July 9, 2022 Wild Horse Journal

July 09, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Tim Layton - Wild Horses of MissouriTim Layton - Wild Horses of Missouri I woke up early this morning feeling frustrated and sick about the video and article I shared yesterday.  Two men that work for the U.S. Government body-slammed a young foal to the ground, not once but twice when performing a roundup, and there seems to be no consequence to these acts of animal cruelty. 

This deeply bothers me.  I can't wrap my head around how humans think treating a wild horse like this or any living being is acceptable. Who are these men?  Why is no one reporting them to the authorities for animal cruelty?  

The American Wild Horse Campaign published an Action Alert about this horrific event. I hope we can unite and stand up for the innocent wild horses in America that the Bureau of Land Management terrorizes. 

The closer that I get to the facts about the BLM's practices and management methods, the more I realize that I need to do more to stand up and be a voice for our wild horses.

I urge you to share the video from yesterday's article with your local elected officials and ask them for help.  Ask them if they think the actions of these men are acceptable to them?  Ask them how they can help elevate your concerns.  

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MY FOUR PILLARS THAT DRIVE EVERYTHING I DO

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton My handmade Wild Horse Platinum & Palladium Fine Art is based on four guiding principles: Truth, Justice, Difference, and Identity.  

These core principles run like a ribbon through my artwork from beginning to end.

TRUTH: I see truth as a primary objective when I create a new body of work.  Truth is the one thing that stands the test of time; without it, we have nothing or no purpose. I seek the truth about wild horses in America and tell their story through my handmade artwork. 

JUSTICE: There are many injustices in the world.  I am drawn like a moth to a flame to tell the stories of wild horses because they have no voice and are under relentless attacks in the 21st century.  Wild horses in America are in the fight of their life, and without help, they will quickly become something future generations only read about in history books.

DIFFERENCE: I sincerely want to help make a difference for wild horses and fight for their right to live wild and free.  I have been forever changed because of wild horses. I am on a mission to raise awareness about their current issues and challenges, so people can come together and find lasting and reasonable solutions to the current crisis.

IDENTITY: When I got my first camera in 1975, everything changed because I realized that I had a voice that was much bigger than myself, and I could inspire and motivate people to make a difference in the world. I have always been drawn to the awe of nature and wildlife, and when I started following wild horses regularly in 2015, my eyes were opened, and I realized I was where I needed to be, and they needed my help. My path forward is clear and filled with purpose and joy.

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