Hi, I am 12 year old Robin Warren; here's me watching a helicopter roundup on July 26th, 2013. Watching the roundup in person inspired me to create this petition and a musical to help tell the story.
Every year, thousands of wild horses and burros are rounded up by helicopters. During the summer heat and the winter snow, even during foaling season, the horses are driven for miles out from their home on the range and into captivity. The lucky ones will be adopted by loving homes. But the rest of them will live out their days in overcrowded and ill-prepared holding facilities.
Recently my friends and I started a petition about the conditions of the holding facilities. Now we are asking that the BLM stops bringing horses in that they are not prepared to care for. We want the horses managed where they are – on the open range. The helicopter method is outdated, unnecessary and cruel.
"To the horses and burros, the helicopters are monsters. Please, let the horses live free and die free." -Wild Mustang Robin (Robin Warren) age 12