My name is Robin, and I’m eleven years old. I live in Nevada and love the wild horses that roam my state — so when I heard that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rounds up these horses and takes them to holding pens, I was really upset.
But there’s more — when the pens become too full, the horses are sold to people with ties to the horse slaughter industry. The government should be protecting wild horses, and no one knows if they survive after being sold!
I’ve heard about other kids winning campaigns on Change.org, like Mia and her mom who got Jamba Juice to stop using styrofoam. That’s why my mom and I started a petition asking the BLM to suspend the wild horse program immediately — including horse round ups and the sale of horses already in holding facilities. Click here to sign my petition!
It breaks my heart that they aren’t protected by the government, especially since there are only 35,000 horses left in the wild in North America.
But the government says that there are too many wild horses, and that they’re bad for the environment. When horses are taken away the land is given to Big Oil or cattle ranchers for development.
Last week they announced their plan to remove another 3,400 wild horses over the next four months! The time for action is now, and your support will help the BLM make the right decision. Join my mom and me by signing our petition asking the BLM to stop the sale of wild horses immediately.
Thank you for your support!
Robin Warren, 11 years old
Denise DeLucia, Mom
Las Vegas, Nevada