These icons of the American West still need help. We can end the capture and killing of thousands of horses every year.
Wild horses—mustangs—inhabit the plains and mountains of ten western states. For years, ranchers have pressured the government to control their numbers by rounding them up and offering them to the public for adoption.
There aren't enough homes, so tens of thousands of wild horses are held in facilities—a far cry from the freedom and close social connections of their natural lives.
In 2004, a change to the law made it legal for wild horses in holding facilities to be sold for slaughter. Help The HSUS restore legal protections to wild horses and burros and persuade the government to manage populations with humane, effective, economical methods.
News & Events
October 24, 2014
The Platero Project, an HSUS program, pays trainers to gently train burros and prepare them for adoption. The goal is to lower the number living in Bureau of Land Management holding facilities.
June 20, 2014
Wild Red defends his mares from the white-masked stallion on a Central Idaho wild horse preserve.
October 22, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shooting this month of six wild horses in the Big Prairie Summit region of the Ochoco National Forest in Crook County, Ore.
September 26, 2013
In the time since she was taken from her wild herd 13 years ago, Paisley has been given little attention. After being handed from owner to owner, she finally has a permanent home.