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Urgent: Save America’s Wild Horses!

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 12:30pm
Red horse looking straight ahead

In 1971, Congress declared our wild horses and burros an integral part of our public rangelands and ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to care for them as cultural icons. Over the years, the BLM has rounded up tens of thousands of our wild equines, often with cruel methods, and shipped them to tax-funded holding facilities where they are confined for the rest of their lives.

The BLM is again looking to apply the same failed model of round-ups and removals in revised management plans for wild horses out West. These plans must be altered.

If adopted, these management plans would decimate the wild horse population in the Wyoming Checkerboard, a two-million-acre mix of public and private land where nearly half of Wyoming’s wild horses live. This is certainly not the free-roaming vision Congress set out for these majestic animals.

The good news is that you can help! The BLM is accepting public comments through Friday, September 27, on the potentially devastating revisions to Resource Management Plans that will cull wild horses in Wyoming.

Please be a voice for our wild horses before their time runs out. Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center right now to quickly contact the BLM. Urge the agency to adopt policies that give horses their fair share of habitat and keep them on the range where they belong.

On behalf of the horses, we thank you!

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Paul Jenkins

Please don't harm these wild horses.

Robert Bridges

We have extended action Birth Control for people (implants), why not for horses. Would make a dent. Could pay for a large part with what we're paying our do nothing Congress.

Dana Carey

This is outrageous!
Leave those horses free.

Kathy Cwalina

Please curtail the culling of wild horses. They've lived this way for decades and
are an integral part of the American landscape. Let our children and their children enjoy the majesty and beauty of these magnificent creatures!

Sharon Kuwahara

Let the horses roam free. They were here first and deserve freedom. How would you like being confined?

GRACE

Anybody wonders what they do with captured horses or donkeys?????????

Susie Vegas

The BLM has been torturing horses here for years, and many times the babies die in the roundup. Put birth control in some food, drop it, always give them water, and leave them the hell alone! They were here way before you

April Holman

I feel that one should leave well enough alone! These horses are for many of us, true beauty IN nature and love to roam it as such. The world has enough cruelty in it, so please let these horses be free for themselves, but also in a strange way freedom for us:) God bless.

Karen J. Miro

Please let the horses live out their lives in their natural habitat. That is where they are born and that is where they should stay!

Debra McDaniel

Our leaders constantly tell us that America is exceptional. If this plan goes through we will be exceptionally stupid. The rest of the world will look at what we do to those who share our planet and know that we are not exceptional just exceptionally cruel and stupid. We cannot do this. We must let these creatures run free as God intended and to hell with the greedy ranchers. They will just have to learn to share since there are only so many resources on this planet and they just can't have all of them.

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