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Petitioning President Obama & Members of Congress

Protect the last American Wild Horses from Slaughter


The current massive Western land grab by oil, gas and mining corporations is exploiting millions of acres in the Western United States.

The current excessive land exploitation is affecting all wild life species including the American Wild Horse. To the extent that there are now more wild horses housed in BLM holding facilities than remain on the open range.

Millions of taxpayer dollars are being used to corral the few remaining American wild horses, which are then underfed, forced into inhumane and diseased living conditions to live out their lives, sold for adoption, or can possibly end up going to Mexican or Canadian slaughterhouses for human consumption.

The Bureau of Land Management estimates it has over 40,000 wild horses in holding facilities, costing taxpayers $120,000 a day.

To learn more, and to learn about Wild Horses and Renegades, the documentary which exposes this awful situation, visit

Letter to
President Obama & Members of Congress
We are losing our wild horses and the last of the pristine public lands in the West. I call on you and urge you, our elected officials in the White House and Congress, to:

1) Get the Department of Interior/BLM suspend all roundups and return healthy horses currently in short- and long-term government holding facilities to the millions of available acres on Herd Areas and Herd Management Areas that BLM has zeroed-out.

2) Restore protections included in the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act, and return healthy wild horses and burros to public land designated primarily for their use by Congress.

3) Call for immediate Congressional hearings regarding the mismanagement of our wild herds and further investigate the Bureau of Land Management. This rogue agency is despoiling our wild herds on public lands, and decimating one of America’s, and the world’s, most spectacular natural resources.

Wild Horses and burros matter to me. Please take action now to help protect them and their wild, Western homes!

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