Chasing Half Moon   


Hello and Happy Friday!

Yesterday, we asked you to sign our petition demanding that Theodore Roosevelt National Park IMMEDIATELY stop the use of GonaCon on the wild horses that WE, the taxpaying public, have entrusted in their care.  If you did not read the blog, please do!  There are a LOT of great links!

Today, we uploaded a video of Stallion Half Moon’s band being chased by TRNP park personnel as they attempt to dart them with GonaCon.  Half Moon is an amazing band stallion!  You can see through different aspects of this video how he is either leading his band away from the shooters, putting himself between the shooter and his band, or at times, taking up the rear to protect his band. You can watch the video here:

They were NOT successful this day and a follower let us know they were chasing Half Moon again this past week.

Once again, we will say – we are NOT opposed to the use of birth control on this herd.  We ARE against a vaccine being used that is still in need of more research AND the park using a very radical vaccine schedule – that includes giving GonaCon to EVERY female horse 8 months old and up EVERY YEAR!  This is even more disturbing when you hear Dr. Dan Baker, the head researcher on the GonaCon experiment that took place from 2009-2020 on the TRNP herd express his concerns about the park’s extreme vaccination schedule. 

The wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park need you to be their voice!  Please sign our petition demanding that TRNP IMMEDIATELY stop the use of GonaCon on our wild horses!

This signed petition will be presented to NPS Regional Director Herbert Frost during our Bully Pulpit Rally that is being held in Medora July 12-13, 2023. 

Do you have your tickets to the rally?  This is your chance to speak up for the wild horses in TRNP! You can get your tickets here:

Thank you for your support and have a safe holiday weekend!

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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