Don’t Allow the Slaughter of Wild Horses on Rangelands

Target: Chris Stewart, Utah Representative

Goal: Don’t call for the euthanasia and slaughter of wild horses on public lands.

Wild horses and burros may soon be at risk of mass euthanasia or could be sold for slaughter if a handful of government officials and lobbyists have their way. At a recent conference in Utah, a deputy assistant of the Interior and a number of politicians, including Utah Representative Chris Stewart, pledged to lift restrictions on killing these innocent animals.

Wild horses are not native to the United States, yet they have become an iconic part of the American west and are a symbol of our history and heritage. They are also living beings deserving of freedom and a humane existence. Those calling for their slaughter claim that overpopulation has resulted in horses and burros dying of thirst and starvation, but horse advocates counter these claims and say that horses are really suffering from a lack of open land thanks to ranching and farming interests.

More must be done to give horses the land they need to roam freely and to control their populations through more humane methods. Sign this petition to urge Stewart to withdraw his support and put an end to this cruel proposal.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Representative Stewart,

The plight of America’s wild horses and burros is one that should be addressed seriously, but euthanasia simply is not the answer. There are other ways that the horse population can be controlled and managed, such as through increasing the amount of grazing land available and through sterilization and release programs. However, in reality, what is really causing these horses to suffer is not their “excess” numbers, but the fact that agricultural interests have forced them onto ever-dwindling tracts of land.

I agree that horses deserve to live humanely and should not be allowed to starve or die of thirst, but culling them denies them any chance of having the life they deserve. I urge you to withdraw your support from any plans to euthanize or sell wild horses and burros for slaughter and to commit to improving their quality of life in the wild.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Andrew Smith

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17 Comments

  1. Shame on you SINFUL human kind!! STOP KILLING INNOCENT HORSES !! LEAVE THEM ALONE !! AN EYE FOR AN EYE!! BAD KARMA WILL HUNT YOUR SINFUL BLOODY PEOPLES WHI KILL THE LIFE OF SO MANY HORSES!! YOU PPLS ARE GOING TO PAY BACK EACH N EVERY HORSES LIVES THAT YOUR KILLED FOR SURE!! ITS SINFUL, LOVELESS ACTS OF HUMAN KIND TOWARDS GOD’S LOVELY CREATURES!!! STOP KILLING N START LIVING THEM BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!! BAD KARMA!!

  2. Brigitte Maria Evans says:

    Disgusting Worthless humans — STOP Killing these Beautiful Horses. PSALM 104: All Animals belong to God. The Politicians who endorse the killings of these Beautiful Horses need to be VOTED OUT OF Office !!!!!!! Public Lands and all Wildlife do not belong to them !!!!!! Leave these Horses alone — May God and His Mighty Arch Angels puts Punishment over all of you Selfish – Uncaring – Greedy Political motivated humans !!!!!!!!!

  3. Slaughter animal abusers leave animals alone there not the problem humans are.

  4. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️😠😢

  5. Anyone who hurts one of these magnificent animals SHOULD BE SHOT!

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