It was reported on October 18, 2017 that 25 wild horse foals died at a federal facility. The Sacramento Bee reported that veterinarians are currently investigating the death of the 25 wild horse foals. It is believed that these foals suffered from colitis, an inflammation of the colon. All 25 foals were born in captivity at Bureau of Land Management corrals in Litchfield. There is no definite cause to what led to these foals getting colitis but this is just another example of the many horrors that take place when these horses that are meant to run wild and free get rounded up and held in captivity. According to sources at the BLM many test are being done to see what caused the fatalities of these 25 foals.
These 25 wild horse foals is just one example of the many issues faced when rounding up these wild horses. There are a cluster of problems that are associated with these round ups. For one BLM management costs are rapidly rising, and wild horse and burro welfare is affected. It is reported that population growth is 20 percent, but this is only true when horses are taken away from their families and live in close, unfamiliar quarters (holding pens).
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We at the CANA Foundation believe that our wild horse relatives hold a powerful connection to generations of ancestry native to our country and are crucial to maintaining the balance of life in the North American ecosystem. But our wild horses are being exploited and depleted as quickly as the lands we all call home. Our foundation is built on the principals of rewilding, which is the restoration of life-giving ancestral ways. Living in respect and having awareness of nature and our relationship to her. We know how important our wild horses are to the land, and we know how essential their presence is in restoring indigenous culture and traditions.
There are currently over 50,000 wild horses being held in constricted, overcrowded BLM holding facilities throughout the country. These wild horses are traumatically removed from their homelands and families in favor of large scale agribusiness and other environmentally disastrous big business interests. Our mission is to get these horses out of these holding facilities and rewild them back onto the lands they were promised in the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act. We need your help whether it is through donation, raising awareness to the issue, or just spreading the word on what the CANA Foundation is trying to do. As human beings we have a choice, we can either sit back view a problem and do nothing; or we can choose to face the issue and do all we can do to help evoke change. Please visit our website at www.canafoundation.org, like us on Facebook, add us on Instagram and twitter. See what you can do help and support a foundation who believes in rewilding our horses, humans, and environment.
About CANA Foundation
CANA Foundation’s mission is to responsibly restore an ecological balance in our environment through specific rewilding initiatives. These projects support harmony between the humans, plants, and animals that inhabit U.S. rangelands and focus on the restoration of our land’s native habitats through natural resources and indigenous species, like America’s wild horses. CANA initiatives work towards long-term, sustainable solutions that prevent further land degradation, protect and preserve wild horse populations, and encourage a beneficial, thriving ecosystem for today and tomorrow.
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