Save our Wild Mustangs, our proud living legacy! America won't be "GREAT" without them!
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America's wild horse are under attack!
The costly and cruel Federal program seeks to wipe out wild horses from our public land and our national legacy. In 1971, the Wild Free-Roaming horses and burros act was adopted: the Congress realized these iconic animals were fast disappearing and they acted unanimously to save them when they were only 25,000 left...
BUT now, the BLM only allows a maximum of 27,000 Wild horses and Burros while there is 1 million livestock. 8 times more federally managed land is authorized for livestock grazing than wild horses. This livestock grazing cost $500 million per year to taxpayers while only 3% of America' Beef supply comes from these cattle...
70 % of the Bureau of Land Management's budget is spent on roundups and stockpiling while less than 1% is spent of fertility control and keeping horses on the range. Over 45,000 of the animals are stockpiled in government holding facilities.
Now, with the new administration in place at the White House, those wild horses are in more danger than ever: in September 2016 already, the BLM National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board recommended that the horses now in holding facilities be killed. After an uproar, the previous government maintained that the agency will "continue its current policy of caring for unadopted or unsold wild horses and burros" and will "not sell or send any animals to slaughter." However, Trump’s agricultural advisory team includes two members who have long worked toward that end: Oklahoma state senator Eddie Fields, author of a bill that overturned a 50-year-old ban on horse slaughter for human consumption, and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, who signed the Fields bill into law.
My goal with this petition is to protect America’s wild horses and burros by stopping the federal government’s systematic elimination of these national icons from our public lands, as well as to reassigned the BLM budget to focus on fertility control and adoption.
It’s not too late to act to save the Mustangs! America certainly won't be "Great again" without them!
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