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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Wild horses and burros, native species, should be left to roam free.
its illegal its abusive its cruel its a fed offense and we are horrified. stabbing out their eyes on the kill truck then skinned alive. real modern day horse theives and we are paying to kill what we love? sick.
Our wild horses are dying and tax dollars are funding it for no good reason This has to stop!
This needs to stop this kind of behavior from our country is what makes me ashamed of my country. It truly breaks my heart to see these beautiful horses that have helped fight our wars and plow our fields are being slaughtered. I'm not stupid if there's a problem like this with wild life I've seen that it's been proven in the past that they are eliminated. The BLM are lying and these horses are being slaughtered. Our government needs to stop this. I believe the money it's costing to keep the horses after their captured could be a lot more productive in supplying water feeders enough so that these horses won't be taken from their natural habitats and farmer's can still have water they need. Although I don't believe water is the main reason for this anyway but the money. It is also scary that there is a law protecting these Mustangs and yet our own government is ignoring it. Makes me wonder why we have laws if they are all broken. What does our government stand for anymore? I dont believe its the right things if its going to allow this behavior. I hope I am proven wrong, but I wont hold my breath. Seems to me the U.S. government doesn't seem to care about our environment, heritage, or humanity.
If I harm just one I get fined go to jail. YOU take these animals and ruin them forever and its a federal offense and severe animal cruelty!! You have NO right to take them pen them sell them skin them alive put them on trucks terrify them kill all wild horses and burros and we are PAYING to kill what we love and iconic animals that have helped mankind? This is breaking our hearts and breaking all protection laws. You have made US part of this illegal horse theivery. Well, how damn dare you. IT is OUR land and THEIR habitat. We are not horse thieves. And while they scream in pain and die separated from family YOU created even more horse thieves. This must stop Use that pen and make it so. Or your kids will one day ask why did you kill all of them?? We are MORE than heartbroken and fiercly frustrated, we are about to take up arms to protect what you romised to protect, then you murdered them all!! turn this around right now. YOU have NO right to be so blatenly illegal. anti-animal and pro-illegal reps will soon be gone because we care very much about the planet.
Protect the wild horse and their land ,let them roam free.