Stop wild Horse Roundups, protect Horses from Cruelty and Slaughter
Please contact BLM to protest the harsh practice of chasing wild horses and burros with helicopters, often over exceedingly long distances. Please also ask that what appear to be no-bid contracts to BLMs primary round-up contractor, Catoor Livestock Roundup, Inc., totaling about 18 million dollars (our tax dollars!) since 1996, be subject to review. The owner of this company is a known convicted criminal!
BLMs primary concern in round-up operations continues to be efficiency, to the detriment of the horses? welfare. Instead of helicopters, urge officials to use bait trapping, a much safer and more humane method of capture. BLM has refused to use bait trapping in such instances as last year?s Jackson Mountain round-up, when 185 horses ended up dying at the holding facility due to stressed immune systems. Demand that limits on distances over which horses may be chased be enforced, and that accountability and penalties be established for round-up contractors who violate humane handling procedures.
Stop wild Horse Roundups, Protect Horses from Slaughter, Cruelty.
2. write Letter to BLM, USDA, B. Obama
DEAR PRESIDENT OBAMA
i urge you to replace the Head of the Department of the Interior, Kenneth Salazar. He has demonstrated that he is not willing or capable of addressing the wild horse issue in an effective way which takes into consideration the welfare of these animals and the will of most Americans. Polls show an overwhelming majority of Americans want the wild horse and burro protected as he was meant to be under the 1971 Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act. Mr. Salazar seems more interested in furthering the interests of a small handful of welfare ranchers. We implore you to look into this matter and to protect America's national treasure, the American mustang and wild burro. Thank you.
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