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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. <br />
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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.<br />
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We already have over 42,000 wild horses held captive in holding facilities that will cost taxpayers $46 million this year alone. <br />
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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. <br />
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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. <br />
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Thank you for your consideration.

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Oct 30th, 2017
Someone from Azusa, CA signed.
Oct 27th, 2017
Dilia M. from West Palm Beach, FL writes:
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Please do anything in your power, which is much more than we can do, even though we were the ones who elected you to be there, to STOP the atrocity that represents the kill of these wild animals. This seems to be another greedy/ financial interest from the the people who we voted for to defend us. These horses represent a problem when it comes to land, instead of being for them goes to the cattle industry. Can you please realize that the more land you choose to promote the meat industry the more nature is destroyed. Do the right thing by preferring the well being of nature and its beings instead of the meat industry that creates a lot of environmental problems in our detriment.
Sep 13th, 2017
Carlyn S. from Durham, NC writes:
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It is heartless and cruel to do this to these beautiful, sentient beings. They deserve better. Human greed is usually the root problem .
Sep 13th, 2017
Carlyn S. from Durham, NC writes:
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It is heartless and cruel to do this to these beautiful, sentient beings. They deserve better. Human greed is usually the root problem .
Sep 13th, 2017
Carlyn S. from Durham, NC writes:
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It is heartless and cruel to do this to these beautiful, sentient beings. They deserve better. Human greed is usually the root problem .
Sep 13th, 2017
Carlyn S. from Durham, NC writes:
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It is heartless and cruel to do this to these beautiful, sentient beings. They deserve better. Human greed is usually the root problem .
Aug 30th, 2017
Zhanna L. from Skokie, IL signed.
Aug 28th, 2017
Gabriel C. from Skokie, IL writes:
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NO to Wild horse round ups. NO to Slaughter, NO to Supremacist Ideology!
Aug 17th, 2017
Cameron M. from Richland, WA writes:
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Please don't fund the bloody wild horse roundups!
Aug 17th, 2017
Someone from Newport, TN writes:
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I will help manage wild horses @whsave on facebook. Be wild And free and Safe. I love you.. Wild Horses.....
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