Call Now: Apache Sitgreaves Forest Service is continuing with the removal of Alpine wild horses
We have done and are still doing our very best for this herd, but in spite of our offers for humane management through birth control, in spite of our proof of their longtime existence in the Apache Forest, and in spite of public outrage, the Apache Sitegreaves Forest Service (ASFS) is continuing with the removal of these beautiful Alpine wild horses.
A Temporary Restraining Order was lifted last week and they are now auctioning off the first 18 unlucky horses that were ripped away from their idyllic environment in the Apache Forest. They will sell on August 10th and 11th from 10.00 am to 12.00pm at the Holbrook Navajo Fairgrounds.
The 18 horses are most likely one band plus a few bachelors, or two bands of horses. There will likely be several foals. Because they are at risk of being purchased by killbuyers, AWHA and SRWHMG are looking to work with any reputable sanctuary, in order to keep the bands together and find good homes for any bachelor stallions. None of the better known sanctuaries have shown an interest so far, but that could be because everyone is waiting to see what happens.
We have documented 300 out of approximately 400 Alpine wild horses, except the USFS has refused to release pictures of the horses and therefore we do not know which horses have been caught and how they belong together. However, we will publicize them the second we find out.
We will need YOUR help (yes you, the reader) to help us find them good homes by helping to share this anywhere and everywhere. You can also ask any sanctuaries or good homes if they would help give them a soft place to land. They do not need to be a 501c3, but they do need to be capable to take care of untamed wild horses. We will cover the costs of their purchases!
These horses are used to a high elevation cool climate and would have a very difficult time in the Phoenix or Tuscon area in over 100 degree temperatures, so cooler places are preferred.
Also, if you feel as powerless and outraged as we feel, then please turn your anger into action, by calling for humane management of this Alpine herd instead of annihilation and extinction.
- Here are the important numbers and emails to call:
Governor Ducey: 602-542-4331
Region3 Forest Service, (they are over the Apache Sitgreaves Forest Service.)
- Senator Mark Kelly: 602-671-7901 / 202 224 2235
- Tucson Office: 520-475-5177
- Senator Kyrsten Sinema: 602-598-7327 /202-224-4521
Keep things polite and help us make connections! THANK YOU!!