This is an amazing and breathtaking video with the song "All the Pretty Little Ponies" about wild horses. The herd is specifically the famous "Cloud's" band. If you have children, sit them on your lap and teach them about the beauty of wild horses and their own family ties. This herd is threatened and half may be removed, with possibly Cloud himself along with thousands of other wild horses. 30,000 wild horses are in captivity, that's more than the numbers of horses we have running free. Those horses in captivity are held by the government, and face being euthanized. What went wrong? Can you imagine this great big land without free running wild horses? They are our Nation's Heritage and they are our symbol of freedom, strength, and independence!
We all have a voice.
Where the wild winds blow,
For more information... www.wildhorsepreservation.com/
WHAT CAN YOU DO? In your advocacy work, we suggest using these Talking Points:
Contact Your Legislators in D.C.
Please call and write your U.S. Representative and two U.S. Senators to protest the mismanagement of our wild horse herds on public lands, and to request a Congressional inquiry into Bureau of Land Management practices. Specifically:
Denounce the aggressive wild horse removal campaign currently under way at the behest of special interest groups and at the cost of millions of our tax-dollars.
Tell them that your tax-dollars would be better spent on an in-the-wild management program not based on removal.
Call for a moratorium on round-ups until actual numbers of wild horses on public lands have been independently assessed.
House Members should be urged to sponsor H.R. 1018 (the ROAM Act).
Make sure to include your full name and address and to ask for a response on how your representative intends to address your concerns. Be firm but courteous. Click here for examples of eloquent support letters.
Letters to Representatives should be addressed to: The Honorable [Name Here], U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC 20515. Letters to Senators should be addressed to: The Honorable [Name Here], U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510. Letters sent via U.S. mail make a stronger statement than emails but are subject to significant delays due to concerns over anthrax. Therefore, we suggest sending your letters in both formats (faxes are also a good alternative). To find your members of Congress, call the Congressional Switchboard at 202.224.3121, or visit www.congress.org and enter your zip code.
Please send copies of your letters to AWHPC, P.O. Box 926, Lompoc, CA 93438. Email copies are also acceptable and should be sent to email@example.com. They will be collected and forwarded in bulk to relevant government officials.
Other Campaign Targets
Please contact President Barack Obama to let him know that you are hoping for change in the way America treats its wild horses: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500 – fax: 202-456-2461
Do not hesitate to let Bureau of Land Management officials know how you feel about their removal policy. Call 202.208.7351 or use this web form to denounce the continued mismanagement of our wild horses and request an in-the-wild management program.