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|Originally Posted: 21 Sep 2010|
Two Quick Actions to Oppose Roundup of Wild Horses
Take action by September 23, 2010!
Oppose Wild Horse Roundup in Nevada’s Clan Alpine, Pilot Mountain, and Pine Nut Mountain Herd Management Areas
Oppose Wild Horse Roundup in Nevada’s Lahontan Herd Management Area
Oppose Wild Horse Roundup in Nevada’s Clan Alpine, Pilot
Mountain, and Pine Nut Mountain Herd Management Areas
Oppose Wild Horse Roundup in Nevada’s Lahontan Herd
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
So far this year, the Obama Administration has removed more than 10,000 wild horses from their homes on our public lands and the government isn’t done yet. Despite tens of thousands of Americans and more than 54 members of Congress calling for a halt to the roundups, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar – a fifth generation rancher – continues to push forward with the Administration’s plan to remove thousands of additional horses.
Just this week the Interior Department concluded rounding up and removing nearly half of California’s 4,000 wild horses in the Twin Peaks roundup – removing 1,639 wild horses and 160 burros. In Defense of Animals filed a lawsuit to try to stop this ill-conceived roundup; sadly the U.S. District Court ruled against our injunction to delay or stop the roundup and we are now appealing to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Appellate Court decision is not expected for a number of months. We will keep you informed on this legal effort.
Today we ask for your help to protest two Nevada roundups. Public comments on two upcoming roundups are due this Thursday, September 23, 2010. So please don’t delay – click on the two links above to submit comments. Every public comment is so important – while the Interior Department continues business as usual, it is imperative that we have on the record thousands of Americans protesting these unjust, inhumane and unnecessary roundups that destroy wild horse families and remove them from their homes in the wild only to be warehoused in government holding facilities.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!