This rally is to raise public awareness about our wild horses & burros being rounded up to the point of extinction off of our public lands, while our public lands are being sold for as little as $2 an acre to foreign owned extractive industries (oil & gas and mining).

 The Bureau of Land Management is using cruel helicopter round ups in the Western states to round up our wild horses and burros to the point of extinction. The BLM makes every effort to hide their actions from the public and press. Once rounded up, our wild horses are shipped to facilities and mostly locked away from public view.

Meanwhile, the BLM is selling our public lands (often the same lands where they’re removing our wild horses), in sale/lease deals for as little as $2 an acre to foreign owned corporations for extraction activities (oil & gas leases and mining).

Journalist and wild horse advocate Laura Leigh (VP of Wild Horse Freedom Federation), has filed a First Amendment lawsuit against the BLM to fight for government accountability, and asks “If there is nothing to hide, why go through such great lengths to hide what is being done to America’s wild horses?”

Organizations sponsoring this rally to Save Our Wild Horses & Burros include:

  • The Cloud Foundation,
  • In Defense of Animals,
  • Equine Welfare Alliance,
  • American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign,
  • Wild Horse Freedom Foundation,
  • Animal Law Coalition,
  • Lifesavers Wild Horse Sanctuary,
  • Wild Burro Rescue and Preservation Project,
  • Wild Horse Education,
  • Return to Freedom wild horse sanctuary and
  • Front Range Equine Rescue.

WHEN:

Sunday, September 25 from noon – 3:00 p.m. WHERE: 3rd Street Promenade at Santa Monica Blvd. and,

entrance to 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA PARKING:

Parking is available in Parking Structure #3 located on Fourth Street off Santa Monica Blvd. and Parking Structure #4 located on Second Street off Santa Monica Blvd.