Can you believe that it has been 47 days since we all learned about Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s plans to eliminate the ENTIRE herd of wild horses from the badlands of North Dakota?!
A LOT has happened over the last 47 days! Together we have come so far in our fight for the freedom of these horses. We have gained A LOT of support along the way too!
Thank you to our NEW friends at Oregon Wild Horse Organization! Last night they held a Zoom event to help those of you who still needed to write their comments. They will be posting their slide presentation on their website: https://www.oregon-wildhorse.org/?fbclid=IwAR1TTDOTGlCG196QZJNFmALPqaV6Y7sgaDbtfJkXg7HNiuHkXN4WyUwef4g
Thank you to our NEW friends at Save our Wild Horses. They hosted an event that we gave a presentation at earlier this month. You can view that presentation here: https://chwha.org/events/ You can also learn all about them and their 2nd Annual Save Our Wild Horses DC Conference that is scheduled for April 22-26 at Yotel DC in Washington DC on their website at https://saveourwildhorses.net/
Our friends at American Wild Horse Campaign have been banging the drums too helping to raise awareness about our iconic wild horses! They have a call to action for you on their website: bit.ly/3ZWVpBZ
Our friends at The Cloud Foundation also weighed in and asked you to help fight for the amazing wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home! www.thecloudfoundation.org
We have also made a lot of new friends within the North Dakota legislature! Several of our North Dakota elected officials have stepped up and spoke out for our wild horses! They have submitted Senate Concurrent Resolution SCR 4014 that has been assigned for hearings in the Energy & Natural Resources Committee! https://chwha.org/north-dakota-supports-trnps-wild-horses/ Make sure read our blog post yesterday. This weekend would be a GREAT time to send emails to those North Dakota house and senate members that are advocating with us for these amazing horses! https://chwha.org/2023/01/27/friday-gratitude/
We seem to have a whole new group of friends in the press as well! We have done countless interviews over the last 47 days and worked hard to both raise awareness about these amazing wild horses and also keep the story of their fight for their freedom in the news! https://chwha.org/chwha-in-the-news/
We have heard from The Dickinson Press (https://www.thedickinsonpress.com/opinion/dont-let-the-wild-horses-of-theodore-roosevelt-national-park-disappear?fbclid=IwAR3KkwTajoVMmUxe4oUe_m7Tr8pox94X0exP40arc8FkJFqO64LMuI8ZoXg) , The Fargo Forum (https://www.inforum.com/opinion/forum-editorial-north-dakota-officials-must-speak-out-to-keep-the-horses-at-theodore-roosevelt-national-park?fbclid=IwAR3-JWSglfScVc9ZHcOa-p9yAyYO7YSj0WJujKJBVaucOtLpVmm5rVxAaxo) and countless other organizations throughout the state of North Dakota plead with Theodore Roosevelt National Park to allow the wild horses to stay in the park. The Medora Foundation, & The Medora Chamber of Commerce as well as Governor Burgum are expected to make statements in favor of the horses early next week.
There are so many others that have been helping to fight for this amazing herd of horses! The love for them is literally felt around the globe!
While there are only 3 days left for YOU to get your comment into the park, know that this fight for this iconic herd of wild horses is FAR FROM OVER! There are still A LOT of things being done behind the scenes and A LOT of people still fighting for these amazing horses in so many other ways!
Remember, the #1 thing you can do RIGHT NOW to help these horses is to make sure you get your comment letter to the park! There are ONLY 3 DAYS left to speak up for these horses!
Please share your comments no later than January 31, 2023, 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
As a reminder, we have a sample comment letter for you that you can find here: https://chwha.org/2023/01/20/sample-comment-letter/
We also welcome both individuals and organizations that have written their comment letters to share them with us. We will be adding them to a new section of our website! You can email us yours at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also – DON’T FORGET! There are also ONLY 3 DAYS left to grab your “I stand with the wild horses of TRNP” shirt! Get your order in by January 31st here: https://stores.logomagicinc.com/savetrnphorses/shop/home
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.