Please sign this petition, which will be delivered to Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack. who has the distinct authority to declare the Heber Wild horse a “Study Herd” according to the Free-Roaming Wild Horses and Burros Act of 1971:
Section 10 of PL 92-95 (1971 Act) “The Secretaries are authorized and directed to undertake those studies of the habits of wild free-roaming horses and burros that they may deem necessary in order to carry out the provision of the Act.”
The scientific study of these horses will show that no disruptions of the highly evolved family band structures within the herd actually allows the members of the herd to limit their own growth.
If managed as wildlife species, very few roundups will be necessary in the future. Tax payers will save millions of dollars paid out to private individuals to hold wild horses off the range. Repurposing that money can be put right back into managing and protecting the habitat by determining and removing those animals actually destroying the land.