"Way Over Yonder" Performance Features Idaho's Wild Horses
In a stunning moment during the highly-acclaimed Troubadour Reunion tour, a photograph slide show presentation of wild horses, formerly of Idaho, played to the entire audience while Carole and the band performed "Way Over Over". Photographer Elissa Kline has been documenting wild horses for many years through the lens of her camera.
Grassroots efforts have already begun as peaceful protests are conducted throughout our country, in opposition the actions of the BLM and wild horse and burro roundups. We encourage you to use your voice and participate in actions that call attention to the mismanagement of wild horses and horses on public lands by the BLM.
In 1971, an unprecedented public outcry by Americans citizens moved Congress to unanimously pass the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act, granting federal protection to America's wild horses and burros as living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West that contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people.
While most Americans have assumed that the wild horses and burros were protected, in fact, a recent change in the law opened the door to inhumane roundups and the possibility of thousands being sent to slaughter. Over 2 million wild horses roamed the lands in the 1800s and now, fewer than 25,000 remain on our public lands. There are now more wild horses in government holding pens than remain in the wild.
Therefore, once again, American citizens MUST speak out to stop these actions and urge our Senators to pass Senate bill S. 1579, the ROAM Act (Restore Our American Mustangs Act). The bill amends the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act by adding important new protections and provisions, such as the banning of helicopter round-ups and the reclaiming of land lost by America's wild horses over the past 30 years. The ROAM Act has already passed the House and will soon be on its way the Senate.
It is imperative that Americans stand united and urge our legislators to support S. 1579, the ROAM Act and standing united for OUR wild horses' and burros' future and preservation of OUR heritage and history! It is important to let your voice be heard!
Please call or write to your Senator (link below) NOW!
U.S. Senator Contact Info.
To sign the petition in support of S. 1579, The ROAM Act, click here.
For more detailed information regarding the history, the numbers and how you can help, please visit American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign.