Enemies of the State: America’s Mustangs

Straight from the Horse's Heart

By Carol Walker  as published on Down to Earth.org

The nation’s wild horses are under siege by oil, gas, mining and other special interests, with total disregard for public lands

A herd of Mustangs in the western United States Credit: Carol Walker of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

The still-untamed, Wild West is part of the American fabric, which includes thousands of wild mustangs roaming free on public lands. However, these treasured animals—known as America’s wild horses—are under siege by oil, gas, mining and other special interests, with total disregard for public lands. To “Carbon Capitalists,” wild horses are public enemy number one and (through no fault of their own) find themselves at the top of America’s Most Wanted list.

This was not always the case, as back in 1971, the US Congress enacted the Wild Free-Roaming Horses & Burros Act, protecting America’s wild horses and burros in their historic herd…

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