HSUS Humane Alert: Urge the BLM to End Wild Horse Roundups
Posted by Texas Mustang Project on August 19, 2010
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Comments are now due by September 3. Because of problems with the online form, the BLM has agreed to allow an extra month for the public to comment. If you had difficulty submitting comments, please try again using our email form.
We have the opportunity to stop the cruel and senseless killing of wild horses. The federal government is accepting public comments on its new policy for wild horse management through September 3, 2010. Please speak out now.
Over the past 10 years, the Bureau of Land Management has removed some 74,000 wild horses and burros from the range, and it intends to remove another 12,000 horses this year.
The BLM must end the practice of removing wild horses and burros from the range and seriously reconsider its current policies and procedures. The HSUS has long struggled to convince the agency to reform a program that is clearly broken. Keeping these wild animals in captivity eats up more than 75% of the BLM’s budget for wild horse and burro management. The program is so expensive, that the agency has considered reducing the number of horses in holding facilities by euthanizing or selling them for slaughter.
The BLM must cease the roundups immediately and seriously reconsider its current policies and procedures, choosing humane, fiscally responsible methods such as fertility control.
The BLM it is accepting public input on the proposal (called a Strategy Development Document) that it will use to develop a long-term plan. It intends to submit the plan to Congress this fall. The deadline for public comments is September 3.
Please fill out and submit the form by clicking here to submit your comments on the proposed wild horse management policy. Be sure to personalize the text below to make your message stand out.
- BLM National Wild Horse and Burro Program