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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Liza Englander

Wild horses were born free and that's the way they should remain, free. Rounding tem up and confining them is utterly cruel. Let them in peace.
Liza Englander


Wild horses are American treasures. They should not be rounded up so that the cattle industry can further profit.

Carol Self

I believe we are here as stewards of the earth. We reap what we sow and our children suffer. This is all about greed. Very sad.

Jack Daniels

These animals need to be protected and allowed to be free!


Please use your power judiciously and compassionately

Thank you
Jack Daniels
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Elizabeth van d...

The BLM needs to think outside the box and stop using cruelty and violence to manage one of our last American natural resources. How many sheep and cattle are grazing on public lands??? The BLM would never dare to start rounding THEM up!! There are millions of head of cattle and sheep out there and only some thousands of horses spread over the vast western US. C'Mon. Surely the Federal Government can do better than to contribute to the abuse and suffering of animals in this country???

Rosemary B Carlson

These are beautiful animals that help man in more ways than any man can help each other. Man is cruel, animals only know love, so leave the horses live in peace. They aren't bothering anyone, they live together and find their food and water.,

M. Blake

Let the horses live out their lives free and naturally. The horse has become an iconic symbol for the American frontier. First it was the Native Americans, then the Buffalo, now the horses! When does the government madness stop! STOP!

Cheryl Kallenbach

I am sick and tired of our PUBLIC LANDS being managed for a few mega ranchers. The PUBLIC LANDS the BLM is suppose to be managing for the good of the PUBLIC have been managed strictly for range land for mega cattle ranchers for eons. It is time for the BLM to listen to the public and not the $$$ they are getting from the ranchers. To start with your methods of rounding the horses up are inhumane - I have no idea how many horses you have run to death or crippled in your insane haste to appease the ranchers but it needs to stop. The wild horses are a big part of our heritage and need to protected just like any other National Treasure. Thee the right thing to do and there is the wrong thing to do - what you - the BLM - is planning is so far WRONG it's ludicrous. How about listening to the PUBLIC - who owns the land - for a change???


The government has no money to help home owners in desperate need but no problem to waste tax money on rounding up innocent wild horses.

linda boyce tibbets

i have lived all over this world, i have seen the seven wonders- but the most beautiful thing i have ever experienced was here in colorado. my husband worked for the forest service on blm land and i often would join him where he was working for a picnic in this beautiful mountain area. one day we looked up and saw wild horses running, there were 14 of them, the lead horse was a large white with a mane about 2.5 ft long flying in the wind. she stopped and looked at us, rared back on her hind legs set out a powerful whinnie and the rest followed her very quickly away from us. there is not a more beautiful sight than horses running free. please don't take this from future generations. it would be like tethering an eagle