Tens of thousands of innocent, federally protected wild horses and burros are in danger of being killed or sold for slaughter if Congress approves the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) 2018 budget request. The BLM is asking Congress to lift the ban on destroying healthy mustangs and burros and selling those in holding facilities for slaughter. If Congress approves this request, the mass killing of the 46,000 wild horses and burros in holding facilities and the 46,000 “excess” animals on the range would begin.
We can stop this, but only if your elected representatives in Washington, DC hear from you! Our wild horses and burros don't have a voice, so we must speak up on their behalf to save them from a horrific fate... It only takes a minute - please take action below - today!
Last week, Interior Secretary Zinke came before the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Interior, Environment and Related Agencies to defend his 2018 budget, which includes a request to Congress to lift the appropriations rider that prohibits the BLM from destroying healthy wild horses and burros and selling them for slaughter. Zinke's budget request could result in the brutal deaths of tens of thousands of horses, but you'd never know it from his testimony, which misstated the facts and kept the public in the dark about his agency's lethal plans for America's cherished wild horses and burros. Read more about his testimony by clicking below.
Our #ImWithTheBand social media campaign is growing! Among the celebrities who have joined the band in defense of America's wild herds: Music legend Carole King, Doors drummer John Densmore, Doobie Brothers co-founder and guitarist Patrick Simmons, entertainer Lance Bass, Emmy Award-nominated actor Wendie Malick and fellow actors Alison Eastwood, Stef Dawson (Hunger Games), Ray Abruzzo (The Sopranos), Alexandra Paul (Baywatch) and director Kip Andersen (Cowspiracy). Thanks to all for spreading the word about the danger facing our wild horses and burros and for taking a stand for protection of these national icons. If you have not yet "joined the band," please do so immediately by clicking below!