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Willie Nelson sends a message with his cover of ‘Wild Horses’

Proceeds from country legend’s version of Rolling Stones classic will benefit the Animal Welfare Institute
Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson has recorded a version of The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses,” and the proceeds will be used to benefit the Animal Welfare Institute’s campaigns on behalf of wild and domestic horses.

“The [Bureau of Land Management] has been rounding them up at an alarming rate, supposedly for their own good,” Nelson said in a statement released March 22. “Sadly, there are more wild horses in holding pens than in the wild. Something is wrong with that, so we must act now before the BLM has managed these magnificent animals into extinction.”

Credited to Willie and The Nelson Family, “Wild Horses” can be downloaded by clicking here.