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Help needed for captive wild horses and burros with no shelter
It’s 5ºF right now at the largest wild horse processing and adoption facility in Palomino Valley, Nevada.
Close to 2,000 captive wild horses nave no shelter from the harsh winter elements at the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Palomino Valley Center alone.
The BLM’s Rock Springs, Wyoming facility is also housing more than 600 wild horses with no shelter in below zero temperatures. Traumatized wild horses become at risk of upper respiratory infections post-roundup–especially without access to shelter.
In the wild they can migrate to natural sheltered zones. Trapped in pens under the “care” of the BLM they are being cruelly held without shelter–a basic necessity in animal husbandry.
It’s time to take action. If you live in the United States please contact your congressional representative and your senators with a link to this petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/bring-emergency-shelter-and-shade-to-captive-wild-horses-and-burros Ask them to intervene and take immediate action to end the cruelty in captivity.
Please share the petition with your friends, family and network via email, Facebook and other social media asking them to sign and share so we can all help the wild horses and burros.
If you live outside the United States please email your friends and family. Ask them to sign and share this petition via email and on social media. It’s a huge help and we thank you!
Together we can end the suffering in captivity while we work to return them to the wild where native wild horses belong.
Thank you for taking action.
Executive Director of Protect Mustangs™