Wild Horses and Burros

Wild Horses and Burros home

In Defense of Animals stands against wild equine slaughter

Wild horses and burros face a looming threat to their survival, and with them, a treasured living link to our past is at risk. The Federal Government is threatening to strip protections and allow wild equines to be sent to slaughter, “euthanized,” or gunned down on the range until their populations reach near-extinction levels - all to deflect attention from decades of mismanagement of public lands.

In Defense of Animals is mobilizing supporters to stop the mass killing. We are speaking out to counter the misinformation promulgated by those who profit from exploiting our public lands. We are demanding that federal agencies carry out their duty to protect and preserve wild equines with humane, cost-effective, science-based solutions.