Hold Their Feet to The FIRE!

Hello and Happy Thursday!

We are getting closer to The Bully Pulpit Rally!  Do you have your tickets?  You can grab yours here: https://secure.everyaction.com/PxHqB9hccEGGUpiO1TTxmQ2

Remember, if you can’t make it in person, you can purchase a ticket for us to donate to a student or other advocate to attend. 

Another GREAT way to support the rally is to buy your rally hat or shirt!  This fundraiser ends TODAY (6/29/2023)!  You can place your order here: https://savetrnphorses.itemorder.com/shop/home/?fbclid=IwAR3n5ZoZdYNXofjkNFSkRmb3fWgJkOFvLTuuuiXrJm-n5b5kTMFZOqLVOpM

The purpose of the rally is for the public to express their concerns about the management of the wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home.  What prompted our request for a meeting with the park were the documents that American Wild Horse Campaign received from their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.  You can read the blog that talks about those documents here: https://americanwildhorsecampaign.org/media/foia-records-raise-questions-sterility-theodore-roosevelt-mares

Additionally, Patrick Springer from The Fargo Forum also wrote an article covering the use of GonaCon on the wild horses in TRNP. https://www.inforum.com/news/north-dakota/why-birth-control-could-spell-the-end-of-north-dakotas-wild-horses

Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates also held a “Horse Talk” in May with Dr. Dan Baker, the head researcher for Colorado State University that led the experiment with GonaCon on our horses from 2009-2020.  You can watch the talk on our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/kdLHvgVmIuw

We have continued our conversation with Dan Baker via email and based on the information we have; we drafted a new petition that we are asking that you sign and share.  While we understand that the results that found at TRNP about the use of GonaCon are promising, it is clear that more research needs to be done.  When the person who led the experiment is concerned about the current radical use of GonaCon, we think that makes a statement! We are asking for your help to do EXACTLY what Dr. Baker said we should do:


TRNP is currently administering GonaCon to every female horse aged 8 months old and up EVERY YEAR!

If we win this fight to keep these horses IN the only home they have ever known, what good will it do if we do not have a reproductive herd?

Please sign and share our petition demanding that TRNP IMMEDIATELY stop the use of GonaCon on the wild horses that WE – the taxpaying public – have entrusted in their care! You can sign the petition here: https://secure.everyaction.com/a7liQcZTW0qw6DJ0YoF-2w2

This petition will be presented to TRNP management during our rally July 12-13, 2023.

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.

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