What is the Future of our Wild Horses
Every time I visit the wild horses, I have to wonder, what is the future of our Wild Horses? Will I be able to take my nieces to spend time with them again, will they be able to enjoy them as adults? Or will they be long extinct like so many animals before them. The wild horses are currently facing an uphill battle. Congress is looking at a bill that would allow the slaughter of horses in holding pens, and the round up of even more wild horses from the range. The wild horse and burro advisory board met earlier this month, and voted to recommend slaughter to the BLM. Ryan Zinke, Interior Secretary, will no doubt embrace a pro slaughter bill since he has proven to hold no value in our public lands. OUR public lands….mine, yours, the American public.
A lot of my photos I took last week reflect the mood I felt at the time, my concern, and sadness for these beautiful animals who just want to live their lives in peace.
I have put all these images on my website, Mary Hone Photography, and I am still donating 15% to the American Wild Horse Campaign. Check out their website for all the latest news, what they are doing to help stop the slaughter of wild horses, and ways you can get involved. You can also donate directly to them through the link.
Beautiful wild and free families.
I don’t want to see the sun set on the wild horses.
I really love this image. It’s a cropped in photo of this horses eye. When I looked at the photo carefully, I noticed the horses in her eyes.
I’ve shared this image before, but wanted to share the thought again.
Humans are the worlds most invasive species. I feel this more everyday when I read about the government wanting to shrink national monuments, allow drilling and mining, off shore oil drilling, and so many other horrible things. I think if we all let our voices be heard, we can make a difference. Find a cause you care about, write to your senators and congress, fight for what you believe in.
Also, the BLM is wanting to round up these specific horses. The comment period ends Oct 31st. Please write to the email and tell them no roundups.
It’s easy to lose hope, but we just simply can’t.
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