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There are many ways to help the cause.
Scroll below to learn more about ways you can get involved.

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Contact Your Lawmaker

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You can help save America’s shrinking wild horse and burro populations by calling, emailing or writing your Congressional Representative and US Senators. Your votes and voices matter! Just 10 calls or messages in one day can make difference. If you email, always ask for a response, and always be polite.

Contact information

Find your Senators and Representatives: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials
President Trump: whitehouse.gov | 202-456-1111
Vice President Pence: whitehouse.gov | 202-456-1111
Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke: exsec_exsec@ios.doi.gov | 202-208-3100
Acting Director of BLM, Michael D Nedd: director@blm.gov | 202-208-3801
Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue: 202 720-2791

POINTS TO MAKE

  1. Manage Wild Horses and Burros on the range, which has a much smaller price tag for the American taxpayer
  2. Use the fertility vaccine PZP to balance mortality and reproduction with a goal of attaining zero population growth
  3. Protect predators in Bureau of Land Management Herd Management Areas and Herd Areas
  4. Reduce livestock grazing on lands managed for wild horses
  5. Understand the Real Costs of Livestock Grazing. Read BLM and USFS livestock grazing stats: Examining key data in the debate over wild horses on western public lands
  6. Restore the millions of acres of lost wild horse rangeland
  7. Enlist volunteers to monitor, document and help administer fertility control to herds on the range
  8. Provide adequate shelter for all horses in holding facilities
  9. Return wild horses in BLM Short Term Holding to repatriated Herd Management Areas and Herd Areas
  10. Stop helicopter roundups. Use bait trapping or darting for application of PZP where needed.
  11. Wild free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West; they contribute to the diversity of life forms in America and enrich the lives of the American people

Volunteer

 

We need people who are willing to give time in many ways. We need help documenting and note-taking on wild herds, doing organizing work across the country, finding volunteers who will serve as PZP Darters, and more.

If you are interested in volunteering but want to learn more before signing up, please contact Deputy Director Kayah Swanson at kayah@thecloudfoundation.org.

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Action Alerts

Below, you'll find the latest action alerts from The Cloud Foundation. These are areas where we could use your immediate help! 

 
 

 

Attend a Roundup

Accountability. Documentation. Solidarity. It is incredibly important to be present at BLM roundups of wild horses and burros. 

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Attend an Adoption

If you attend an adoption for wild horses or burros - thank you! We hope that you will consider taking one home with you. Here are some helpful tips to remember when attending an adoption: 

  • Take your still or video camera.
  • Write down tag numbers of animals in distress and politely ask questions.
  • Find out about the horses at the adoption, like where they were captured and when.
  • Please encourage your friends who might be interested in adopting to come with you.

Visit a Wild Herd

Want to find a wild horse herd near you? 

Planning a visit to wild horse country? Below, you'll find a few tips to remember:  

  1. How do you interact with wild horses? You don’t. Keep your distance and be respectful of their space. You’re in their home, after all. 
  2. Speak in a low voice if you’re talking to other people. Try to be as benign as possible.
  3. If they're paying a lot of attention to you, you are too close and need to move farther away. In general, if you are impacting an animal’s behavior, you are too close. In the Pryors, the distance to be able to watch horses behaving naturally is usually around 100 feet. It may be much farther in other herds. 
  4. How do you get good photos if you are far away? Get a longer lens. Then, be patient. Hang out near a place that is visited by the horses, like a waterhole or a well-used trail.
  5. If a foal approaches you, pick up a couple small rocks and aim for their feet or legs. Don’t hurl the rocks, just gently toss them. Keep the foal away and let them know you are not one bit interesting! 
  6. We hope this goes without saying, but: no one should ever attempt to feed wild horses or burros. They are wild animals. 
  7. On hot days, wild horses – like most animals – are not very active during the heat of the day, unless they’re on their way to water. If you’re looking to see a lot of activity, we recommend early in the day or late in the afternoon. That’s the best light to take pictures anyway!
  8. Being in a small group of people can help in some areas. Large groups of people can scare horses away quickly.
  9. Pack for varying weather! Layers are your best friends, even in the summer months.
  10. Bring binoculars and/or a spotting scope, if you have one.
  11. Do not park your vehicle at a waterhole, even if there is a road down to it. Park away from it and then walk down. A vehicle can stop horses from coming to water.
  12. Stay on the road with your vehicle. Off-roading sets a bad example for everyone around you. Plus, off-roading causes a lot of damage to vegetation.
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