Free Government-Held Wild Horses to Madeleine Pickens' Sanctuary
  • Petitioned Bob Abbey

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Bob Abbey
Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management
Mike Pool
Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management
Marcilynn Burke

Free Government-Held Wild Horses to Madeleine Pickens' Sanctuary

    1. Stephanie Feldstein
    2. Petition by

      Stephanie Feldstein

      Ypsilanti, MI

The federal government's controversial wild horse roundups have resulted in tens of thousands of wild horses being removed from public lands. Some of these horses are adopted out, but the government is currently keeping around 34,000 horses in expensive, inadequate holding facilities.

Madeleine Pickens, long-time horse advocate and wife of Texas billionaire, T. Boone Pickens, has purchased a 14,000-acre ranch in Nevada, which she plans to convert into an eco-sanctuary for horses. She has petitioned the government to free 1,000 horses from holding facilities to the sanctuary to start; she eventually hopes to buy enough land in the surrounding area to save all 34,000 wild horses in captivity.

The proposed government stipend would cost a fraction of what is being spent annually on the holding facilities, and the horses would get to return to their natural range.

Tell the Bureau of Land Management to approve Madeleine Pickens' proposal and free the wild horses.

Photo credit: Bureau of Land Management

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    1. Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      The BLM has announced that it's soliciting proposals for privately owned ecosanctuaries: They already have one from Ms. Pickens ... keep the pressure on for them to stop delaying its approval!

    2. Saving America's Mustangs Float Gallops into Rose Parade

      Jess Leber
      Petition Organizer

      For the first time, Saving America's Mustangs, the foundation started by Madeleine Pickens to protect America's wild horses, will have a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade.
      The 55-foot long and 35-foot high float is described by its designers as...

    3. Pickens' Plan for Horse Sanctuary Doesn't Win Over Local Officials

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Madeleine Pickens recently bought two ranches in Elko County, Nevada, in the hopes of turning them into an eco-sanctuary for wild horses who have been rounded up and shipped off to languish in government holding facilities. Last week, with the...

    4. Madeleine Pickens' Plan to Save America's Wild Horses

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Madeleine Pickens is known primarily for two things: her marriage to Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens and her advocacy on behalf of horses. Preferably not in that order, because Madeleine Pickens has been a champion for wild horses for a long time,...

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    • Irmgard Gutersohn ASPERG, GERMANY
      • over 3 years ago

      Please free the horses!

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    • luchie poco BENONI, GU
      • over 3 years ago

      Thank you madeleine!! Nevada is a disgrace !!! well done to you xx with love x

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    • Clare Staples LA, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Please please please let Madeleine Pickens help and save these wonderful horses. I have adopted three mustangs and they are the love of my life. I cannot bear for these amazing animals to be kept in these awful prisons. Clare xx

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    • Sharon Gragowski BRADENTON, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      Please, please, please free and protect our wild mustangs. Do not round them up as has been publicized and rather allow them onto Horse Sanctuaries They are as American as the Star Spangled Banner and are the catalyst of our/my American Dream. Inasmuch as we love America, we love these wild horses. They symbolize everything this country stands for. Freedom, beauty magnificence and the compassion and generosity of the American people. As a child, these mustangs symbolized America to me as much as Lady Liberty. Free some of them onto the Horse Sanctuary offered them by Ms. Pickens, and allow her and other Americans to keep these horses in their natural environment. What is being done with these thousands of horses by the Dpt of the Interior? They are mercilessly treated when rounded up, and they endure overcrowding, death, fear & inadequate conditions. Protect Americas' wild horses, Burea of Land Management. Some things will always be held very sacred to Americans, and this one of them.

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