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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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Rex Lee

Horses have been of assistance to Mankind since time began and this is the thanks they get from Mankind. These are Wild Horses and need to be left alone to roam in their Natural Habitat. It is part of our Heritage!

Yolanda Clay

Wild Horses are part of our national heritage. They deserve to live on the land, OUR FEDERAL LAND, in freedom and protected.

Yolanda Clay

Wild Horses are a part of our National Heritage. They deserve to live on the land, OUR FEDERAL LAND, in freedom and protected.

Crystal A. Edwards

God put these animals on this planet to keep man company, and he made woman last, but it is predominantly we women who rescue the animals, more so than man. If God had wanted his creatures bottled up and never allowed to be free, he would never have created them in the first place. I'm ready to do battle with the BLM over this issue. Let those horses and burros go wild, leave them alone, stop harming them, let them be, and let them be free as they were meant to be. Let them be free as God wanted them to be, or you will have Him to answer to, and you have me to answer to as an animal rescuer. I have proudly rescued both domestic and wild animals, and they were released back into the wild and are safe. Why can you not do the same?

Sylvia

Amen! The BLM & the government in general have overstepped their boundaries in every aspect of our lives and our animals lives. Someone has to help protect the wild horses & burros! God created these beautiful animals to help man. At the rate things are going, we are going to need these animals to help us (and I'm not talking about for consumption) but for transportation. LEAVE the WILD HORSES & BURROS ALONE!!!

Sylvia

I pray for these precious horses every day. I pray for all of God's creatures great & small. I plead the blood of Jesus and God's divine protection over the wild horses and the burros. Only HE can!

Janae Graham

Fellow comrades, I agree that BLM should not disturb the wild horses. The animal is a friend not an enemy, only if we act as the enemy they will turn on us, but they deserve to live their lives as wild, graceful, and unbinding spirits as the natives once knew them to be. We our selves admit that they deserve our respect and their freedom. If, BLM can't be stop than together we might save some of what's left of the western regions wild mustangs. All we must now do is pray that they'll reconsider. So, all forgiving souls come together to save the innocence of wild horses.

Kate Brooks

I would love to help make sure that Wild Horses are able to have their right to be free,and put an end to Standard Bred horse show abusers and find homes for Retired Race Horses instead of becoming dog food, how do I go about this...Kate

CONNIE

What has happened to organizations?? Save the animals that God Created for all of us. Stop the GREED,SELFISH,INHUMAN ACTIONS AND DO SAVE THE HORSES THAT OUR LORD LOVED?? FREEDOM IS NEEDED FOR HUMANS AND ANIMALS WHAT IS HAPPENING TO COMMON SENSE?? HAVE WE LOST ALL OF OUR RESPECT FOR ANIMALS CAUSE OF NO MORE MORAL OR RESPECT TO ANIMALS THAT LOVE AND NEED US>

Chris

The BLM must stop this cruelty. The horses and burros need to be left in their wild/ natural habitat. The BLM needs to protect them. When you look back in US History, you will find that when humans and animals have been treated in this type of manner, they have become extinct or near extinction. The BLM must be told to preserve these animals, not repeat horrible history. President Lincoln even said that land needs to be set aside for the preservation of the flora, fauna and animals. If we don't protect it, it will be gone, never to return. The animals and environment need to be protected for not just this generation, but for several generations to come. BLM, Protect these animals, not relocate and destroy. Add and protect more land for these animals. DO NOT DECIMATE THESE ANIMALS, if you do you should suffer a similar fate, if not here, then when you face God on judgement day. We (humans) are to be caretakers of our environment AND animals, NOT destructors.

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