• Petitioning Joan Guilfoyle

This petition will be delivered to:

Chief, Division of Wild Horses and Burros
Joan Guilfoyle
Secretary of the Interior
Sally Jewell (Secretary of the Interior)


    1. Petition by

      YEA! - Youths' Equine Alliance

Captive wild horses and burros are forced to stand in the snow without shelter. This summer they endured record heat. Winter or summer, they have no relief. They need your help. (Photo by Cat Kindsfather) 

Joan Guilfoyle, Chief, Division of Wild Horses and Burros
Sally Jewell (Secretary of the Interior), Secretary of the Interior
We support the GIMME SHELTER campaign to provide shelter to the wild horses and burros being held in short- and long-term holding facilities throughout the West. We want our names and comments on the record.

No person or organization should be allowed to treat animals inhumanely. The government should be held to the same standard as its citizens in regards to humane treatment of animals.

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. "Gimme Shelter Petition makes News"

      Las Vegas teen launches petition to protect wild horses, burros

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    2. Reached 20,000 signatures
    3. Reno News covers conditions at the facility

      Concerns Over Conditions at Palomino Valley Wild Horse Center

      For years we've seen Nevada's wild horses chased by helicopters, rounded up and forced into captivity. It began in 1971, when Congress directed the Secretary of the Interior to "protect and manage" them. Post-roundup, the horses are taken to holding facilities like the one 25 miles north of Reno, the BLM's Palomino Valley National Wild Horse and Burro Center.

    4. Reached 17,500 signatures
    5. Thanks to a Friend of the Horses: Monika Courtney

      "It is not rocket science to erect shade structures. It is setting priorities and respecting these animals as more than collected wares. The lack of federal guidelines pertaining to animal welfare for horses in holding is a disgrace and must be fixed. "
      Monika Courtney, Wild Horse Advocate

      Many thanks to Monika Courtney for her countless contributions behind the scenes and for being a catalyst for this campaign, an Independent Wild Horse Advocate, and inspiring us to help raise awareness of this urgent campaign. To get on Monika's mailing list please email her at TCOURT5096@AOL.COM

    6. Reached 15,000 signatures
    7. Native Wild Horse Protection leads the GIMME SHELTER campaign

      Native Wild Horse Protection

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    8. Reached 1,500 signatures
    9. Reached 25 signatures
    10. Investigative Reporter George Knapp on the crisis at holding facilities

      George Knapp: The BLM is not listening

      Maybe you are one of those hard-bark, Western cowpoke types who doesn't exactly get misty-eyed by the vision of a herd of wild mustangs majestically galloping across the sage-dotted open ranges of...


    Reasons for signing

    • formolo teresa CARNIERES, CO
      • 8 days ago


      • 8 days ago


    • Anne Elkins ANACORTES, WA
      • 12 days ago

      This insufferable cruelty MUST stop. There is no place for such cruelty in this world. Horses helped us settle our country, give us companionship, beauty, entertainment, and this is how we treatment. This must stop!

    • Emma Reeves GENEVA, IL
      • 12 days ago

      Because horses deserve to be respected, loved, and cared for in the ultimately best way. Who are we to think we are better than absolutely any other beings.

    • Loretta Herger SUN CITY, AZ
      • 12 days ago

      Animals should not be treated like this.


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