The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
On behalf of the American Wild Horse Campaign and our Government Relations team, I wanted to say thank you. Your continued support helps us keep up our legislative fight to protect the rights of America’s wild horses and burros. Just this year, your support helped us to secure $11 million for fertility control funding in the U.S. House!
Unfortunately, over the last few months especially — the freedom of these cherished animals has faced constant threats. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) continues to conduct brutal helicopter roundups of federally-protected wild horses.
And this year, more horses will be in government holding than ever before. There are already over 50,000 wild horses and burros that have been stockpiled in government holding at the expense of taxpayers, and by the end of this fiscal year (Sept. 30) this number will skyrocket to at least 60,000.
Thankfully, we have some members of Congress who stand alongside us in our fight to protect wild horses and burros!
Your U.S. Representative Joe Neguse has always been a steadfast advocate for wild horse and burro protection, and he and several other members of Congress have advocated for alternatives to cruel roundups, including Appropriations legislation that would ensure that a significant portion of funding for the Wild Horse and Burro Program would go to:
- The implementation of humane birth control;
- Prioritization of public-private partnerships with nonprofit organizations;
- A permanent ban on barbaric mare surgical sterilization;
- And a requirement that the BLM evaluate and report on formerly zeroed-out wild horse areas for relocating horses as an alternative to holding facilities.
Rep. Neguse is also in a prominent position, as the Chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands for the House Natural Resources Committee, with influence over bills that could impact wild horses and burros.
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Thank you for your support,
Holly Gann Bice
Director of Government Relations
American Wild Horse Campaign