WRITTEN BY MARK ROBISON
Cross-posted from the Reno Gazette-Journal
Robin Warren, an 11-year-old from Las Vegas, and her mother launched a petition urging the Bureau of Land Management to protect wild horses and stop selling them to advocates of horse slaughter. At last count, about 116,000 people have signed the petition — you can sign it here.
A Change.org Press Release states in part:
“I love wild horses,” said Robin Warren, who just entered sixth grade. “When my mom and I read about them being taken from the range by the Bureau of Land Management and sold to people who support horse slaughter, I had to do something.”
Robin and her mother started the campaign after reading a recent article published on ProPublica.org about Tom Davis, a horse slaughter proponent who has purchased hundreds of horses from the Bureau of Land Management – some for as little as $10. According to the article, the Bureau of Land Management cannot account for those horses’ whereabouts.
Robin’s dedication to protecting wild horses has earned her the nickname “Wild Mustang Robin.” Earlier this year, she launched the Youths’ Equine Alliance (YEA) with two other children fighting to stop the round-up and slaughter of America’s equines.