Petition: Demand #NoKill 45,000 Wild Horses & Burros in Holding

Petition Target: United States Congress

We request that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) return the 45,000 captive wild horses and burros, now at risk of being killed, back to public land Herd Areas established with the 1971 Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act.

The 45,000 captive wild horses and burros are being hoarded in taxpayer funded ranches and holding facilities to make room for commercial livestock, fracking and other industries on public land. The BLM makes more than $4.3 billion annually from onshore oil and gas development, so they should have taken care of the wild horses and burros they chased off public land to rake in all that profit. But instead, the Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board has recommended that the BLM kill all the captive 45,000 wild horses and burros they unjustly call “unadoptable”.

The BLM claims the 45,000 captive mustangs and burros are “unadoptable” because they were not picked at adoption events, and thus received 3-Strikes or are over the age of 10. But that’s not true. These adorable captive wild horses and burros were never given a fair chance at finding loving adoptive homes or sanctuaries.

The public is outraged. Wild horses and burros are living symbols of freedom and the pioneering spirit of the American West.

Recently I went to a short term holding facility to help rescue some 3-Strikers and made this short video of Snowbunnie (#2256) and Suzie King (#2473) 3-Strike Friends: https://www.facebook.com/ProtectMustangs/videos/1159846957407655/?pnref=story You can see they were interested in being saved.

After seeing the video, someone came forward to take the pair and give them a loving forever home. Sadly, the BLM made it difficult and unpleasant for the potential new owner, who was in tears at one point because the BLM was giving her such a hard time with the paperwork. I provided support to keep everything on track and then shortly afterwards we delivered the two 3-Strike mustang mares to their safe forever home. The rescue video is here:https://www.facebook.com/ProtectMustangs/videos/1174495795942771/?pnref=story

Since the BLM is not doing their job to publicize available wild horses and burros, and since their customer service is rotten, it’s wrong to call the 45,000 captive wild horses and burros “unadoptable”. They were not given a fair chance. Now that the BLM wants to KILL them all.

Sign this petition to ask that BLM put all the wild horses and burros back on public land to save tax-payer dollars and safeguard their lives. If needed, water wells could be drilled in Herd Areas thus still saving taxpayers millions of dollars. It’s time to restore the natural ecological balance in the West, prevent catastrophic wildfires and #PutMustangsBack.

Link to the petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/907/592/301/demand-nokill-45000-wild-horses-burros-in-holding/

Anne Novak
Founder and Executive Director
www.ProtectMustangs.org
Contact@ProtectMustangs.org
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Protect Mustangs is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of native and wild horses. www.ProtectMustangs.org




29 thoughts on “Petition: Demand #NoKill 45,000 Wild Horses & Burros in Holding

  1. Stop the inhumanity! How can this be aloud to happen? It’s wrong. It’s just mean and uncompassionate, and unnecessary. Please, don’t kill any more horses. Let them free.

  2. Signing this petition to ask that BLM put all the wild horses and burros back on public land to save tax-payer dollars and safeguard their lives. If needed, water wells could be drilled in Herd Areas thus still saving taxpayers millions of dollars. It’s time to restore the natural ecological balance in the West, prevent catastrophic wildfires and #PutMustangsBack.

  3. why would you do such a horrible thing to these poor animals? Can’t you just leave them where they are? God created animals for us to enjoy, not to abuse, kill, starve, experiment on and the list goes on and on. I hope you do the right thing and let them back where you rounded them up with this distorted decision!!!!!!!!!

  4. Signing this to release all wild Horses and burros back to public lands where they belong !!!

  5. Please put all the wild horses and burros back on public land to save tax-payer dollars and safeguard their lives. If needed, water wells could be drilled in Herd Areas thus still saving taxpayers millions of dollars. It’s time to restore the natural ecological balance in the West, prevent catastrophic wildfires and #PutMustangsBack.

  6. We cannot allow the this miscarriage of our laws, morals or ethics. This is the USofA and not a for-private enterprise / for-profit only nation. The lines between the users and abusers with their friends in politics and government jobs are non-existent imo, and both antiAmerican and antiPatriotic, among other unscrupulous ways of operating in this nation.

  7. I am BEYOND tired of the BLM killing every wild animal in the United States. STOP Wildlife in this country is not the issue it is the humans wanting to have their wallets OVERFLOWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. This roundup & intended slaughter is horrendous & cruel!! These horses have a right to their freedom & safety!! Please put a stop to this persecution!!

  9. STOP, STOP, STOP rounding up America’s, MY, wild horses and burros. Admit it! The real reason you do so is to give cattle ranchers’ herds access to grazing on public lands, NOT to control the wild horse populations! Nature does that all by herself, thank you very much. GET OUT of the business of “controlling” wild horse and burro populations (i.e. playing GOD). WILD HORSES AND BURROS belong on public lands, NOT CATTLE.

  10. What is wrong with you people? These horses and burros are supposed to be protected by you, not brutalized and murdered. If you didn’t already know, these precious animals have feelings, experience pain, loneliness ,loss of family,etc. Please let them go back to their homes with their families and do not sell to killers. Take care of them. I am a taxpayer, and I do not think you are doing your job. I pay your salary and at this time I must say YOU’RE FIRED!!!!

  11. I cant believe they are getting away with abusing these animals. Something has to be done to stop this.

  12. Please let these these horses run free where they belong!! They are not hurting anyone. Let them go!! They deserve to be left in peace as a symbol of AMERICAN Freedom.

  13. Leave them free. Why are we KILLING these beautiful animals that gracefully roam our lands. There has to be a place for them.

  14. I cannot believe this! Why is it animals have to suffer for mans’ greed? Just like animal testing, very, very sick.

  15. Let these beautiful animals run free, the way they were found so many years ago. Our country should not kill perfectly healthy animals ever.

  16. I see no legitimate need whatsoever for the government to control the population of wild animals except if they are facing extinction. You don’t just go wiping out the population of a species because you think there may be too many. Nature will find it’s proper balance if you leave them alone.

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