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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 underneath Federal regulation and are known as “livestock,” they’ve been cherished cultural icons for many years. When Teddy Roosevelt was younger, he visited the world 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 do away with 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 individual 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 surprise on the pure world, resulting in his creation of the very first nationwide parks.
    • Horses have lived “wild” in TRNP for generations and thousands and thousands of Park guests cherish these animals as an integral a part of the cultural heritage of the Badlands.
    • These horses have to 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 needs to be 150 or extra. By permitting the horses to make use of extra areas of the TRNP, the herd can and needs to be managed at a better minimal inhabitants degree.

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

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