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Help stop the ’s mistreatment of America's wild horses!
Violating their own protocol of waiting until mid-August (after the foaling season) to begin helicopter roundups of wild horses, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) started a Nevada roundup in the blazing July heat last summer, resulting in the deaths of at least 21 horses. Several other horses required treatment for painful colic and brain swelling due to dehydration and exhaustion.
Despite this tragedy, the BLM is planning to do early roundups again this July. Thousands of additional wild horses and burros--including newborn foals--are slated for removal in frightening and dangerous helicopter roundups in California, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, Wyoming and Utah just weeks from now--paid for with your federal tax dollars.
Help stop this massacre of America’s wild horses! Contact your U.S. Representatives and Senators and urge them to:
- Call on the Interior Department and President Obama to halt the BLM’s summer roundups; and
- Use their appropriations authority to strip funding for this abusive practice while the National Academy of Sciences conducts its independent review of the program (to be completed by 2013).
Thank you for taking action to help stop this abuse
Noted and forwarded. Thank you Constance.