Second Government Agency Targets Wild Horses
, Tell Forest Service: 
“Give Wild Horses Their Fair Share” – comment by 4/5

This is an In Defense of Animals Take Action Letter: Forest Service Caters To Cattle Ranchers, Proposes Establishing Dangerously Low Number of Wild Horses

The Forest Service has presented a horrible proposal. It establishes dangerously low numbers for wild horses and burros AND short-cuts the public comment period. RIGHT NOW until April 5 is that brief comment period to speak up in opposition to this horrible proposal.

Submit the form at the bottom of this page to tell the Forest Service that wild horses and burros deserve their fair share of our public lands.

At the heart of the broken wild horse and burro program is the government’s systematic approach to establishing artificially low numbers for wild horses and burros allowed on public lands. Repeatedly, the government allows cattle grazing in horse territories, gives the lion’s share of range resources (i.e. forage, water, etc) to cattle, and routinely scapegoats wild horses and burros for any real or imaginary range problems.

The Forest Service is proposing that only 236 to 437 horses and burros be allowed to live in 11 wild horse and burro territories encompassing more than 730,000 acres in central Nevada. If this proposal is finalized, all horses and burros outside of that count will be subjected to roundup and removal – thus continuing the ill-conceived and unfair wild horse and burro “management” program.

Earlier this month the Forest Service proposed continuing and even introducing cattle grazing in these same wild horse and burro territories. Today, we ask for your help to convince the Forest Service that it must change course and reform its broken system of establishing artificially low wild horse and burro numbers, starting with the current proposal.

Please submit the form below to tell the Forest Service that you oppose their proposal. Public comments must be submitted by April 5, 2010. TAKE ACTION HERE


One Response to “Second Government Agency Targets Wild Horses
, Tell Forest Service: 
“Give Wild Horses Their Fair Share” – comment by 4/5”

  1. Carole Perry Says:

    To the USFS,
    You have no right to take over the land given to the mustangs and wild burros by the 1971 Free roaming wild horse and burro act! I understand that cattle by far outnumber horses and burros. Why do you insist on subsidizing ranchers and their cattle at the cost of our mustangs and burros? Places where they have traditionally grazed are not the places where cattle can exist. Stop the insane roundups and leave them in peace!

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