Horses, including wild horses, have partnered with humanity throughout history and literally ensured our survival. They need our help now.

Wild Horses in Danger of Extinction

Although horses have been integral to human survival throughout history, the free roaming horses of today are sidelined from human society and awareness. Largely unseen, free roaming horses face crisis of environment and survival.

Free roaming horses of the United States, known as Mustangs or American Wild Horses, (read a short history about them) were widely believed to be safe under Bureau of Land Management oversight.

In truth, the free roaming wild horses and burros of the United States are in danger of extinction. On public lands, horse and burro herds are being decimated and reduced to populations that are below sustainable levels or totally eliminated.

Since 1971, under greed-based, corrupt US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policies, nearly 2 million horses have been removed from public lands, subject to hideous cruelty and slaughter. 51,000 horses are presently in captivity and are at risk of execution while round up of the 20,000 left in the wild continues. Profiteering by the long-standing practice of selling undocumented horses to slaughter, for the personal profit of BLM employees and their associates continues unseen.

This critical situation calls us to compassion and responsible engagement to change the human heart and restructure our social and governmental policies.

The unnecessary violence and waste that has been a long tradition in the western United States must end. Our times call for a new tradition of tolerance, non violence and collaboration.

*Horses are prey animals and run to protect themselves; fighting only when they are given no other option.

Collaboration is the key to survival of the species—our human species, and every species on the earth. Only through collaboration can we sustain our planet, ourselves and our ecosystem, in which every species plays an essential role. The lessons we learn now from them and from this situation will determine our own future. Now is our opportunity for peaceful co-existence on the planet.

Horses, including wild horses, have partnered with humanity throughout history and literally ensured our survival. They need our help now.

A special thank you to Alicia Windsong-Diamond, founder of Center for Inter Species Peace & Justice, for most of the text and images for these mustang prayer circle webpages, and especially for her love and passion for the horses—the extraordinary beings that have inspired this prayer circle. Also a huge thank you to the amazing photographers, Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott and Kimerlee Curyl, for the special permission to use their beautiful, copyrighted images. All of us at CoreLight were originally inspired to make this prayer circle page for the horses because Alicia introduced us to a very powerful and inspiring movie, Wild Horses and Renegades, which gives an excellent overview of the plight of the wild horses. You can watch the movie trailer and order the DVD.

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