This was brought to my attention by the woman with whom I have worked to save some of the North American Wild Horse populations that were in greatest danger of collection for slaughter or for sale to the horse butchers. It is a fate that is unspeakably horrible and if you once could see the films on the treatment and slaughtering methods used for horses you would have nightmares for weeks.
These Mustangs do not deserve this fate and are only a threat to the BLM (Bureau of Land Management), because they might compete for grass with the cows that the BLM allows to graze on federal lands, from which they receive money.
The fact that the land where the horses are found is in many cases national parklands under the management of the BLM who really do not answer to anyone
for their actions, makes the land usage almost entirely at their discretion unless activists alert the population to the private agendas of the BLM.
This lovely piece of legislation was slipped in at the eleventh hour unannounced, just before the holiday and the congress will vote on it this coming MONDAY.
Can you please read this...send it to everyone you know...and call or email your Senators or use the number in the statement. AND PRAY !!!
For Californians...The Hon. Senator Barbara Boxer ...
The Hon. Senator Dave Feinstein...202 224 3841
Dear Friends of Wild Horses,
Please stay in touch with ISPMB as we have the most current information on the
legislation that will kill thousands of wild horses.
Correction - hot line for the White House (202)456-1111
Please flood your Representative's lines asking that they remove Rider #142 from the Appropriations Bill HR 4818.
Tell them that you will not stand by while our wild horses are slaughtered.
The wild horses represent what our country stands for and that is
Below is the Bill. IT HAS NOT PASSED THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
on Monday at 2PM and work through Wednesday. There is time to STOP
Here is the link to the H.Rpt. 108-792 Conference Report to Accompany
4818 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005. Click on Division E
appropriations language for DOI, either the text version or the PDF
whichever you prefer. The amendment is under Sec. 142. The text is as
SEC. 142. SALE OF WILD FREE-ROAMING HORSES AND BURROS. (a) IN
3 of Public Law 92-195 (16 U.S.C. 1333) is amended--
(1) in subsection (d)(5), by striking ``this section'' and all that
through the period at the end and inserting ``this section.''; and
(2) by adding at the end the following:
``(e) SALE OF EXCESS ANIMALS.--
``(1) IN GENERAL.--Any excess animal or the remains of an excess animal
be sold if-- ``(A) the excess animal is more than 10 years of age;
``(B) the excess animal has been offered unsuccessfully for adoption at
``(2) METHOD OF SALE.--An excess animal that meets either of the
paragraph (1) shall be made available for sale without limitation,
through auction to the highest bidder, at local sale yards or other
livestock selling facilities, until such time as-- ``(A) all excess
offered for sale are sold; or ``(B) the appropriate management
determined by the Secretary, is attained in all areas occupied by wild
roaming horses and burros.
``(3) DISPOSITION OF FUNDS.--Funds generated from the sale of excess
under this subsection shall be-- ``(A) credited as an offsetting
to the Management of Lands and Resources appropriation for the Bureau
Management; and ``(B) used for the costs relating to the adoption
free-roaming horses and burros, including the costs of marketing such
'`(4) EFFECT OF SALE.--Any excess animal sold under this provision
longer be considered to be a wild free-roaming horse or burro for
Even though it
is highly unlikely that we can get this amendment pulled before the
signs it, we are working Nancy Pelosi's office just in case, if at the
least she can make a statement on the House floor on Monday so it can
recorded in the Congressional Record.
Below is how to access your Representatives and Senators. Call and
Call these numbers and e-mail
President Bush - 202-456-1111 firstname.lastname@example.org
VP Cheney - 202-456-2461 email@example.com
Senator Harry Reid - 202-224-3542
Senator Conrad Burns 1-800-344-1513 or 202-224-2644
For more information please contact ISPMB at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your help!
Karen A. Sussman
PO Box 55
Lantry, SD 57636