The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
In 1971, America made a promise to protect wild horses and burros by passing the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. This legislation assured America’s wild herds the freedom to roam the western landscape without fear of capture, branding, harassment, or death.
But more than 50 years later, that promise remains unfulfilled.
Wild horses and burros face terrifying roundups and a life in captivity. In fact, the number of animals confined in holding facilities is rapidly approaching that of those in the wild. The reality is the system is broken.
There’s a better way.
The American Wild Horse Campaign is the nation’s leading wild horse and burro conservation organization. We work to preserve the freedom of and habitat for wild horses and burros. Our sole purpose is to protect our beloved wild horses and burros on the public lands they call home.
This short film captures that mission and illustrates how, with your help, we can uphold the promise Congress made to these beloved animals over five decades ago.
Take a moment to watch our new video and please consider sharing this message with your friends and family. If you support our work, please make a contribution to bolster our efforts to raise awareness about what is happening to our nation’s wild herds. Your donations fuel our critical policy and conservation programs that help keep wild horses wild.
With your continued advocacy, we can reshape outcomes for our wild horses and burros, Meredith. Thank you for being a voice for the voiceless.
— American Wild Horse Campaign