Famous singer/songwriter stands behind preservation of wild horses on public land
DENVER, CO (July 7, 2011) – Legendary singer/songwriter–Sheryl Crow–announced today that she will be donating a portion of the proceeds from her concert at Cheyenne Frontier Days to The Cloud Foundation based in Colorado Springs. The donation from her upcoming concert at Frontier Days in Wyoming aims to promote awareness and increase appreciation for America’s free roaming wild horses.
“As part of my summer-long touring commitment with Kid Rock, I am playing the Cheyenne Frontier Days Festival in Cheyenne, Wyoming,” states Crow on her website.
“I am aware of the contrasting and very passionate opinions that people have about this event, and rodeos in general. In recognition of these differences, and out of my love for wild horses, a portion of the proceeds from the show will be donated to The Cloud Foundation, an organization dedicated to the preservation of wild horses on public lands.”
“We are very grateful for Sheryl’s continuing support to save the last wild horses still roaming free in the West,” states Ginger Kathrens, Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation. “The herds are so small now they run the risk of dying out.”
Sheryl Crow’s donation will go to build the Foundation’s new Save the Mustangs Fund.
In 1900 there were an estimated 2-3 million mustangs roaming free. Though protected by a 1971 Act of Congress it is believed there are fewer than 20,000 currently remaining on their legally designated rangelands.
Source: Press Release
LINKS OF INTEREST
Save the Mustang’s Fund: http://bit.ly/qZZKQM
AP Story on Foundation Lawsuit: http://bit.ly/pSsesR
Short-form AP story on Lawsuit: http://bit.ly/nSwmGe
CNN Reports on Deadly Roundups: http://bit.ly/m7PFX5
“Wild Horses and Renegades” trailer: http://kck.st/kZUwYy