Please Sign White House Petition to Protect Wild Horses and Burros
The White House Launches Online Petition Website to Hear What’s Important to Americans
AWHPC has written a petition urging the President to reform the wasteful and inhumane BLM Wild Horse and Burro program. Once the petition is signed by 150 people, it will be searchable on WhiteHouse.gov.
we wanted to let you know that the WhiteHouse.gov website cut off the full petition text (even though the petition was within the website’s maximum allowed limit of 800 characters). The full text of the petition is as follows:
We urge President Obama to stop wild horse roundups. At minimum, removals must be in line with adoption demand. Implement on-the-range management utilizing safe fertility control.
Wild horses and burros are supposed to be protected as part of our national heritage, yet the Interior Department rounds them up from public lands to make room for taxpayer-subsidized, commercial livestock grazing. For the first time in history, more wild horses are now warehoused in holding facilities (>43,000) than are free on the range (<33,000). The program is fiscally unsustainable and inhumane.
The Interior Department plans to reduce herds to levels that existed in 1971 when Congress deemed they were “fast disappearing.” It’s time to change course for the sake of American taxpayers and our wild horses.
Please take a minute to log in with WhiteHouse.gov and add your name to the petition, then share it on Facebook. If we can generate at least 5,000 signatures by October 28 the White House staff will review our concerns and issue a formal response. You need to create an account or login to an existing account to sign the petition.