Call, Write & Email - Wildlife

Here are a few actions you can take to inform others about your concern for wildlife:

Endangered Species

  • Urge your elected officials to support projects overseas that help conserve endangered animals.



  • The Animal Welfare Institute is working with legislators, veterinarians, inventors, biologists, trappers and the public to fulfill its commitment to ending the long-drawn out pain and fear caused to animals caught in leghold traps. Support proposed federal, state or local legislation against the use of steel jaw leghold traps. Let your legislators, as well as your state wildlife agency, know that you support a prohibition on the use of steel-jaw leghold traps in your state and across the country.
  • If you see a non-target species (such as a dog, cat, bird or threatened/endangered species) caught in a trap, seek veterinary care for the animal. Next, document and report your findings to your local humane society and AWI. Such information will aid our efforts to pass laws that ban inhumane traps.
  • If you or someone you know hires a nuisance wildlife control business to address a wildlife conflict situation, do not allow them to use leghold traps and other cruel and non-selective trapping devices. Ask for their trapping policies in writing before you hire them.


Wild Horses

The Honorable Ken Salazar
Secretary of the Interior
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C. Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20240

  • Send an email to President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar calling for a moratorium on all roundups until the wild horse program has been evaluated from top to bottom.
  • Contact your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative urging them to help clean up the BLM’s wild horse program.
  • Write the Secretary of Interior opposing the Bureau of Land Management's overzealous wild horse roundup policy. Again this year, the BLM plans to round up far more horses than they admit are adoptable. Urge them to act responsibly and stop rounding up our national treasures.
  • For children: you can send a message to Washington, D.C. that the horses should be respected and protected. Print out 2 copies of this drawing, color them in however you want, sign your name, and mail one to each of your U.S. Senators in Washington, D.C.


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