Global March for Elephants and Rhinos
Sep
25
11:00am11:00am

Global March for Elephants and Rhinos

Wear you Save A Horny Friend t-shirt and speak out with the world for the fourth year in a row against the poaching and decimation of precious wildlife of animals such as elephants, rhinos, giraffes, and pangolins.  The illegal trapping and killing of these animals is pushing their populations towards extinction, devastating once-healthy ecosystems, and ruining the lives of millions of Africans who rely on ecotourism for their livelihoods.

Please join us to speak out against wildlife crime as the CITES Conference of Parties 17 gets under way in Johannesburg!  We will have booths, speakers, face painting and a DJ.

Waterfront Park, Picnic Area 1 (On map as PA1),                                                             1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA
11am - 4pm
Make your own signs before you arrive!
More t-shirts can be purchased at the event!
Underground Parking $10 from Ash St; street parking free.
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The Love Run 5K !!
Jul
24
6:00am 6:00am

The Love Run 5K !!

Save A Horny Friend is the charity recipient of this most fantastically fun 5 kilometer race to represent singles, couples and those who love to run and run to love!!  Fun outfits, dancing, prizes, silliness, camaraderie, tons of love, booths, free stuff, Horny Friends, tshirts, raffles and celebratory drinks!!!

Use the discount code: HORNY for 20% off! Register today:

"The Love Run 5K" Run & Fundraiser!

July 24, 2016, Liberty Station, San Diego, CA;  7-11am

Join 1000 singles and couples who love to run and run to love, having a blast and helping raise money for Save A Horny Friend! 
How You Can Participate:
- Volunteer at our fun booth, July 22 (registration) or 24 (race)
- Volunteer to help with setup, cheering and break down July 24
- Sponsor a booth from your own organization
- Run the Race with your 20% off "HORNY" discount code
- Encourage friends to join you at the event and volunteering
- Campaign to raise money from your friends

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Earth Day 2016
Apr
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Earth Day 2016

Get Wild to SAVE THE WILD!

Get excited for games, raffle prizes, give-aways, gorgeous art, fun apparel, live music, performers and great people from around the world celebrating Earth Day and working to protect biodiversity and the gorgeous planet we live on!

* Elephant-Seal-Spin-My-Wheel of Fun
* Horny-Rhino-Friend Dance Contest
* Live Musicians, Performers, and DJ until 1am!
* Reclaimed / Repaired / Reused / Recycled Outfit Contest
* Green NGOs & Businesses from around SD County
* Newly Renovated Bar and Patio w Fire Pit
* No Host Craft Cocktails and Eco Tapas
* Finalized Details to Come... Invite Your Friends!
* $0 RSVPs and $20 VIP & General Donations much appreciated here http://buytickets.at/sahfstwfoundation/51571!

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Comedy and Music Fundraiser
Nov
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Comedy and Music Fundraiser

A Fun Event with a Serious Cause

Join Save A Horny Friend Foundation and the elite of San Diego for this year's coolest fundraiser - a night of laughs, music, delectables, top comedians and special guest, the CEO of the world-famous Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Richard Vigne - to raise money for the conservation education in Tanzania and drone surveillance programs in Kenya to prevent the poaching of our most beloved large mammals, the rhinos and elephants!

The current poaching crisis has become so bad that we estimate 200,000+ elephants and 6000+ rhinos have been poached in the last six years, with an expected extinction horizon of 2025 if we don’t act quickly.

Through the use of modern technology such as drones and ground surveillance, we have hope to not only detect and catch the poachers before they are anywhere near the rhinos and elephants, but also to protect the lives of the anti-poaching rangers, 1000+ who have recently been murdered by poachers as well.

6-7:30pm - Optional Dinner with Richard Vigne:
Enjoy the company of Richard Vigne at a prix fixe dinner at Bernini's Bistro with a small group before the show.

7- 8pm - Music and Socializing:

Come early to enjoy socializing, scrutinize the raffles, fun photography, and delectable desserts with South African musical sensation, Mangrove Swamp, with the incredible Brian Murray and Neville Stanger!

8-11pm - Main Comedy and Fundraising Event:
Exuberant MC Matty Sandoval will make this night one to remember, filled with a line-up of top comedians from LA and SD, high-end raffle and auction prizes, the best of San Diego's philanthropists, engaging speakers, light hors d'oeuvres and delectable desserts all in the hysterically-fun La Jolla Comedy Store beautifully decorated by local sustainability artist, Amy Burnard!  Valet and bottle service available. For your first free ride with Uber up to $20, please use this link and help the organization, https://www.uber.com/invite/1e0ai.


How You Make A Difference!
With your attendance and tax-deductible donations, we can get drones and surveillance equipment to the most important wildlife conservancies in Africa and train the future generations of conservation scientists!

Thus, attend the Dinner, the Comedy Show, and / or make a tax-deductible donation through the button at the bottom even if you can't attend the event. Thank you for your support of this wonderful cause!

*** Buy Your Tickets Today - the price increases to $40 the day of and nevertheless we expect the show to be sold out! ***    *** The Comedy Store La Jolla is 21+ only, and requires a 2 drink (non-alcoholic ok) minimum purchase per person ***
*** For your first free ride up to $20 with Uber, please use this link and help our organization, https://www.uber.com/invite/1e0ai. ***

Check Out Awesome Local Companies Who Have Generously Donated Items To This Event!

