Wild Horse Education

The End of Wild Horse Protection? (Natural Horse Magazine)

Marie Miliman, public outreach intern at Wild Horse Education, has been featured again in Natural Horse Magazine. The article includes an action item to alert horse owners to call their Congressional Reps on the pending Appropriations bill that could kill tens of thousands of wild horses in the political game that fails to address one single core issue of damage by profit driven interests and simply creates a death sentence as a “scapegoat” mechanism to continue business as usual.

A big thank you to Natural Horse for continuing to educate equine owners nationwide to the plight of our wild horses.


Excerpt: “People think the Act protects wild horses and burros (forever and always), but they have been misled and fail to recognize that the Act really only established jurisdiction and an intention.”

Well, we all know where the road paved with good intentions leads us, and the fate of our wild ones is no exception. The act has been relentlessly weakened with the additions of damaging amendments, and has progressed from a meager, but well-intentioned hint of preservation to a near remand of any intention. Mix in an additional amendment or two, a meager budget in comparison to other programs, and the law will disappear into the abyss of bygones with an unforgivable price tag. Our wild ones will catch a bullet in the head or create a massive profit line, once again to be slaughtered for meat.



Photo by Marie Milliman published in NHM

Alert published with article:

Please continue to contact your House Representatives and use your voice via fax: https://faxzero.com/fax_congress.php or to find phone numbers http://www.govtrack.us/

Congressional Representatives: “I do not want any federal funds used to kill healthy wild horses. I urge you to support the Senate version for funding the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro program. Please support the use of temporary fertility control vaccines and strong data collection methods to address deficits in on range management. Humane management must be the objective for wild horses and burros.” Join us in making all of our voices heard, you can also call your Representatives at 202-224-3121.

The magazine even included a sidebar for little “Hero,” a colt captured at the Fox Lake and Range roundup just weeks ago.

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Hero looking for his new home. Hero was transported to the Indian Lakes/ Broken Arrow Facility on 11/18/17 from the Fox and Lake Round Up: contact 775-475-2222 ask for John Neill as suggested by Jeremy Wilhelm from Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center. Hero should be easy to identify with only his/her one ear. Or, you can search here: https://www.blm.gov/adoptahorse/

Thank you Natural Horse Magazine!

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