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The Wild Horses and Burros of North America!

Updated on August 9, 2011

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 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.


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    • jujubees profile image

      jujubees 6 years ago from Rhode Island

      It is one of my dreams to see wild mustangs running free...I was just talking to one of my friends about the ponies in North Carolina...maybe next year... :-)

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      ahorseback 6 years ago

      I have seeen the wild mustangs in Montana , Wyoming , and a mustang reserve in so. Dakota called I.R.A.M. International Refuge of the American Mustang. A beautiful ranch for just them! I dont know what will come of them but I have hope. If you ever get the chance go to North Carolina and see the wild ponies on the outer banks islands. The Shackleford Ponies. its so worth it.! Awesome hub!....:-}

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      jujubees 6 years ago from Rhode Island

      thank you for your kind words...this is a passion of see the end of these events...not only for our wild horses and burros...but for the slaughter of wolves as well...

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      gjcody 6 years ago

      Thank you for writing this article. I am aware of this crime against our beautiful animals that have a lot of history in America.

      Perhaps it is because it would give us a way to travel. As you can see the gas prices are going up!

      We all deserve to live our lives in freedom ...but as it is being taken away from us is it being taken from our beautiful animals.

      Keep up the good work!