Don't  Give the Bureau of Land Management More Money for Wild Horse Roundups
  • Petitioned Rep. Michael Capuano

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Rep. Michael Capuano
Utah-01
Rep. Rob Bishop
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Rep. Donna Christensen
Washington-04
Rep. Doc Hastings
Louisiana-04
Rep. John Fleming
Arizona-07
Rep. Ed Pastor

Don't Give the Bureau of Land Management More Money for Wild Horse Roundups

    1. Stephanie Feldstein
    2. Petition by

      Stephanie Feldstein

      Ypsilanti, MI

On March 3, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will testify before the House Natural Resources Committee. He plans to ask for a $12 million budget increase for the wild horse and burro program, for a whopping $75 million to be spent on animal cruelty in the next fiscal year.

The Bureau of Land Management has finally responded to intense public pressure with a plan to reform the wild horse and burro program, including a greater emphasis on population control through fertility programs. The agency is also contracting with the National Academy of Sciences to advise how the BLM should proceed and says it will hold a series of public meetings to keep the dialogue open.

These are all good steps, but the BLM plans to continue their wild horse roundups. According to their proposal, another 15,000 wild horses will be removed from public lands and sent to government holding facilities by the end of 2012. Even with increased adoptions, the number of wild horses being held captive by the government could surpass 50,000 by the end of next year ... far more than the number of horses left on the range.

In FY 2010, the BLM received a budget increase that went toward rounding up horses and warehousing them in government holding facilities. Tell the House not to make that same mistake. They should not only reject Salazar's request for a budget increase, but continue to support Rep. Burton's amendment for a $2 million budget cut.

The BLM needs to reform their wild horse program without wasting any more taxpayer dollars on inhumane roundups and keeping mustangs captive.

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    1. Reached 2 signatures
    2. Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Animal Law Coalition provides the numbers on why Congress needs to cut BLM's spending:

    3. Reached 1 signatures
    4. Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Congress has until April 8 to figure out the spending bill. If they reject the BLM's requested increase, 5,000 wild horses and burros will be spared capture. Keep the pressure on!

    5. Reached 1 signatures
    6. Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Over the next 7 days, the BLM will be testifying on Capitol Hill, asking for their budget increase. Tell your reps to deny the request!

    7. Reached 250 signatures
    8. Bureau of Land Management to Ask for More Money for Wild Horse Roundups

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      First, the good news: the Bureau of Land Management is finally responding to the public outcry against the wild horse roundups. Yesterday, the BLM announced a plan to fast-track reforms to its wild horse and burro program.
      The agency plans to...

    9. Reached 10 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Mariah Moskowitz SAG HARBOR, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      This BLM thing has angered me my whole life, and the continue to do the same s**t they did decades ago! They need to be stopped, or they need to regulated!!

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    • Sheree Kren OAKHURST, NJ
      • over 3 years ago

      REFORM NOW PLEASE.

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    • DEBBIE LANE WAUCONDA, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      THIS IS GOING TO BE SIMPLE FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAN!! I DO NOT WANT MY TAX DOLLARD GOING TO HELP THE HORSE ROUND UP. IT IS CRUEL AND UNNESSARY. IT IS ALL ABOUT GREED !!!! DEBBIE LANE

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    • Mary Zagar DEATSVILLE, AL
      • over 3 years ago

      When the Republican Party is asking for more budget cuts, this is one way to cut over $12,000 per year by allowing nature to be free! Why add more dollars or spend any on this wasteful program? And there is a proposal by a foundation that would have saved you $2,000 per horse per year to maintain, and it was turned down?

      Where is your fiscal responsibility?

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    • Ellen Kay Rees NEW BOSTON, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      God put these animals on the earth, how can you so inhumanly kill them?

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