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In the prairies of the Western United States, wild horses and burros play a key role in maintaining balance in the ecosystem. Not to mention these gentle, majestic animals add beauty to the landscape and live in total harmony with other species.

And yet, for some reason, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has consistently framed the wild horses of the West as a problem over the years, insisting that they are overpopulating and having negative impacts on habitats, despite a profound lack of evidence to support either of these claims.

In order to curb the wild horse population — which, contrary to what the BLM would have you believe, is already on the decline — the organization proposed a plan to subject 225 mares to a painful sterilization procedure called ovariectomy back in 2016. Fortunately, many concerned citizens and veterinary professionals spoke out against this wildly unnecessary and barbaric act, ultimately causing the BLM to cancel it.

Now that two years have gone by and public outrage has waned, the BLM is back with another ridiculous and risky “research” proposal that targets wild horses and burros, this time working alongside Colorado State University. The BLM’s latest plan to disrupt the American West’s wild horse population consists of three horrific steps:

  1. Use helicopters to round up ALL horses and burros living in the Warm Springs Herd Management Area
  2. Sterilize more than 100 mares, many of which will be pregnant, by surgically severing and removing their ovaries
  3. Permanently take 685 horses from their homes on our public lands

What could possibly be the motivation behind this cruel and invasive plan? Why can’t the BLM just leave wild horses alone? The reality is, special interests such as cattle ranches and Big Meat and Dairy are pressuring the BLM to get rid of wild horses in order to make more room for livestock.

If we don’t do something to stop the BLM from going through with its latest ridiculous proposal, it will only be a matter of time until there are no horses left in the Wild West. So please, help wild horses keep their freedom and their homes by adding your name to this petition from the American Wild Horse Campaign. Together, we can give a voice to these innocent animals and help put an end to the senseless attacks being launched against them!

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JOHN PASQUA
2 Months Ago

THESE GREAT HORSES ARE NOT A THREAT NOW. THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT IS . SIGNED FOR THE HORSES TO REMAIN NOW. IGNORE THE TURD BELOW NOW.


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Joel A Sik
2 Months Ago

These horses are an invasive species, They should be slaughtered and the meat sold to France, Mexico and to whoever else that eat Horse meat. the North America horse became extinct about 10,000 years ago


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mark bruscher
12 Jul 2018

Same DNA dumb ass. So that means same horse. Not invasive like cattle. I can think of something else I would like slaughtered.

Carol Ames
13 Jul 2018

Humans are an invasive species EVERYWHERE they go. And don\'t deserve to exist of this planet.

Joe Genovese
2 Months Ago

This is not the first time that I am unable to add my name to the petition.

On other occasions I felt like a bonehead not being able to find your petitions.


This time round, I know others , other boneheads, who couldn\'t find it other.....in keeping with their frustrated efforts in finding earlier petitions.


So please, walk us through, so we can add our names.


Thanks.


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Andrea
2 Months Ago

Where in the Western of the US specifically?


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AMS
2 Months Ago

The BLM- stooges of big ranching who want free grazing on Federal lands.


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Sandra Crider
2 Months Ago

Someone needs to STERILIZE the BLM....IMMEDIATELY!


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CL SMITH
2 Months Ago

So it\'s not good enough that these FERAL horses are ALLOWED TO LIVE but as a neutered animal. What? Better they should be killed or penned up for life because the BLM will not release them? WHAT IS WRONG WITH STERILIZING THEM???????? GEEEEEEEZZZZ there\'s no pleasing Onegreenplanet!!!!! Hate to tell you this, but sometimes a compromise is better than the extreme!!!!!


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Ella and Mike mccracken
2 Months Ago

w Yhe hoever wrote this article is obviosly completely ignorant of the fact that wild horses and burros are NOT part of the natural ecosystem. They were brought here by the spaniards!!!The CORRECT TERM would be FERAL horses. They do tremendous damage to all WILDLIFE HABITAT ,but they are pretty!!!


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CL SMITH
12 Jul 2018

Absolutely correct. But you have to understand that Onegreenplanet doesn\'t present FAIR AND ACCURATE accounts of what they report. They are there to get a rise out of people so they gain support. If you read too many of their articles, you will find they NEVER quote sources for their material and frequently leave out facts or skew them to fit their agenda. There\'s really no point to reading anything they put out there, frankly.

mark bruscher
12 Jul 2018

The cattle industry by far does more damage to the land. There were horses on this continent before the Spaniards came here, just sayin\'.

mark bruscher
12 Jul 2018

Oh, mccracken, do some research, FERAL is INCORRECT. I forgot t

Claire Prevost
13 Jul 2018

YOU and CL SMITH and JOEL A SICK are just ANIMAL HATERS and KILLERS and NATURE PROFANERS...NOT ONLY you LIKE to KILL and GET RID of EVERY BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (ALL of GOD\'S PRECIOUS and BELOVED CREATURES and CREATION) but you ALSO LOVE to POISON EVERY BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT who\'s trying to SAVE and CARE for GOD\'S PRECIOUS CREATURES...You are ROTTEN in your SOULS and you STINK UP OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD with your FOUL and DIRTY JUDGEMENTS on GOD\'S PRECIOUS and BELOVED CREATURES and HIS FAITHFUL SERVANTS WORKING TIRELESSLY trying to SAVE OUR SACRED MOTHER EARTH from EVIL POISONOUS MONSTERS like YOU!!! But you CANNOT CORRUPT GOD\'S SACRED and HOLY SPIRIT...NEVER EVER!!!

Carol Ames
13 Jul 2018

White humans are not part of any natural ecosystem. White humans are an invasive species up to no good everywhere they go. White humans do far more damage to the planet--climate change, human overpopulation, dumping plastic in the oceans, deforestation to make way for cattle grazing--need I continue? LET THE SPECIES THAT IS WITHOUT SIN CAST STONES AT OTHER SPECIES!



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