Simply put, helicopter roundups cause absolute terror for wild horses and burros. Every year, too many of these innocent and iconic equines suffer injuries and have even been killed due to this cruel roundup method.
In addition, deaths routinely occur due to broken necks and legs. At times, horses are actually “chased to death” — this is a condition referred to as capture myopathy.
In the U.S. House of Representatives, Dina Titus (D-NV), David Schweikert (R-AZ), and Steve Cohen (D-TN) have taken a stand on behalf of wild horses and burros against brutal helicopter roundups. After viewing video footage of a tiny foal who suffered from a broken leg while being chased by a helicopter, they introduced the Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act to end this cruelty.
You can help spare wild horses and burros from dangerous and deadly helicopter roundups by contacting your U.S. representative to cosponsor the Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act of 2023 (H.R. 3656). Locate your rep at www.house.gov.