A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE CLOUD FOUNDATION FOR SENDING OUT THIS EMAIL TO HELP OUR BELOVED WILD HORSES AT THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK IN MEDORA, ND!!!
You have until April 15th to submit your comments! The Cloud Foundation AND American Wild Horse Campaign BOTH have given GREAT comments to submit to the park! You can view AWHC’s here: https://americanwildhorsecampaign.org/media/act-now-national-park-service-targets-north-dakotas-wild-horse-herd
From the Cloud Foundation:
Hundreds of wild horses in Teddy Roosevelt National Park (TRNP) need your voice to ensure they continue to live wild and free. This Park, located in the Badlands of North Dakota, is dedicated in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt and his leadership in conservation policy.
When Teddy Roosevelt was young, he visited the Badlands and experienced the magnificence and beauty of the natural landscape which included wild bison and wild horses exhibiting natural wild behaviors — living in family bands, with stallions protecting their families.
The Park Service is now considering plans to remove most or all of the horses and to destroy the natural wild behaviors of these famous horses through sterilization. Please speak up for them now!
Tell the Park Service the following (in your own words) —
– Preserving wild horses MUST be a cornerstone of the Park’s livestock management plan since they contributed to President Teddy Roosevelt’s wonder at the natural world, leading to his creation of the very first national parks.
– Horses have lived “wild” in TRNP for generations and millions of Park visitors cherish these animals as an integral part of the cultural heritage of the Badlands.
– These horses must be managed to preserve natural behaviors just as Teddy Roosevelt would have experienced. He would have seen stallions protecting their families, foals with their mothers and aunties and the entire repertoire of natural “wild” horse behaviors.
– To protect the genetic health of the herd, the minimum population should be 150 or more. By allowing the horses to use additional areas of the Park, the herd can and should be managed at a higher minimum population level.
Your voice makes a difference. Please submit your comments directly to the Park Service by clicking below. https://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?documentID=119270
Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates is committed to advocating for a wild horse management plan and protection for these unique wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home! We are fighting for a management plan that is guided by science especially when it comes to decisions regarding the removal of horses and the administration of birth control. Many other wild horse management plans have proven to be successful with their science-based plans. We are asking for the same for this amazing group of wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home.