There’s nothing more beautiful or more stirring than a group of wild horses streaming across the prairie, manes and tails flying in the wind, running for the sheer joy of being alive. The most important thing to remember though, is what wild horses contribute to our lands, to our hearts, and to our souls. This gift of theirs is why Congress, in 1971, passed The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.
Congress decreed that wild free-roaming horses and burros shall be protected from capture, branding, harassment, or death. Yet, wild horses are being culled from their homes and their families, in the tens of thousands almost every year, by the same agency charged with protecting them. At the end of this year, there will most likely be more horses in holding facilities than in the wild.
Tune in to find out how and why this Federal protection is systematically being eroded and what you can do to ensure that future generations will be able to experience the beauty and majesty of wild horses. We can help wild horses stay free, but there are no instant solutions. However, educating yourself and your friends is an excellent first step to making all of this possible, and I’m showing you how this week.
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