Hello and Happy Monday to everyone!
We have been adding names to our Washington DC Call to Action. Have you been sending your emails? We set up a special page on our website just for this call to action: https://chwha.org/call-to-action-dc-follow-up/ We have over 200 contacts from Washington DC. Everyday I spent some time adding them to an excel spreadsheet. Then I add their emails to the website.
What is the goal?
To get the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park protected under a federal public law similar to the way that the wild horses at Cape Lookout National Seashore are protected under Public Law 105-229. We feel that this sets a precedent and makes this a VERY attainable goal!
IF we are able to save the TRNP horses and get a management plan that allows for a genetically viable herd of horses, NOTHING stops the park from coming back and trying to eliminate this herd again. History shows us that the park does this every 10-20 years. Since the horses are NOT protected under the Wild Horse & Burro Act, they need federal protection.
My voice is JUST ONE VOICE. So, I am also sending emails to the congressional staffers I either met with or left information with. My one voice won’t make a difference. We have seen a few times now that ALL of our voices combined DO make a difference.
TODAY I received this email from one of our congressional staffers:
It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance. Unfortunately, we did not get to meet in person, but I was able to go through the packet you left for me. While western Pennsylvania is not known for wild horses, our state is home to several national parks, historic sites, and scenic trails, and supporting animal protections, wildlife, and biodiversity are important to us. We would be excited to work with you and your organization on drafting legislation to federally protect wild horses in national parks, as well as reviewing and text you may already have.
Thank you for reaching out, and I looking forward to hearing from you soon.
First, HOW GREAT IS THIS?!
This process will be similar to what we all worked so hard for with our North Dakota legislators. We need someone to sponsor legislation and then we need all the support we can get to make this happen! It looks like we have a potential sponsor!
Expect this process to take YEARS! BUT we have to start somewhere, right?
What do you say, do you have a few minutes to send some emails today to help save the historic wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park? https://chwha.org/call-to-action-dc-follow-up/
Thank you for your support and have a GREAT day!
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.
HELP US KEEP OUR BILLBOARD UP!!