Robin Warren, from Las Vegas, Nevada, has advocated for wild horses since the age of 9 when she started her first petition and co-founder of Petition to Save the Mustangs, a group dedicated to raising awareness about the wild horses. Robin's petition asked for the BLM not to use helicopters or close off or pollute watering holes as these methods have been found inhumane.
Robin was inspired to co-author the petition after reading the books “Mustang, Wild Spirit of the West” by Marguerite Henry and “The Puppy Place Special Edition: Chewy and Chica” by Ellen Miles.
Over the next year Robin worked hard to collect signatures. With the help of family and friends, she would set up a table outside of public places such as libraries, motor vehicle departments, voting locations, and community centers to collect ink signatures one at a time.
Then, in at the age of 10, Robin asked if she could post the petition online to get signatures. Within 30 days of posting her first petition on Change.org, Robin had support from all 50 states and also other countries. Now, Robin has collected over 130,000 signatures to help save wild horses and burros from cruel roundups and denial of water rights.
Robin actively participates in a Facebook page named after her group “Petition to Save the Wild Mustangs.” On her page, Robin updates her fans on current issues affect wild horses and burros and what she is doing to try to save them. Robin also records videos, writes songs, and creates digital art to save the horses and burros.
Robin’s favorite herd is the Virginia Range horses of Northern Nevada. That is where she had her first encounter with wild horses, a memory she will treasure forever. She also enjoys visiting the wild horses and burros that live near her home town too.
Robin wants the roundups stopped. She doesn't think it is fair that the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) has an exemption to the law that protects mustangs and burros. Robin is a born justice-seeker and will not stand to see mustangs and burros mistreated.