Call and write your Congressional Representatives and Senators.
-Protect wild horses and burros in BLM holding facilities from being killed or shipped to slaughter.
-Return healthy horses in holding facilities to zeroed out herd areas or herd
management areas on public lands in the West.
-Keep wild horses on the range by focusing dollars toward On the Range Management using safe reversible contraceptives like PZP, a dartable vaccine.
-Encourage creation of a BLM fund to support volunteer expenses to help manage wild horses and burros On the Range.
-End expensive and cruel helicopter roundups that have made contractors
millionaires many times over.
-End the public lands livestock grazing program in designated wild horse herd management areas with compensation programs established for permittees.
-Wild horses are a returned native species in North America.
-Millions of wild horses roamed in the late 1800s into the early 1900s.
-Wild Horse and Burro Act passed unanimously by Congress in 1971.
-Wild horses and burros have lost over 20 million acres of habitat since 1971.
-Less than 60,000 wild horses remain in the wild.
-Of the 339 herds identified for protection only 177 remain.
-Over 44,000 wild horses are in holding pens and pastures.
-Millions of privately-owned livestock graze on public lands.
-Thousands of miles of barbed wire fencing to keep cattle and sheep in designated allotments now restrict wild horse migration.
-Livestock grazing fee reduced in 2017 from $2.11 per cow/calf pair or five sheep per month to $1.87.
-Public Land grazing program costs taxpayers over $125 million each year.
-Federal public lands belong to the American public.
-Wild horses and burros are managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
-A few herds are managed by the U.S. Forest Service (FS) on Forest Service lands.
-Wild Horses and Burros on BLM lands are under the Interior Department.
-Wild Horses and Burros on FS lands are under the Dept. of Agriculture.