On Thursday, Sally Jewell, the President's nominee to be the next Interior Secretary, will go before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for a confirmation hearing.
We have a simple message for the Senators who sit on that committee: ask Ms. Jewell a question about the wild horse and burro program.
If confirmed, Sally Jewell will inherit the management of the government's out-of-control wild horse and burro program. She'll ultimately be responsible for deciding what happens to the 50,000 wild horses currently warehoused (at taxpayer expense) after they were rounded up and removed from our public lands. We'll be looking to her to propose a new way forward that redirects the resources of the Interior Department toward cost-effective, humane solutions. And with new pressure from some members of Congress, she'll be responsible for responding to their concerns about oversight and cost.
We're at a tipping point for America's wild horses. If confirmed, Sally Jewell will decide what the future holds for these national icons. Let's make our voices heard and make sure that wild horses are a part of Thursday's hearing.
Thanks for all that you do,
American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign
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The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign is dedicated to preserving American wild horses and burros in viable free-roaming herds for generations to come, as part of our national heritage.