UPDATE: Fish Springs Horses Spared! Act Now to Protect All Wild Horses!
The Bureau of Land Management planned to subject a herd of Nevada wild horses to a terrifying and ultimately deadly roundup. The world-famous Fish Springs wild horses needed your help right away, and you came through for them! This herd may have been saved, but many more are at grave risk of cruel and costly roundup and slaughter. Please sign our alert to encourage the U.S. Department of the Interior to save all wild horses and burros!
The small Fish Springs wild horse herd near Gardnerville, NV, has been called a “shining example” of successful herd management by the regional BLM’s own wild horse & burro advisory board representative, owing to a partnership between the local BLM, animal advocates, and the community.
But the flourishing Fish Springs herd is problematic to the BLM, since it proves that fertility control can be managed successfully without animal cruelty, and at no cost to taxpayers. By contrast, the BLM’s plans to remove the Fish Springs wild horses from their homes would have ultimately cost taxpayers $1.5 million!
Upper-level BLM management in Washington DC and the U.S. Department of the Interior wanted to destroy this herd, but changed their course of action thanks to calls from In Defense of Animals supporters and other animal activists. Many wild horses who get rounded up and put into holding facilities end up being shipped to slaughter. You helped to stop this cruelty.
Act now to ensure that horses are never subjected to cruel and costly roundups ever again!
What you can do:
1. Please call the U.S. Department of the Interior office for Secretary Ryan Zinke: (202) 208-3100x3
State your name, your town or city, and telephone number. Be courteous. You may wish to say:
Thank you Secretary Zinke and Department of the Interior for listening to the local community and worldwide followers of the Fish Springs wild horse herd. Thank you for stopping the BLM roundup of these wild horses and sparing their lives. This herd shows that wild horses can be successfully managed at no cost to the BLM and taxpayers. Please use your power to stop the BLM’s cruel and costly roundups and instead use the Fish Springs model to manage all wild horse and burros.
2. Please send our email (with your personal touch) to the U.S. Department of the Interior office of Secretary Ryan Zinke, by filling out the form on the right-hand side of this page.