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H.R. 2874, sponsored by Representative Jim Gibbons (R-NV), would allow states where America's wild horses and burros reside to assume management of those animals. These magnificent creatures, located in ten western states, are currently managed under the Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro Program.
H.R. 2874 has been referred to the House Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands, chaired by Representative Jim Hansen (R-UT), an original co-sponsor of the bill. A hearing has been scheduled for October 28th. It is imperative that members of the Resources Committee hear from you before then and are told that the public opposes this legislation.
While there are certainly problems with the federal Wild Horse and Burro Program, there are legitimate concerns that handing management authority to the states could lead to the demise of our country's wild horses and burros. Under the current program, wild horses and burros removed from the range must be placed in a federal adoption program. If states assume management of these wild animals, thousands of horses and burros could be removed from the range and euthanized to make room for more subsized cattle grazing.
What You Can Do
Contact your U.S. Representative immediately and let him/her know you are opposed to H.R. 2874. You can reach your representative via the Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121, or by writing him/her at the U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC, 20515. If you prefer to send your message by e-mail, use the web and go to http://congress.nw.dc.us/ddal/elecmail.html and select Wild Horses and Burros. Please let your representative know that H.R. 2874 threatens the welfare and continuing existence of America's wild horses and burros. The proposed legislation would:
This bill must be opposed. If you have any questions about this issue, please contact Liz Clancy Lyons at the Doris Day Animal League, 202-546-1761 x 30, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your action on behalf of the animals!
(Thanks to the Doris Day Animal League for providing this information.)
Here is how to email Mr. Gibbons.
Here's how to contact Your Government Representatives.
Here are some sample letters which you can use as a guide if you wish.
Please also inform your horse loving friends of this issue as time is short.
Thanks for your interest!
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