for the rescuers are often the ones rescued when opening their hearts to an unwanted foal.The foals' story begins from birth with their majestic mares on the vast plains of Canada. The mares are kept pregnant because their urine will then contain estrogen, a vital ingredient for a hormone replacement therapy drug called "Premarin". The Pregnant Mares' Urine, PMU, is often collected in harsh conditions for the mares and when the foal is born it is frequently considered an innocent but disposable by-product of the process. What happens next to the foals, who might otherwise go to slaughter, is the heartwarming subject of this book. What happens to people along that rescue path, is the magical soul of this book.The photographs and stories feature ruggedly beautiful horses in their natural splendor that transform from once-wild creatures into loving and intelligent companions, bonding with their human families. Included are stories of successes great and small: foals growing up to be national competitors, therapy helpers, and members of families that are healed by the love of a horse.Uplifting, with gorgeous photography, Equine Angels will inspire, delight, and teach life lessons through the wisdom received when connecting with these noble equine souls. Enjoy the rescue journey and see how "rescues rescue us"!Inside the book you will find: Over 130 sumptuous color photos showing horses with a rare rugged beautyThe story of how these foals have changed the lives of the people who rescue them and shows how they bond, uplift, heal and enrich families who adopt themThe transformation of once-wild creatures into loving companions and teachers of wisdom through life's lessonsAddresses an issue that frequently captures headlinesThe heartwarming journey of mares and foals saved from the brink of slaughter to become athletes, therapy-givers, and healing family members

About the Author

Frank Weller received the American Red Cross Hero Award in April 2007 for work on PMU foal rescue. He is the founder of the Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary (EARS), a nonprofit organization that saves horses from slaughter by helping them get adopted into loving homes. A filmmaker by training, he has long been passionate about volunteer organizations, having worked as a producer and volunteer for AmeriCares, the international relief organization, and Special Olympics International. Frank lives in New Milford, Connecticut.

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A wonderful book and a wonderful gift for any horse or animal lover in your life!
Harry Goldmark
Special relationships are forged with intense devotion between the angels and their horses that make the reader empathize with these personal stories.
Elizabeth Dougherty
If you would like more information about the EARS organization, check out their website at foalrescue.com.
J. R. Wise

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Harry Goldmark on October 5, 2008
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This book needed to be written....and it has been written by a writer with just the right touch of factual information, sentimentality, urgency, love and gratitude to make it reach out to your heart and pull you in to help in some way. Frank Weller's optimism shines through a story and an industry that has dark sides. He, however, has chosen to spotlight the success stories, his "angels" with both two and four legs, and that is what makes the book his own. Anyone who loves animals of any kind, anyone who has owned or had a relationship with a horse in their lifetime or has dreamed of doing so all their lives, will be drawn to the stories of Frank's army of angels as they share their reasons for getting involved and rescuing a PMU equine. The photos are mesmerizing...so beautiful are the photos taken in Canada pre-rescue, that one could almost believe that these horses are living the perfect life! Unless of course, you know how it ends....and then the photos of the foals safe and sound are the ones that warm your heart. A wonderful book and a wonderful gift for any horse or animal lover in your life! Uplifting and special! Bravo to Frank Weller and Donna Cloutier and all the "angels"!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Dougherty on October 7, 2008
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This wonderful book brought tears to my eyes as I viewed the pictures of the mares and foals in such bucolic settings. The real story of the lives of these beautiful animals is told in a factual accounting of the abuse suffered before being rescued by true angels dedicated to the atonement for the injustices created by our modern society. Special relationships are forged with intense devotion between the angels and their horses that make the reader empathize with these personal stories. It is impossible not to be affected by what you read in this book of the great work done by the angels. It is a must read by animal lovers.
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Format: Hardcover
Equine Angels: Stories of Rescue, Love, and Hope

"Rescues rescue us" - is a favorite saying of Frank Weller, author of a magnificent book that any horse lover will treasure and enjoy for years to come. Visually stunning color pictures by Donna Cloutier display the intimate lives of horses on nearly every page - herds running through misty pastures, awesome stallions, touching portraits of mares and foals, and adoptive families interacting with their beloved animals.

The book features many inspiring stories of PMU horses, real life rescues, and the rewards and challenges of equine adoption. The EARS organization, founded by Frank Weller, the author of this book has saved hundreds of mares and foals from slaughter that would otherwise be disposed of as by-products of the Premarin hormone replacement industry.

"Equine Angels" is a testimony to courage, kindness, reverence for life, and devotion to horses - love comes shining through on every page. This book would make a wonderful gift for any horse lover. The book is available on Amazon.com. If you would like more information about the EARS organization, check out their website at foalrescue.com.

Submitted by J. R. Wise author of "Give a Horse a Second Chance: Adopting and Caring for Rescue Horses."

note: the reader is welcome to copy this material as long as you credit the source - in fact I would like to encourage you to do so and help promote this wonderful book
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This book is a touching and poignant story of love and the deep connection that exists between animals (in this case, horses) and the humans who care for them. The narration and the photography are done with sensitivity and compassion. What an eye-opener to the plight of the premarin mares and their foals, and the stories within the book prove that it is indeed possible to make a difference. I would strongly recommend this book not only to any animal lover, but also to anyone who believes that the measure of a society is in how it treats the most defenseless of its creatures.
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By donna on October 14, 2013
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Loved every word of it. Pictures were great. A heart warming true story. A must for every horse lover. Good job
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