BLM/Department of Interior ~ Just another program of the Federal government that is failing miserably at its assigned charge.
Visit National Wild Horse and Burro Program website.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior, has been charged with the care and maintenance of our wild horses. Since the 1980s, the agency has been thinning the herds by rounding up wild horses and adopting out as many as possible to the public.
In 2001, the BLM had 9,807 horses in captivity—this summer, that number climbed to over 30,000. With adoptions down and hay prices at all-time highs, the BLM has been feeling the pinch of paying to board and feed all these animals . . .
The BLM proposed solution is to euthanize thousands of healthy horses.
Please take action and help these horses! Look up your legislators’ addresses and contact information here, Write letters and emails or call your elected officials, demanding they hold BLM to its responsibility to protect, not end, the lives of these horses.