The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
As you may recall, September is World Animal Remembrance Month. This time is dedicated to remembering all the animals who have touched our lives, but are no longer with us.
In that spirit, we want to take a moment to honor Bubba, Wyoming’s famed curly stallion who recently passed away.
We find solace in knowing that he died on the range, wild and free.
Bubba was one of the lead stallions of the Salt Wells Creek herd in the Red Desert of Wyoming. He was known as a ‘curly’, carrying in his genes some of the most unique DNA in the world that produces a crimped mane and curly coat.
In 2021, a large portion of Bubba’s family was torn apart when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducted a large-scale helicopter roundup in the habitat he and thousands of other mustangs called home. Bubba survived the roundup and remained free, but unfortunately sustained an injury to his knee.
Bubba’s memory lives on, and his death strengthens our resolve to protect the family he has left behind.
Attorneys on behalf of the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) have filed suit against the BLM for its plan to eradicate the public lands that 43 percent of Wyoming’s wild horses inhabit. In fact, the BLM is planning on removing every single wild horse from the Salt Wells Creek herd, Bubba’s former home. We will not back down from this fight.
The AWHC has been involved in critical litigation for more than a decade against the BLM to protect these herds – and now we face the final showdown. We must do what we can to save these wild horses.
But we cannot do this critical work alone. In loving memory of Bubba and his legacy, will you please chip in to help support our litigation to keep horses like Bubba free? Your donation will go straight to work helping us save more wild horses and burros.
With the sadness of this beloved stallion’s passing, we press on.
The American Wild Horse Campaign