Join the National Public Lands Day Actions for Wild Horses and Burros!
Wild horses and burros seem to have the support of hundreds of thousands of people across the United States if comments on social media are any indication. However, very few people show up when it is time to make a visible stand of support. It is time we make our voices heard loud and clear on National Public Lands Day!
Wild horses and burros suffer and die in brutal roundups every year at the hands of United States government agencies. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) hire contractors at exorbitant costs to conduct these deadly helicopter chase and trap procedures. Wild horses are relentlessly pursued at breakneck speeds (sometimes literally) into small traps where they are separated from all they hold dear: their freedom and their families.
After capture, these freedom-loving equines are kept in disease-ridden dry lot pens with no shelter and barely enough room to move around. Wild horses and burros die in these facilities, and the total numbers are never known because the BLM has very little transparency and hides what it doesn’t want the public to see or know.
Wild horses and burros deserve to live freely on our public lands, designated for their “principal use” by law. This National Public Lands Day on September 24, we ask that you, outraged by this hideous systematic and brutal eradication of our nation’s wild horse herds, show up at a Wild Horse Freedom Rally in your state.
Each participating state has designated a time and place to hold a public Wild Horse Freedom Rally for National Public Lands Day. Find your local information here. Please show up, be loud, and make your voices heard in support of America’s wild horses and burros!
In Defense of Animals is working consistently to bring about change to end the roundups and keep wild horses safe on our public lands. You may learn more about what we’re doing and how to get involved by visiting our Wild Horses and Burros campaign.