An open letter to those who litter…
So you came to the Tonto National Forest, maybe you stopped at a circle K to buy some sodas and a few beers. You had a great time, maybe with some friends, and you were able to forget about your worries and leave some of your troubles behind. It was getting late and you probably forgot a garbage bag, so you accidentally left some trash behind. Maybe you didn’t even notice. Maybe you are not such a bad person and probably you didn’t think you had hurt anyone just by coming to the forest for the afternoon- but you did. You turned yourself into a cruel, heartless person who caused an innocent animal to suffer just by leaving this plastic behind.
pictured: Sunrise, with a plastic 4-pack ring stuck in her nose.
Littering hurts everyone. Come to the Tonto National Forest and leave your worries and troubles behind, BUT NOT YOUR TRASH.
We are a professional organization under contract with the Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA) to manage wild horses humanely, but we also do much more. As part of our habitat improvement program we pick up tons of trash from the riverbanks, we remove downed barbed wire, we douse smoldering fires and pick up buckets of nails from fire pits. We also rescue dumped pets. We monitor wild horses with injuries or trash stuck in or on them, until they are better.
Thank you, Craig Kerr, for the above picture.
Please stay tuned for the follow up of this little mare named Sunrise, whom we monitored and is now ok. To our supporters, please share our post on Facebook to raise awareness.