The right thing to do from an animal welfare perspective and maintaining traditions and culture.
Congress Must Finally Protect Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros from Slaughter and Captivity
Wild horses and burros are iconic, sacred symbols of the American West. Yet they continue to be rounded up, kept in horrific and unsafe captivity, and slaughtered en masse by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Over the course of several decades, the Bureau’s terrible management practices have killed millions of wild, free horses. This is despite the fact that some laws are already supposed to safeguard these beautiful animals. To make matters worse, the Bureau is committing these horrors using taxpayer money. The vast majority of taxpayers oppose the cruel and wasteful mismanagement of these majestic creatures, and the BLM’s practices need to change now.
Luckily, Congress is considering a new piece of legislation that would correct these egregious errors. The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Protection Act of 2022 would mark a major departure from decades of gruesome mismanagement of the wild animals. The bill prioritizes humane management, habitat restoration, and increased transparency on the programs overall. The act even paves the way for strategic partnerships with non-profit organizations and American veterans. This would be an amazing step forward toward more ethical and humane treatment of all wild horses and burros in the American West! It is time for Congress to fix this tragic problem and pass the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Petition Act of 2022. Sign the petition to help us tell lawmakers that they must protect these iconic animals now!