The greatest threat to wild horses in our lifetimes
The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
News & Alerts
William Perry Pendley, the Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced this week that it would cost the taxpayers $5,000,000,000.00 to clear public lands of wild horses.
Pendley knows exactly what he’s doing. By putting an outrageously high price tag on humane management of wild horses and burros, he’s laying the groundwork to make the case that non-lethal management of wild horses is too expensive and that slaughter is the only option.
Just last week, Pendley labeled wild horses an “existential threat” to public lands in America, even though wild horses aren’t even present on 88% of BLM lands.
Pendley’s goal is to divert attention away from the commercial industries, including livestock grazing, that are the true “existential” threats to public lands, while simultaneously securing funding from Congress for unprecedented mass wild horse and burro roundups.
Pendley is executing a sophisticated propaganda campaign against wild horses. Phase 1 was to establish a fake crisis of wild horse overpopulation. That has largely been achieved with the HSUS, ASPCA and Return to Freedom capitulation to the livestock industry agenda of reducing wild horse and burro populations to near extinction levels.
Phase 2, to convince Congress that non-lethal management of wild horses is too expensive, is now underway.
This represents the greatest threat to the survival of wild horses and could result in their extinction. We need to organize and fight back like never before.
That’s why we’re asking each of you, if possible, to make a donation to support our work. Every single donation helps us send a message to Congress and Pendley: We will not let you exterminate wild horses!
This won’t be an easy fight — Which is why we are so grateful for your support at this critical time.
American Wild Horse Campaign