The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering killing thousands of wild horses in Nevada - your help is needed to stop this massacre. Horses are being killed because ranchers think their "right to farm" supersedes the horses' right to live. The BLM has traditionally rounded up these beautiful animals and kept them in long-term holding facilities. Citing the struggling economy and lack of adoptions, the BLM is considering killing the horses.
How YOU can help:
1) Write a letter to the Nevada State Office of the BLM and the Las Vegas Field Office. Time is of the essence, so get your letters in as soon as possible!
Nevada State Office of the BLM
1340 Financial Blvd.
Reno, NV 89502
Las Vegas Field Office
4701 Torrey Pines
Las Vegas, NV 89130
Talking Points for your letters/calls:
-The wild horse has been a striking symbol of the South West for as long as we can remember. They remain an important part of our history and represent our freedom. By killing these beautiful animals, we not only destroy one of the most important residents of Nevada, but we destroy a piece of our state’s history.
-Methods of euthanasia include shooting the animals. Shooting feral, fast-moving animals is dangerous and can result in unnecessary suffering. Further, these are herd animals - watching their herd-mates be shot is cruel.
-Suggest that the BLM entertain alternatives to killing by suggesting tax breaks to large landowners that allow wild horses to run on their land.
-Humane forms of birth control are available and can contain population growth, and help the horses retain their freedom.
2) Adopt a horse! If you or anyone you know can adopt one these animals or shelter them, please contact Shari Warren at email@example.com or Jerrie Bertola, Wild Horse and Burro Specialist at (702) 515-5000