#MustangMonday begins 3 days of action for wild horses

© Cynthia Smalley, all rights reserved

Young Wyoming wild horses rescued by Protect Mustangs from the slaughterhouse feedlot after a BLM roundup in March 2014 (Photo © Cynthia Smalley, all rights reserved.)

Three actions to take before Congress goes on summer break July 31st.

1.) Call and fax your county commissioners to request they stop supporting the resolution pushed through the national NACO meeting to give the states the ability to manage federally protected wild horses and “dispose” of them . Politely let them know you will hold them accountable if wild horses are killed or slaughtered and the states have a heinous history of “taking care of wild horses.” Explain that livestock is causing range damage because cattle and sheep outnumber wild horses more than 50 to 1. Let them know people in all states across the country enjoy wild horses and as a federally protected animal–they belong to everyone. Request a written response from your county commissioners.

2.) Call and fax your representative to politely insist they stop Chris Stewart’s (R-UT) Wild Horse Oversight Act of 2014, H.R. 5058 from gaining any momentum in the House. Explain to them that the Act is misleading and would allow states to dispose of federally protected wild horses by killing them or selling them to slaughter. Request a written response from your representative.

3.) Call and Fax your 2 senators and representative the Declaration by Llyod Eisenhauer, former BLM manager, who states the pending Wyoming Checkerboard Roundup appears to be in violation of the law. Ask your elected officials to stop the Checkerboard Roundup scheduled to begin August 20th. Request a written response from your elected officials.

Contact us with any questions via email to Contact@ProtectMustangs.org

Links of interest™: 

Contact Congress: http://www.contactingthecongress.org

Roundup abuse footage:

Defund the Roundups Petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/defund-and-stop-the-wild-horse-burro-roundups

Wild Horse Oversight Act of 2014, H.R. 5058 https://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/5058/text

NACo passes horse resolution http://protectmustangs.org/?p=7000

Former BLM manager declares Wyoming roundup appears to be in violation of the law http://protectmustangs.org/?p=7021

An American writes to the BLM against helicopter roundups in Wyoming http://protectmustangs.org/?p=6996

Dangerous bill puts America’s wild horses at risk of slaughter  http://protectmustangs.org/?p=6967

Associated Press (viral) Bill seeks to allow states to manage wild horses http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Bill-seeks-to-allow-states-to-manage-wild-horses-5617520.php

Signatures needed to help America’s wild horses


We are going to a meeting at Senator Dianne Feinstein‘s office soon and need your help to get more signatures on 3 important petitions:

1.) The DEFUND the ROUNDUPS PETITION http://www.change.org/petitions/defund-and-stop-the-wild-horse-burro-roundups

2.) SAVE OUR NATIVE WILD HORSES PETITION http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-our-native-wild

3.) PETITION for EMERGENCY SHELTER & SHADE http://www.change.org/petitions/bring-emergency-shelter-and-shade-to-captive-wild-horses-and-burros

Please help by sharing and emailing the two petitions to your friends and family. Thank you so much for helping America’s wild horses!

( Senator Feinstein photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

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: mpool@blm.gov 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.

Petition to De-Fund the roundups

Anne Novak with friendly wild horses. (Photo © Irma Novak)

Please sign and share the Change.org petition to De-Fund the 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 de-fund the roundups immediatley.

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.

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.


Petition Letter

De-fund the Roundups

Wild horses are a native species to America. Rounding up federally protected wild horses has been documented as cruel and fiscally irresponsible. Clearing mustangs off public land–for industrialization and fracking–goes against the 1971 Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act put in place to protect the living legends of the American West.

[Your name]

Take action for wild horses & burros ~ Ask Congress to defund helicopter roundups

Act today and make your voice heard in Congress

Please CALL the Capitol switchboard today at (202) 224-3121. Ask to be connected to your state Representative’s office. Ask them to NOT fund helicopter roundups.

You can also find the direct contact information for your state representative here>> http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Thank you for taking action to help America’s wild horses and burros.


(Graphic made by Robin Warren, age 11, Protect Mustangs’ new Youth Campaign DIrector)