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Urge Park Service to Protect Horses in Teddy Roosevelt Nationwide Park

Teddy Roosevelt Nationwide Park (TRNP), positioned in North Dakota, is devoted in honor of President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt and his management in conservation coverage.  Whereas these horses should not protected below Federal regulation and are known as “livestock,” they’ve been cherished cultural icons for many years. When Teddy Roosevelt was younger, he visited the realm and skilled the magnificence and great thing about the pure panorama which included wild bison and wild horses exhibiting pure wild behaviors — dwelling in household bands, with stallions defending their households.

The Park Service is now proposing to both eliminate all the horses or permit solely 35-60 — of the greater than 200 horses dwelling within the space — to stay. The Park Service manages the Park for cultural and pure assets and claims to depend on public enter for Park administration. PLEASE SPEAK UP for these magnificent horses NOW — they honestly are cultural icons!

Inform the Park Service the next (in your personal phrases):

  • Preserving the Teddy Roosevelt horses MUST be a cornerstone of the Park’s livestock administration plan, since they contributed to President Teddy Roosevelt’s marvel on the pure world, resulting in his creation of the very first nationwide parks.
  • Horses have lived “wild” in TRNP for generations and hundreds of thousands of Park guests cherish these animals as an integral a part of the cultural heritage of the Badlands.
  • These horses should be managed to protect pure behaviors simply as Teddy Roosevelt would have skilled. He would have seen stallions defending their households, foals with their moms and aunties, and the whole repertoire of pure “wild” horse behaviors.
  • To guard the genetic well being of the herd and promote its genetic viability, the minimal inhabitants must be 150 or extra. By permitting the horses to make use of further areas of the TRNP, the herd can and must be managed at the next minimal inhabitants stage.

Your voice makes a distinction.  Please submit your feedback on to the Park Service by clicking right here.

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