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Three Days Left to Tell BLM's Carson City District to Protect Wild Horses During Drought
The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) Carson City District in Nevada is seeking public comments on a plan to manage wild horses and livestock during drought. The BLM allocates 92% of forage on public lands in the Carson City District to livestock, while just 8% is allocated to wild horses. This translates into a maximum of 2,508 horses vs. the annual equivalent of 30,239 cow/calf pairs allowed to live in the district! Please tell the BLM that no horses or burros should be removed from the district's 19 Herd Management Areas (HMAs) unless and until all livestock grazing is halted within the HMAs for at least one year. The comment deadline is April 12. Please join AWHPC in telling the BLM that it must prioritize protection of wild horses over livestock grazing.
Wyoming Court Approves BLM Plan to Wipe Out Wild Horses on Wyoming Checkerboard
A federal court in Wyoming has approved a consent decree between the BLM and the Rock Springs Grazing Association (RSGA) that will wipe out wild free-roaming horses from the Wyoming Checkerboard, a two-million acre swath of public and private land in the southern part of the state. The Consent Decree was vigorously opposed by AWHPC, which had successfully filed to intervene in the case with The Cloud Foundation and the International Society for the Preservation of Mustangs and Burros. The Consent Decree is a sweetheart deal between the government and the ranchers, who rule the range in Wyoming and enjoy tens of millions of dollars annually in taxpayer subsidies to graze their livestock on our public lands. We are committed to vigorously defend Wyoming's wild horses against this assault and could use your help to do so. Please click here to read more about this urgent situation.
Stay Tuned for NBC News Exclusive Report on America's Wild Horses
NBC News Senior Investigative Correspondent Lisa Myers, shown at left observing the BLM's Swasey Mountains roundup in Utah, has prepared an exclusive report on America's wild horses. "Wild but not Free" will air on the NBC Today Show, as well as the Nightly News and be featured on the NBC News webpage. Originally scheduled to air last week, the piece was postponed but will air in the near future. If possible, we will try to provide you with advance notice when the story is scheduled to air. You can also check Today Show listings or tune in weekdays between 7 am and 9 am in all U.S. time zones. .
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The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign is dedicated to preserving American wild horses and burros in viable free-roaming herds for generations to come, as part of our national heritage.