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There are only SEVEN days left to help save thousands of beautiful wild horses from being rounded-up by the Utah Bureau of Land Management. The routine round-ups of wild horses has drawn a lot of controversy from animal rights groups, as there is very little motivation behind the removal of wild horses from their natural habitat – besides the desire to keep fields open for cattle grazing (don’t even get me started there).

The worst part about the systematic collection of wild horses is that, after they are brought to holding facilities, they are put up for auction where they are likely to be purchased and sold for horse meat. Gross, right?

Burros, or wild horses were at one time allowed free roam of our country, but they have not been isolated to designated “wild horse” areas after people began to populate the northwest and were afraid the horses would eat all their crops. Today, wild horse areas are little more than a way for various Bureaus of Land Management to keep tabs on horses and round them up for slaughter at will.

The proposed July round up of wild horses in the Bible Springs Complex in Utah will include the collection of newly born foals as well as elderly horses that cannot stand the stress of being chased by a helicopter in the heat of a desert summer. The goal of the round-up is to collect up to 700 horses, virtually destroying the wild mustang population of the area.

You can help stop this insane injustice by signing this petition from American Wild Horse Preservation. Allowing the BLM to collect and slaughter more horses to make way for expanded cattle production is a lose-lose proposition for both animals and the environment. Tell the BLM you are not having it!

Image source: David/Wikipedia Commons

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0 comments on “Help End BLM Utah Wild Horse Wipeout, Before It’s Too Late!”

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4 Years Ago

it makes me sick to think that unless it is for the good of these horses to even bother them.( to stop a disease.) I would like to have the rare opportunity to even visit and see the beauty of it for myself..

4 Years Ago

* thought burros were donkeys

4 Years Ago

i thought burros. still wrong what is happening to them.

4 Years Ago

you do not state all the facts and some you state are not true at this time. People like you made it illegal to slaughter horses in the USA. Which has a big impact on the horse market prices. The US goverment spends tons of tax payers dollars to feed mustangs tin a feed lot because they do not have enough have room on the range for them and nobody wanted to adopt them. They do make good horses to ride if you get them youngenough to train. But when there is to many on the range and taking to much feed awy from the cattle there is a need for them to be rounded up and the herd thin for the benfit of the range land. Poeple like you that are ont affected by the situation should stay out of it and not try to supress your idologies on the poeple who actually are affected by the situation.

Marilou Elliott
23 May 2014

No, I will not stay out of it...where there is animal abuse and human rights abuse, I will stand with my fellow activists and we will put enough pressure on these in charge to make changes. It is "people like you" that eat meat and all you think about is your love of charred flesh...so factory farms are forced to raise more livestock in order to feed your appetite for flesh. This creates more stress on an already over stressed planet...we, humans, are only concerned with our wants and to hell with the animals that were here first...Leave the animals be...

Eileen Young
23 May 2014

There is more than enough room on the range! You talk rubbish Luke!

27 May 2014

Luke, have you ever been to a wild horse feed lot and saw for yourself how these horses are "cared for" ?? It might wake you up out of your closed mindset.


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