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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Doing this to the horses is just cruel and wrong and we have no right. We need to stop playing god those animals belong there.
The blm is good for nothing. Waste of ****ing money.
I do not want my taxpayer money used to hold these horses. why not utilize some sterilization like is done with asseteeague ponies? it is abusive to traumatize these wild horses and put crowd them in stockyards and does not make sense to feed them when they would be foraging...
You cannot do this! It is cruel and stupid! No innocent animal deserves this! If you must help them survive then feed them. Get some tranquilizers into them and relocate them to a place that can survive!
Get rid of Cattle, Bring back Buffalo, Let the mustangs be!!
Fire the BLM.