Target: Neil Kornze, Director, Bureau of Land Management
Goal: Urge the Bureau of Land Management to allow wild horses protection under the Endangered Species Act
For the second time in 13,000 years, the population of wild horses in North America is on the verge of going extinct. Wild horses temporarily became extinct on the continent thousands of years ago until the 1500’s, when Spanish conquistadors reintroduced them to North America. Although the overall numbers of wild horses are in the tens of thousands, they face numerous growing threats such as mustang round ups, development, and livestock grazing.
Wild horses need to be placed under the protection of the Endangered Species Act alongside species like grizzly bears and humpback whales. The population may be in the thousands but will most like dwindle as the growing threats continue to have an adverse effect on the animals.
We were given a second chance when the Spanish conquistadors reintroduced wild horses back into North America. We must learn a lesson from the temporary extinction of these animals and take action to ensure it doesn’t happen again soon. We cannot give history the chance to repeat itself. Sign this petition and urge the Bureau of Land Management to allow the wild horses of North America protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Dear Director Kornze,
It has come to my attention that the population of wild horses in North America is on the verge of going extinct for the second time in 13,000 years. Fortunately, Spanish conquistadors reintroduced wild horses back into the continent after they temporarily became extinct for the first time thousands of years ago. I believe that we should learn from the first time these horses became extinct and ensure that it does not happen again anytime soon.
Despite their overall numbers being in the tens of thousands, wild horses need to be under the protection of the Endangered Species Act. Wild horses currently face many growing threats such as development, mustang round ups, and livestock grazing. Even though their population is presently in the thousands, that is always subject to change.
You have the opportunity to learn from the past and stop history from repeating itself. I hope you consider allowing the wild horses of North America protection under the Endangered Species Act alongside grizzly bears and humpback whales. We cannot allow these horses to become extinct in the continent a second time.
[Your Name Here]
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