We still need you in the fight to protect wild mares!

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Photo taken at RTF’s San Luis Obispo, Calif., sanctuary by Ondrea Hidley.

WE STILL NEED YOU IN THIS FIGHT!
THANK YOU to everyone who has joined with us to fund our lawsuit to HALT the Bureau of Land Management’s inhumane treatment of 17 innocent wild mares recently captured from their home on the range.  The mares are currently being held in government corrals until they are deemed fit for surgery.

THEY STILL NEED YOU!
The mares are slated for a life-threatening surgery, ovariectomy via colpotomy.  The procedure rips out their ovaries by blindly crushing and removing them with a loop-chain instrument, causing severe pain.  There is a high frequency of postoperative complications, infection, and death.  All paid for with our taxpayer dollars. Today, in honor of the 17 mares, the anonymous donor who launched the $75,000 challenge grant has extended the challenge until we reach our goal of $75,000.

WE HAVE TO KEEP GOING…
We are so grateful for the generous support so far, which has raised over $50,000 and will be matched dollar for dollar! Each dollar raised will be matched up to $75,000, for a total of $150,000 to help fund this court case, as well as other litigation, our grassroots advocacy and lobbying efforts in support of wild horses on and off the range, and to end horse slaughter.

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Return to Freedom is suing the Bureau of Land Management to stop the surgeries from happening and lobbying hard in Washington, D.C., to see that surgical sterilization is taken off the table as a wild horse management tool.  The surgical procedure is entirely unnecessary.  There are safe, humane, and effective means to slow population growth rates that allow horses to stay safe on public land.  A stand needs to be taken on their behalf.  Won’t you join us? 

Read more about the lawsuit.

Read more about why RTF strongly opposes surgical sterilization.

Did you know?We have Return to Freedom masks!

Peekaboo Masks is donating 35% of its sales from limited-edition masks that feature the wild horses and burros at our American Wild Horse Sanctuary.