“Right now the time is extremely critical in saving both the wild mustangs’ freedom and preventing America’s horses from slaughter.”
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2013
Increased legislation centered round the fate of America’s wild mustangs has caused grave concern for horse advocates. As the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) continues to round up and relocate these horses, advocates fight to keep them on their natural land. To help provide a collective voice for the many organizations trying to save these wild mustangs, Southern California-based horse advocate Kathy Klossner has launched The Horse Network (http://www.The-Horse.org) , which provides information, organizations and call-to-actions for the protection of America’s Equine population – from domestic horses to the wild mustangs and burros. The site also includes a free online directory for horse rescue, adoption, sanctuary and protection organizations.
The Horse Network website is unique because it is optimized for mobile devices, and includes a powerful search to find an organization by name, type, city, state or closest location of the person doing the search. The interactive website also provides a Google map of the location of the facilities. By using The Horse Network, organizations can even add videos to their listings.
“The purpose of this website is to help horse rescue organizations receive more exposure on the Internet, and to inform people about the plight of America’s wild and domesticated horses,” said Klossner, also a website design and Search Engine Optimization specialist. “Right now the time is extremely critical in saving both the wild mustangs’ freedom and preventing America’s horses from slaughter.”
The BLM’s reason for these round-ups is that the nation’s wild horse population is expanding so much that theses mustangs must be relocated in order to prevent the exhaustion of land resources. However, these senseless round-ups have caused many mustang deaths, and wild horse advocates continue to fight to stop them. More than half of all mustangs in North America are found in Nevada. Since the passage of the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act in 1971, the focus of wild horse policies has shifted from ensuring their survival from exploitation to determining how many and where they should remain. Currently, there are more wild horses living in government holding facilities than there are left wild on the range. Besides Nevada, these horses can be found in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming. Six states have already lost their entire wild horse populations.
The Horse Network provides horse organizations more tools to help them increase their funding, find volunteers, as well as find good homes for the horses that are up for adoption. The site also has a review section, which will help people decide if they would like to volunteer, adopt or donate to a certain organization.
Klossner said a big part of the The Horse Network website will be to educate and bring awareness to the general public on the issues the American equine population is facing.
“Educating the public on what is going on with the blight of the wild mustangs and now the new horse slaughter bills being passed by the government is really critical to the survival of these horses,” she said. “We also want people to know what actions they can take.”
About The Horse Network:
The Horse Network provides information, organizations and call-to-actions for the protection of America’s Equine population – from domestic horses to the wild mustangs and burros. For more information, please visit http://www.The-Horse.org.