Take ACTION: Humane Handling Policy

Invitation to ACTION

Invitation to ACTION

 Take ACTION Today!

WHE (Wild Horse Education) invites you to participate in an action each week to save the wild horses and burros. We will post actions on our website and Facebook page. When we ask you to do a written response to an individual or agency, we will give you the points to make and ask you to write your own response. Or we may ask you to “sign on” to an Action. Or we may request that you FAX or call your Representatives and will provide you the needed information. Each action will depend on the specific circumstances surrounding each issue.



So far Wild Horse Education has collected over 2,400 pledges from individuals committed to working toward gaining a humane care policy for the BLM wild horse and burro program. The “Pledge” for Humane care has been added to our six point “Challenge to the BLM” for programmatic changes to the entire program.

We are completing work on our first action item under the challenge. The action item is a mass mailing that demands that a POLICY be in effect for humane handling prior to any further removals of wild horses and burros from the range. The goal of the challenge is to create a sane management plan that keeps wild horses on the range and is a focus of our “Keep Them In the Wild” program. However we will see removals begin again this year in several areas that the BLM is monitoring for “drought.” We hope to have resources to again collect data to present that has the welfare of wild horses in mind as we did last year at the Snowstorm HMA (part of the Owyhee Complex) where we challenged a removal decision based on site specific data, and the operation was cancelled.

However the need to push hard for an actual humane care policy program wide has never been greater. There will be removals scheduled. We must have a humane policy in place before one more wild horse or burro is removed from public land.

Wild Horse Education has the most inclusive, consecutive, library of documentation from range through holding than exists anywhere in recent years. Based on that documentation, and our litigation that has gained court orders against BLM conduct at roundups, we more than demonstrate a need for the adoption of a specific uniform policy for handling of wild horses and burros.

Please join us in this action. Wild Horse Education will do a mass mailing to key representatives in Congress and the BLM. But we ask that YOU take action. We must be the voice for our wild horses and burros!

Each item in the 6 point challenge will have a similar action item request. All action items will then be combined and WHE will do a mass mailing of an entire packet that will include a CD of documentation.

Please take one of these actions for a Humane Handling Policy TODAY:

1. Download the pdf below and email or fax to your representatives. Please email or fax to Sally Jewell the head of the Department of Interior, Joan Guilfoyle the current BLM Wild Horse and Burro Division Chief, Neil Kornze the acting Director of the BLM and Edwin Roberson Assistant Director of Renewable Resources (wild horses and burros.)

2. Write your own letter to the above mentioned individuals.

If you do not have time to send your own letters, or to download our pdf to email or FAX, please add your name to our lists.

3. Add your name to the Pledge here: http://wildhorseeducation.org/whe-pledge/

4. Add your name to the 6 point challenge to the BLM here: http://wildhorseeducation.org/2014/03/18/whe-challenges-blm/

Emails and addresses:

Neil Kornze, BLM acting Director, email: director@blm.gov Fax: 202-208-5242

Edwin Roberson, Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning (includes wild horses and burros) Fax: 202-208-5010 E-mail: eroberso@blm.gov

Joan Guilfoyle, BLM Wild Horse and Burro Division Chief, email: jguilfoy@blm.gov

Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, Phone: (202) 208-3100 E-Mail: feedback@ios.doi.gov

Find your Representatives HERE:

House: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Senate: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

PDF to Download and FAX or write your own letter


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Wild Horse Education is devoted to gaining protections for wild horses and burros from abuse, slaughter and extinction! Please help us cover the costs of documenting, mailing, feeding rescues and litigation. Every donation is needed and appreciated.



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