Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates is fighting for the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. We keep saying we are working EVERY ANGLE to advocate for these amazing wild horses, and we mean it! WE DO NEED HELP!! If you are interested in volunteering for us, please fill out a volunteer application here: https://app.givingheartsday.org/#/charity/1669 Here are some of the ways we are working hard EVERY DAY to fight to save this iconic group of wild horses:
We have hired the law firm of Eubanks and Associates to give us legal counsel during this critical time for the wild horses in TRNP. https://www.eubankslegal.com/
We are working with the North Dakota state legislators and have submitted a draft resolution. That has been submitted for legal drafting and should be assigned to a committee the week of 1/23/23. Senator Jay Elkin is sponsoring the resolution.
We are working with national wild horse advocacy lobbyist to enlist the help of federal house and senate representatives.
We have been in contact with every news media outlet in North Dakota to try to raise awareness about the plight of our states ONLY wild horse herd. You can see our newspaper and TV news interviews here: https://chwha.org/chwha-in-the-news/
We have been collaborating with other national wild horse advocacy groups who have been through this process for guidance on ways to raise awareness as we fight to make a difference.
We are hosting a Zoom meeting on 1/8/2023 to discuss this process with the public and help them write effective comments. https://chwha.org/events/
We have written daily blogs on our website explaining the process, answering questions, and giving our followers “Calls to Action” that we hope can make a difference for the wild horses that call TRNP home. https://chwha.org/blog/
We have organized files of documents that are FREE for the public to download and use as supporting documentation as they draft their comment letters. https://chwha.org/save-the-trnp-wild-horses/
We will be attending Dickinson & Medora Chamber meetings and events to speak with local businesses about the impact of the park’s decision on tourism and their business.
CHWHA has been out in the community, talking to local businesses about the park’s decision asking for their help to raise awareness and also to gain support for our advocacy work.
We have reached out to our local tribes asking for their position on this important topic. We have not heard back from any of the tribes as of yet.
We have reached out to The Medora Foundation. Their board will be meeting in the next few weeks and are naturally concerned about the park’s decision. They will let us know their position after their meeting.
We have contacts reaching out to the Theodore Roosevelt Library Foundation. We will update our followers when we learn their position on the park’s announcement.
We have reached out to North Dakota’s own Teddy Roosevelt – Joe Wiegand who told us: “Please know that I’m happy to add my name as an individual who believes the horses are an important part of our community fabric in the Badlands and that their presence in TRNP should be supported.”
We stand with the wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park – DO YOU?! Click on the front page of our website http://www.chwha.org to get yours! If you are a business or an organization that would like your name/logo on the back of our shirt, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org