Happy New Year!
We’d like to thank you for your generous donation of $400.00 to The Cloud Foundation for Cloud’s Legal Fund. We so appreciate and value your support. Your help in protecting America’s wild horses and burros on public lands is essential to the future of our wild herds.
We invite you to learn more about Cloud and all our wild horses and burros via our website, www.thecloudfoundation.org. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding your donation or the Cloud Foundation.
Only with your help and immediate action were we able to adopt and purchase our Freedom Fund bands after the disastrous roundup on the Pryor Mountains in September 2009. It is my great pleasure to report to you that all 15 horses look fabulous! Their foals Diego, Diablo, Annie Oakley and Pistol are delightful. We hope this new life will allow for the continuation of rare bloodlines that can one day rejuvenate the main Pryor herd. 20 year-old Conquistador maintains his position as “king of the stallions” and, true to her name, 22-year-old, Grumpy Grulla, still bosses every one of her family members around. The bands enjoy a beautiful new home on a 1000-acres outside of Billings, Montana.
Currently the BLM is completing removal of nearly 11,000 wild horses and burros from ten western states this fiscal year alone. The management to extinction tactic continues despite hundreds of thousands of letters, phone calls and petitions sent to government leaders and the BLM. The Cloud Foundation has helped to organize some thirty protests around the nation since last fall and it is clear that- although the BLM has not improved- lawmakers, the media and the public are becoming more and more aware of the government-sponsored mismanagement of our wild horses and burros.
Our primary focus remains on the Pryor Wild Horse (Cloud’s herd) and we encourage you to join our mailing list to receive updates from Ginger on her trips up to Montana to document and observe Cloud and his herd. The latest update on Cloud and the Freedom Fund horses from March is posted on The Cloud Foundation blog.
Ginger has been documenting the Pryor herd for over 16 years now and out of people’s love and appreciation for Cloud and his family a worldwide movement to protect all our wild horses has grown.
As always we are trying to keep up a constant stream of information and updates on Twitter and Facebook too—please join us there and connect with others to protect the horses and burros. You can read the over 80 press releases we’ve sent out since last fall, all archived on our website’s pressroom here. Please encourage your friends to text 44144 with the message MUSTANG, hit send and you will receive information and action alert texts on the mustangs and burros.
Again, thank you for your support of the Cloud Foundation and our wild herds. We are committed to their preservation in their wild homes.