Save Wild Cows From Mass Government-Approved Slaughter

Target: Randy Moore, Chief of U.S. Forest Service

Goal: Cancel cull that will needlessly slaughter dozens of wild cattle.

Once again, animals that have made a home for themselves on the lands they were forced onto by humans are paying with their lives. The U.S. Forest Service has approved a cull of up to 150 cattle in New Mexico’s Gila Forest. Put simply, these feral cattle will be gunned down by ground hunters and helicopters, and their bodies will be left to rot in the forest.

The agency claims the cattle are a threat to visitors, but these animals and their predecessors have been roaming the forest for 25 years, after the initial group of cattle were abandoned. And ranchers fear that some domesticated cattle may be caught up in the lethal measure. In taking this drastic step, the Forest Service is bypassing proposed non-deadly alternatives and perhaps violating its own rules.

Sign the petition below to urge a course correction before the killing begins.


Dear Chief Moore,

“Easy is not an exception to their own rules. Frustration is not an exception to the rules. Our society should be better than this. We can be more creative and do it in a better way.” The New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association’s wildlife committee is not wrong in their criticism of the decision to cull dozens of cattle in the Gila Wilderness.

As the committee pointed out, the New Mexico Livestock Board has issued a directive wherein nearby permit holders can round up and herd these cattle. This proposal needs time to be implemented, but it would save the lives of these animals who are on the land through no fault of their own. Even the mentioned water quality issues cannot be blamed exclusively, or even mostly, on these wildlife. The Forest Service’s guidelines call for a roundup to be attempted before the “last resort” measure of culling is taken.

Respect your rules, and respect the life of every living being roaming these beautiful lands. Do not resort to needless cruelty. End the cull before it begins in favor of truly humane alternatives.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Jefferson Lucena


  1. Frankie Archuleta says:

    Inhumane. How can you say in one article that the cows may be diseased and in the same article say that they’re going to shoot them and leave the carcasses. This is just a poor excuse to kill innocent animals. Makes no sense at all. Those cows can be auctioned off, and if they were sick, then be put down not just shot and left to die and rot. How does that not pollute the environment even more?

    • Maybe we should quit letting ranchers run their cattle all over the place; these cows didn’t fly there, they are the remnants of some ranchers herd. Feed lots, corrals, fencing, whatever is needed to keep track of livestock so this doesn’t just happen again.

  2. Frankie Archuleta says:

    Little Leary about this petition since I’m signing for the first time and it’s saying I already did with comment. Everyone should go out there and stand by a cow.

  3. Absolutely disgusting. Don’t kill the cows!

  4. The only good hunter is a dead hunter! Hunt the hunters and the mentally deranged animal hating scumbags who advocate killing of these poor defenseless cows!

  5. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    Yes, I think the Cabal has killed enough of our food supply, chickens, turkeys, food processing plants, etc., so just STOP with the needless culling and killing already!

  6. Leimamo Oshiro says:

    Humans shouldn’t blame animals. They should point the finger at themselves.

    BACHI😡🤬 New Mexico

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