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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The government is breaking the law they created in 1971 because of cattle. If people would stop eating the cattle it would not be an issue for the horses to continue living free. It is a shame the gov is taking hard working tax payers money to perform this cruel unnecessary roundup of beautiful horses.
Please stop this!! The horses are not hurting land or ranches - they have a right to live freely!! Under the 1971 act! Stop BLM round ups more are in captivity than roaming free!!!
Stop the inhumane roundup of horses meant to run free,not be in holding pens,sold for auction,separated from their family. The land they are on is public land, not for ranchers to have their cattle which destroy land not the horses!!! The people want them free and protected!!!
I don't get the "logic". In 2014, ranchers pay $1.35 per cow/calf or sheep/lamb unit per month to graze public lands. That is $16.20 per year in revenue, right now in California a single bale of alfalfa cost $18. Captive mustangs cost huge amounts to feed and care for. Cut the livestock grazing rights, leave the horses on public lands, manage them scientifically, and SAVE BIG $$$ all while making a lot of voters happy. Leave the politics and the livestock out please! Use common sense and a little math - not political favors to make decisions!
get rid of the BLM. LEAVE OUR WILD HORSES ROAM FREE. . Why are we allowing PRIVATE cattle farmers use OUR public land to graze OUR lands for profit? cattle are going to slaughter for USA. Horses go to slaughter for Europe. We allow deer to run free, bears, moose, why not our horses? BLM IS A SCAM and we're paying them yo slaughter our horses.
Another waste of our tax payer dollars! When is the government going to get it? Leave well enough alone and spend OUR money on REAL problems!
why do you have to destroy the western life,leave the wild horses alone