What’s Happening to Wild Horses?
America’s last remaining wild horses and burros are currently being rounded up in a way that is unjustly stampeding them. These round-ups make it difficult to see what the animals go through as they have no GoPros mounted on helicopters capturing their distress. They cause harm to the horses and burros physically as well as psychologically, which often leaves scars of both kinds on them that last a lifetime.
The reasoning behind this is a claim of overpopulation when in truth, they are usually underpopulated. Furthermore, they tout points to illustrate the negative impact they have while completely ignoring the positive impact which greatly outweighs the negative.
Learn more in this article by Craig C. Downer where he gives a detailed account of what’s going on.
“Currently, more than 52,000 wild horses and burros are in government facilities, and in May 2021, The “New York Times” exposed that for decades, our wild horses and burros are being transported to slaughter in Canada and Mexico.”
5 STEPS TO END BRUTAL ROUNDUPS
1. Study about the plight of the wild horses and burros. Learn about the history of the herds in your state.
2. Call your state representatives and officials to protest these round-ups.
3. Find ranchers or horse lovers willing to adopt the horses in custody of BLM.
4. Take a photo with our poster and share to social media. Plus, donate to our mission to help these horses find homes.
5. Bear witness! Attend roundups and take photos/video to show what is happening to our wild horses and burros.
What Can Be Done to Help?
The easiest way to help is to be a voice for these poor animals. Contact representatives, senators, governors, etc who can hear your protests and act on them.
- Find your Representative: https://www.house.gov/
- Find any of your public officials and representatives, governors, etc.: http://govtrack.us
- Contact your US Senators and Representatives through the Congressional Switchboard by dialing (202) 224-3121 and following the prompts.
- Contact your Senator to support HR 3355 The Safe Act. Item 4 is to prevent horse slaughter.
- Contact your elected officials
- Contact us if you have a pasture to offer for wild horses or burros.
- Adopt a wild horse or burro from the government.
Share this information with others so that they can be a part of this too. We need to spread the word and have as much support as we can get for our wild horses and burros.
News & Information
Return to Freedom – Wild horse and burro advocates tracking numbers of those rounded up and killed
Equine Advocates – Wild Horses and Burros Information
Pagosa Daily Post – The Last Day of American Wild Horses (and chemical treatment as a contraceptive)
Sky Valencia of St. Martin’s Animal Foundation
“When we passionately fight for the freedom of these beautiful wild horses and burros, we are fighting for our freedom too. Let FREEDOM RING!”
Executive Director for the Saint Martin’s Animal Foundation, creator of Veganized with Sky and Letha, and creator of Goldie’s Organic Dog Treats. Vegan pioneer, producer, and artist.
Fia Perera – Animal Activist, Writer / Director
“This planet is in desperate need of transformation and action taken for the defenseless animals”.
Fia has over 20 years working with NGO’s on various Campaigns to stop the Canadian seal, fighting the dog meat trade with No To Dog Meat stopping poaching in Africa with VETPAW. Fia has rescued over 70 farm animals and as a proud mother to 2 rescue horses is committed to helping end the BLM’s crusade to exterminate the last Wild Mustangs in this country.
Randal Massaro – Activist
“Fight as if their lives depend on it because it does. Stop the wild horse and burro round ups. Stop the slaughter.”
Old fashioned, a man of integrity, Randal started out from humble beginnings, worked various jobs, retired from law enforcement, but concerned about the environment and wildlife. He joined and became a Greenpeace rep, later become an actor and the National President of Union Members for the preservation of wildlife international.
Lori Alan – Voice Actor
Lori Alan is an active member of Our Planet Theirs Too, which established National Animal Rights Day (NARD)
NARD’s global events exist to commemorate the billions of animals who die every year by human hands, educate the public about the cruelty free plant-based alternatives and celebrate the progress that is being made towards ending the suffering of animals.
Sheena Gao – Musician & Activist
Sheena Is a Violinist, fashion designer, stylist, video producer, vegan world traveler. She is the founder of face group Mercy for Chinese Dogs where she Educate the world on Asian dog meat trade, promote animal rights, global unity and humanity. Sheena has also been working and worked on animal rescue with domestic and international groups, such as Animal Hope And Wellness foundation, China Doll rescue, Vanderpump Dogs Foundation, St. Martins Animal Foundation, ping an a fu, 812 Loyal dog reacue house, and Sheep Heal Project.
Lindsey Baker – Host/Producer
“None of us will be free until all are free. What hurts one hurts all. We are all connected.”
Action Hour TV – Jane Unchained News Network – SM Influencer /content creator – Rizzle.tv/u/lindseybaker
Lindsey became an vegan/activist 7 years ago when she returned to Los Angeles. She began a new career as an artist/performer for social change and conservation.
Jennifer – Activist