TAKE ACTION: Get the Senate back on track
The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
News & Alerts
You’ll remember the joy we felt just months ago when — after months of lobbying, thousands of calls and emails and ads — the U.S. House of Representatives passed a game-changing amendment requiring the BLM to spend $11 million to implement humane PZP fertility control programs as a step toward ending cruel and costly wild horse roundups.
We had high hopes that the Senate would follow suit, but it’s currently headed in the wrong direction and we need to urge an immediate course correction. The draft funding bill released by the Senate Appropriations Committee not only does not earmark funds for humane fertility control, it actually increases funding by $14.2 million for the roundup and warehousing of wild horses and burros in massive feedlot-like holding facilities.
We still have time to get things back on track: The Senate can still fund fertility control in its final bill and House leadership can negotiate in committee to keep its bipartisan wild horse protection amendment in the final bill. None of this will happen unless you reach out to your Senators and Congressperson today!
Urgent: Contact Congress TODAY
Please Contact Your Two Senators and One Representative Today:
- Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your two Senators and one Representative. You will likely be asked to leave a message. Simply say,
“I’m [Name] from [City/Town] and as Congress works on a final FY21 spending bill, I’m calling to ask that you please do all you can to ensure that $11 million in funding to implement PZP fertility control is retained in the final spending package. PZP is a humane way for BLM to manage wild horses and an alternative to cruel roundups. Thank you.”
We know that there’s a better, more scientific, and more humane way to manage wild horse populations. We’ve proven it time and time again. Now we need to reach out to our federal legislators TODAY and urge them to do everything they can to ensure the humane management of our wild horses.
This bipartisan measure would represent a powerful step toward ending the current costly and cruel practice of rounding these animals up with helicopters and incarcerating them in holding pens for life. Will you speak up today?
We are on the cusp of a giant breakthrough in the fight to protect our nation’s wild horses and burros. Now let’s keep the momentum going.
Thank you for taking action!
American Wild Horse Campaign