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The Wild Horses and Burros of North America!
What is happening to our Wild Horses and Burros of North America?
Thousands of wild horses and burros are being rounded up and put in holding pens as we speak. During this time of financial crisis, the government is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to gather our wild horses and burros and keep them in holding pens. The question is why? Is it because the government has other plans for the land that these animals graze upon? Does the cattle industry and oil industry have influence on our government's decision to round up these magnificent creatures? Are the American people aware of where their tax money is going and how it is being spent? Most people don't know. Some people don't care. My passion is to bring awareness and hopefully put a stop to these needless roundups. The argument that the Bureau of Land Management presents is that there are too many wild mustangs and burros and they need to be controlled. They also state that many are starving. However, this have been proven to be wrong. There is a movement to stop the BLM from gathering wild horses and burros and allow them to live on the plains of Nevada and Colorado and other mid-western states. One major problem of the roundups is that it is done by helicopters flying low to the grounds, forcing the animals to run until exhaustion; many of them just giving birth with foals who are not capable of running without causing extreme harm to them. It is inhumane. Many of these horses have died during the roundup due to exhaustion and total fear. This type of treatment is absolutely unnecessary. They are then forced into holding pens, many times without sufficient food and water. The BLM also allows qualified people to adopt, but what does that mean? How many average Americans are aware of adopting a wild mustang? Many of these animals are also sold to kill buyers which then ship them to Canada and Mexico for slaughter for human consumption, which is illegal in the United States, yet continues. Again, why is this allowed? I have no answers only more questions. I do know I am not happy with our government and where my tax dollars are being spent. I do know I don't like what is happening to our wildlife and our environment. I do know I want to see changes in events such as these. I do know I don't like the genocide of America's Wild Horses and Burros.
I write to bring awareness to the plight of these beautiful animals....to help stop the systematic killing of America's Icon The Wild Horses and Burros of the Mid-West.....let us not allow the killing of these animals to continue as the way of the buffalo. Please help stop the slaughter of our Wild Mustangs and Burros. They deserve to live their lives in freedom and dignity, as we all do.