The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently conducting a roundup of over 2,500 wild horses in Nevada's Calico Mountains. Two horses have already died in the first week and many more are likely to be injured, not to mention their family structures destroyed, before they even make it to the holding facilities.
These horses are supposed to be protected under the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971. The BLM isn't supposed to be authorized to remove the horses or to house them on privates lands and lands away from their home territories. The BLM has used secrecy and deceit -- bypassing public comment periods and claiming healthy herds are starving -- in order to deplete the population of these American icons. The roundups are unnecessary, inhumane, and a waste of taxpayer dollars.
Please ask President Obama and your representatives to call for an immediate moratorium on BLM roundups and a review of wild horse programs.
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