A Response…

Hello and Happy Thursday to everyone!

Can you believe we are ONE WEEK away from the Fighting for the Spirit of the Badlands Bully Pulpit Rally?!  YIKES!!!!

Do you have your tickets? https://secure.everyaction.com/PxHqB9hccEGGUpiO1TTxmQ2

We are finalizing the schedule of events and the program book is going off to the printer TODAY! 

National Park Service Director, Herbert Frost, responded to our email invitation to the rally.  He will NOT be able to attend the rally BUT…

Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates has a meeting with him and Theodore Roosevelt National Park personnel on July 12th!  Of course, we will let you know how the meeting goes!  Our friend Ginger Fedak from In Defense of Animals will be one of the people joining us for the meeting.  She sent me an email response to my invitation for her to join us for the meeting:

That sounds like an important opportunity to have a fact-based meeting without all the “noise.”  An opportunity to see if they will really listen to us and the science.

You are amazing at getting these opportunities!!!!”

So, while it is disappointing that Director Frost will not be able to attend the rally, we are grateful for the opportunity to meet with him in person, as Ginger said, without all of the “noise”.  We have NOT heard back from Superintendent Angie Richman if she, or anyone else from Theodore Roosevelt National Park will be attending the rally. 

We DO have everything set up to have the whole day videotaped!  We will share that on our YouTube channel shortly after the rally! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified of updates!  There are also some GREAT Horse Talk video recordings on there! https://www.youtube.com/@ChasingHorsesWildHorseAd-vj8hm

We have been working on some NEW Horse Talks!  We will announce them soon!

One last thing…

On July 11th at 7 pm MST – The Medora City Council will be meeting.  They will be discussing the possibility of the City of Medora drafting their own resolution asking the park to allow the horses to stay. 

We learned while we were in Washington DC that our ND State Resolution was a powerful tool in our advocacy toolkit.  A few congressional staffers told us that if we could dial in on city/county support, that would be equally powerful! 

This resolution for the city of Medora would be a GREAT addition to our advocacy toolkit as we continue to work to get federal protection for the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. If you are a resident of Medora, please make sure that your city council members know that you support them drafting a resolution to the park! 

We will be there on July 11th encouraging them to draft and pass their own resolution. We will keep you posted on how that meeting goes!

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.

One thought on “A Response…

  1. Great job on being the squeaky wheel, they get the grease first!!!! I can not make it to Medora on

    the 12th, but did order 2 l/s t shirts, Hoping every little bit helps!!! Keep up the amazing work!!
    Trish Hulm

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