 Brittany Segal     St Petersburg Vodka           Alvarado Institute of Skin    eLiveLIfe.com            Click  Scan Share    World Curry                Stronghold Jiu Jitsu           FundraisingRides                     Cameron Fitness Emerald Isle Golf      
 DonationMatch  Connie Cannon Interiors     Chris Capistran Personal  Training           Betsy Blumenfeld Pilates        Date Like Darwin       Living Coast Discovery Center                   

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The Global March for Elephants and Rhinos!
Oct
4
11:00am11:00am

The Global March for Elephants and Rhinos!

For the third year, the world will march together to protest the illegal slaughter of elephants and rhinos whose populations are gravely threatened by the devastating demand for their tusks and "horns".  Let's join the other 145 cities around the world for the first ever March in San Diego as we inform our community and speak out to the media about the devastating effects of poaching on biodiversity, our natural heritage, animal welfare, the crisis of Africans working in ecotourism, the fueling of international terrorist organizations, etc. 

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"The Love Run 5K" Fundraiser for Save A Horny Friend!
Jul
26
7:30am 7:30am

"The Love Run 5K" Fundraiser for Save A Horny Friend!

Sunday July 26, 2015 - The Love Run 5K honored Save A Horny Friend Foundation as the charity recipient for the event!  We all had a blast, educated hundreds and raised a bit of money for the cause.

We deeply want to thank our sponsors, SandyFeet Events, and the companies who donated prizes and goods:

Monkey Paw Brewing, DonationMatch, Rachel Brandt Photography, Unstoppable Guitar System, World Curry, Click Scan Share, Moonlight Amphitheatre, Hera Hub, Stronghold Jiu Jitsu, Cameron Fitness, Boats4Rent.com, Health Coach Freddi Pakier, Oblige by Nature, FundraisingRides.org!

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IVORY CRUSH in TIMES SQUARE
Jun
19
10:30am10:30am

IVORY CRUSH in TIMES SQUARE

The elephant and rhino poaching crisis is out of control with this month's reports that at least two African countries have lost over 50% of their elephants in the last three years. The United States is responsible for an estimated 30% of recently-poached ivory sales. After being carved in Asia, the ivory is smuggled into U.S., either presented as antique through staining techniques or as black market new carvings. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have amassed this ivory from a multi-year undercover operation, which has resulted in 10 convictions of traffickers.  The ivory to-be crushed at this event was used as evidence in those cases, as well as education and training for officers and detection dogs. Read more specifics from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about this #IvoryCrush and please share with everyone immediately.  

For those attending the event, please look for people wearing purple Save A Horny Friend Tshirts or text your interest to come to 970-236-6119.

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Presentation at Phillips Exeter Academy
Apr
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Presentation at Phillips Exeter Academy

What a wonderful experience to be able to return to my Alma Mater where I first launched Save A Horny Friend in 1993!  It was exhilarating to be able to thank the teachers who had helped get this started so long ago and to be able to engage the current students who are enthusiastic to participate on the conservation level, the create level and the robotics level!  Thank you Mark Trafton, Townley Chisholm, David Shepley and Joel Lotzkar!

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Earth Day Party and SAHF Fundraiser
Apr
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Earth Day Party and SAHF Fundraiser

In honor of Earth Day 2015, Save A Horny Friend Foundation hosted an Earth Day Party and SAHF Fundraiser and invited many other nonprofits and green organizations to join, including Kill the Cup, Neqtr, San Diego Green Drinks and honored our favorite restaurant Cafe Bar Europa "The Turquoise" - an eternally sustainable restaurant in the hippest part of San Diego who for years has supported "saving horny friends."

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Earth Fair San Diego 2015
Apr
19
10:00am10:00am

Earth Fair San Diego 2015

Save  A Horny Friend had a great showing and excellent turn out of supporters at the world's largest Earth Day celebration... Earth Fair in San Diego, CA!  Thank you to everyone who donated and especially to those who volunteered their day to help the cause: Ben Flammer, Gordon Gus, Tyler McGahee, Dustin Bradley, Baylie Bradley***, Savannah Bradley and Coral Bradley!

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Drones & Ivory in San Francisco
Jan
30
9:00am 9:00am

Drones & Ivory in San Francisco

IVORY FOR SALE

San Francisco is the most important US city in the fight against the importation of ivory, with Los Angeles a close second.   Mostly these two cities, but others as well are responsible for about 30% of the world's recently-poached ivory.  It appears that both tourists as well as permanent residents in the US with an Asian background

With ivory still being sold openly in San Francisco, I was compelled to go see the ivory for myself... and so did by being cooperative and befriending one of the ivory vendors, I was invited into the bar room as he tried to sell me mammoth ivory. 

In truth the mammoth ivory is easy to identify as it has striations called Schreger's Lines that are easy to recognize from those found in elephant ivory.  There are several other animals from whom we collect ivory as well: walrus, warthog, sperm whale, killer whale, narwhal, and hippos, however the elephant ivory is the most prized because of its size and heritage in Asian cultures.

UAVs & DRONES

Although Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are being developed and have drawn quite a following from hobbyists to business entrepreneurs eager to fly goods from point A to point B. UAVs have traditionally been called remote controlled crafts, but most commonly today we call them drones because they are able to be pre-programmed to fly on their own, hence the name drone.  Another important point is that these "drones" are much smaller than the military drones and can usually be carried by one person. 

Here is the photo of me and two Airware employees with a fairly large UAV that could possibly be used to stop poachers. I attended the Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting of the AUVSI, which was held at AIrware.  The next day I established meetings with Drone Deploy and 3D Robotics - what a thrill to enter their offices where the magic happens!

 

 

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