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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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JULIANNA BENEFIELD

This is soo unfair. These wonderful animals belong to AMERICA & the BLM has no bussiness destroying them & their lands . They are doing this for the cattle farmers , so they can use the land. This needs to be stopped & looked into. Leave these horses alone , they belong to our children & their children . I have been aware of this for years & have sent MANY letters & calls. I hope this is stopped here.

Melanie Salazar

Please allow these horses to live a natural life, unfettered and wild! I like to think there are still animals allowed this.

Colleen

There are no words that can describe what horrors these beautiful creatures have endured in what is supposed to be the governments idea of caring for them. Please let them be the way their creator intended them to be, free.

Diane Biega

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Steve Hoover

BLM has continually mismanaged wild life and the land resources in general. Its time they start to care for our animals as they were created to do.

Steve Hoover

BLM has continually mismanaged wild life and the land resources in general. Its time they start to care for our animals as they were created to do. Leave the horses where they are.

Steve Hoover

The BLM has mismanaged our resourses since their creation. Leave the horses where they are.

Loraine Sherman

Please give these beautiful animals a chance to have the life they deserve and keep them on the range where they belong.

Anonymous

Leave these horses alone! They should be free to roam in their natural habitat as god intended. Congress and the people intended for them to be free, happy, healthy, and not confined. Let not greed ruin their intended destiny for these wild horses.

Lauren

Also, Willie Nelson seems to be a big advocate for saving the horses. Reach out to those who have a big voice that can carry your message even further!

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