The last few weeks have been extremely busy as we have been looking at every possible way to help save the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park since park officials announced their plans to eliminate the ENTIRE herd of horses.
We are starting to see support come in from local businesses and from our North Dakota state legislators.
KX News correspondent Adrienne Oglesby has been doing a very thorough investigation into this story. The story started when we reached out to Adrienne a few weeks ago. She invited us to the KX studio and she aired this interview: https://www.kxnet.com/news/what-about-the-horses-local-advocates-speak-out-against-new-plans-for-theodore-roosevelt-national-park/?fbclid=IwAR28y_lPawkCNmi1MiY0WzgkH5TPkzakVFC4ww_DJHqhLuSKQ5KvqmdwMpw
In our interview with Adrienne, we mentioned Dr. Gus Cothran and his research that states that a MINIMUM of 150 wild horses is needed for genetic diversity. We were ELATED when Adrienne reached out to Dr. Cothran herself! The second part of her interview WITH Gus Cothran weighing in SPECIFICALLY on the TRNP wild horses was released this week: https://www.kxnet.com/news/state-news/cutting-the-herd-size-at-theodore-roosevelt-national-park-could-be-bad/?fbclid=IwAR3xOdcE1L8rxVVF8Fb6flDAvx80oa9noGe6iqu04dKEXjOfCUoF5bMRXn4
Adrienne will be back with more as her investigation continues and we will share it as soon as it is released! We have all of the news casts and articles that have been generated in this last month as we fight to raise awareness listed for you on our website here: https://chwha.org/chwha-in-the-news/
Have you answered our Calls to Action yet? There are several different ways that you can help make a difference for this herd! We have added ALL of the “Calls to Action” in our post yesterday. You can read it here: https://chwha.org/2023/01/06/25-days/
We also want to remind you that we will be co-hosting a Zoom meeting TOMORROW at 1 pm MST. We will be talking about this management plan in more detail and going over the comment process. If you have questions you would like to see answered, please comment below or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event details can be found here: https://chwha.org/events/
We want to end this week expressing our gratitude to each and every one of you who are working to fight for these amazing wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home. THANK YOU! PLEASE keep sharing our posts to help raise awareness! Our website traffic is up 50% this week thanks to all of you sharing this important information!
We will have more to share in the next week – so keep checking back! There is still A LOT brewing behind the scenes, and we CANNOT wait to share some more good news with all of you!
Thank you for your support and have a great weekend! We hope to see you tomorrow!
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.