April 10, 2013
Kind News Story: Voices for Horses
They may live thousands of miles apart, but these kids share the same goal: to stop the roundup and slaughter of America’s wild horses
Robin Warren, also known as Wild Mustang Robin, lives in Nevada. The 11-year-old has been interested in helping horses since the age of 8—and is asking others to join her. She has collected more than 130,000 signatures on her Petition to Save the Mustangs. The petition asks the government to restore basic protections for wild horses. Visit the Youths' Equine Alliance to learn more about Robin and her work.
"Just because I’m a kid doesn’t mean I can’t make a difference."
Across the country in New Hampshire, Declan Gregg, 11, is a force for horses. As president and founder of Children 4 Horses, Declan hopes "to inspire people to stand up, take action, and be a voice" for his favorite animal. An impressive role model for other children, Declan has gone to Washington, D.C., twice to lobby Congress for protection of horses. "Just because I’m a kid doesn’t mean I can’t make a difference," says Declan.
Cheyenne Rondeaux, 10, lives in Texas. In addition to helping mustangs, Cheyenne works to protect horses’ cousins, wild burros. She helped the Wild Burro Protection League collect more than 100,000 signatures to protect the animals. Then she rode a donkey to her state capitol to deliver the petition! An amateur photographer, Cheyenne sells her photos to raise money to rescue burros.