The fight over the future of America’s wild horses and burros will take place in Washington, DC this year as the Administration charts a new course for the Department of the Interior and Congress funds the government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017 and for Fiscal Year 2018. As an American citizen and taxpayer, YOU have both the right and ability to weigh in to influence these decisions. When it comes to your elected officials in DC, YOU – as a constituent - are the best lobbyist for protecting wild horses and burros from mass roundups and slaughter
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Utah lawmakers seeking state control over wild horse and burro management will have to wait another year before advancing their plan to "harvest" wild horses as a "protein source' by slaughtering them. A state resolution calling on Congress to lethally control wild horse populations or rescind the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act and turn over management of these animals to the state has died after passing the Utah House of Representatives, but failing to get a vote in the Senate. Although the resolution was non-binding, it could have given fuel to federal efforts to turn over wild horse management to states, so its failure is good news for Utah wild horses and burros. Read more on the developments in Utah here.
You may recall the tiny pinto colt who was chased relentlessly with his mother by a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) helicopter at the Cedar Mountain roundup last month in Utah. AWHC observers captured the chase on video, and it has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on social media. We’re sorry to report that after the BLM permanently separated the baby from his mother, who was released back to the range after being vaccinated with PZP birth control. The little colt was sent to the BLM’s holding pens in Delta, Utah, where photographer Kimerlee Curyl photographed him this week. For more on the foal and the other recently-captured Cedar Mountain horses at the BLM holding pens in Utah, please click below.
Photos above by Kimerlee Curyl Photography