Send a Letter-to-the-Editor of Your Local Newspaper Today
Despite promises to slash spending on wasteful government programs, the U.S. Congress last week voted to fully fund the Interior Department's controversial wild horse and burro management program for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011. (See Senate Appropriations Committee press release for details.) As a result, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which administers the program, is gearing up to resume costly and cruel wild horse roundups in July. The vote will allow the BLM to roundup and remove over 10,000 wild horses from Western public lands this year, an action that will boost the number of mustangs warehoused in tax-supported holding facilities to more than 45,000.
See last published 2011 BLM roundup schedule here.
As Congress considers fiscal legislation for 2012, it is important that we spread the word about the waste of our tax dollars on an inhumane, costly and broken federal program that even Interior Secretary Ken Salazar acknowledges is fiscally unsustainable.
Please take easy action below to send letters to the editors of your local newspapers in order to educate others and grow our grassroots army of American citizens who are willing to speak up for the mustangs and demand an end to federal funding for the mass removal of wild horses and burros from our Western public lands. If we don't speak up now, these American treasures will be lost forever.
Step 1 - Select a RecipientOur system will automatically locate and submit your letter to your area newspapers -- just choose the geographic radius that will yield the best results and then type in your zip code. A list of local newspapers will appear - just click on the publications you would like your letter sent to. After you do this, a sample letter will appear that you can personalize before clicking the submit button. You'll now you've successfully completed the action, when a thank you page appears.
It's never been easier to spread the word about the need to protect and preserve our wild horses! So, please take a minute to help educate caring people throughout the nation about the horrific plight of our wild horses and burros that our tax dollars are financing.
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