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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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Adrienne Arnold

Please let these beautiful creatures live out their lives in peace and freedom!

Denise Brooke

Leave the wild horse where they are! Big mistake to move them. What a travesty our country will allow this abuse of native species. Horrid!

Silvia

Email sent. There's so little left of what made America a great country. Wild Horses are an integral part of our history. It's shameful what the BLM does to them !

Lynn Frattasio

These wild horses deserve compassion & safety & those in authority need to protect them. Please make the right choice.

Rebecca Maine

BLM...You are so cruel. So inhumane...Let them be to do what they have done for hundreds of years...RUN FREE. Why can't someone stop this atrocity?

Linda Weiland

BLM, please leave the wild horses as they are: Wild.

Emma

Keep these beautiful, noble horses where they belong - in the fields, on the range. it is just plain horrifyingly wrong to destroy them, to hound them, to abuse them.

Kathy

Why does the BLM do this? Is there a reason? Are the horses over populating? Of course I would want the wild horses to be left alone to live in the wild.

Patricia Newton

It's not right and you know it! They are born free. Let them roam free. This is their home..we are the visitors. Leave them alone. You disgust this nation! This is outrageous and I am urging everyone I know on Facebook to share what you are going to do to these beautiful creatures. Don't do it. We want our nations pride back!!! You are making this nation a disgrace!!!!!!

Jane Makowski

Please protect our wild horses. They deserve to be treated like the treasure they are.

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