Advocacy

The American Wild Horse is a symbol of freedom and power and has woven himself into the very fabric of what is America. However, as a nation, we have done little to extend either stewardship or respect for these noble animals. Instead, we have herded them, broken them, abused them, and slaughtered them. And now, without swift action, we are at risk of losing them forever.

Although the 1971 Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act was intended to protect our Wild Horses, it has been weakened throughout the years by policy changes, leaving our wild horses unprotected. A continued and aggressive wild horse removal policy has resulted in more wild horses now living in captivity than that which remain in the wild.

The only hope for America’s wild horses is the American people. Return to Freedom advocates for solutions to protect and preserve our wild horses and their habitat. We invite you to join us in protecting wild horses and securing their rightful home on America’s western landscape.

What can you do to help?

Lots of times, young people in school feel there is little they can do to help causes that they believe in. But you know what? Wild Horse Annie proved how much young people could do to help wild horses. And, there are things you can do that would really help Return to Freedom.

Currently we have more than 350 horses at our Sanctuary. And we have to make sure they are all fed and cared for. Also, in order to save even more horses, we need more land.

Please consider how you, your class or youth group can sponsor a horse that lives here. Your help could mean so much!

600 Wild Horses To Be Rounded Up In Checkerboard Area

August 16th, 2016|Comments Off on 600 Wild Horses To Be Rounded Up In Checkerboard Area

Return to Freedom and coalition partners AWHPC & Cloud Foundation continue to challenge the planned removal of wild horses on the Wyoming Checkerboard.

Published Aug. 16, 2016: Wyoming Public Radio Network
By MELODIE EDWARDS
For the second time in two years, the

Army will dispose of 750 Fort Polk Horses, Louisiana

August 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Army will dispose of 750 Fort Polk Horses, Louisiana

Published in News of The Horse
August 16, 2016
Fort Polk, Louisiana – Between 700 and 750 wild horses are “trespassing” on Fort Polk, and the Army has implemented a plan to move them off the base.

Blawn Wash Round up – Utah August 2016

August 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Blawn Wash Round up – Utah August 2016

 

Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cedar City field office began capturing and wild horses they deem to be “excess”, from within and outside the Blawn Wash Wild Horse herd management area (HMA). The

Protecting wild horses and our public lands

August 12th, 2016|Comments Off on Protecting wild horses and our public lands

 

Return to Freedom Founder and President Neda DeMayo calls on local, federal and state government leaders not to lose sight of wild horses and burros during the debate over control of our shared public lands. 

 

By Neda DeMayo

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