Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tell Congress to Stop Wasting Tax Dollars on BLM's Cruel and Costly Wild Horse Removals

American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign

Last Chance to Take Easy Action Before Congress Finalizes Fiscal Year 2011 Legislation

Congress and the Administration are grappling with a staggering budget crisis, yet they still plan to waste tens of millions of dollars on the Department of the Interior’s (DOI's) broken wild horse and burro program. The DOI's request for a $12 million budget increase is moving forward despite Interior Secretary Salazar’s acknowledgement that the program is “unsustainable” and needs an independent scientific review. Incredibly, the DOI's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to remove 10,000 wild horses from the range in Fiscal Year 2011, after removing nearly 10,000 in Fiscal Year 2010. If allowed to proceed, the BLM's plans will swell the population of mustangs warehoused in government holding facilities to an astounding 45,000!
America’s mustangs need your help to convince Congress to save tax dollars and do the right thing by suspending funds for all wild horse removals pending the outcome of a National Academy of Sciences review of the program. Congress is set to take action on the 2011 federal budget by December 17, so please don’t delay. Take Action Today!

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