The following is the mission statement of the
Wild Horses of Alberta Society, (W. H. O. A. S.) as voted on and
accepted by the membership of the society:
Our mission is to ensure the provision of all aspects of the conservation
and humane treatment of free roaming horses in Alberta.
- Protection - to clearly define the parameters
of humane treatment for wild horses and to ensure that the guidelines
outlined are adhered to.
- Sanctuary - to achieve or retain a place that
will allow the free roaming Horses of Alberta to remain in their
- Management - to create systems ensuring sustainable
herd sizes and protecting the safety and dignity of captured horses.
- Education - to foster an awareness of and appreciation
for the essential role that free roaming horses have played in
settling, sustaining and enriching our Alberta culture and heritage.
- Community - to establish a group of individuals
connected through their common interest in, appreciation of and
compassion for the wild horses of Alberta. - to act as a community
solely in the best interest of the wild horsesof Alberta and to
keep all participation in this community separate from any self-interest
related to horses or the horse industry.