Target: The Bureau of Land Management
Goal: Find a safe place for wild horses.
The federal government has recently reported that it is running out of untouched land in the west for wild horses to live on. Many of these beautiful wild horses are captured and held in captivity until they can be adopted. At this time more horses are living in captivity, about 50,000 altogether, in holding facilities than are left living in the wild west. Only about 37,000 horses are living in the wild.
The government claims they have no method for reducing the number of horses in the wild, and they are simply running out of room to house the wild horses. They have considered using birth control drugs on wild mares, to reduce the population, however many sources say this method is inhumane, and simply unrealistic. More than $50 million a year in tax dollars is spent on feeding the horses in captivity. Unfortunately, housing the horses in facilities is also proving to be ineffective.
In 1971 the federal government charged the Bureau of Land Management with preserving wild horses in 10 western states. In order to successfully carry out this responsibility, the Bureau of Land Management needs to first start campaigning to encourage more people to adopt the horses that are currently being held in captivity in order to give them better care. Most importantly, however, they must preserve what is left of the wild horses’ natural habitat. Creating an environment that protects and preserves this endangered species is imperative, not only to the horses but also to the preservation of the beautiful natural landscape of western United States.
Sign this petition and encourage the Bureau of Land Management to take action.
Dear Bureau of Land Management Officials,
In 1971 the federal government charged your department with the responsibility of preserving wild horses in the west, and much needs to be done in order for this task to be successfully carried out. Wild horses are running out of room in the western states to live and survive. Most are being captured and forced to live in captivity until they are adopted. This beautiful wild species needs to be protected.
Preserve what is left of the wild horses’ natural habitat: the untouched, natural landscape of the western states. This will not only save this species from one day becoming extinct, but it will also preserve the beauty of this unique part of our beloved country. Also, please make people all over the U.S. aware that there are so many horses in need of good homes. Find ways to encourage people to adopt the horses living in captivity, so that they might have a better life.
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