Violent Wild Horse Roundup Continues

Wild horses suffer injuries and even death from brutal roundups which are a national disgrace. Humane alternatives exist to keep wild horses free and safe on the range.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been removing wild horse herds in Nevada from public lands allocated to them by law. And day after day, the death toll has been rising.

Since July 9th when the roundup began, 11 wild horses from the Antelope Complex have lost their lives. This number includes five foals who died from preventable issues as well as four horses who suffered from broken necks, including a mare with a foal at her side.

Observers of the roundup documented with photos and videotape a beautiful palomino stallion who suffered a painful broken leg while trying to escape the trap site by jumping the fence panels. His hind leg was entangled in the fencing and then snapped in half.

This courageous stallion somehow managed to run away on three legs, but was pushed by a helicopter toward wranglers who roped and euthanized him about 35 minutes after sustaining the traumatic and excruciating injury.

A recent report indicated that the BLM captured just over 900 horses with over 2,000 more being targeted as roundups in the Antelope Complex continue.

Wild horses and burros are an integral part of our nation’s heritage, symbolizing the spirit of freedom. The 1971 Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act provided them with protections to live freely on taxpayer funded public lands in several Western states.

Numerous amendments have gutted the Wild Horse Act, but advocates have fought for years to keep protections in place.

The White House and Congress can take action to put a stop to the suffering endured by America’s wild horses and burros. Currently, the U.S. House and Senate are in the process of markups for the Interior budget bill that impacts wild horses and burros.

Take action today and contact President Biden and your members of Congress to support policy changes that will ensure the humane, sustainable, and fiscally responsible management of America’s wild horses.

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