With Democrats now in charge of the U.S. House of Representatives, a subcommittee with considerable power over federal management of America’s wild horses and burros has a new leader: Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn.
McCollum is the new chair of the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees spending on the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse & Burro Program. Even as Congress and the White House continue to negotiate over the Fiscal Year 2019 budget, it’s important to begin sending a message to Washington, D.C., about public support for wild horses.
Old-fashioned personal letters and postcards remain an effective way to get the attention of lawmakers who are deluged daily by electronic form letters and phone calls. Now is a good time to urge the congresswoman to include protective language for wild horses in the Fiscal Year 2020 budget.
Rep. Betty McCollum
Chair, House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee
2256 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Urge the congresswoman to:
- Include language in the Fiscal Year 2020 budget opposing the mass killing, sale to slaughter or permanent sterilization of wild horses and burros by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service;
- Demand that the Bureau of Land Management revoke its 2018 wild horse and burro sale policy changes, which will lead to the slaughter of wild horses and burros;
- Support safe, proven and humane solutions for on-the-range wild horse management.
Please represent America’s wild horses well by keeping a positive tone to your letter — and let Rep. McCollum know why the protection of America’s wild horses and burros matters to you.