The Grammy Award-winning singer has asked President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to scrap a proposed roundup of 2,500 mustangs in northern Nevada. ”With one voice we are insisting that our government stop managing these beautiful and important animals to extinction.” The Bureau of Land Management has set a target ”appropriate management level” of 26,600 of the animals in the wild, about 10,000 below the current level. An additional 32,000 of them are cared for in government-funded holding facilities. New York Times. Update: More celebrities join the fray.