The Bureau of Land Management just released its plan to Congress for managing wild horses and burros on our public lands.
The options offered in this report would not lead to sustainability but instead would lead directly to the extinction of wild horses and burros on our public lands with the next 10-20 years.
False claims such as thousands of starving and dying horses on the range, and the horses being the source of any and all range degradation are at the heart of their argument. The BLM proposes to remove 50,000 wild horses and burros from our public lands. They want to remove protections from our wild horses and burros that will lead to tens of thousands of wild horses being killed and slaughtered, and kill the wild horses and burros in holding facilities. This is not “euthanasia,” these are healthy wild horses and burros.
The BLM wants to continue to keep the public in the dark about its actions, seeking to lift requirements for study and public comment that protect our public lands as well as the animals that live on them.
The BLM also proposes to sterilize 80% of the wild horses and burros that live on our public lands, and they will use dangerous, cruel and inhumane methods to accomplish this. Wild horses and burros will no longer have the natural behaviors that characterize these family oriented equids, and this will bring the numbers of over 70% of the remaining herds to below genetically viable levels.
Wild Horse Freedom Federation will have a more detailed response to this plan over the coming days, and will include suggestions of what you can do to help.
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How many animals have to face extinction before you have enough money. Who’s paying you off. Gas, oil or big cattle companies. Disgusting human beings.
Your comment is perfectly stated. Thank you.
This is so wrong. That is out past they are messing with. Leave the wild horses and burros alone.
Humans are supposedly the most intelligent animals on the planets but oh how stupid many of us are. To think we have the right to “manage” things is follly. Generations will look back and see what these idiots tried to do and shame will follow them for eternity.
Just left a lengthy msg to those in government – Trump, Zinke, my Senators and Representative, and will tweet and Pinterest this as well. This must be stopped. I am 75 and we won their protection by typing on typewriters, calling long distance, mailing letters, and we won. We cannot afford to let our history as Americans – and their history – vaporize. If we don’t respect and hold our history sacred, we give nothing to our posterity.
Wrong.leave them alone. .God put them here for a purpose
i second that statement!! LEAVE THEM ALONE!! LET THEM LIVE IN THE LANDS THAT THEY ARE MADE FOR!!
These horses and burros are on our lands ! We the tax payers should be listened to! Anyone ever think about them keepin grassland fires down. What is going to happen to that land? Build more damn houses, roads and warehouses?
Why are you so against the wild horses? What have they done to you? Are you so unhappy in your own life that you can’t let these horses live, free and without your decisions affecting their lives. Is the cattle industry buying your “sick” decision to end their lives?
This must be stopped no matter what.
If it is public land, we the public dont seem to have much say about it these days. these animals are beautiful and have a right to live out there lives. Nature has its own way of keeping control over populations. We humans often act too late when something is about to become extinct (white rhino). These horses have been roaming the earth for centuries, why upset the balance of nature now. Could it be ranchers or manufacturers want the land? We keep it up and generations to come will never know what these animals were like, they’ll have websites to look them up.
this is so sad, once again the GREED of people – the cattle people who want to use the land for free or nearly free – for their own gain. they are passing any savings onto the public, they pocket every red cent they get paid. they are nothing but selfish greedy useless human beings. shame on you BLM your supposed to protect these animals, not sell them out. You should all be FIRED
The name includes “land management” this is their focus…land… not what it supports naturally, just what means to them and is in their own interests. Wild horses will, like most natural cycles, level their numbers naturally as feed and weather permits.
cruelty is the hidden ajanda od every human being.
THE WILD HORSES ARE ONE OF THE ONLY THINGS WE HAVE LEFT BESIDES THE BALD EAGLE THAT REPRESENT REAL FREEDOM IN THESE UNITED STATES. THEY LIVE FREE ON THE LAND WHICH NO HUMAN CAN SAY. THE WILD HORSES REPRESENT THE HEART OF HUMANITY. THE GOVERNMENT MUST NEVER BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THAT AWAY. IN THE WILD HORSE WORLD,, ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE,WE CANNOT ALLOW OUR GOVERNMENT TO WIPE THEM OUT LIKE THEY HAVE SO MANY OTHER IMPORTANT
THINGS THAT REPRESENT THIS GREAT NATION!
I had no idea. This needs to be made known this happening without our knowledge for most of us.
Yes please help us spread the word.
Where is the outrage. Nothing in the News.let the horses alone. They do no harm We The people need to call our senators and congressmen to stop the killing of these Animals. Where is the human Society why aren’t they saying anything