It was two years ago, that the Salt River wild horses were almost removed and “disposed” of by the Forest Service. Due to the unprecedented public outrage ignited by the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, these historic and majestic animals are still grazing the banks of the Salt River and are enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year. In order to continue and promote their mission of keeping the horses in their habitat the management group is now selling tickets to their first annual fundraiser, “Wild Night,” which will be held on October 22nd at The Pera Club in
At 7.30pm Saturday March 24th, we were called to one of the most horrific horse/vehicle accidents we've ever been called to. We immediately called it in to MCSO who were on the scene quickly. The people in the vehicle, who were physically ok, as well as the witnesses, were as horrified and shocked as we were, at the sight of the poor mare and her unborn foal. The driver did not want to hit a horse, they just had no visibility and no warning. The horse was not ok, she passed. We will spare the very sad details. This was
We received an emergency call on Thursday after noon March 22nd that a foal was in possible trouble in the water. Our volunteers Bren and Ryan Schultz arrived on the scene within ten minutes and were able to save the foal from drowning just as it was floating away and dissapearing under water. SRP had just released 800 cpu from the Stewart Mountain Dam and the current proved to much for the couple trying to hang on to the foal. They could not make it back to shore. Simone who had arrived at the scene called for help from MCSO.
The Omnibus bill includes the right language to keep the option of slaughtering healthy wild horses OFF the table! If you made even one phone call, then YOU made a difference, thank you! We want to congratulate our national coalition partner the American Wild Horse Campaign, as they fought tooth and nail for this in Congress. Onward to passing the omnibus bill and cheers to a more humane future for all!
For months we have been monitoring Red Beauty, and with dread, watched his condition go from bad to worse. Once a shiny red roan, after several bouts of colic late last year, he never fully recovered and is now in emaciated condition. We've been getting a lot of calls on him as he made a habit of hanging out right by the side of the road at Phon D Sutton. Our volunteers have checked on him every time you've called us and guided him off of the road back to the river. While we usually remain hopeful for recovery (since
On Friday, December 29, 2017, the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group released the following press release in regards to the new Salt River Horse Act. Salt River Wild Horse Management Group Commends State & Feds for Signing MOU to Protect the Salt River Wild Horses Salt River Wild Horse Protection Act Becomes Law! Mesa, AZ . . . The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group and its national coalition partner, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) today commended Governor Doug Ducey, the State Ag department and the U.S. Forest Service for reaching an agreement for the management of the
3TV | CBS 5 PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Advocates of Arizona’s wild horses delivered on Wednesday a 300,000-signature petition to Sen. Jeff Flake's office in Phoenix, opposing the mass killing of federally protected horses and burros across the U.S. The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group and its partner, the American Wild Horse Campaign, are urging the senator to oppose the Bureau of Land Management’s 2018 budget. This financial plan asks Congress to give the bureau permission to kill wild horses and burros and sell the animals for slaughter, according to the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group. The Senate
The public of Arizona fought hard for the protection of the iconic and beloved Salt River wild horses so that they can stay in their home where they have lived for centuries. The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, whose volunteers are present daily to monitor and steward the wild horses, are seeing more incidents of people treating them unwisely. We offer the following ten tips for safe and enjoyable viewing of wild horses so that horses and people can live together without incidents and hope that you will share them. Observe a distance of at least 50 feet from
The budget, if approved, will allow for the murder and slaughter of Americas wild horses and burros on a national scale! The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group is once again outraged! While it may not affect the Salt River wild horses directly, this budget will put all wild horses and burros under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in great harm. The BLM manages approximately 60,000 to 70,000 wild horses left in the wild and 45,000 of them that are stuck in holding pens. We consider those wild horses and burros just as valuable and cherished
The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) reports that all wild horses in the vicinity of the Cactus Fire have been located and are safe including the very pregnant mare we were monitoring, who gave birth on Wednesday morning not even half a mile from where the fire was raging. Despite starting his life at such a dangerous time with ashes falling all around, the little wild colt is doing great. His name; "Cactus Fire"! A lot of this spectacular habitat might have been lost, but thanks to the successful efforts by the forest service we estimate that less