The Mesa Verde Wild Horses


Instead of developing a humane management plan for the wild horses of the Mesa Verde National Park, the National Park Service (NPS) has fenced off the water sources in the park for these horses. Already six horses have died from dehydration, which is a horrible and painful way to die. Last year, AWHPC and hundreds of citizens urged the NPS to work with humane organizations to develop a PZP fertility control program to stabilize this ho

rse population and reduce it over time. AWHPC is working with our coalition partners on this urgent situation. Please check back here for more information.

On August 14, 2014: AWHPC, along with the HSUS, ASPCA, Return to Freedom, and the National  Mustang Association sent a formal letter to the Director of the NPS and the Intermountain Regional Director of NPS demanding that this issue be remedied.

Read our letter below.


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