Return to Freedom is dedicated to preserving the freedom, diversity, and habitat of America’s wild horses through sanctuary, education and conservation, while enriching the human spirit through direct experience with the natural world.
“There is no place in America for a domestic or foreign-driven horse slaughter industry,” said Robert Redford. “We are not, nor have we ever been a horse-eating culture. Organizations like Return to Freedom have decades-long track records of effectively implementing solutions for domestic horses as well as the challenges facing our iconic wild animals. I feel we are better served bringing to scale these solutions rather than going the route of the cruel and bloody business of roundups, neglect, and transportation to killing floors,” he added.
America’s wild horses are fighting their last stand. Competition for our natural resources continues to threaten our wilderness areas and wildlife species. These horses are interwoven into the very fabric of what is America. What threatens them threatens us all. I support the pioneering and innovative efforts of Return to Freedom and I urge you to do the same.
The Government spends over 60 million dollars of American taxpayers’ hard-earned money each year to round up wild horses and remove them from public lands owned by all Americans. Sadly, it’s left to people like you who care enough to help the horses. Wild horses can’t lobby Congress or speak for themselves. Please join us in caring for them by supporting Return to Freedom.
Return to Freedom’s pioneering model represents a breakthrough in the humane and effective management of wild horses, allowing them to express the social organization and behaviors common to the species, without fear of uncontrolled reproduction. The problem isn’t scientific, it’s political and cultural. There is an attitude in the agency to do nothing unless a silver bullet is available.