There are a number of ways you can can help the wild horses cruelly being rounded up for needless captivity and to demand far more humane treatment of those already in captivity--many awaiting imminent slaughter. Below we have outlined current pressing issues and the actions you can take. Wild Heart Sanctuary supports Wild Horse Education and other nonprofit groups who are devoted to this cause and put constant pressure on the government to do what's right for the wild ones. The primary mission of Wild Heart Sanctuary is to stand harmony with these groups for wild horse protection from round ups and mass sterilization.
Above and below: Onaqui herd in May 2021, prior to roundup
Onaqui mare and foal. Photo by Greig Huggins
Heartbreaking News for Onaqui
Thanks to everyone who was advocates to stop the Onaqui Round up! The BLM ignored the public outcry and went ahead & did the round ups. The reason stated was Appropriate Management Level (AML), basically meaning the government decided there are too many Onaqui horses on the allotted federal land. We failed to stop this round and nearly 90% the herd-was captured. The BLM reduced the population from about 500 individuals to 121, the herd will undoubtedly be genetically compromised, and we believe it is imperative that a larger population be allowed to remain in the Onaqui Herd Management Area (HMA).
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) brutally chased them many miles to holding pens. The horses may remain captive forever or be sent to slaughter. Some die from exhaustion during the roundup. As American citizens, we must speak out to save this national treasure. Our tax dollars are being used for torture, abuse, and unscientific "management.".
We are committed to fighting for all the Wild Horses' protection.
We failed to stop this round up, but please sign petitions when we send out alerts and reach out to Congress and the Interior Secretary to stop future roundups. Join our Action Alerts email list.
We Invite you to learn & take action
As we advocate for wild horses and burros we have to take actions toward long term goals as well as short term actions. This will update frequently and will often contain multiple actions you can participate in.
click "Learn & Take Action" button below for details on how to take action for the wild horses.