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America’s wild horses are being betrayed...be their voice!

May 24, 2017 | wild horses

Friends of Animals worst nightmare is contained in the Trump administration’s proposed Interior Department budget released May 23, 2017—it calls for the slaughter and unrestricted sale by the Bureau of Land Management of the nearly 50,000 wild horses imprisoned in holding pens who it can’t adopt out.

We are sickened by this, but not surprised that wild horses are once again being scapegoated. The BLM has always treated wild horses as pests whose numbers are unsustainable for the land, all the while treating cattle and sheep ranchers as clients. And now wild horses have to contend with the Administration’s push for more drilling on public lands.

Please be a voice for America’s wild horses. Call and write your U.S. Senators and Representatives and tell them to:

● Oppose the removal of sale restrictions on captured wild horses and burros in the FY 2018 budget;

● Oppose the weakening of any language prohibiting slaughter of healthy horses by the BLM or its contractors placed in the FY 2018 budget;

● Attach a stipulation to the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 that would allow wild horses to be returned or relocated to Herd Areas in states where wild horses once roamed but have been wiped out—Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

● Restrict cattle and sheep ranchers from grazing in wild horse Herd Management Areas

 

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Comments

Save the horses, don't kill them!

Please do not allow this slaughter to occur.

Horses can't speak for themselves

The wild horses are a part of our national history and should be preserved! Trump needs to consider all aspects of his decisions before he makes them... not just the financial gains of big corporations!

President Trump I voted for you. But this is wrong ! Please don't do this !!!

What gives you the right to kill these indecent horses, they didn't ask to be put in a jail of HELL!

These beautiful horses should not be slaughtered!!

Please stop the barbaric slaughter of 50,000 horses by the Bureau of Land Management. Please oppose the removal of sale restrictions on captured wild horses and burros. Please oppose the weakening of the language used prohibiting the slaughter of these animals. I don't understand why these animals are not left wild in the first place. Please attach a stipulation to the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and burros Act of 1971. This would allow wild horses to be returned or relocated to Herd Areas in states where they once roamed. It is the only right thing to do, so I ask you to do the right thing where these animal are concerned. Thank you for your time and attention to this issue. Sincerely, Lauren Bohannan

Wild horses are PROTECTED! DO YOUR JOB AND PROTECT THEM!

I have supported Trump in several decisions but this one is offensive to the core. How can you be pro-life yet slaughter innocent horses? Certainly your administration can find a better solution.

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