Petition to Defund and Stop the Wild Horse Roundups

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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 up

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.




Now is the time to protect wild horses

Protect Mustangs . org & Photo © Taylor James

Jackson Mountain yearlings. They have lost their home, their families and their freedom. (Photo © Taylor James)

To everyone who loves horses,

Native wild horses need our help after the 4 year Salazar Attack designed to pummel them toward extinction.

Let us not forget these federally protected wild horses have been wronged every time they have been cruelly removed from their land, ripped from their families and killed because of roundups or slaughter.

Now is the time to stand up and demand Congress stop the roundups!

Let’s join together to insist that all of the 50,000 wild horses–stockpiled in taxpayer funded holding–be returned to the Herd Management Areas (HMAs) on public land. Remember, the HMAs were set aside in 1971 as safe places for wild horses and burros to live with their families as an integral part of the environment.

Write your senators and representatives today! Make appointments to meet with their aides.

Please sign and share the petition to Defund and Stop the Wild Horse & Burro Roundups

If you live out of the country send us an email ( stating why the wild horses of the West must be saved!

In gratitude,

Anne Novak

Executive Director of Protect Mustangs

Gov’t hotshotting wild horses exposed!

Stop the cruel roundups where they hotshot wild horses and burros just because they can. Sign and share the petition!

Meet with your elected officials and ask that they stand up and say NO MORE ABUSE!

Request Mike Pool, BLM Acting Director, shut the Owyhee roundup down. Email: Phone: 202-208-3801

Thank you Stephanie Martin for witnessing the roundup. We are very grateful you were there to document this horror.

Stephanie Martin is making a short film called Wild Horses and was at the Owyhee roundup.