Have you been following the helicopter roundups of wild horses on the California/Nevada border?
The Bureau of Land Management says there are too many horses for the range to carry, so they “roundup” and ship hundreds to BLM corrals and pastures in other states where there are now 34,000 horses costing taxpayers $27 million a year.
But even worse, animal activists say the roundups are dangerous for the horses. Earlier this year, more than 100 horses died as a result of one roundup in Nevada.
Opponents say the BLM is simply caving in to commercial farmers who pay to run their livestock on public lands. In fact, there are now five times more livestock on these lands, than wild horses.
TAKE ACTION: Speak up for wild horses! Tell your representatives to voice their support in ending these roundups.
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