Speak Up for WY Wild Horses!
January 5, 2017
Photo: Kimerlee Curyl
Weigh In For Wyoming's Wild Horses
Over the last several years, AWHPC supporters have submitted over one million comments to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding wild horse policy. Slowly, but surely, it's making a difference. Removals of wild horses and burros from the range have decreased. This year, just over 3,000 will be removed, as compared more than 8,000 in 2012. And members of Congress now firmly recognized that the public is adamantly opposed to slaughtering our national icons. We still have quite a battle ahead of us, but the status quo is slowly changing as the voice of the people is increasingly heard.
Let's keep it up! The wild horses in Wyoming's North Lander Complex need your voice! The BLM is accepting comments on a proposed roundup, removal and fertility control treatment action, expected to take place in the fall of 2017. Now is the time to weigh in for fair treatment of wild horses on our public lands, and for humane alternatives to large-scale removals of wild horses from their homes on the range. It's easy to submit your comments... just click below.
BLM Schedules New Roundups in Utah & Nevada
Between December 20-28, the agency removed 74 wild horses from the Silver King and Eagle Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in Nevada. Over the next two months, the agency intends to continue rounding up horses, permanently removing approximately 650 wild horses from the Frisco, Sulphur and Cedar Mountain HMAs in Utah, and the Reveille HMA in Nevada. After those capture operations are complete, the agency will pause its roundup program for foaling season, March through June. Read more about the pending roundups and the BLM's justifications for them by clicking below.
The New Year will bring many challenges in the fight to protect America's wild horses and burros. Pressure has been building to lift the ban on killing or selling these national icons for slaughter. The new Congress and Administration will determine their fate. In response, we're increasing our lobbying, legal, PR and grassroots muscle to continue to give wild horses a powerful voice in the halls of government, the courts and the arena of public opinion.
Thank you to all our supporters who have donated to give us the resources necessary to wage -- and win -- the battle that lies ahead. Our end-of-year fundraising drive was a huge success! Thanks to you, we exceeded our goals and secured $100,000 in matching funds. Once again, we've proven that we are a powerful force to be reckoned with!
Here's to working together to Keep Wild Horses and Burros Wild and Free in 2017... Be sure to read more about what we accomplished together in 2016 by clicking below!
Photo Header & Photo 3: Kimerlee Curyl
January 6: Frisco Wild Horse Roundup
January 12: Devils Garden Territory Plan Meeting
February 8: Cedar Mountain Wild Horse Roundup Begins
February 10: Nominations for the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Due
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