Hello again and Happy Saturday!
As we mentioned earlier, there are many things that are starting to come together in our fight to save the wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. We have been BUSY and are EXHAUSTED! I DO feel like we are gaining some real support that will HOPEFULLY bring about a change to this whole situation for our iconic wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home!
This morning, we met with some local state legislators, including our North Dakota Attorney General, Drew Wrigley. We will share a recording of their answers to our questions regarding the wild horses when it becomes available.
Attorney General Wrigley said that the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park came up in his conversations with Governor Burgum yesterday. He did not go into detail but let us know that the Governor said he was working on some things and will be making a statement soon. We exchanged information with him and are hopeful that he will share our concerns with Governor Burgum!
That was all refreshing to hear!
It was also refreshing to talk to one of our Dickinson senators, Dean Rummel, who is a wonderful photographer that also frequents Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Dean told us that as he has been talking to his peers about the resolution being drafted, he feels that support for the resolution will be high, if not unanimous. He said he has NOT found any state representatives who have said they agree with the parks decision to remove the horses.
A resolution by the North Dakota state legislators is not THE answer, but an answer that we feel will carry some weight. We are currently working with legislators to draft the resolution. That will be given to the state representatives this week and will be submitted from them by January 26th. We will keep you posted on the progress!
Just a short post tonight to share some highlights of the week and even the day!
Make sure you take a moment to thank the powers that be in your own personal life for the support!
We hope to have more positive news to share with you soon!
Please remember – the BIGGEST way that you can help this herd is to submit your comments to the park!
The ONLY way your comment is sent to the park is online through the PEPC website at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/LP
Or in writing to:
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645
Since so many of you have requested it, we will also be sharing some alternatives you can use in your comment letter next week!
Please share our posts and PLEASE help support our advocacy work! There are several ways you can help listed on our website: https://chwha.org/support-chwha/
Thank you for your support!
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.
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I propose we each send ALL of our comments, suggestions, thoughts, reactions, frustrations, rage, heartbreak, observations of the virtual meeting, the questions we sent to the virtual meeting, and ALSO include all info, letters, science, research and all else that we have previously sent last year or anytime to TRNP — SUBMIT ALL OF IT for this comment period REGUARDLESSOF THEIR RULES. We played by their rules last year and at the virtual meetings. NOW just send it ALL!
AND THEN ALSO copy/ send ALL of this to every government official and representative, journalist, social media source, press — every avenue we contact and pursue. Tell them, “THIS IS WHAT THE PARK IS ACTIVELY IGNORING!”