World Kindness Day is an international holiday that was formed in 1998, to promote kindness throughout the world and is observed annually on November 13. Outlined by the World Kindness Movement as a day “to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us.”
Wild horse advocacy is a community, a movement and a passion. We want to thank all of you for your commitment to protect our wild ones from abuse, on and off range!
Wild horses are simply amazing. They truly are resilient survivors that exhibit beauty, power and grace. Family and freedom are truly personified in the gift that is our public horses on public lands.
The fight against abuse at roundups is as real as the fight to protect the resources our wild ones need to survive from the abuses of industry.
Wild Horse Education (WHE) began the legal battle to gain a humane handling policy for wild horses and burros. The battle began in 2010.WHE fought to gain access to document and won. WHE documented, relentlessly, and engaged. WHE did not just put up pictures, we acted. WHE won the first court orders in history against conduct. We continued to litigate and win. In 2015 the first humane handling policy for wild horses protected under the 1971 Act was created and inserted into process. The policy is not everything we asked for, but it exists now. In 2019 our work continues to lay a foundation of legal strategy to take this fight further, as it is ignored and unenforced.
WHE have laid a foundation through successful First Amendment ligation that has opened roundups to daily observation, opened facilities and created a framework that, today, is being used to fight (in court) against proposed actions like the brutal spaying of mares.
In 2019 our fight against limited resources through hardrock mining, illegal use of the range by trespass livestock and more is fighting the abuse on range as the critical resources our wild ones need are rapidly disappearing. In many places wild horse habitat is degrading fast, the term “overpopulation” one of convenience that is not based in science. Our wild horses suffer the consequences. Our work continues.
Our work is often intense and buried in the controversy that swirls around every issue involving public lands in the US. So often our purpose is to inform of the horror, disaster and corruption.
Today we take the opportunity speak our gratitude. We are grateful for the opportunity to fight for the wild ones. We are grateful for you.
Each and every one of you is important, valued and appreciated. Our wild ones need each and every one of you.
Today, World Kindness Day, we wanted to take the opportunity to say “thank you,” to all of you.
Help us stay in the fight! All of our work is possible because of your support. Thank you!
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