actions to take THAT will help our wild horses and burros
If you watched our film about Goliath and Red Lady and their new baby Bodhi please take the time to read this page and take an action to help all the other horses who were not as lucky and still languish in steel pens across the American West. This is one family saved and reunited but on that day 2000 wild horses were robbed of their freedom and are in BLM holding pens still separated from all they love and know.
BE A VOICE FOR OUR WILD HORSES AND BURROS AND LET THE GOVERNMENT KNOW YOU LOVE OUR WILD ANIMALS WILD AND MANAGED ON OUR PUBLIC LANDS. LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU WILL VOTE TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE AFFORDED THE PROTECTIONS THAT THEY DESERVE AND BEEN AFFORDED. CONSTANT ROUNDUPS AND HOLDING ARE NOT THE SOLUTION.......
Right now in Congress members are working on a 2019 APPROPRIATIONS bill that will directly affect the lives of thousands of mustangs and burros. Call your elected representatives to ensure that protections against mass killing and slaughter of our wild horses are maintained. Very sadly they voted in the house for language which gravely threatens our wild horses and we need to head this off in the senate now.
Call your senator today 202-224-3121 and say "As your constituent I am calling to ask Senator.................. to work with leadership to oppose any amendment to the FY19 Interior Appropriations bill allowing BLM to kill or sterilize wild horses and burros. Please stand with 80 percent of Americans who oppose killing wild horses and burros and want them protected and humanely managed on our public lands. Thank you.
Take Action YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED RIGHT NOW
Tell your senators that you:
* Oppose any amendment to the FY19 Interior Appropriations bill allowing BLM to kill OR sterilize wild horses and burros;
* Oppose any amendment allowing for the sterilization of wild horses and burros because it is dangerous, unproven, costly and could be devastating to the future of these federally protected animals;
* Support the use of safe, proven fertility control vaccines for wild horses and burros;
LOBBY your congressmen or women to support the SAFE Act. House bill 1942 Safeguard American Food act would prevent the shipment of horses across our borders to slaughter in Mexico, Canada and globally. The bill has support in Congress BUT the committee it is in is controlled by special interests and a small group of legislators are preventing it from getting out of committee to the house vote. It is hardly a democratic process when you have that many legislators co-sponsoring a bill and members of this small committee still refusing to let it out to a fair vote. The 11 people in this committee are stopping this Bill from getting a fair chance.
Please also Support the Horse Transportation Safety Act (H.R. 4040) to ban hauling horses on double-deck trailers under all circumstances.
VOLUNTEER - we are always looking for volunteers to come and work at the ranches or in administrative roles for Skydog Sanctuary. We have two locations - our main wild sanctuary is in Central Oregon, one hour from Prineville, Bend and Redmond. Our other ranch which acts as an education center and location for people to spend time with gentler mustangs is in Southern California in Mariposa. If you are interested in volunteering, either at the ranch helping take care of horses, or administratively or in any other way we would LOVE to hear from you.
ADOPT - there are over 44,000 mustangs standing in holding pens who need loving homes and a life outside those dirt pens and steel bars. That is no life for wild horses and the process is simple and easy. It costs 125 dollars to adopt a living piece of the American West and give back to these horses who deserve so much more. If you have some land adopt a couple of horses and turn them out to live free on it, what ranch doesn't look better for having some beautiful wild horses grazing in peace as part of the view. We will help you every step of the way if you want to adopt a wild horse or rescue one in an auction or killpen. There is nothing we wouldn't do to help you every step of the way, from filling out to forms to explaining the process or to point you in the direction of your local auction or kill pen.
SHOUT - if you see a mustang in need. If you know of a mustang in a kill pen or at auction please call us or message us immediately with as many details as possible. We can only rescue the horses we know about ! If you hear about a mustang at auction or in a kill pen or in a terrible situation or going cheap on Craig's List please send us the link so that we can try and help it, or network it to safety and a new life.
DONATE - of course we cannot keep rescuing wild horses without donations. There are high costs involved in taking care of them, from hay and feed to vet and farrier bills every dollar counts and it would be gratefully received. We can change this situation if we all rally behind these horses and help band together to get them out of their bad situations to a new life here at Skydog. All money donated to Skydog goes directly to the horses here and gives us the ability to rescue and take care of more. Ideally we would love you to sign up to do a monthly donation so that we can rest assured with donations moving forward.
SPONSOR - All of the beautiful horses here at Skydog Sanctuary are available to be sponsored. For 100 dollars per month you can choose a horse or burro who lives here and you will receive a sponsorship certificate, regular photographs and video of your horse or burro, and the opportunity to come to our ranches and visit the horses you have sponsored. So if you would like to come personally meet Goliath, Red Lady or Bodhi, feel free to sign up to sponsor one of them or any of the horses on our Sponsor page.
NO BEEF OR LAMB - cattle and sheep are grazed on public lands where the wild horses live. Cattle ranchers get the BLM to round up horses to allow more grazing for their livestock. Recently a group of cattle ranchers persuaded the BLM to round up 1500 wild horses at Beatty's Bute in Oregon and these ranchers supply directly to Whole Foods. By stopping eating their beef you send a loud and clear message as a consumer and stop the endless demand for burgers and steaks in this and other countries.
WATCH Cowspiracy and educate yourself about how eating beef is destroying our planet and your health and negatively effecting the mustangs for America.
SPREAD THE WORD - Tell your friends and family what you have learned about the wild horse situation and tell THEM what they can do. Our biggest goal is to educate and inform because if we shout loud enough for these horses we actually can change things. Our wild horses deserve better.