The Wild & Free-Roaming Horses & Burros Act of 1971
§ 1331. Congressional findings and declaration of policy
Congress finds and declares that wild free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West; that they contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people; and that these horses and burros are fast disappearing from the American scene. It is the policy of Congress that wild free-roaming horses and burros shall be protected from capture, branding, harassment, or death; and to accomplish this they are to be considered in the area where presently found, as an integral part of the natural system of the public lands.
Exhibit A@ 2:13; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcdZtci-4sE
More proof of "gather" cruelty vids; Running Babies to Death
Lame Babys, at least one had to be euthanized due to outer-hoof wall coming off