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Please call your U.S. Representative’s office and ask him/her to cosponsor the Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act of 2023 (H.R. 3656). This bill would end the use of helicopters during the roundups.
Text from the bill reads, “(2) The use of helicopters to chase equines over prolonged distances, usually on rough terrain, is particularly dangerous, and can frighten the animals and lead to deadly situations.”
An additional point, “(8) The elimination of helicopters from the Bureau of Land Management’s gatherings would provide a more humane method of capturing equines, and provide significant savings to taxpayers.”
Read the full bill text here. https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-bill/3656 to learn more.
While on your call, would you take a moment to ask your Federal lawmaker to support maintaining our wild equine on Public Lands? The primary beneficiary of HMAs, Herd Management Areas, was intended to be wild horses and burros.
Politely remind your representative the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program is a taxpayer funded program. Keeping wild equine on their specified lands is the most cost effective and safest way to protect them. It is the fiscally responsibile option.
The Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 (WFRHBA) was signed into law with unanimous support in both the United States House and Senate.
Thank you for taking action.
Find your Representative’s contact info here.