November 18, 2010
Tell BLM to Release All Captured Saylor Creek Wild Horses: Take Easy Action by Nov. 22
BLM is taking public comments on whether to return Idaho mustangs, rounded up after wild fire, to range
In August 2010, BLM rounded up the entire herd of 192 wild horses living in the Saylor Creek Herd Management Area in southern Idaho, after a wildfire burned a portion of their home range. Now the agency is taking public comments on a potential release plan.The preferred action will return fewer than 40 percent of the horses to the range. Meanwhile, livestock grazing will be allowed to continue at current levels, with approximately 16 times more forage allocated to livestock than wild horses.
Tell BLM to release all the Saylor Creek horses back to the range. Take Easy Action by November 22.
Meet General and Commander, Still Together After BLM Calico Roundup Ordeal
These two elder stallions were captured on January 16, 2010 from the Warm Springs Herd Management Area in Nevada's Calico Complex. Now they are part of Return to Freedom's Calico rescue project.
General is a band stallion and Commander is his loyal companion.They have remained together throughout their long ordeal - from the BLM helicopter stampede that drove them out of their homeland in the magnificent Black Rock Desert, to the feedlot-like conditions of BLM's short-term holding facility, and now to their temporary quarters where they await creation of Return to Freedom's wild horse preserve. Read more and help Return to Freedom get General and Commander back home.
BLM Publishes FY 2011 Roundup Schedule: ~11,000 Mustangs Targeted Removal
Despite calls for reform, BLM is pressing ahead with an aggressive roundup schedule, in which 10,746 more wild horses will be permanently removed from the Western range.
The majority of these horses will be sent to government holding facilities, where they will join the estimated 40,000 wild horses already warehoused at a cost to taxpayers of $50 million this year. In the coming weeks, we will be organizing public outreach to Congress to demand accountability and reform of the BLM's costly and inhumane wild horse and burro program. Getting as many friends and family involved in this process is critical as we will be competing with many issues for our legislators' attention. The more voices we have for the mustangs, the more likely we are to be heard. Stay tuned. . . .
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