A new government plan to round up and relocate thousands of wild horses in the West is causing a major stir in Hollywood. The project involves moving 25,000 wild horses from Western areas to pastures in the Midwest and East to help stop an alleged over-population problem. But a few famous animal-advocates aren’t buying it!
Sheryl Crow, Bill Maher and Lily Tomlin have publicly opposed this initiative, claiming that the situation is not as necessary as the government is implying and that the project is inhumane.
“One of the first things he [Secretary Ken Salazar] said was something must be done because the horses are starving. We don’t believe it,” Crow said in an interview with The Associated Press. As you might remember, Ecorazzi reported earlier this year that Crow rescued a wild mustang to help stop a previous government extermination plan.
Ginger Kathrens, executive director of the horse advocacy group Cloud Foundation also opposes the plan and says that the current schedule of roundups would “result in a nail in the coffin for many small herds.”
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