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!

Senate committee moves to protect wild horses

November 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Senate committee moves to protect wild horses

 

As published by horsetalk.co.nz

The U.S. Senate Appropriations committee has taken steps toward protecting wild horses, in a move welcomed by advocates.

The committee on Monday unveiled a Fiscal Year 2018 Interior Appropriations bill that would bar the

Webinar: ‘Wild, Controlled, or Free: Why Population Management of Horses on Public Lands Matters’

November 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Webinar: ‘Wild, Controlled, or Free: Why Population Management of Horses on Public Lands Matters’

To be invited to future RTF webinars, please subscribe here. You’ll also receive action items and RTF’s e-news, with news about wild horses and burros on the range and at our sanctuary, information about other

Senate appropriators pick fights on wild horses

November 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Senate appropriators pick fights on wild horses

 

As published by E&E News

Senate appropriators opted to retain traditional language in their new Interior Department spending bill protecting wild horses and burros from being killed or sold, setting up a debate with the House

RTF statement on protective language for wild horses in Senate bill

November 21st, 2017|Comments Off on RTF statement on protective language for wild horses in Senate bill

 

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday unveiled a Fiscal Year 2018 Interior Appropriations bill that would bar the Bureau of Land Management from killing healthy wild horses and burros. The language was released as part the Fiscal Year