Written by PETA
All across the Western U.S., our last remaining herds of wild horses are being violently rounded up by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and forced into government holding pens. The BLM rounds up wild horses and burros to keep millions of acres of public land available for lease to agribusiness for cattle grazing. The horses and burros are captured, housed in barren pens, and separated from their families. These horses are supposedly put up for adoption, but few are actually adopted into long-term homes. Most end up warehoused or shipped to Canada or Mexico for slaughter.
According to federal officials, the roundups are necessary because the land is overpopulated by wild horses and could become uninhabitable to other wildlife. The truth is that BLM has leased millions of acres of the wild-horse and burro rangelands to cattle interests. The cattle are eating all the forage and drinking up the scarce water supply, and the wild horses are being blamed and forced out of their homes.
The BLM is taking comments today about the latest plan to round up nearly 1,700 horses who are living on land designated for the future Wild Horse Eco-Sanctuary, founded by philanthropist and activist Madeleine Pickens. These horses will be directly affected by what the BLM is calling a "gather."
Please e-mail the BLM and let the agency know that the survival of wild horses on their native lands must take precedence over cattle grazing. The comment period ends today, so take action right now.
Written by Jennifer O'Connor
from fastgurrrl <>
date Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 1:05 PM
subject Re: Round up of 1,700 horses who are living on land designated for the future Wild Horse Eco-Sanctuary
BLM, you are behaving shamefully and more and more of us are on to your racket. The number of people becoming aware of what you are doing is growing. Who do you work for? Do you work for the American people? How are you showing this with your actions? You don't seem accountable to us at all. You seem completely in bed with the cattle ranchers.
I just posted the following to my Facebook.
OUR public lands are being leased by the Bureau of Land Management for cattle grazing. WHERE is that money going? What are the ranchers paying? That is OUR land. Just to be absolutely clear, this is being done to the innocent horses & burros so all of the people that have been programmed/like to can eat cows.
Do you believe that any human life is of more value (I am not talking about personal affections) than any other human life? I do not. My life, your life, my loved ones lives, a strangers life here is of the same universal value as a life in North Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, China, Africa, etc. They all matter and have equal value.
Then how can we arbitrarily put a higher value on any animal over another? I am going to be getting into this topic deeper shortly.
Not only are the horses brutally terrorized off of their rightful habitat, they sit in concentration camps separated from their families, and then suffer the final disrespect and indignity of being shipped of to be slaughtered...to then be eaten.
Lovers of life, lovers of OUR land, lovers of OUR horses will not stop watching you, exposing what you are doing, and trying to stop you. You will be completely exposed and stopped sooner or later. Why don't you do the right thing and JUST STOP IT NOW.
Blessings on you to turn from the path you are on and chose the loving path.
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