A new campaign has been launched to bring light to the harmful nature of wild horse roundups. Citizens concerned with animal rights have been voicing opposition to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding wild horse roundups—a practice that attempts to control the population of wild horses throughout the Great Plains. Roundups often lead to animal suffering, overrun adoption programs, and financial burdens for the BLM and taxpayers. In response, Madeline Pickens, founder of Saving America’s Mustangs, recently launched a campaign called Pony Express. Pickens has set a goal to collect 20,000 letters that urge President Obama, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, and BLM Director Robert Abbey to put an immediate moratorium on wild horse gatherings.
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