National Horse Protection Day
Did you know that a bill passed under the Wild Horse Protection Act in 2004 made it okay to slaughter wild horses? Five years later, BLM (The Bureau of Land Management) that farms these wild horses – decided that they were going to eliminate 620 wild horses. Why? Because they were apparently ‘trampling the landscape’.
So what can horse lovers do on March 1st to demonstrate how much THEY care? Well the number one way to help would be to adopt a horse! If you have the resources to bring a horse into your family then you’ll be showing great kindness to an animal that needs it.
But as Coleen Paige and The Animal Miracle Network Foundation realize that it isn’t practical for everyone to adopt a horse there are plenty of others ways you can help!
Do you know of a local riding stables? If so you could get in touch and explain about the day. It would be great to get a load of people on board and set up a stall to inform people about the abuse of horses. Of course it would be a great idea to level this out with some fun activities too!