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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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Annie Somers

Agree, wild horses should be left to roam and be protected to be able to live free on the land. As RJ Brown wrote below, I agree and ask the same: "Wild horses do not belong in any type of holding facilities. I strongly urge the BLM to consider management options that provide maximum protection for American mustangs and wild burros. Consequently I strongly object to and oppose any BLM actions to remove/eradicate/reduce numbers/sterilize wild horses from the Great Divide Basin and Salt Wells Creek Herd Management Areas, the Adobe Town Herd Management Area and the White Mountain Herd Management Area.

I urge the BLM to adopt policies that give horses their fair share of habitat and keep them on the range where they belong."

Debra & family ...

BLM is in the wrong and taking away the freedom the horses were given. leave them alone. I agree with RJ Browne that they need to give these horses a chance. I urge everyone to write to county to ask for an appeal to leave wild horses in their place.

Sandy Sutton

Can't you hear us? Stop using our tax dollars for something we DO NOT WANT!

Sandy Sutton

Can't you hear us? Stop using our tax dollars for something we DO NOT WANT!

sandy weinstein

the blm has been crooked for yrs. had people that sold horses to slaughter houses in us and mexico and pocketed the money. they dont care how many horse they kill in round ups during which they terrorize the horses. the ones that get hurt get sold to slaughter houses. this dept has been mismanaged for many yrs. the troubles go back over 20 yrs....i used to live in n va. and there were articles in the paper many times abt problems with the blm.

nicole burchell

this is wrong let the free be free!!!!!! how can anyone do this???

the Fox Family

''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.''

Eileen Gannon

God created these beautiful animals for a reason. They were meant to roam free. Stop these horrific practices!

Dana

Please leave these beautiful creatures alone.....

Phyllis LeCuru Ryan

How dare you, BLM. These horses belong in the wild. What do you want, to wipe them out like the Office of Indian Affairs did our Native Americans? You have no right to do this, just because you exist. Leave them be.

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