Fines must be immediately increased to $50,000. per American wild horse sold to slaughter
Sign and share the petition: https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-united-states-u-s-senate-u-s-house-of-representatives-increase-fines-to-50-000-per-mustang-for-selling-american-wild-horses-to-slaughter
The evidence is in and the news story is going viral: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/10/24/investigation-says-buyer-shipped-horses-killed-meat-mexico/74547060/
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been selling America’s protected wild horses by the truckload to kill buyers like Tom Davis, as revealed in the Inspector General’s report released October 23rd: https://www.doioig.gov/reports/investigative-report-bureau-land-management-wild-horse-buyer
“Hell, some of the finest meat you will ever eat is a fat yearling colt,” said Tom Davis, known kill buyer.
Tom Davis purchased more than 1,700 American wild horses from the BLM for $10 each by the truckload. They were delivered to him at taxpayer expense. These native wild horses had been living in peace on public land in many western states–including California–before they were unfairly rounded up. Davis sold them to slaughter for a profit.
Other kill buyers have sold wild horses to slaughter and the trafficking is going on today–despite BLM’s fluffy PR campaign claiming they have tightened down their screening process for branded mustangs. What about all the unbranded wild horses who are being sold and trucked to slaughterhouses?
The heinous act of selling wild horses to slaughter is against the law and must stop now! Since kill buyers are motivated by profit, the fines need to increase to make buying wild horses and selling them to slaughter a risky and unprofitable business.
It’s time to take action to protect mustangs and stop the trafficking now! Please share this petition with everyone you know.
For more information about America’s wild horses in crisis visit www.ProtectMustangs.org