In 2004, Congress designated Dec. 13 as National Day of the Horse to honor the contributions horses have made to our country’s history, economy and national character.
Most Americans love and respect both domestic and wild horses. Horses hold a special place in our history and our hearts.
Wild horses are an inspiration to the spirit, a reminder of our past and a gateway to our wild places. We celebrate the horse; beauty, spirit and grace.
Yet horses face hardship and real dangers in our country.
Horse slaughter is illegal on US soil but we still have not banned the export of horses for slaughter. We currently have a political push to bring back horse slaughter in the US. We will face that battle again in 2019.
Habitat loss, and the loss of quality to available habitat, on public land threatens our wild horses. This process is on a political fast track that is fueled by corruption and is slowly eroding the avenues for public involvement.
The entire wild horse and burro program is based on politics and mythology. The broken framework is going to take a lot of hard work to fix. In 2019 we will see increased removals that will require a lot of work to guard against abuse and inequity.
We renew our commitment to fight against abuse, slaughter and for the preservation and protection of our wild horses and public lands.
In honor of the National Day of the Horse we have been offered a match! If we can raise $2,000, we will unlock a $2,000 gift match! Can you help us meet the match? Contributions matched from Dec 12-Dec 14! Every day is the “day of the horse” for us at WHE. Help us keep our work on that track.
We began our “look back” at 2018 with YOUR Top Ten articles, pictures and videos on our website. You can check it out by clicking the picture below.
In honor of the National Day of the Horse we have been offered a match! If we can raise $2,000, we will unlock a $2,000 gift match! Can you help us meet the match? Contributions matched from Dec 12-Dec 14!
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