Wild Horse Annie gave her life’s work to creating a law that protects wild horses and burros. Her law had two requirements: 1) motorized vehicles are not to be used to capture wild horses and burros and 2) watering holes must not be closed off or polluted. The BLM was given an exemption to the law for wild horses on public land – that’s the only place they exist! So the law is effectively castrated, dishonoring the living symbols of the west and their heroine Wild Horse Annie’s memory and life’s work.
We believe that no person or organization should be exempt from our responsibility as humans to treat animals humanely. We want the government to follow the laws of its citizenry. We want Wild Horse Annie’s simple law to be restored to its original intent and we want the cruel helicopter roundups and water manipulation to stop.
Please help save the wild horses by asking our government to follow the laws of the people and to be humane to our wild spirits of the West.
The Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
The United States House of Representative
The United States Senate
The Secretary of the State of Nevada Ross Miller
We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that the Bureau of Land Management adhere to the same rules and regulations as the general public in regards to the humane treatment of wild horses and burros. We find it unreasonable that the Secretary of the Interior, the Bureau of Land Management, or any person or organization, is found to be exempt from our collective responsibility as humans to treat animals humanely. We further find it unreasonable that the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture are permitted to define “humane” as it pertains to their own areas of command. We respectfully request that the Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 be restored to its original intent, that no person or organization would be permitted to capture wild horses and burros by means of motorized vehicles, or by polluting or closing off watering holes, as these methods have been proven inhumane.