The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from you.
The fight to keep wild horses and burros free on our public lands is more urgent than ever.
- Congress is considering an appropriations bill that could pave the way for the Bureau of Land Management’s forced roundup of 90,000 wild horses and burros from public lands over the next five years. This is the first installment of the BLM’s multi-billion dollar proposal to cull wild horse populations back to extinction levels, a plan that will push the program off the fiscal cliff and could result in the mass slaughter of America’s national icons.
- The BLM’s cruel and inhumane summer assault on wild horses is already underway across the West as of July 1. Helicopter roundups in the sweltering desert heat involve tiny, vulnerable foals who risk being literally run to death after miles-long helicopter chases. The BLM plans to round up and remove more than 5,000 federally-protected wild horses and burros from public lands by September.
If there was ever a time that wild horses and burros needed your support, now is that time.
We hope to hear from you soon, and that you are ready to get back in the fight to defend these national treasures,