Sign and share the petition here: http://www.change.org/petitions/defund-and-stop-the-wild-horse-burro-roundups
Wild horses are a native species to America. Rounding up federally protected wild horses and burros has been documented as cruel. Warehousing them for decades is fiscally irresponsible. Clearing mustangs and burros off public land–for industrialization, fracking, grazing and the water grab–goes against the 1971 Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act put in place to protect the living legends of the American West.
We request you defund and stop the roundups immediately.
There is no accurate census and the Bureau of Land Management figures do not add up. We request an independent census because we are concerned there are less than 18,000 wild horses and burros in the 10 western states combined. More roundups will wipe them out.
Wild horses are not overpopulating despite spin from the forces that want to perform heinous sterilizations in the field. Humane fertility control can be looked at as an option after a census has been taken that proves overpopulation but now that’s premature.
Field observers have noticed a worrisome decline in wild horse and burro population since the BLM’s rampant roundups from 2009 to this day.
The Associated Press reports another 3,500 wild horses will be rounded uphttp://www.idahopress.com/news/state/feds-plan-roundup-for-wild-horses-burros/article_5f02fad7-d0c5-52d4-ae5f-5e1e8c9b0c20.html
Kindly allow native wild horses and the burros to reverse desertification, reduce the fuel for wildfires and create biodiversity on public land–while living with their families in freedom.