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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Diane Vieau

You had it right in 1971. They deserve protection.



Pamela Dountas

Why don't we drop feed that contains birth control?
Let private rescues manage the heards with gov. money until the numbers are reduced.

Barbara Cannova

Wild horses are wild for a reason. That is how they live. American taxpayer dollars should not be spending money to capture and torture these magnificent animals. Leave these horses where they are so that future generations may enjoy the splendor of these magnificent creatures.


stop distroying everthing you touch what ever your reasons, it's not good enough and it will never will be good enough.

Kathy Fargnoli

As an educator and animal lover i urge you to please let the horses run free. I urge you to adopt policies that give horses their fair share of the land and keep them free and on the range were they belong. All my students and myself know you will protect our wild horses.

Dr. Jesse W Baker

All life is sacred.

Please, please quit destroying it!

Comtessa de Met...

The BLM is nothing more than a Whore to the very generously subsidized Ranching Industry and these animals suffer inhumane conditions at their hands and ultimately land as horse meat in foreign countries. Just like any useless,costly and corrupt Government Agency, they should be fazed out and replaced by citizen watchdogs..

Jeannie Hall

Enough is enough. They are wild horses for a reason. Stop destroying the these beautiful creatures and taking their land. Have you ever just stood back and watched the beauty of them just running and and playing? God put them here for a reason let them be.

Linda Antonioli

It seems unthinkable that the heritage of horses in America and their illustrious place in history is not enough to protect them from these heinous practices. I implore the BLM to stop inhumane round-ups of wild horses and revise your management plans immediately. The world is watching.