Don't fund the bloody wild horse roundups!

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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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Protect the wild horse and their land ,let them roam free.
i find it so cruel that horses are in captivity. i would rather see a horse die of old age in the mountians then die ina holding pen. i hope one day we can stop this madness!!!!!!!!!!!! horses are amazing creatures and if we stopped the round ups then that means the congress and government wont have to pay the debt for it.
I live in Rock Springs Wyoming where we just had a huge roundup. It was heartbreaking and a part of my spirit died when my favorite stallion was rounded up. When you drive along I80 all you will see is desert and cows and emptiness. I will never feel the same about this state, the BLM and our elected officials. Everyone who fought and lost a losing battle must have similar feelings. I signed my name but here in Wyoming the horses are gone.
This is a terrible way to round up horses! Not to mention there isn't many horses left in the wild as there used to be as is! Just let them be!
Stop doing this!! Using american tax dollars to kill horses! Government is not into the animal killing business
Shame on you