You’ve called your congress people, told your friends, attended protests, now please write Letters to the Editor of every newspaper in your area and where Secretary Salazar and Director Abbey’s op-eds appeared.
Here is one excellent sample letter re: “At home on the range,” Secretary Salazar Opinion, Jan. 14 in LA Times
It is obvious after reading Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar’s Op-Ed that he understands even less about financing and balancing a budget — as evidenced in his proposal to gather, move and warehouse thousands of wild horses at taxpayer expense — than he does about the habits of wild horses.
Reports have found the Bureau of Land Management’s care and accountability of America’s wild horses to be unsuccessful. It is nothing short of stupidity to believe that doing more of the same will deliver a more successful solution.
Continuing to gather wild horses off of land that has been reserved for them since the passage of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 is not the answer. Salazar needs to look at his program. His premise that America’s wild horse advocates and celebrities are arguing an unrealistic and environmentally irresponsible campaign is as damning as it is costly to us all.
—Nancy Cole Silverman – Publisher of the Equestrian News
Wild horses and burros need to be in every newspaper in America and the world! Thanks for your help, remember to keep them short and to the point. Please send us copies of your letters too! Kids, get articles and letters in your school newspapers. Our friend, Alex, just got an article in his school newspaper in ROME!