The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
We have a timely opportunity for you to speak up for the Teddy Roosevelt wild horses of North Dakota!
We just received word that this Friday, March 10, the North Dakota House Agriculture Committee will meet to hear SCR 4014, a state resolution that urges the Secretary of the Interior and the Director of the National Park Service (NPS) to preserve this cherished wild horse herd.
As you likely already know, the NPS is currently considering a management plan that would result in the severe reduction or total eradication of these mustangs and the Longhorn cattle that call the Park home. The Governor has already spoken out against this plan and the legislature is now following suit!
You can provide written and/or in-person testimony that will be considered for the record. (Please note that SCR 4014 does mention livestock grazing, this refers to both the mustangs and the Longhorns — NPS designates them both as livestock). Here’s how you can help:
- Open a Word document and draft your comments/testimony (see our talking points linked below).
- Click here to access the submission form.
- Scroll down to Agenda Items and find 9:00 AM | SCR 4014.
- Click, +Add Testimony.
- For Testimony Provided, select “In support of.”
- Select your preferred option for how you will submit your testimony.
- Finally, select Browse files to upload your Word document or PDF with your comments.
Here are some talking points to get your started, but personalizing your letter is going to be most important. Try answering the question honestly: Why do you want the Teddy Roosevelt wild horses to stay protected in the Park?
Thank you for taking action for North Dakota’s only wild horse herd, Meredith. We’ll keep you posted on the results.
– AWHC Team