Death & Agony: Wild Horse Roundup
Despite the public’s outcry against young foals being run long distances in high temperatures during the height of summer, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) blazed forward with a plan to roundup 1,400 federally protected wild mustangs from Nevada’s Tuscarora region in Elko County in July 2010. Tragically, the roundup resulted in the death of at least 21 horses and several others being treated for painful colic and brain swelling due to dehydration and exhaustion.
Help stop this massacre of America’s wild horses! Contact your U.S. Representatives and Senators and urge them to:
- Call on the Interior Department and President Obama to halt the BLM’s summer roundups; and
- Use their appropriations authority to strip funding for this abusive practice while the National Academy of Sciences conducts its independent review of the program (to be completed by 2013)