We Need to Make a Lot of Noise to Save Wild Horses
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org


American Wild Horse Preservation
September 2014

[NOTE from All-Creatures.org: Also read Endangered species status is only hope for Wyoming’s wild horses]


Nearly 1,000 wild horses will lose their freedom to appease ranchers who graze their livestock on our public lands.

Yesterday, we told you the bad news that the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals denied our motion for an injunction to block the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from rounding up more than 800 wild horses in Wyoming.

Although we will continue to pursue the case on its strong merits, the roundup will begin in the next few days. As the helicopters descend on the beautiful horses of Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Divide Basin, please help us launch a massive grassroots uprising.

wild horses rounded up
Another once-wild animal stands traumatized in a corral where nothing natural is provided for them. These animals are rounded up because they "compete" with cattle ranching on our public lands and they might interfere with proposed oil pipelines. Want to save our wild horses, go vegan!
Photo courtesy of Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF).

Here's what we need you to do.

1. Call Secretary Jewel at (202) 208-7351

Here is a sample of what you can say: "I oppose the massive wild horse roundup about to take place in Wyoming. The BLM did not provide any opportunity for the public to participate in the decision. Nearly 1,000 wild horses will lose their freedom to appease ranchers who graze their livestock on our public lands. The American public opposes this roundup. Please stop the Wyoming wild horse wipeout. Our public lands belong to all Americans."

2. Tweet: @SecretaryJewell
Public lands 4 all Americans: Stop WY wild horse wipeout. #justice4mustangs

3. Post this message below (just by copying and pasting) on the Interior Department's Facebook page:

It's time the Interior Department manage public lands for all Americans. Stop the Wyoming wild horse wipeout. #justice4mustangs

Our hashtag is trending - please help us get it out there!

More contact information:

Sally Jewell
Secretary of the Interior
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street N.W.
Washington DC 20240
phone (202) 208-3100
fax (202) 208-6950
[email protected] 


The setback at the Appellate Court is disappointing, but we continue to fight for these magnificent horses. While we cannot stop the roundup, we can pursue our lawsuit with the goal of establishing a precedent that will prevent BLM from doing this again and hopefully obtain some relief for the Wyoming wild horses, including possibly forcing BLM to return to the range some of the horses captured during the roundup.

Please stay with us, stand with the horses, help us build momentum and keep up the fight!

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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