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 500 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!

5 Colorado wild horses captured; total climbs to 86

September 19th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Colorado wild horses captured; total climbs to 86

 

The Bureau of Land Management captured five wild horses during in its fifth day of helicopter drive-trapping on Sundaynear the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area in Colorado, increasing the total number of wild horses removed from

10 Colorado wild horses captured, bringing total to 81

September 18th, 2017|Comments Off on 10 Colorado wild horses captured, bringing total to 81

 

The Bureau of Land Management captured 10 wild horses during in its fourth day of helicopter drive-trapping on Sundaynear the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area in Colorado, increasing the total number of wild horses removed from

10 Colorado wild horses captured; foal separated from band

September 17th, 2017|Comments Off on 10 Colorado wild horses captured; foal separated from band

 

The Bureau of Land Management captured 10 wild horses and lost one foal during in its third day of helicopter drive-trapping on Saturday near the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area in Colorado, bringing the three-day total

BLM captures 15 Colorado wild horses on second day of trapping

September 16th, 2017|Comments Off on BLM captures 15 Colorado wild horses on second day of trapping

 

The Bureau of Land Management captured 15 wild horses on Friday in its second day of helicopter drive-trapping near the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area in Colorado, bringing the two-day total of wild horses removed from