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Return to Freedom successfully lobbied for Congress’s requirement that the Bureau of Land Management finally abides by its own Comprehensive Animal Welfare Program, a humane-handling protocol during roundups, starting in Fiscal Year 2020. Just since Sept. 1, we’ve seen the BLM and its contractor, Cattoor Livestock, repeatedly trod over ... Read More
September 8, 2021Cory Golden
Dear Wild Horse Advocate, Good news! The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted to approve a Fiscal Year 2019 Interior Appropriations bill that again includes language that would bar the Bureau of Land Management from killing healthy wild horses and burros or selling them to slaughter. Thanks to advocates like you who ... Read More
June 15, 2018Cory Golden
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved the Fiscal Year 2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill that includes language defunding horse slaughter inspections for another year. This stop-gap measure has helped us keep slaughter plants closed as we work to pass the SAFE Act to permanently ban horse slaughter and the transport of ... Read More
May 24, 2018Cory Golden
Registration is now open for Return to Freedom's summer programs, including a new lineup of Youth and Family Day events! On the first Saturday of the month, from June-August, RTF will host special events for children ages 8-16 and their parents. Find out what ... Read More
May 20, 2018Cory Golden
Dear Friends, The easiest part of saving the life of a horse is getting the horse. Anyone faced with providing a lifetime of care and feeding for one horse —much less 500—learns that very quickly. As a sanctuary that has made a promise of care and safety to a huge number of ... Read More
April 4, 2018Cory Golden
Dear Friends, Freedom and his mares nose around on the hillside. Other horses roll in the dust, then shake. Some of the older horses, like 32-year-old Sutter, doze in the sun’s warmth, manes barely moving in the breeze. It’s spring at RTF’s American Wild Horse Sanctuary. Recent storms turned the ... Read More
March 31, 2018Cory Golden
Dear Friends of Return to Freedom, Life is always busy here at Return to Freedom’s headquarters on California’s Central Coast. In 2016, we became aware of a sanctuary in the Midwest in desperate need of funds for hay. We worked with other sanctuaries to have hay delivered. Not even two months later, we received ... Read More
March 8, 2018Cory Golden
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  Today, March 1, is National Horse Protection Day -- and America's horses need your help, right now. Even though the Fiscal Year 2018 federal budget battles remain unresolved, all indications are that the fight for the future of wild horses and burros will be equally intense starting this spring, as the Fiscal Year ... Read More
March 2, 2018Cory Golden
Before I started the national campaign to end horse slaughter in 2001, I spent time at auctions, watching kill buyers at work at auctions in Pennsylvania and Ohio; I followed single- and double-deck trucks crammed with horses on their ... Read More
January 27, 2018Cory Golden