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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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Rosie Almanza

It's a BIG Mistake what BLM is doing, they have to leave our Wild Horses to live in their natural habitat, they need their space, they need their FREEDOM, please don't take them away from where they belong,

Ken Lougheed

Have you thought of contacting the actor Viggo Mortensen. He is big on helping with horse concerning issues.

jill

he is awesome. he used to pay my vet to help with costs for strays they had.

Ken Lougheed

Have you thought of contacting the actor Viggo Mortensen. He is big on helping with horse concerning issues.

Patricia Mesojednik

As long as ranchers pay large fees for grazing rights on federal lands, horses will be shuttle off to holding areas where they are fed o taxpayer dollars instead of grazing.

Lynda Haynes

Just like the Indians/Native Americans wer shuttled off by the federal government when we landed here. It is the same scenario only with the native horse herds left when the Spanish departed and others released horses into the wild when they no longer wanted or needed them. We can't allow the BLM (which is a nightmare in itself) to go unchecked and let money and greed destroy the last of this wild beautiful herds of wild horses. We need wild things in order to live as human beings Please join this fight it is well worth it.

Phyllis LeCuru Ryan

I agree with you 100 %, Lynda and commented on the way the horses are being treated like our Native Americans. It is a travesty.

tree hugger

lynda and phyllis,it is now the native americans who are helping blm.

HELENA HEFFINGE...

I CAN,T BELIEVE IT, ..................CAN,T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kim

SOME TRIBES ARE ACTUALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR BRANDING THEIR WILD HORSES AND SELLING THEM TO SLAUGHTER BUYERS - DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE!

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