The continued, strategic destruction of the Wild Horse and Burros is completely unjustified. We must stand together to STOP the crimes against the innocent.
For starters, here are a few places to read text and view video. These will be a start to get you up to speed on what has been going on for a few years. (Some of the YouTube videos may include graphic, disturbing images, not recommended for children. Other clips are safe for all viewers. I will try to show a G Rating for the ones suitable for children and other sensative viewers. If not indicated, please preview before allowing child viewers.
FIRST, here are a couple nice, mellow pieces. I always like to come back to these after viewing the more harsh realities to ease the stress and grief I feel for the horses.
“The Mustang Horse, ‘A free-roaming feral horse of the American Southwest’ “ – this is the closing scene of movie Hidalgo, with beautiful images of horses in freedom, and the man setting his horse free to go with the rest of the wild horses. G Rated. Nice, mellow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJL3znkX79c&feature=related
“Mustangs”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc7GQn3seqc&feature=related Music slide show, pretty images of wild horses. Brian Adams sings “This is Where I Belong”. G Rated. Nice, mellow.
“Saving our Wild Horses” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyUFGTaKWVw&feature=related (Must see. But VERY disturbing images in last half of video.. PG rated. Shows and song tells what the horses suffer during and after their capture.)
“Save the Wild Horses” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puX2MaEbMck&feature=related This one is NOT in English but has strong images to tell the story. Stampeded for hours, captured and removed from their spacious home lands with more than ample food, and crammed into close quarters where their feed has to be bought and trucked in for them.
Madeleine Pickens: For the Wild Horses on CNN http://rtfitch.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/madeleine-pickens-for-the-wild-horses-on-cnn/ (Also read thru the comments under each article. That will give more insight and history of the subject and many important contact email, phone numbers and snail mail to help in the cause. There are many links on “Straight from the Horses Heart” and other pages too. They have things to do, who to contact, and how to help pressure the current administration to put a stop to these atrocities.)