“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt
President Theodore Roosevelt said a mouthful with that quote, didn’t he?
When it comes to wild horse advocacy…
Are you doing ALL you can?
With whatever you have available to you?
From where you are?
I wanted to give you two examples of things we are doing, and ways other people are helping…
Since April of this year, we have handed out over 1,000 brochures that explain the plight of our TRNP wild horses. We also had 1,000 stickers printed to hand out to kids – mostly in parades we participated in. We have run out of both and just put in an order for another 1,000 of each!
One of our followers asked us to send her some of those brochures. She plans on attending several country music festivals and wants to pass them out while she is there.
Ashley Avis and her team created an amazing documentary: Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West.
Two very young followers, aged 7 & 10, came into our store a few weeks ago and took enough stickers to pass out to their fellow classmates.
Last week we worked with Heather from Save Our Wild Horses to put together an easy way to email your federal delegates to help save the McCullough Peaks wild horses. To date, about 450 people have sent emails.
Heather also created, printed, assembled, and mailed 17-page packets to members of congress asking for help for the McCullough Peaks wild horses.
People like Frank Kuntz and his late brother Leo have dedicated their lives to saving the Nokota horses.
All of these are stories of people advocating in whatever ways they can, with what they have, from where they are. All different ways of advocating, all advocating in whatever ways they can, with what they have, from where they are.
We are holding a rally in Medora in ONE WEEK! Are you planning on attending? Do you have your ticket? If you cannot afford your ticket, we have plenty of followers who have donated theirs so that we can make a statement next week. Simply send us an email at email@example.com and we will put you on the list. Students can attend FREE! Again, please just send us an email so we can get your name added to the list! You can get your tickets here: https://secure.everyaction.com/PxHqB9hccEGGUpiO1TTxmQ2
We also asked for people to sign our petition demanding that the park IMMEDIATELY stop using GonaCon on our mares. Just under 100 people have signed this petition. We will be presenting this petition to Regional Director Herbert Frost next week at our rally. You can sign it here: https://secure.everyaction.com/a7liQcZTW0qw6DJ0YoF-2w2
THANK YOU to those 450 people who took 30 seconds to send an email – but can we do better? Can we REALLY make a statement? Remember, over 19,000 people sent in a comment letter at the last TRNP comment period.
HOW do we get AT LEAST 19,000 people actively engaged in wild horse advocacy?
You can send your email here: https://secure.everyaction.com/UAyvw9_gdkq86hwKT6ojMg2
The reoccurring questions in the last few paragraphs are:
Are YOU doing what you can, from WHERE you are, with WHAT you have?
If all of us keep thinking that someone else is going to save our wild horses, we are guaranteed to lose them.
Please take a moment, send an email, sign the petition, if you can, please come to the rally. Sharing posts is also an easy way to advocate!
More than anything, please make sure that you are doing what you can, with what you have, from where you are. Wild Horses everywhere are counting on all of us to be their voice.
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.