America’s wild horses are disappearing.
Six states have already lost their wild horse populations: Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
If we lose them, we lose a piece of the untamed wilderness and boundless possibilities that define the West.
Friends of Animals is fighting to keep wild horses free and to defend the right to live wild.
Habitat loss from cattle grazing, mining, energy exploration and urban expansion, as well as removal and sterilization by the Bureau of Land Management, are pushing wild horses to extinction.
The good news is that we have secured 13 victories in court in the last few years, ensuring that wild horse herd families are not ripped apart, continue to roam free and have the right to flourish in their own way on public lands.
All the cases have revealed that the BLM, which caters to cattle and sheep ranchers, is cutting corners and knowingly violating the National Environmental Policy Act. The BLM has tried to use stale Environmental Assessments and has not been transparent about the impacts associated with forcibly drugging mares with the fertility pesticide PZP.
Since the passage of the Wild Horse and Burro Act of 1971, wild horses have lost an additional 41 percent of their habitat.
Today, wild horses are only present on public lands in 10 western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.
In some of those states populations are so low there is a real threat to maintaining genetic viability. Learn more about the plight of wild horses and our work to protect them in our brochure or click here to view our 2018 wild horse litigation.
Help us stop the BLM’s wild horse extinction plan and fight for freedom. Donate now to save America’s wild horses.