All Americans love wild horses, but few realize the critical situation they face today in an ever-increasingly Un-horse friendly and hostile world. Wild horse herds everywhere roaming on OUR public lands are being declimated by our governments polices that are backed by cattlemen and ranchers who want the wild horses off of our public lands to make more room for their cows. With the help of the United States Department of Agriculture, they are sending our wild horses, our National Treasures, to slaughter EVERYDAY. Although there are MILLIONS of cows and only a few thousand wild horses, these ranchers are telling our government officials that it is the wild horses (and not the cows) causing the over-grazing of our public rangelands. The sad part is the our government believes them! Wouldnt you if it were YOUR pockets being lined by the multi-million dollar lobbiests the cattlemen hire to see to it that they get their way in Washington? But its not just about cows v. horses anymore. Last year, President Bush came out with a proposal to promote Big Game hunting on federal lands, which would require "more and better" management of the big game already existing there. Of course, this plan could mean the end of free-roaming wild horses on our government lands. Why? Because it COSTs our government to keep them there while BIG GAME hunting permits will put BIG BUCKs in their pockets. Who didnt know it? Its ALWAYS been about the almighty dollar, and to hell with the horses or the will of the people! Americans, are we going to stand still while our government and their small but powerful special interests groups kill off our wild horses? We dont think so!
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