Save the Salt River Wild Horses

Target: U.S. Forest Service

Goal: Prevent innocent wild horses from being rounded up and captured.

There is nothing more beautiful or majestic than a herd of wild horses. Unfortunately, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) apparently does not agree with that statement, considering that they plan to round up and capture several dozen horses that live along the Salt River just east of Mesa, Arizona. The USFS claims the horses are simply feral and therefore dangerous; and, to add insult to injury, the decision was made without any public hearings, notices, or announcements whatsoever. According to several rumors circulating the media, the wild horses will be slaughtered once they are captured.

The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 states that the Salt River horse herd has every right to roam freely and needs to be preserved. In addition, the U.S. government has every obligation to protect them because the horses are one of the last symbols of the Wild West and a true representation of liberty in a world where liberty is very difficult to obtain. There is still time to protest the capture of these horses while the U.S. Forest Service spends time researching the overall herd population and ways of removing them. Tell the USFS that their motives are deplorable and disgraceful. Sign the petition now to save the herd and the freedom they represent.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear U.S. Forest Service,

I write to you in regard to the Salt River wild horses that are in danger of being rounded up and captured in Arizona. I would like to inform you that according to the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, the Salt River herd has every right to roam freely, and you have an obligation to protect that right. It is my understanding that you decided to round up these horses without any public hearings or notices. This leads me to question your motives behind removing such a prominent herd.

The horses that have lived along the Salt River for generations have just as much a right to freedom as you or I. They are the true symbols of the Wild West and a reminder to mankind what freedom truly is. Many people visit the Salt River just to see them and look upon them in awe. How will you explain to the people who come to view the horses that you rounded them up and killed them purely because they were “feral”? There is no decent explanation available to give justice to your motives.

I urge you to cease your plans for rounding up and capturing these innocent and beautiful animals, and I urge you to take measures to protect them in the future.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. Lynn Schurz says:

    Please leave this beautiful animals ALONE THEY DONT BOTHER NOBODY WATS WRONG WITH U OMG PLEASE LET THEM BE I LIVE ON BEELINE IN SALTRIVER THEY ROME MY BACK YARD N EAT OUR GRASS I EVEN GIVE THEM WATER N THERE VERY CLAM THERE SO BEAUTIFUL TO SEE OMG PLEASE LEAVE THEM WHERE THEY BELONG THERE SO PRESICOUS!!!!!!

  2. Aside from the destruction of beautiful wild horses, the other thought that puzzles me, isn’t the Salt River, where the horses live, Tribal Land?

  3. Barbara Warner says:

    The Tonto National Forest Mesa Office is located at 5140 E. Ingram St. Mesa, AZ 85205 Phone:(480) 610-3300.

  4. White man always trying to change things he thinks is best. Sad…

  5. Eva murray says:

    Where are the Pima and why are they not stopping the gov coming onto their land..step up Pimas..you can stop this

  6. Wild horses have been running free for years here in Arizona. What are they hurting and who are they hurting nothing and no one. So just leave them alone.

  7. Jeanne Thelen says:

    Is wild horses running free across the plains not the symbol of the west? If they are not harming anything or being harmed, then allow them to continue being that symbol of freedom. Please, leave them be. I. For one, would love to see them. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about how beautiful of a site that would be. Thank you.

  8. They are beautiful

  9. Kara Stewart says:

    NO! NO! NO! Leave these beautiful animals alone. They are not hurting anyone or anything. I know because I live close to some of the area where they roam. Why would u do this to these beautiful animals? PLEASE PLEASE don’t do it!!!!!!!

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