Did you know that more than 20 veterans take their own lives every day in the United States? Zuma’s Equine Assisted Learning (ZEAL) Programs are working to help veterans identify the triggers in their lives and create life-long coping skills. We will be starting a 6-month pilot program that will help 12 veterans in the Denver area. Please join Zuma’s Rescue Ranch in helping these deserving men and women overcome the tragedy of war.
Zuma’s Rescue Ranch belongs to the community it serves and there are lots of opportunities to get involved.
Like to get dirty? Our 150 acre ranch needs lots of helping hands and we welcome compassionate members of our community who want to experience the joy of service! Interested in becoming a Zuma’s volunteer?
MEET A NEED
Zuma’s doesn’t look at the daily expense of running a ranch as an obstacle. Instead, we see it as an opportunity for community benefit. From fencing repairs to tractor fuel and horse food, we’ve compiled a list of the most frequent needs associated with daily operations.
We truly value the community’s support and offer great ways to GET while you GIVE! From custom designed horseshoes fashioned by volunteers and children to hosting birthday parties, wellness weekends and more, there are lots of ways to support Zuma’s RR that you can explore right here.
Did you know?
Every year, approximately 150,000 American horses are trucked over our borders to be slaughtered for human consumption.
The term “horse slaughter” refers exclusively to the killing and processing of horses for human consumption. Horses bound for slaughter (who may include pregnant mares, foals and horses who are injured or blind) are commonly shipped for more than 24 hours at a time in crowded trucks without food, water or rest. The methods used to kill horses rarely result in quick, painless deaths for these animals and sometimes they even remain conscious during dismemberment. Horse slaughter is a brutal and terrifying end for horses.
Until a ban is in place, every American horse is at risk of meeting this fate. Fortunately, in April 2015, Congress introduced the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R.1942/S. 1214) to prohibit the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the United States and ban their export abroad for that purpose—but we need your help to ensure Congress passes this important legislation.
American horses sent to slaughter each year.