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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HORRIFFIC, ANOTHER REASON TO DISBAN THE BLM
We must learn to live in harmony with nature & our planet, as did the Native American Indian, to preserve our planet for future generations. We must stop raping & destroying our planet.

Please stop wild horse roundups. Please allow & protect their preservation for future generations & rightful place in American history.
Stop the round ups.The people have spoken and we know there is a bigger picture.The tax payers have had enough with the lies and you breaking OUR laws.
This has to stop America was built on the backs of these horses. Get rid of the cows. Bundy should have taught you something about kissing up to welfare ranchers!
This web. Has let ms learn a lot!
Keep on sharing the SAD news so more people can know about this.
I have been active in helping rescued horses. I owned a beautiful white mustang mare who had severe neck damage done to her as a baby in one of those holding stations.
This is not protecting animals. Leave it alone. Always remember Karma!
It is cruel an inhumane to round up wild horse just to put them in a cage or sell for food. Best management would be on the federal lands free to run. How much money is wasted with this practice? Management of the herds in the wild on government lands would be cheaper.