Don't fund the bloody wild horse roundups!

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Don't fund the bloody wild horse roundups!
As your constituent, I urge you to reject increasing the budget for the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wild horse and burro program. In addition, I urge you to join the House in cutting the budget by $2 million to "send a very strong message" about the need for reform this costly and cruel federal program.

The BLM has stated that it will use the increased funding to roundup and remove nearly 5,000 additional mustangs and burros from our public lands by the end the year, after already removing nearly 6,000 wild horses since the fiscal year began in October 2010.

We already have over 42,000 wild horses held captive in holding facilities that will cost taxpayers $46 million this year alone.

Although the BLM is talking about making changes to this program, without pressure from Congress, it will continue to do business as usual. That has been the history of this program. While we have a moral obligation to care for the wild horses already in captivity, we cannot allow this agency to deepen its fiscal black hole by bringing more and more mustangs into taxpayer-funded holding facilities.

As Congress considers drastic spending cuts, we cannot afford to turn a blind eye to this broken federal program that is wasting tax dollars and harming our federally-protected wild horses and burros.

Thank you for your consideration.

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This governments calloused attitude towards our wild horses is wicked. I am a tax payer and I want my money used to ethically manage these horse herds. Lets use ours intelligence to help these beautiful creatures and not just sell them off to the slaughter houses because that is all some government moron can figure out .
I'm outraged by the actions of the Government to allow this to happen all because the BLM is out to obtain money or use land for personal gain or personal agendas. The government should be ashamed that they have forgotten some of the first rights of our founding fathers. The cowboys and ranchers of history were who sacrificed blood sweat and tears to farm the west when they settled. In no way do big business or the government have the power to say these are public lands. Now to add to this you want to round up innocent animals and possibly slaughter them or deny them the right to roam free too boot? What is happening now is no different than how the United States treated the Buffalo and Native Americans. As a result history has deemed when we did as wrong but Apparently the Government still hasn't learned from it. This needs to change!
Leave the horses alone!!!
You can't have accountability when DOI/BLM continues to be a cesspool of nepotism and cronyism.

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