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Urgent: Save America’s Wild Horses!

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 12:30pm
Red horse looking straight ahead

In 1971, Congress declared our wild horses and burros an integral part of our public rangelands and ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to care for them as cultural icons. Over the years, the BLM has rounded up tens of thousands of our wild equines, often with cruel methods, and shipped them to tax-funded holding facilities where they are confined for the rest of their lives.

The BLM is again looking to apply the same failed model of round-ups and removals in revised management plans for wild horses out West. These plans must be altered.

If adopted, these management plans would decimate the wild horse population in the Wyoming Checkerboard, a two-million-acre mix of public and private land where nearly half of Wyoming’s wild horses live. This is certainly not the free-roaming vision Congress set out for these majestic animals.

The good news is that you can help! The BLM is accepting public comments through Friday, September 27, on the potentially devastating revisions to Resource Management Plans that will cull wild horses in Wyoming.

Please be a voice for our wild horses before their time runs out. Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center right now to quickly contact the BLM. Urge the agency to adopt policies that give horses their fair share of habitat and keep them on the range where they belong.

On behalf of the horses, we thank you!

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Michele

Yes, sadly it is true. Native Americans have been very vocal about wanting the horses REMOVED.

Ima cygnenoir

the BLM herded the horses through spesific indian country so that it could avoid ANY public scrutiny. HOWEVER that did not work so well for them as Native rescuers showed up 264 UNBRANDED horses were saved. The NV/WY & CA roundup was across private lands AGAIN to avoid public scrutiny, THAT has been their motis-operandi for the last three months. They are removing horses so that they can begin FRACKING without having to consider environmental impact.. The lie about grazing is just that a lie. With close to 20 million cattle and sheep grazing the SAME land the 3000+ horses are making little impact..Right now it is almost impossible in some areas to even FIND a horse.

Nancy Adams

Good thought Phyllis. What is next? We the people??? Like the Governmernt did to the Japanese??

elynk

I totally agree!

sandy weinstein

yep, that is typical govt. you pat my back pocket and i return the favor...been like this for yrs

Nancy Adams

You are right! By rounding up these beautiful horses, putting them in MUCH smaller areas, WE the Taxpayers are picking up the bill. A better answer, leave the horses ALONE where they are at.

Maggie Frazier

Where in the US do ranchers pay "large" fees for grazing rights? The grazing program doesn't even pay for itself. I believe its $1.35 for each cow/calf pair per month????
Grazing on private land costs much more - why should these corporations be able to get away with paying next to nothing AND having a say about the wild horses & burros? And yes, we are paying to feed the horses in STH and LTH pastures. They should be left on the HMAs which was the intent of the 1971 law.

Marcia Minardi

What is wrong with this world when we kill off one of the most beatiful things in this world . Isen;t there enough killing going on in this world between people why do we have to inglude the animals too.Leave them alone , let them live. You people are really sick that do things like this.

Janice

The horses were here long before us and they should be free!

elynk

This is so typical of the BLM. They are completely heartless and only protect the big ranchers. :(

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