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Membership is Key to Preserving and Protecting our Western Heritage and Way of Life

Updated: Aug 4, 2023

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Animal Extremist Groups Target Our Heritage and Way of Life

Animal rights activists have a specific goal: Ending the use of animals by humans for any reason. This includes food, labor, entertainment, and exhibitions such as rodeo, bull riding, horse racing, pony rides, Charreria, and similar events. Their ideology and mentality are plainly stated in everything animal extremists say and do. They do not care that they are threatening historic, cultural traditions.

Animal extremist groups have been targeting individual sectors of the Western sports industry for decades, including reining, tie-down roping, bull riding, team roping, mutton busting, and pony rides. As an industry, we must show a united front to protect our livelihoods, lifestyle, and the true welfare of the animals we hold dearly.

Bills and Ordinances Target Sectors of the Western Sports Industry to Set Precedents for Neighboring Cities to Follow

Historically, animal extremist-based legislation has been initiated in highly populated urban areas, where there is a vast disconnect between people and animals. Therefore, promoting the animal extremist agenda to unwitting participants is easier. To set a precedent, several animal rights extremist groups are proposing banning Western sports equipment, including ropes, spurs, bits, and flank straps, to pass legislation in their respective cities. States like California, Florida, and New York are somewhat “canaries in the coal mine” for revealing animal extremist campaigns.

At Western Justice Legislative Fund, We Work to Protect the Rights of Animal Owners and Exhibitors

The vision of our organization is to provide a lasting legacy that protects our Western Heritage for future generations. We support the welfare of all animals, an important part of our members' everyday lives.

Our Crew is Your Crew

Our Western Justice Legislative Fund team offers a robust level of expertise. We are multigenerational Ranchers, Veterinary Technicians, Horse Trainers, Breeders, and Open and Non-pro competitors. Some have career backgrounds working in the corporate world, and others in family and small business.

As a group, we have extensive experience in policy, public relations, research, writing, marketing, advertising, project implementation, education, and management. Our team has a proven track record and extensive experience growing small interest groups into well-respected and influential national voices.

Our Advisory Board

We are proud of our Western Justice Legislative Fund Advisory Board. Members of the advisory board serve as the point of contact for people asking for advice or answers about protecting themselves within their respective disciplines. Each business or discipline has its own specific goals and issues. Yet, we all share a common goal that no other organization has ever sought to achieve through such collaboration.

Our Advisory Board Members:

  • Dustin Noblitt

  • Sarah Morrissey

  • Scott Dorenkamp

  • Ty Yost

  • Casey Deary

  • Douglas G Corey, DVM

  • Annie Bianco

  • Zane Davis

  • William Bourdeau

  • Gary H Baise, Senior Counsel

  • Esteban Escobedo

  • Sean Gleason

  • Phil Rapp

  • Donna Hoyt

We Have the Experience, the Influencers, and the Numbers

Some key components come into play when working to protect our Western heritage and way of life, and you play an important role:

  • Policymakers listen to groups with experience and expertise – we bring it.

  • Policymakers listen to groups with connections and access to influencers – we bring that too.

  • Policymakers listen to groups with large numbers – this is where you can make a difference.

Help us protect and preserve our Western heritage and way of life.

Make a difference, lend your voice, and become a member of Western Justice today.

Become a Western Justice Member - HERE

Western Justice Legislative Fund is a Non-Profit, 501(c)(4) Organization Internal Revenue Code: EIN # 85-1738984 Registered in Wyoming. Mailing address ~ P.O. Box 454 Hermiston, OR 97838

Contributions to WJLF are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer's business. Please consult with your tax adviser.


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