USA: Bold New Plan to Protect Wild Horses and Burros Needs Your Support!
Update—October 18, 2019: Measures to protect animals are advancing in Congress—but we still need your help. In a win for our nation’s majestic mustangs, bipartisan congressional committees have approved increases in funding for the Wild Horse and Burro Program directed toward sustainable protections for our nation’s wild herds. But to save these horses and protect them far into the future, more money needs to be allocated—and then, it needs to be approved in the final spending bill, which is still being completed. Please take action below.
For too long, America’s wild horses and burros have been facing a constant, building threat. The only way to ensure their safety is to provide and implement a viable, non-lethal, real-world solution.
That’s why the ASPCA has supported a wild horse and burro management plan to lawmakers that, if implemented correctly, will at long last put the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)—the federal agency responsible for the care and welfare of our wild horses and burros—on a humane and sustainable management path for these iconic herds.
The BLM will inevitably continue conducting round-ups and removals of wild horses and burros, but with this proposal, they'll finally couple those removals with appropriate and comprehensive implementation of fertility control, lifelong pasture for horses and burros removed from the range, and a robust adoption program to move horses and burros safely into private care. Most importantly, the threat of lethal management will be removed.
This new proposal is backed by a diverse set of stakeholders representing interests in wild horse advocacy, animal welfare, conservation, range management and public lands. We have come together to support a more comprehensive, humane, sustainable approach to managing the increasing population of wild horses and burros both on and off the range.
What You Can Do
Please use the form below to tell your members of Congress that you want to see robust funding allocated toward the holistic management strategy for our wild horses and burros in the final 2020 Interior Appropriations bill.
On behalf of America’s beloved wild herds, thank you!