On March 5, the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB) celebrated the birthday of its first president, “Wild Horse Annie” (also known as Velma Johnston). This is a great occasion to commemorate Women’s History Month, according to the organization.
According to the ISPMB, Johnston—born on March 5, 1912—was a powerful woman in the public eye long before any other women were. As a result, it is only appropriate that “Wild Horse Annie” was born in March since this is when women become empowered.
The organization said that this is not just a woman’s holiday but rather “a day to recognize the strides women have made in history and their voice in society.”
According to the ISPMB, Johnston’s passion and dedication to protecting America’s wild horses and burros is well-documented. The organization said she was a “voice of reason” towards these animals and stated that no one could convince her otherwise.
In her day, Johnston worked tirelessly to preserve America’s wild horses and burros, according to the ISPMB. She was also instrumental in encouraging many young women to pursue their dreams of protecting wild horses and burros.
The ISPMB stated that Johnston’s birthday is a beautiful time of year where people can focus on celebrating her accomplishments and those of all women.
In addition, the organization said that Johnston undoubtedly deserves a day of recognition for her tireless efforts to protect wild horses and burros. Anyone interested in learning more about Johnston’s story can visit the ISPMB website, which includes a link to a brief biography of “Wild Horse Annie.”
About the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros
International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB) is dedicated to restoring America’s wild horses and burros while maintaining their freedom on public lands. ISPMB believes that protecting these animals is vital to preserving the history, culture, and environment of the American West.
What the ISPMB Does
- Members of the ISPMB are dedicated to restoring America’s wild horses and burros while maintaining their freedom on public lands.
- The organization is devoted to protecting these animals because they believe that it is vital for preserving history, culture, and environment in the western United States.
- They educate society about these animals; their history looms large in the American consciousness.
- The ISPMB is dedicated to providing support for those working to protect these animals and offering encouragement and direction for those who wish to take action.
About International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB)
The International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB) was founded in 1968 by Velma Johnston, also known as “Wild Horse Annie,” who still inspires those working to protect wild horses and burros.
The ISPMB is a grassroots organization that believes in preserving America’s wild horses and burros, which symbolize freedom and represent the history and spirit of the American West. We strive to draw attention to these animals who have been subjected to a campaign of misinformation and for whom the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has taken an adversarial stance.
This has led to a system that is systematically stripping these animals from America’s public lands, where they have resided since the late eighteen hundreds. These horses are then sold at auctions or leased to those who only use them for commercial purposes.
The ISPMB works to preserve these animals in a free-roaming setting and supports individuals and organizations that hold this same belief. Additionally, we hope to educate society about these amazing creatures whose history looms large in the American consciousness.