The International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB) is the oldest wild horse and burro organization in the United States and has been innovative in the field of wild horse and burro protection. Under the leadership of our first president, Velma Johnston, affectionately known as Wild Horse Annie, ISPMB and Annie were responsible for the passage of federal legislation in 1971 that gave protection to wild horses and burros on public lands from death and harassment.
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Reproductive rates can be controlled by BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT saving the taxpayers millions of dollars from unnecessary roundups.
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LEARN EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WILD HORSES.  A GREAT OPPORTUNITY;  RIGHT IN THE HEART OF THE CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX RESERVATION.

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Congress imperils wild horses.
YOUR CALL IS CRITICAL

 
Once again the House of Representatives has inserted a bill in the 2019 Appropriations bill introduced by Congressman Stewart (UT) that already passed through committee allowing the Bureau of Land Management the authority to sterilize wild horses in the field, permanently ending reproduction. Today the Senate Interior Sub Committee on Appropriation takes up the same language passed in the House - to permanently sterilize wild horses and burros.

 



HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO:
https://contactsenators.com/
• Contact YOUR Senators and ask them to keep wild horses safe on public lands by NOT permanently sterilizing wild horses and burros.
• Let them know that when horse families are kept intact and not destroyed, they themselves limit their reproduction as noted by the 16 years of studies that ISPMB has conducted on their herds. This is called "natural management."
• Let them know that under the best of circumstances that ISPMB's horses increased at a rate of less than 10% as compared to BLM's rate of 20%.
• LET THEM KNOW THAT THERE IS NO OVERPOPULATION of wild horses because there is the same number of horses today as there were in 1971 when the ACT passed. (57,040 COUNTED DURING THE FIRST CENSUS- BLM HAS NOT COUNTED AND ESTIMATED 70,000) Without a count, we estimate that presently there should only be 30,000 animals.
• Let them know that you do not support any kind of birth control because their numbers are threatened.
• Let them know that the majority of American's want to see healthy populating herds on public lands.
• They can contact ISPMB @605-430-2088 for more information.


Fate of wild horsesEPOCH TIMES, November 2014
What will be the fate of wild horses on America's public lands? If a cow-and-a-half are worth $3,000 and a horse is worth nothing there is soon to be an apocalypse for the horse.

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Earth Day 2014Navajo Ride To Save Their Horses
All direction trail ride to Window Rock.
July 14th - 21st 2014.

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Earth Day 2014Contemplating Earth Day Through the Eyes of a Wild Horse - Then and Now
Written by Karen Sussman based on her knowledge of wild horses and the rich Native Culture amongst which she resides

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A Heart Warming StoryA Heart Warming Story to Raise Your Spirits
Santiago returns to his herd.
The 'will to live' of a wild horse is one of most extraordinary qualities of 'wild.'
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Amazing wild horse behaviorAmazing Wild Horse Behavior - Saving the Black Stallion
This information is intended to show the true spirit and magnificence of these wild animals which are fast disappearing from our American landscapes.  Your donations will help our work.
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Win a Trip to Our RanchWin a Trip to Our Ranch
Enjoy a Weekend With the Mustangs in Beautiful South Dakota.
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