Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates is leading the 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 done A LOT as you will see below to fight to save this iconic group of wild horses! Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates is continuing to do ALL we can to keep the horses at the forefront and also educate people about this historic wild horse herd! Please check out our “Events” page for current and upcoming events we are hosting as well as recordings of past events: https://chwha.org/events/
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/ You can view our January 2023 comment letter here:
We worked with the North Dakota state legislators and have submitted a draft resolution. That resolution was given number SCR 4014! Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates was in Bismarck on February 9, 2023 to testify in favor of SCR 4014! You can view the video of the Energy & Natural Resources Committee Testimony here: https://video.ndlegis.gov/ The resolution passed the ND Senate UNANIMOUSLY! It then moved to the ND House where they passed the resolution UNANIMOUSLY too! You can see the ND House vote here: https://video.ndlegis.gov/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/20230322/-1/29719. The ND Secretary of State will now send copies of the resolution to United States Secretary of the Interior, the Director of the National Park Service, and each
member of the North Dakota Congressional Delegation.
Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates has given their followers easy to follow “Calls to Action” that have helped gain the support of significant people! Governor Doug Burgum held a press conference on January 30, 2023 that you won’t want to miss! You can view it here: https://fb.watch/inK2U4TBFB/
We are working with national wild horse advocacy lobbyist to enlist the help of federal house and senate representatives. This works has earned us a speaking place at the 2nd Annual Save our Wild Horses Conference in Washington DC in April of 2023! You can view the entire line up and get more information here: https://saveourwildhorses.net/2023-speaker-bios.html
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 the newspaper and TV news coverage 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 hosted a Zoom meeting on 1/8/2023 to discuss this management planning process with the public and help them write effective comments. You can view the recording here: 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 attended 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 added the comment letters that have been shared with us on our website! You can view them here: https://chwha.org/january-2023-comment-letters/. You can email yours to us at email@example.com to have it added to our website!
We have reached out to our local tribes asking for their position on this important topic. On February 7, 2023, The United Tribes of North Dakota came out with a statement in favor of keeping the wild horses in the park.
We have reached out to The Medora Foundation. The Medora Foundation was at Governor Burgum’s Press conference on January 30, 2023 and stood with the governor in favor of keeping the horses in the park.
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.”
Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates and their followers are LITERALLY Fighting for the Spirit of the Badlands! Thank you for advocating WITH us!