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America’s wild horses are iconic symbols of the nation and represent the freedom of the Wild West. Our country’s natural lands were once teeming with herds of these magnificent horses, but for decades the government has been in a war against these innocent creatures to clear land for cattle ranching.
New legislation is being brought forth in Congress today, July 18th, that will put 90,000 horses at risk of being slaughtered. According to a petition on Care2 written by the Humane Society of the United States, the Bureau of Land Management has requested the authority to slaughter America’s horses and burros, both in the wild and in government holding facilities, where over half of their population are currently being kept against their will.
Additionally, according to a petition written by the ASPCA, for the first time in years, Congress could possibly stop USDA horse slaughterhouse inspections, which would lead to both domestic and foreign slaughterers targeting our beloved horses.
If you are outraged by what is happening to our country’s horses and burros, please take a moment to sign this petition written by the Humane Society of the United States that is addressed to the U.S. Congress, and let them know the American people will not stand for this horrific mass slaughter.
To take further action for horses, please sign this petition written by the ASPCA to make a pledge against the capture and slaughter of America’s wild horses and burros.
Many people are completely unaware of this senseless slaughter of horses and burros, so PLEASE share this with your network to spread awareness and support for these glorious animals.
Killing America’s horses is not only cruel, it is also killing a symbol of freedom our nation was built upon.