Join the National Wild Horse and Burro Protest Day

On March 1, thousands of wild horse and burro advocates and concerned citizens will be joining forces to protest Interior Secretary Ken Salazar‘s appointment of Callie Hendrickson to the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.

The advisory board is, in theory, supposed to advise the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on ways to manage wild horses and burros on federally designated public land. Unfortunately, the board is made up of individuals who support special interests, not the interests of wild horses and burros, or the interests of the general public.

Callie Hendrickson, who was appointed as a “Public Advocate,” represents ranching interests and is supportive of horses and burros being removed from their rangeland and being sold without limitation, including to kill-buyers for slaughter. She is also pro-horse slaughter, an issue that has consistently remained something the majority of the American public is opposed to.

“The nine-member BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recommends management strategies to the BLM. Hendrickson would join Jim Stephenson (appointed June 2011) on the Board. Stephenson openly advocates for horse slaughter. BLM has discussed killing wild horses in holding since at least 2008. With Hendrickson, they may have just the Board they want a Board that could recommend to BLM that they dispose of the wild horses in holding,” according to the the Cloud Foundation.

TAKE ACTION!

If you don’t want Callie Hendrickson to represent wild horses and burros, or you, please ask Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to rescind her appointment immediately by calling 202-208-3100 or emailing feedback@ios.doi.gov.

Please also sign the petition supporting the American Horse Slaughter and Prevention Act, which will ensure that horses are not slaughtered on American soil, which was recently legalized, or abroad for human consumption.

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The nine-member BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recommends management strategies to the BLM. Hendrickson would join Jim Stephenson (appointed June 2011) on the Board. Stephenson openly advocates for horse slaughter. BLM has discussed killing wild horses in holding since at least 2008. With Hendrickson, they may have just the Board they want a Board that could recommend to BLM that they dispose of the wild horses in holding.

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119 comments

Terry V.
Terry V.3 years ago

thanks

Veronique C.
Veronique C.4 years ago

Pétition signée

Helene Szczepaniak

Signée

m Shiel
M s4 years ago

SHUT DOWN BLM and put charges up on salzaar and his cronies Why is this allowed to happen?

m Shiel
M s4 years ago

GET RID OF SALZAAR TOO !! He is as corrupt if not more than the rest of them How do you figure he acts in the best interest of any animal???? BLM is HORRIBLE and needs to be shut down and brought up on charges SOMEBODY HELP!!!!!!

carol k.
carol k.4 years ago

I signed and noted. wrote several letters to Betty Sutton, Sen Brown & Sen Portman, also called Sen Brown and no return confirmation or concern from them, wrote by email to Sen Jim Renacci. we own 245 million acres of wild park land yet when you watch the helicopter round ups, you see no animals and barren land. stop eating beef and screw the cattle ranchers and stop the dirty BLM , ken Salazar and Callie Hendrickson'

Linda Jarsky
Linda Jarsky4 years ago

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
---St. Francis of Assisi


Donna F.
Donna F.4 years ago

Horrendous treatment of wild animals eventually leads to horrendous treatment of domestic animals, then to people. This must be stopped! Go to whitehouse.gov and send a private e-mail to the president asking for Ken Salazar's "retirement," and let's get a real animal advocate on at the Bureau of Land Management. It's our money, people!

Janet B.
Janet B.4 years ago

Get all wildlife together, and stop the slaughter!

Carrie Anne Brown

already signed, thanks for sharing :)