Stop BLM's Roundup of Wild Horses and Burros

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Originally Posted: 28 November 2009

Stop BLM's Roundup of Wild Horses and Burros

FROM In Defense of Animals (IDA)

Demand that the BLM Advisory Board an end to cruel roundups and stockpiling of wild horses and burros. This plan includes the roundup and removal of 80-90 percent of the estimated 3,000 horses living in Nevada's Calico Mountain Complex.

Comments must be received by December 2!

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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Last week, we told you about the building momentum for the wild horses and burros of the American West. It has been a very big week, but the fight is just beginning. The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) National Wild Horse Advisory Board is accepting public comments through December 2, 4 p.m. PST. Please read on, then submit your comments today.

Help us demand change and urge the Advisory Board to recommend an end to the BLM's cruel round up and stockpiling of wild horses and burros. Take the action below and forward this email to your friends and family . . . everyone you can think of who will take a moment to help the horses!

The week's major developments:

  • An IDA lawsuit forced the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to postpone a massive roundup of thousands of horses off public lands in northwestern Nevada.
  • Celebrities Sheryl Crow, Viggo Mortenson, Kevin Nealon and others joined IDA, The Cloud Foundation, and over 150 other organizations in calling for a moratorium on the cruel roundup and stockpiling of wild horses and burros in government holding facilities.
  • The BLM was flooded with more than 10,000 letters in opposition to its planned roundup and removal of 80-90 percent of the estimated 3,000 horses living in Nevada's Calico Mountain Complex.

As the momentum builds, it's more important than ever to let the government know that the American people want the wild horses and burros of the West to be protected, as Congress intended when it passed the Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971.

The National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, meeting December 7, gives input and advice to the BLM. It's time to ask the members to accurately reflect the wishes of the American public by recommending that the BLM put a moratorium on all wild horse roundups while it reforms its flawed and inhumane wild horse and burro management plan.

Speakers must submit a written copy of their statement to the BLM at the meeting; those who would like to comment but are unable to attend may submit a written statement no later than close of business December 2, 2009, to:

Bureau of Land Management, National Wild Horse and Burro Program, WO-260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nevada, 89502-7147.

Comments may also be e-mailed through the form on this page, below. Those submitting comments electronically should include the identifier "WH&B" in the subject of their message and their name and address in the body of the message.

For additional information regarding the meeting, please contact Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and Burro Administrative Assistant, at 775-861-6583.


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