120 protesters demonstrated yesterday in Los Angeles outside Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s district office against the cruel and unnecessary government roundups of America’s wild horses and burros.
Hosted by In Defense of Animals and The Cloud Foundation, the group of protesters called on Sen. Feinstein to intervene on their behalf and call for an immediate halt to all roundups of wild horses and burros and an investigation into management practices of the government’s wild horse and burro program.
A helicopter roundup removing an estimated 2,500 wild horses and expected to take two months is already underway in the Calico Complex area of northern Nevada. The remaining 500 horses will be treated with birth control, virtually decimating the herd. A wild mare and foal have already died, with hundreds of other horses at risk due the shock of capture and containment in wintry conditions and lack of shelter. A similar removal is scheduled next month near Ely.
Protests continue in major cities across the country. In the meantime, other wild horse lovers and advocates are inundating the White House with phone calls asking the President to order a moratorium on all roundups by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management until Congress investigates its handling of the wild horse and burro program.
You can contact the White House switchboard at 202-456-1414 or leave a recorded comment at 202-456-1111. You can also fax a message to the President at 202-456-2461 or send him an email on the webform at this link.