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This week, here are three important actions that need your attention -- and one of them needs your immediate attention, since comments are due today (by midnight). Please be sure to take action on each of the three items below. The horses are counting on you! Thank you.
- The AWHPC Team
Only One Day Left to Speak Up for McCullough Peaks Mustangs
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has an almost ideal management program for the McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area (HMA) outside Cody, Wyoming. Over the past several years, the BLM has successfully implemented a PZP fertility control program, which has already attained zero population growth in this very popular herd. The BLM has also established a very productive partnership with an excellent community organization, Friends of a Legacy (FOAL), for the stewardship of the McCullough Peaks horses and their habitat. Unfortunately, the BLM is not willing to allow the time necessary for fertility control to reduce the size of this small herd. Instead, the agency is proposing the removal of 20 young horses via bait trapping. Let's convince the BLM to do the right thing and leave these much-cherished horses with their families at home on the range.
Urge the BLM in Utah to Cancel Its Wild Horse Removal Plan for Swasey HMA
BLM Utah is proposing to remove 160 wild horses from a small herd that lives in the Swasey HMA, which is located two hours southwest of Provo. Please take a moment to tell BLM Utah that you support the implementation of a humane fertility control (i.e. PZP-22) program in this HMA, but oppose removals and skewing of the natural sex ratio on the range. With nearly 50,000 wild horses in government holding facilities, it's high time the BLM stops removing and stockpiling horses and starts managing them safely and humanely on the range where they belong.
Say "No" to the BLM's Latest Assault on Wyoming's Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek Herds
BLM Wyoming is once again targeting wild horses in the Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek HMAs in Wyoming. For the second time in less than three years, the agency is proposing another massive roundup and removal of these wild horses. In advancing this unnecessary plan, the BLM is taking its marching orders from local ranchers who are pressing hard for removal of all wild horses from this area. Please take a moment to tell the BLM that Americans oppose the mass extermination of wild horses in Wyoming, and that ranchers must be persuaded to tolerate America's wild horses in exchange for the privilege of grazing their livestock on our public lands thanks to our generous tax subsidies.