Israel American Texas Longhorn Cattle Ecological Project, Inc.

Rating: 4.92 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Animals, Technology, Food

Location: 815 Hill St 5 Belmont CA 94002 USA

Mission: "Isrseli beef cattle herds are in a long term decline in production", Dr. Ungar. Israeli and East Africa family cattle farms and ranches are failing.(Internaional Heifer Organization)
Programs: We will demonstate through expeirmenation, than through the teaching of ranchers and farmers how to work with these cattle, than we will donate Texas Longhorn calves and genetic material to these failing farms and ranches to help them improve their family economics and their animal production.
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Rating: 5 stars  

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This important project seeks to replace European cattle illsuited for optimal breeding in harsh desert,drought prone environments (e.g. Kenya, E. Africa and Israel) with the Texas Longhorn; a breed well suited for the environment found in these regions. Replacing the European breeds with the Texas Longhorn will bring about a positive environmental impact because the Longhorn eat envasive shrubs, use less water, are more resistant to dying off due to drought and disease, and would thus help the regions contain costs and sustain cattle ranches important for the livelihood and feeding of the local people. Donation to this project, which is being run honestly and with sincere concern for both the people in the region and the livestock, would make the implementation of this project a reality.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing a grassroots efforts take shape.

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About every six months

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2010-5-01

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It’s Prime Time for the Israel Longhorn Project By Davida Adelberg, President, Congregation Beth David Sisterhood Robin Rosenblatt’s Israel Longhorn Project is a most worthwhile cause. Robin is working very hard to bring Texas Longhorn cattle to places in the world where these animals can help provide a solution to end hunger and to improve the environment. Humans, livestock, and the environment will greatly benefit from this project. Kenya and Israel, to name two countries, are prime locations where this Project could succeed if given the chance. The harsh environmental conditions of both climate and terrain – hot weather and cactus for grazing – are not suited to the type of beef cattle that is now being raised in Kenya and Israel. These European breeds, used to grassy plains, are plump, docile European breeds. Put into Kenya’s and Israel’s hostile desert environment where there is little or no grass has resulted in many environmental and agricultural problems. The cattle breeds that feed on grass have little resistance to predators or disease. Placed into a semi-desert, semi-tropic hostile environment where they do not fit is a recipe for disaster. Some reasons why the European beef cattle have not thrived: • European beef cattle have poor disease resistance, genetic diseases and high losses due to predators
 • European beef cattle have higher feed costs, requiring non-native feeds; they do not eat the non-native invasive shrubs, or invasive cactus
 • European beef cattle have high calf losses (as high as 30%) and low reproduction rates
 • European beef cattle have poor mothering skills and high rate of birth complications
 •Due to the high losses, more cattle are required on pasture, causing more environmental damage 
 • Massive animal and livestock die off in Kenya and East Africa, due to drought, over grazing, poor management of water resources, poor cattle management and using the wrong type of cattle Some reasons why the Texas Longhorn will help both Israeli as well as East African farms and ranches: •Longhorns can eat invasive shrubs and cacti which are overwhelming the Galilee (in Israel)
 •Longhorns have higher reproduction rates and very low loss rates 
 •Longhorns have excellent calving and mothering abilities
 •Longhorns can go further and longer with less water
 •Longhorns solve the problem of rising feed costs •Longhorns protect their calves from predators •Longhorns are highly resistant to diseases
 Because of the suitability of the Texas Longhorn cattle to survive and thrive in harsh environmental conditions (unlike the current European variety of cattle), the Texas Longhorn Project should receive top priority. The Project would create a solution to serious problems related to hunger and the environment. As Robin explains, “Columbus brought them (the cattle) to the America-Mexican deserts. American ranchers carefully improved them for today’s market needs while maintaining their desert characteristics. Texas Longhorn is the ideal breed for semi desert countries.” I think that this project has terrific potential to help address hunger and environmental issues. Both the governments in Kenya and Israel are keen on this project, but need the funding to make it a reality. I strongly encourage you to support this project. I would like to add that my family knows Robin Rosenblatt from our synagogue, Congregation Beth David, in Saratoga, CA. Robin is very concerned about the state the world is in, and truly wants to make a difference. He is knowledgeable about this subject, he is caring and compassionate toward others, and he has great determination and perseverance. Robin Rosenblatt is a “mensch.” If he advocates for the Texas Longhorn Project then it is definitely a worthy cause, one that deserves our consideration and action. Now is the time for this project.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a huge difference in the quality of life of people and livestock, whose very survival is under threat. This is due to the wrong type of cattle, poor management of cattle & water resources, overgrazing, drought. The right cattle can thrive & help.

