My name is Robin, and I'm 11 years old (that's me in this photo by Cynthia Smalley, with Thor, a mustang she rescued from government holding pens!) People call me “Wild Mustang Robin” because I want to save wild horses like Wild Horse Annie, who got the government to pass laws protecting the horses of the American West. But I'm worried that the government isn't keeping its promise.
I started this petition with my mom because we read a news report about a man named Tom Davis who bought hundreds of wild horses from the government, some for as little as $10. Now no one knows where they are. I am afraid they were killed because the article also said he supports horse slaughter and he's friends with people who are known for killing horses.
The government is supposed to be protecting wild horses, but instead they use helicopters to round them up and send them to holding facilities. The holding facilities fill up and they sell the horses to people like Tom Davis without a way to make sure the horses don't end up slaughtered.
We need to restore the basic protections that Wild Horse Annie won for horses and make sure they're not sold for slaughter. Help me tell the government to stop selling our wild horses and start protecting them.
I am joining 11-year-old Robin Warren in asking you to protect wild horses from slaughter.
A recent investigation revealed that hundreds of wild horses have been sold in bulk to a man with ties to the slaughter industry who will not say where they are now. This is the latest in a string of accusations of mismanagement of America’s wild horses.
I urge you to immediately suspend the wild horse program -- including horse roundups and the sale of horses already in holding facilities -- until it can be thoroughly investigated by independent third party experts and reformed to ensure that the law Wild Horse Annie fought so hard to get passed is followed.
America's wild horses are supposed to be protected because they are historically significant and they contribute to the rangeland of the West. Please stop selling them to people who can sell them for slaughter.