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Wild horses are burros who roam our public lands in the West are in grave danger.

At end of May, the U.S. Department of the Interior released it’s 2018 Budget which seeks Congressional authorization to use “management tools,” including the mass killing and slaughter of America’s wild horses and burros.      

If the current ban on destroying healthy animals is lifted, wild horses and burros in holding facilities will be killed or sold to slaughter.

The remaining “excess” population will be slaughtered, possibly gunned-down in the wild. Up to 92,000 healthy horses will die.



The solution to wild horse management is not selling horses and burros for slaughter. Our innocent wild horses should not be asked to pay the ultimate price for the federal government’s decades of mismanagement.

The lethal budget is counter to the wishes of the American public, which overwhelmingly opposes horse slaughter and supports protecting wild horses on our public lands. The will of the people should determine how our public lands and our wild horses and burros are managed. 

The House markup to decide if this slaughter provision is included will happen as early as this week.

If this sounds like the worst-case-scenario for our cause, it is. If Congress accepts the BLM’s budget provision, we would see an unprecedented mass slaughter of healthy horses and burros. It would lead to horses being slaughtered for human consumption.

It would destroy our nation’s icons of freedom. It would be a tragedy. 

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Please take one moment to call the Capitol Switchboard at (202)-224-3121 to be directed to your House Representative. You can say: 

I’m (your name), calling from (your town). As your constituent, I ask Rep. (name) to reject the BLM’s 2018 budget request to slaughter thousands of America’s wild horses and burros. Please vote to maintain the current ban on slaughtering these iconic animals. No horse slaughter. No way.”

Please educate yourself on issues of equine welfare and the plight of America’s wild horses and burros. To take away freedom is truly one of the cruelest acts human kind can inflict on the animal world.

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