News and Noteworthy

With each day that passes, an unknown number of once wild and free horses and burros are being dumped at auction by adopters who’ve pocketed a cash incentive from the Bureau of Land Management. There, kill buyers are waiting who haul horses to Mexico or Canada for slaughter. The BLM has failed ... Read More
February 14, 2023Cory Golden
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The National Park Service recently completed a scoping process and is now preparing an Environmental Assessment for horses found within Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. Return to Freedom submitted scoping comments and is urging the Park Service to: consider an alternative that treats a high proportion ... Read More
February 3, 2023Cory Golden
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Return to Freedom asks that you join us in telling the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that it should maintain the successful wild horse fertility control program on the McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area. RTF opposes capturing and removing wild horses from the hugely popular, highly visible and often-photographed ... Read More
January 31, 2023Cory Golden
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Photo by Rich Sladick at Return to Freedom In December the National Park Service (NPS) announced proposed plans to manage wild horses and cattle within the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP). As part of the process the ... Read More
January 13, 2023Cory Golden
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Credit under video: Photo and video by Kurt Iswarienko for Milenio Magazine, at Return to Freedom’s American Wild Horse Sanctuary in San Luis Obispo, California 2021. Your donation to the Tatjana Patitz Legacy Fund supports Return to Freedom’s wild horse and burro ... Read More
January 11, 2023Martha Dimitratou
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For immediate release LOMPOC, CALIF.–Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation on Thursday thanked Congress for recommending increased funding for the oversight of wild horses and burros on public lands. Return to Freedom (RTF), a national nonprofit wild horse and burro conservation and advocacy organization, continues to strongly urge lawmakers to press the ... Read More
December 22, 2022Cory Golden