Applaud Protection of Wild Horses’ Lives

Target: Russell Begaye, Navajo Nation President

Goal: Support the decision to spare the lives of 60 wild horses in Arizona by canceling a cruel wild horse hunt.

The lives of 60 wild horses were spared on National Horse Protection Day, when a brutal hunt was cancelled. The decision comes in response to the outrage expressed by animal advocates over the cruelty of the plans. In a local trophy hunting area in Arizona,  the killing was planned to exterminate the “excess” feral animals whose population has become a problem.

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said in a statement, “We understand the concerns of the people. We know the issue of horses is an emotional one with strong feelings on all sides. My administration will not condone a horse hunt for controlling the overpopulation of feral horses. But we do need to implement a management plan to preserve and protect Navajo land for future generations.” Sign below to support this step toward humanity and compassion, and to urge the Navajo Nation to continue striving toward humane solutions—such as adoption or relocation—to manage the horse population.


Dear President Begaye,

Thank you for heeding the call of animal advocates and concerned citizens and for sparing the lives of innocent wild horses on National Horse Protection Day. The scheduled hunt to kill the “excess” feral horses was a needlessly cruel solution to the problem of the growing horse population. Thank you for taking your responsibilities seriously as leader of the Navajo Nation and respecting that fact.

Canceling this hunt is a positive step toward compassion and conservation. While the horse population is, as you say, a problem that must be dealt with, alternative solutions such as adoption and relocation must be considered. I support this decision to cancel the horse hunt and I urge you to continue on this route and work toward finding humane solutions to this problem.


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  1. lynn woods says:

    thank you to the Navajo nation and anyone else that saved these beautiful animals the horse built the US on their backs and should be protected not slaughtered I think the natives are the only ones that appreciate this beautiful animal please protect them and let them live


  3. Derinda Nilsson says:

    THANK YOU!!!! from the bottom of hearts. Great day for horses. They are to beautiful to kill.

  4. ALL animals deserve a life free from pain and suffering!

  5. lynn woods says:

    thank god for the Navajo nation the true Americans for saving these beautiful animals I don’t know what the people are trying to do make horses extinct they eat horse meat and slaughter them all the time and they’ve been trying for hundreds of years to make the natives extinct well it’s about time it was stopped they all deserve to live free not by white man’s rule who died and made him god anyway. like above all animals should be respected and loved and live free and that goes for the indian nations too. I say this and I’m white god bless the navajo nation I know he will in the long run

  6. Laurie Collis says:

    For once, I am proud to live in AZ!! Thank you….

  7. Jacqui Skill says:

    Thank you for not being barbarians by letting barbarians kill these incredible creatures.. thank you for not allowing beautiful life to be destroyed by ignorant barbarians1

  8. Were these sick people REALLY planning to HUNT horses??? I haven’t anything about this until now, and if true, it is of SERIOUS concern that anyone would even THINK about “hunting” horses in America, my God, WTH is WRONG with people, are they gunning down stray dogs, and cats in there community, too???

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