NMA/CO fundraiser

23 06 2015

Attention locals: The Colorado chapter of the National Mustang Association plans to host a fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, with the film “Roaming Wild” at the center of the event. Funds raised from ticket sales and the silent auction will benefit Spring Creek Basin mustangs and other wild horses in Southwest Colorado (potentially those in Mesa Verde National Park).

Find more information and buy tickets on NMA/CO’s website.

According to promotional material provided by the film, “Roaming  Wild offers an insider’s look at an  invisible battle unfolding in the American West over wild horses  on public lands. Wild  horses find themselves at the center of an age-defining  controversy  where the demands of modern  development are colliding with the needs of the wild. A fiery activist rescues horses from slaughter, a cattle rancher struggles to keep his way of life viable in the modern era, and an unlikely hero invents new possibilities. Each searching for a solution to the pressure on their own disappearing ways of life in the West, they can agree on one thing – the current ‘bandaid’ solution is failing them all.”

Among other things, this film addresses the benefits of fertility-control vaccine PZP, which has been used in Spring Creek Basin for four years. By slowing the population growth of the herd, at least one roundup has been prevented, a trend we hope to continue.

Sunflower Theatre in Cortez will provide the venue. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for the silent auction, with appetizers and a cash bar available. The film will start at 6:30 p.m. Afterward, NMA/CO board members will be available for a question-and-answer session about issues challenging wild horses and burros, their advocates and managers.

We hope to see “old” friends and meet new ones interested in our mustangs!

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5 responses

23 06 2015
dana Ivers

So glad you are promoting this movie since you have been so negative of james kleinert’s movie addressing the same problems….👍👍

23 06 2015
TJ

Thanks, Dana. The problems certainly aren’t new, but this is the first film we’ve seen that addresses possible solutions. For that reason, it aligns with NMA/CO’s mission of pursuing solution-based goals to keeping our mustangs wild on their home ranges. Speaking of films, did you see “Unbranded” at Mountainfilm? Much different and awesome film about mustangs. 🙂 It touches ever so lightly on fertility control, and Ben is interested in pursuing that topic as a followup project. (On a completely separate note, please forward my most sincere and grateful appreciation to Travis for his heroic efforts for Alice!!!!)

23 06 2015
puller9

I hope it is a success!!!!

23 06 2015
TJ

Thanks, Puller!

23 06 2015
Krissy DuBois

TJ can you please contact me privately? I would like to donate to this auction if possible. Thanks!!! Krissy DuBois

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