I first wrote about this amazing herd when Champ saved one of his fillies from being swept down river. You can read that story here.
I wrote again about this herd to let everyone know about them. Not only does their lead stallion exhibit great leadership and bravery, these horses are quite unique in their choice of habitat – the river. They are quite adept swimmers. This equine water adaptation is rare and stunning to watch.
Recently, I heard that Champ and his herd were in danger of being collected and sent to “??” since they are considered estray and not BLM animals (BLM animals would be protected). I wrote about this potential gather here and also posted an open letter from Becky Standridge who had first hand experience and disputed what the Forest Service was claiming at the time. Many of you were in uproar and your words/comments/emails helped assuage the Tonto National Forest Service (in Arizona) to not act against them – temporarily.
THEIR PLIGHT IS REAL.
However, Champ’s reprieve was not long lived. Today, I am writing because the herd’s plight is real. They are again threatened. Champ and his herd are being considered for removal.
WHAT WE CAN DO? -We have three weeks…
“LIKE” THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE TO ESTABLISH PUBLIC INTEREST IN THE HERD!!
10000 ‘likes’ will do it! (There are 2889 as I write this…)
If you have any issues, use this link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Salt-River-Wild-Horses/338636552850689
WE CAN DO THIS!
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