To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate
Save our native wild horses
Classify America's wild horses, E. caballus, as a native species. Horses originated in America and were either returned to their native land or never left. More information can be found here: http://protectmustangs.org/?page_id=562
Why is this important?
Taxpayers are paying for cruel native wild horse roundups in the West--where Big Oil wants to Frack for oil and natural gas--and needs water to do so. A lot of natural gas will be sold to Asia, to make electricity. During and after roundups many wild horses are injured: foals are often killed and many mares miscarry their babies. Currently 50,000 native wild horses are stockpiled in holding, at-risk of going to slaughter, and should be returned to live on public land. Less than 18,000 indigenous wild horses are estimated to be living in freedom now. The National Academy of Sciences reported there is "No Evidence" of overpopulation. www.ProtectMustangs.org has called for population studies with a moratorium on roundups yet Congress is turning a deaf ear. Is the Oil and Gas Lobby influencing our democracy? Indigenous horses fill their ecological niche on public land. They help to reverse desertification, reduce risk of wildfires and create biodiversity for many species to thrive. Please help protect our native wild horses before the herds are destroyed.