Congressional Cmte to call for halt on wild horse gathers (US)

Wild Horse Helicopter Roundup. (Cloud Foundation Photo)
Support the House Natural Resources Committee call to halt the roundups. Write or call your U.S. representative and senators and urge them to support a moratorium pending decisions by Congress on the role of the BLM and the course of the wild horses and burros program. (Cloud Foundation Photo)

Advocates have long been calling for a moratorium on the roundups and removal of America’s wild horses and burros from our public lands, and further for an investigation into the conduct of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the government agency responsible for managing them.

It appears we are getting closer to achieving those aims.

The Animal Law Coalition reports:

A Congressional staff member confirmed to the Animal Law Coalition that the House Natural Resources Committee is calling on BLM to stop all gathers or removals of wild horses and burros until Congress takes action on the controversial issues surrounding the wild horse and burro program.

A Congressional staff member told Animal Law Coalition, “It is my understanding that BLM has 11 more roundups planned for 2009 and is expecting to remove more than 6,000 horses. This is unacceptable especially in light of the fact that these roundups are not based on science.”

Support the House Natural Resources Committee call to halt the roundups.

Write or call your U.S. Representative and both U.S. Senators and urge them to support a moratorium pending decisions by Congress on the role of the BLM and the course of the wild horse and burro program. Copy the Committee on any fax or letter to your representative and senators so they can see your support for a moratorium!

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