Join us and take action right now to oppose HR 5058, the Wild Horse Oversight Act, and send your message directly to Congress.
HR 5058 was filed on July 10, 2014 by US Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah).
The bill would allow States and Native American tribes the option of formulating and implementing management plans for wildlife residing within their borders based on their specific needs.
Wild horse advocate Suzanne Roy, director of American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, says HR 5058 represents the interest of a vocal minority.
“The wild horses and burros are protected on federal land as part of our national heritage, (and) they belong to all Americans, not just a handful of ranchers who view them as competition for cheap grazing on federal land,” she said. “This bill is an attempt to hijack the federal law intended to protect these horses.”
Ranchers and other special interests looking for further and easier ways to profit from the use of public lands as unmolested as possible argue that the wild horses and burros would still be federally protected.