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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This is horrible. Animals deserve rights! They deserve freedom.
The cost of keeping these wild horses in short and long term facilities is enormous. The BLM is rounding up wild horses and is running out of places to put them. Eventually it is almost inevitable that these majestic horses will be sent to slaughter to save dollars and solve the problem of where to put them. I think they should remain on the range where there would be plenty of room were it not for the cattle ranchers and energy moving the horses out in their greed. This must end. These iconic and magnificant wild horses deserve the land they were given in 1971. There is so much corruption and deliberate misleading of the American public, the wild horses hardly stand a chance for survival. The American people have made it crystal clear they want these horses to have their freedom and families while living on public lands. We absolutely do not want them sent to a most horrifying death in slaughter houses outside of the U.S. Please take our voices seriously. We want our wild horses back on the range, we do not want them slaughtered. Direct the BLM to manage our wild horses without removing and kiling them. It is the most cruel and outrageous act. This is an American atrocity that will go down in history as the exodus or the wild horse and burros by the BLM. These horses are terrified, removed from their families, freedom and land. They have lost everything. Many have lost their lives and many more will die. Thousands sit in barren feed lots day after day, year after year just existing in inhumane conditions. Please reach into your souls for your compassion and let them live - Save American Mustangs and Burros please. You have the power and you have heard our voices.
Too many of our Federal Govít Agencies have been compromised by corporate and big monied interests. The BLM is one of those I am sorry to say. The agency is working for the wrong people. You should working for the public interest not the people who have money to catch your ear. This must change right NOW so start with these horses.