A Plan to Round Up 22,000 Wild Horses This Year Would Gut Most Existing Herds in the U.S. We Must Save These Animals Now!
Wild horses that live on public lands are being rounded up, terrorized, and having their populations decimated by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, a government agency that is supposed to protect them. Helicopters chase the terrified horses for miles — some animals actually break their legs during the chase, and others are euthanized. Once rounded up, the wild horse family bands are separated, with stallions shipped to one holding facility, while mares and foals are shipped to another. The animals can be heard calling out to each other as the livestock trailers they’re packed into drive off in different directions.
Most of these captured wild horses live out their days after the round-up in holding pens and feedlots with no room to run — very different from the freedom and expanses they are used to. Strangely, the Bureau of Land Management does not consider it suitable for 500 free and wild horses to live on 100,000 acres, but it will put 4,000 horses in 100 acres’ worth of pens. It’s time for the U.S. government to put more care and consideration into its treatment of wild horses Join us in asking Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Director of the Bureau of Land Management Tracy Stone-Manning to meet with wild horse advocates during the Save Our Wild Horses conference in Washington, D.C. — not just with large corporate and ranching interests. Sign the petition to help these wild horses now!