Save Our Wild Horse
Please note that letters personalized with your own words bear more weight
than impersonal form letters
Your letters should include the following information.
- Denounce the aggressive wild horse removal campaign currently
under way. These removals are being done on behalf of special
interest groups and at the cost of millions of our tax-dollars.
- Tell them that your tax-dollars would be better spent on an
in-the-wild management program not based on removal.
- Call for a moratorium on round-ups until actual numbers of wild
horses on public lands have been independently assessed. Current
independent assessment based on the BLM figures show that the BLM
has overestimated the number of horses and burros on the range by
- Sample Letter Download in .DOC form
Make sure to include your full name and address and to ask for a
response on how your representative intends to address your concerns. Be
firm but courteous.
Letters to Representatives should be addressed to:
The Honorable [Name Here],
- U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515/.
Letters to Senators should be addressed to:
The Honorable [Name Here],
- U.S. Senate,
Washington, DC 20510/.
Letters sent via U.S. mail make a stronger statement than emails but are
subject to significant delays due to concerns over anthrax. Therefore,
we suggest sending your letters in both formats (faxes are also a good
alternative). To find your members of Congress, call the Congressional
Switchboard at 202.224.3121, or visit
www.congress.org and enter your zip code.
Please note that letters personalized with your own words bear more weight than
impersonal form letters. Below are some examples of the very eloquent support
letters we have received so far.
Dear Honorable ________:
Are you aware that recently the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) stated
its intent to deal with thousands of captive wild horses and burros
through euthanasia?? The vast majority of the American public is
unaware of this decision and would be OUTRAGED if they found out. I
know that I, for one, will not stand to see my tax dollars being used to
put to death a beautiful animal which is also an important symbol of my
country's values and heritage. I am writing to suggest that familiarize
yourself with this issue and help provide much-needed answers and
government transparency on the following points:
- BLM is warning that the 29 thousand horses left on the range could
cause an 'ecological disaster.' Three decades ago, when federal
protection was enacted for the horses because they were 'fast
disappearing from the range,' population levels were much higher
at that time. The wild horse and burro program has lost 19 million
acres allocated to wild horses under federal law. This land could
and should be returned to the program to allow wild horses in
holding to be returned to the wild rather than facing euthanasia.
- The additional funding BLM is seeking, with our horses as
bargaining chips, should only be granted subject to strict
independent oversight and the following conditions: 1. A
moratorium on round-ups until actual numbers of wild horses and
burros on public lands have been independently assessed; 2. The
review of scientific findings that contradict claims of wild horse
overpopulation and negative impact on the range; and 3.
Implementation of in-the-wild management, including /non-invasive/
fertility control methods, which would save millions of our
- Unrestricted sales and instant titling of adopted horses are not
acceptable alternatives: slaughter is a worse fate than a bullet
to the head.
Wild horses and burros represent important American values such
as freedom, resourcefulness and our rich history. They are icons and it
is our obligation to protect them too and manage them humanely. Thank
you for getting the truth out to your constituency about what is going
on before there are no wild horses or burros left in the wild to save!
Your City and State