Over the weekend people from Across the country rallied for wild horses and burros. Some braved weather conditions and last minute changes of plans. But because of those efforts there are people this week that are aware that there are wild horses in our American West. Because of those efforts there are people that were unaware of the threat of horse slaughter that have been enlightened.
Wild Horse Education thanks every single person that “suited up and showed up” for the simple purpose of speaking out for our American icons. It takes effort to create material, secure a location and stand in a public place trying to engage passersby. But you have planted some seeds… may they grow strong.
In many rural locations in our American West there is a solidifying belief that our American Mustangs somehow belong to the states where they reside. Western states are pushing hard to “take control” of public land management away from the federal government. Local interests in our Western States are simply looking to prioritize their own profit driven interests over the interests of all Americans. The federal government has made mistakes in land management and already prioritizes profit driven enterprise. Yet under state control local politics would maximize their interests and that would mean our wild horses would pay the ultimate price faster than they are under the federal management. Our western states see wild horses as a “pest” and we are seeing moves in federal court like the NACO action in Nevada that demonstrate, without doubt, how our wild horses would fair under state and county “rule.”
Take action! PLEASE visit the links and write your Representatives. Take separate action. Write once on the SAFE Act to protect all horses from slaughter. Write again on issues of Wild Horse and Burro management. Click the links below. YOUR federal legislators need to know YOU care about YOUR wild horses and burros.
Protect ALL horses from slaughter: take action on the SAFE ACT HERE