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 The American Wildhorse Campaign (AWHC) 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.
Heartbreaking News for Onaqui
The Onaqui herd had been protected for 48 years, but this changed in 2019 with a nine-day helicopter round up. 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 half the herd-was captured.
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 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.
Above and below: Onaqui herd in May 2019, prior to roundup
Onaqui mare and foal. Photo by Greig Huggins
Help cancel the 2021 Onaqui Roundup
The Bureau of Land Management announced plans to round up 80% of the remaining Utah Onaqui herd in July 2021. Plans indicate leaving just 121 Onaqui, a level that decimate the herd and genetically compromise the remaining horses.
You can help now by signing up for our action alerts below and signing petitions we send out for urgent action.
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