We have to be able to trust those charged with looking after animals!
Over 50 Wild Horses Needlessly Died in Cruel Captivity. When Will the Bureau of Land Management Do Better?
Wild horses are an iconic part of the American western landscape. Fossil records show that these majestic animals have inhabited the continent for at least four million years, and possibly even longer. Like most species, they require careful management to protect the population and ensure that they do not interfere with other ecosystems or human agriculture. But the Bureau of Land Management has been using questionable, overly cruel methods to keep horse populations in check, and after dozens of wild horses died at a holding facility in a span of a few weeks, we have some questions.
Since April 23, nearly 60 wild horses have tragically died in a holding facility in Colorado due to a highly contagious disease outbreak. As people who care about animals’ well being know all too well, this is a nearly inevitable consequence of forcing wild animals to live in unnaturally close quarters. The Bureau of Land Management must be held responsible to the American taxpayers who are funding these facilities and do not approve of innocent wild animals dying torturous deaths en masse. Sign the petition!