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I attended a presentation by the Director of the project and was convinced that when fully funded, many lives would be improved from having healthy food and increasing the economy and fiscal well being of the participants.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

feed millions of individuals world wide, starting in Africa and Israel.

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One time

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2010-2-01

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This project will help many farmers and consumers to improve their standards of living and health. I have great confidence in the founder of the project and can attest to his sincerity and deep commitment to the cause of peace and social justice. He deserves support.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Israel and Africa.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get more publicity.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the passion of the founder, Robin Rosenblatt.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outstanding individual.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

improve the living standards and health of thousands.

Ways to make it better...

the organization had proper funding.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I hope it succeeds.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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great organization and purpose I met Mr. Rosenblatt personally He is knolegable, dedicated and capable of getting this done I highly recomend donations to this non profit organization

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their web site

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get Mr. Rosenblatt as general manager

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting Mr. Rosenblatt

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated to the project

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help the people in Israel and some other countries in africa

Ways to make it better...

the organization had enough donations to start the project

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Fiinancial, the project require a large investment to start and run the project until it is self sofficient

One thing I'd also say is that...

Good luck raising the money All the best

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About every month

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2010-3-01

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I am a friend of Robin's and a sounding board. His idea is a very simple one; using American Longhorn cattle to supplement livestock in the Middle East that are not well suited to arid environments. The project combines ecology and economics to provide for a stable and sustainable food source; a stronger economic base for the ranchers of the Middle East and East Africa; and a way of reducing famine, increasing a solid economic base, which in turn should advance peace within the region, without harming the environment.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the vision and passion of its founder, Robin Rosenblatt. He is an outside-the-box thinker, using his education and experiences to try to make a better world.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

feed the starving masses of the Middle East and East Africa, which would promote a stable economic and environmental base.

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About every six months

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2010-2-01

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When I first met Robin, his enthusiasm for the Longhorn project was very infectious. This one small project could save millions of people lives living in the drought laded lands of Africa. What a simple plan of using Texas Longhorn cattle to breed with the local cattle to improve their survival rates during periods of drought. Israel has the expertise to raise and care for the longhorns before they are ready to be shipped to places like Kenya. This project could also be a stimulus for moving the Mideast towards more joint projects which would lead to peaceful coexistence for the region. Our teens and young adults in the United States are mostly unaware of conditions in other places in the world. This is a project where I can see modern world history classes can add a social action project to their curriculum. Simple ideas with a potential large impact are the most difficult to get off the ground because people think that it should have been done already. Once funding can start flowing into this project, I truly believe this project can be self sustaining one people can actually see the benefits.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the results of this organization in making people aware of the drought and starvation of East Africa.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I ran this organization, I would see if teenagers would take up this cause and help raise funds. I would also look at other longhorn projects to see if they could assist with this project as well.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

What I have enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is becoming a friend of Robin.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were very passionate about this project.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

If this organization has 10 million bucks it could have had a major impact on East Africa already.

Ways to make it better...

My experience would have been better if funding was available for professional awareness materials.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are funding and awareness materials for passing out to people.

One thing I'd also say is that...

One thing I would also say is that is using Israel as a place to launch this project from is a fantastic idea to help the Middle East see the benefits of Israeli society.

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About every six months

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2010-4-01

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I learned from my teacher that helping others is a good thing and teaching them to treat animals with respect is as well. The Israel American Texas Longhorn Project will teach the people to treat others with respect in the Middle East, but will also help in East Africa where all the cattle died, which can be very dangerous but it is necessary to help restore order there. I think the Israel Longhorn project can do just that.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Smart, Intelligent, hard working and ready to make a change

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One time

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2010-1-01

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