Monday, November 23, 2009

Keep up the Momentum: Call for a Moratorium on Gathers

Posted Oct 28, 2009 by lauraallen
Horse Slaughter© by Laura Allen, Executive Director, Animal Law Coalition

The wild horses and burros can be saved. There has to be a better way to manage these animals other than by hiring criminals to run them down with helicopters and penning some for life and sending others to slaughter. The Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act requires them to be protected in their herd areas where they were living in 1971. And that is what the federal government should do.

Please write or call your U.S. representative and senators and urge them to join in this effort to put in place a moratorium to stop the gathers, the roundups and removals pending Congressional action on the future management of the wild horses and burros.

Also, ask your representative and senators to hold a hearing on the course of the wild horses and burros program.

You can also go here and just sign a letter that will be sent to your senators and representatives!

Urge President Barack Obama and BLM Director Bob Abbey to put a moratorium on the gathers of wild horses and burros!

BLM Director Bob Abbey
Call: 202-208-3801 or 866-468-7826
Fax: 202-208-5242

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden
Phone: 202-456-1111 or 202-456-9000
Fax: 202-456-2461

Thousands including celebrities like Sheryl Crow have joined the call for a moratorium on these cruel BLM roundups and removals of wild horses and burros.

The next roundup is scheduled for December 1 in the Calico Mountain Complex of Nevada where up to 2,500 wild horses will be removed and their herds destroyed.

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