Wild mustangs are born free as the whimsical wind,
As free as the sifting desert sands,
Born free to follow their herd.
Mustangs belong free as the Sierra wildflowers
To gallop in unfettered power and joy
Up and over the towering bluffs.
But alas, read this blurb sponsored by ASPCA: The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is at it again! On the second weekend of July, it started rounding up more than 1,200 federally protected wild horses on public lands in Nevada. The use of helicopters to run the terrified horses over miles of scorching desert resulted in serious injuries and several horse deaths.
Due to intense outcry regarding the BLM’s handling of wild horses, the agency several months ago drafted new strategies for managing these animals and invited the public to comment via its website. But instead of waiting until the comment period is over to hear what the American public has to say, BLM officials decided to go forward with these brutal “gathers”.
Call the White House Comment Line today at (202)456-1111. Ask President Obama to help stop these inhumane roundups and imprisonments.