Keep calling Congress TODAY (Sept. 6th) – Our Wild Horses & Burros Need Your Help Now!

SOURCE:  Wildhoofbeats.com

Wild Horses Rounded up at the Checkerboard Roundup in 2014

Wild Horses Rounded up at the Checkerboard Roundup in 2014

by Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Congress is back in session and the 2018 Budget will be under consideration. Over 46,000 wild horses and burros currently in short term holding and long term holding plus over 46,000 right now still on public lands but deemed “excess” by the BLM are at risk of being killed or sent to slaughter.

Despite asserting the need to do this to save money, on 8/29 the BLM announced its decision to roundup and remove 1560 wild horses from the Checkerboard Area in Wyoming, a vast area of over 2.4 million acres. They will begin this removal on or after September 15 and will take 513 wild horses from Adobe Town, 725 from Salt Wells Creek and 322 from Great Divide Basin. These horses are doomed to be killed if the 2018 Budget passes as is.

Wild Family in Adobe Town

Wild Family in Adobe Town

Here is the Decision Record for the 2017 Checkerboard Roundup:

https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/74247/118694/144899/3.Decision_Record_8_29_17.pdf

We need your help NOW to stop the killing and slaughter of our wild horses and burros.

Please call your Senators and Representatives today and every day until the 2018 Budget is passed.

Find your Representatives here: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Tell them I support the Titus-King-Polis Amendment to restore the prohibition on killing wild horses and burros

Tell them I support the Buchanon-Roybal-Allard-Royce-Blumenthal Amendment to prevent horse slaughter

Find your Senators here: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

Tell them I oppose any provision allowing BLM to kill wild horses and burros or sell them to someone who will

I oppose any attempt to remove sale restrictions on wild horses and burros

Checkerboard mare and foal

Checkerboard mare and foal

You can download this flyer here:

http://wildhorsefreedomfederation.org/TellCongresstoSTOP.pdf

6 comments on “Keep calling Congress TODAY (Sept. 6th) – Our Wild Horses & Burros Need Your Help Now!

  1. Thanks for this post. I just learned that the Titus-Polis-King amendment will be taken up by House Rules Committee tomorrow 9/6. Please email/call Rules Comm. members and urge support for the “Titus 54” amendment. The following list provides key staffers’ contact info — easier to go through them if you’re not in the member’s district. (Rep. Jared Polis is on the committee; no need to contact him except to thank)

    The Committee on Rules for the 115th Congress

    Hon. Pete Sessions (R)
    202-225-2231
    sessions.house.gov
    Legislative Director- brandon.middleton@mail.house.gov
    Chairman
    Texas
    Hon. Tom Cole (R)
    202-225-6165
    tom.cole@mail.house.gov
    Chief of Staff– sean.murphy@mail.house.gov
    Vice-Chairman, Oklahoma

    Hon. Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D)
    202-225-3615 slaughter.house.gov
    Legislative Director- cheri.hoffman@mail.house.gov
    Ranking Minority Member, New York

    Hon. Rob Woodall (R)
    202-225-4272
    woodall.house.gov
    Legislative Director- janet.rossi@mail.house.gov
    Georgia

    Hon. James P. McGovern (D)
    202-225-6101
    mcgovern.house.gov
    Legislative Director- Cindy.buhl@mail.house.gov
    Massachusetts

    Hon. Michael C. Burgess (R)
    202-225-7772
    burgess.house.gov
    Legislative Counsel-david.lieberman@mail.house.gov
    Texas

    Hon. Alcee L. Hastings (D)
    202-225-1313
    hastings.house.gov
    chief of staff- lale.Morrison@mail.house.gov
    Florida

    Hon. Doug Collins (R)
    202-225-5265
    dougcollins.house.gov
    legislative director-Jennifer.choudhry@mail.house.gov
    Georgia

    Hon. Jared Polis (D)
    202-225-2161
    polis.house.gov
    chief of staff- eve.lieberman@mail.house.gov
    Colorado

    Hon. Bradley Byrne (R)
    202-225-4931
    byrne.house.gov
    legislative director-matt.weinstein@mail.house.gov
    Alabama

    Hon. Dan Newhouse (R)
    202-225-5816
    newhouse.house.gov
    legislative director-jason.herbert@mail.house.gov
    Washington

    Hon. Ken Buck(R)
    202-225-4676
    buck.house.gov
    chief of staff/legislative director-ritika.rodrigues@mail.house.gov
    Colorado

    Hon. Liz Cheney
    202-225-5265
    cheney.house.gov
    legislative director-scott.hughes@mail.house.gov
    Wyoming

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