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Tell Tribal Vice Chairman, Edmond Tilousi and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to work together to end the abuse and neglect of equines in Havasupai region! People who abuse or mistreat their horses and mules must be prosecuted and the animals taken away.

Sign now to demand the Bureau of Indian Affairs create and fund a program to assist the Havasu people in caring for their horses and mules.

For 60 years there have been reports of abuse and extreme neglect reported by visitors with documentation. The incidences have only increased with social media and change needs to happen. [1]

Horses are underfed and forced to work long days without rest. Many of the horses have open sores and wounds from ill-fitting tack. Some horses were seen ruthlessly beaten for collapsing on the trail. When the horses or mules are not able to work they are left on the trail to die and eaten by feral dogs. [1]

Horses and mules provide a way for the Havasu people to make a living and need to be treated with respect, but caring for horses is expensive. To help the Havasu people and their horses, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) needs to create and fund a mandatory, free assistance program that ensures the Havasupai horses and mules are properly cared for without abuse.

A free, federally funded program will ensure that all people who own pack horses and mules can take advantage of it for the sake and well-being of the animals. The program would be conducted by a trained pack horse professional. The program will teach the Havasu people how to properly train and care for their equines. Teaching them how to fit tack to each animal and what weight limit should be. The knowledge and extra time spent working with the equines will create stronger bonds. That bond will lead to better conditions and respect.

The program will have set guidelines and rules for owning and managing pack horses and mules. The guidelines will include days off to rest for the animals, proper shelter from the sun and weather, enough food and water to maintain a healthy weight, vet care when needed, animals retired to sanctuaries when they can no longer work, and ethical work conditions. [2] BIA will enforce these and must clear horses or mules before they can be worked. Anyone who is found abusing or neglecting a horse or mule after receiving education and help from the BIA's program must be prosecuted.

There are many other organizations that have healthy and happy pack horses and mules. Animals that are in good health and shape will lead to a successful business for the tribe. The alternative of neglect and abuse cannot be overlooked any longer. A new program to support the Havasu people and their horses is needed!

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To: Tribal Vice Chairman Edmond Tilousi and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)

I am writing to implore you to work together to end the abuse and neglect of equines in Havasupai region by creating a free, federally funded program to assist the Havasu people in caring for their horses and mules.

For 60 years there have been reports of abuse and extreme neglect reported by visitors with documentation. The incidences have only increased with social media and change needs to happen.

The abuse and mistreatment of horses and mules needs to end! These animals provide a living for the Havasupai people and need to be treated with respect.

All horses and mules need to have proper care, feed, and reasonable work conditions. The program and guidelines set by the state and Bureau of Indian Affairs need to be followed. It must be made mandatory for all Havasupai people to learn the proper way to care for their animals.

The knowledge and guidelines will lead to better conditions for the horses and more business. A free, federally funded program will ensure that all people who own pack horses and mules can take advantage of it for the sake and well-being of the animals. The program would be conducted by a trained pack horse professional.

There are many other organizations that have healthy and happy pack equines. Animals that are in good health and shape will lead to a successful business for the tribe.

Your swift action and collaboration is appreciated and will save the lives of horses and mules!

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Feb 21, 2018 Pamela Spacek
Feb 20, 2018 Terri Robb
Feb 20, 2018 Sarah Mallows
Feb 20, 2018 Socorro Wapelhorst
Feb 20, 2018 Melanie Blackburn
Feb 20, 2018 Nora Sachs
Feb 19, 2018 Traci Moreno
Feb 19, 2018 leigh barry
Feb 19, 2018 Joanna Prideaux
Feb 19, 2018 Elona Ertner
Feb 19, 2018 Judith Mayhew
Feb 19, 2018 Pat Parkin
Feb 19, 2018 Jenny Fortsch
Feb 19, 2018 Victoria Hall
Feb 19, 2018 Kathy Aprile
Feb 19, 2018 Sandra Cobb
Feb 19, 2018 Rachael Pappano
Feb 19, 2018 Fabian Müller
Feb 19, 2018 Maite Arauz
Feb 18, 2018 Lynne Burnell
Feb 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2018 John Chambers
Feb 17, 2018 Elana Varnum
Feb 16, 2018 Dana Norton
Feb 16, 2018 DeAnna Hedrick
Feb 16, 2018 Krin Asselta
Feb 15, 2018 Ann Plimpton
Feb 15, 2018 Rebekah Donahue
Feb 15, 2018 Wanda Hamlett
Feb 15, 2018 Matías Fuertes
Feb 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 13, 2018 Erica Connolly
Feb 13, 2018 Anne Prost
Feb 13, 2018 Evelyn Chapple
Feb 13, 2018 Batya Harlow
Feb 12, 2018 Cherie Mackenzie I have hiked the trail and witnessed the horrific shape these animals are in.....please help them.
Feb 12, 2018 sherry mainquist
Feb 11, 2018 Michael Collier
Feb 11, 2018 josette ferralli
Feb 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 11, 2018 bobbi lund-belair
Feb 10, 2018 sue johnson
Feb 10, 2018 Susan Wetherbee
Feb 10, 2018 Olivia Saachi
Feb 10, 2018 Nalini Persad
Feb 10, 2018 Deborah Ray
Feb 10, 2018 Angie Burch
Feb 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2018 Diane Whittingham
Feb 10, 2018 Rita Piotter

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