California Residents: Urgent Action Needed for Wild Horses
Your urgent help as a California resident is needed. A looming bill introduction deadline of February 21, 2020 is fast approaching, and we must take this opportunity to further protections for California’s horses and burros, where slaughter is an all too frequent outcome! Two “unbacked” bills need legislator champions/authors and we need YOU to send the message to your California state assembly member and state senator.
Wild horses and burros in California continue to be sold to slaughter where they meet a terrifying and horrific death. These two proposed bills will enhance their legal status, thereby enabling advanced protections. Let’s have California lead the way for the rest of the country in showing how we value wild horses and burros.
What YOU Can Do:
Wild horses and burros desperately need YOU to speak up for them today! Please urge your one state senator and one assembly member to champion two “unbacked” bills for wild horse and burro protection to help save innocent animals from terrifying and horrific deaths!
1. Call your one California state senator and one state assembly member today to urge support for these two “unbacked” bills.
Please click on the link below, enter your zip code, and choose the California tab to find the identity and phone number of your legislators.
State your name, your town or city, and telephone number. Be courteous. You may wish to say:
As your constituent, I urge you to champion/author the following two “unbacked” bills that are in your Sacramento staffers’ hands/email boxes and with the Office of Legislative Counsel: 1) Add a Section to the Government Code relating to state emblems designating the Spanish mustang as the official State Horse; and 2) Amend the California Fish and Game Code, Wildlife Branch, Nongame Wildlife Program, by designating California’s wild horses (aka mustangs) and burros as native nongame wildlife “Species of Special Concern (SSC),” identifying them as “Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN)” in the State Wildlife Action Plan.
2. Please send our email (with your personal touch) to your California state senator and state assembly member by using the form on this page.