ABOUT SAVING AMERICA’S MUSTANGS
Proceeds from every stay at Mustang Monument directly benefit Saving America’s Mustangs, providing essential care and a voice for these wild horses. Saving America’s Mustangs is a 501(c)(3) and Section 4942(j)(3) private operating organization established to protect and preserve wild Mustangs in America. As the forceful eradication of Mustangs from their homelands in the American West relentlessly continues, it has indeed become a modern-day epidemic.
OVER 100 YEARS AGO, MORE THAN 2 MILLION MUSTANGS ROAMED FREE. NOW, JUST 30,000 REMAIN IN AMERICA.
Today, the removal of American horses from public lands by our federal government at taxpayers’ expense is to blame for this atrocity. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the agency within the US Department of the Interior charged with administering America’s public lands, is responsible for managing the population of wild animals. Using a “gathering process” consisting of low-flying helicopters that chase the Mustangs lose on public property, these horses are often forced out of sheer fear to scramble across miles at a time to a designated area for counting. Once there, they are loaded into trucks and delivered to short-term holding facilities where they can be contained for up to three years if not adopted or sold (often to kill buyers).
In addition to the appalling conditions, these horses are often forced to endure; the short-term holding facilities cost taxpayers such as yourself $2,500 per horse per year.