Currently, the BLM Livestock Grazing Program encompasses 214 million acres of rangeland. Approximately 80 million of those acres were designated "principally" for wild horses & burros. Due to ongoing removal policies dictated by the state of Nevada to the BLM;
wild horses & burros have been completely removed from millions of acres of land originally intended as their habitat (six states have lost their ENTIRE wild horse populations!) and now they range on only 34 million acres of federal lands where they are vastly outnumbered (200-1) by private livestock. Still, it is the wild horses and burros that the ranchers are blaming for the rangeland being over-grazed. While the government rents the rangeland to the private ranchers at about 1/10 of the market-rate, administration of the Livestock Grazing Progam COSTS tax-paying Americans nearly $500 MILLION dollars a year! Meanwhile because of the wild horse managment policies dictated to the BLM by the anti-wild horse state of Nevada, and encouraged and supported by the private interests of the ranchers, big game hunters, energy exploration and other "community developers," have embarked on a systematic removal policy for the wild horses and burros that is designed to insure their extinction! We sign this petition in DEMAND that ALL grazing permits be REVOKED on the rangeland designated for the wild equines, and that the monies spent on the Livestock Grazing Program be used to EXPAND, manage and KEEP the wild horses and burros FOREVER on our public lands for all the Nation and future generations to enjoy. NO MORE PRIVATE GRAZING ON OUR WILD HORSES PUBLIC LANDS! NO TO CATTLE IN WILD HORSE & BURRO COUNTRY! Give back the lands to Americas wild equines!
Below are some links for those wanting to learn more about Americas Wild Horse (and Burro) Wars;
For an excellent in depth study of public land / private use issues, click on the link below;
***Please note, this "new" "No Cows" petition is a continuation of the old one that was pre-maturley closed. Here is a link to the old petition to verify the validity of the 265 signatures that were there; http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/revoke-grazing-permits-on-public