This is Your Chance to Speak Up for Las-Vegas-Area Mustangs & Burros
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is accepting public comments on the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices. This document will set the management policy for the next 10-20 years for a 3.1 million-acre public land area that includes four Herd Management Areas (HMAs) -- Gold Butte, Wheeler Pass, Red Rock, Johnnie -- and the specially designated Nevada Wild Horse Range. If passed in its current form, the draft RMP would perpetuate the BLM's unsustainable and inhumane reliance on removals of wild horses and burros from the range as its primary management approach; authorize the sterilization of wild free-roaming horses and the management of portions of herds as non-reproducing; and "zero out" or eliminate all wild burros from the Gold Butte HMA. This is the stage in the BLM's planning process where the public's voice can be heard so please take a moment to speak up for these wild horses and burros by clicking below!
Help Us Meet Our Goal: Tell BLM Wyoming Citizen Board to Protect Wild Horses
We need just 5,000 more signatures to meet our goal of 15,000 signatures, which will be submitted to the BLM's Wyoming Resource Advisory Council for its upcoming meeting on Feb. 2-4. We have four days left .... Please help us make a strong stand for wild horses before this citizen advisory board!
Wyoming has only 2,500 wild horses left, and they are under attack...from the BLM, the State of Wyoming and powerful ranching interests seeking to wipe out wild horses to increase taxpayer-subsidized livestock grazing on our public lands. If you have not yet signed our petition, please do so by clicking below. If you have already signed, then share the action and be sure your family and friends sign on. Wyoming's wild horses need all the help they can get!
Last Days of Freedom for Humboldt Wild Horses
This photo was taken yesterday by Mike Lorden. It captures the final days of freedom for this beautiful, federally-protected wild horse from the Humboldt Herd Area (HA) in Nevada. Beginning tomorrow, the BLM will conduct a helicopter roundup to remove every one of the estimated 180 wild horses still living in this federally-designated wild horse habitat area. The removal has been scheduled due to the demands of private ranch owners who graze their cattle at taxpayer expense on our public lands in this area.
Meanwhile, the BLM roundup in the Pine Nut Herd Management Area has been delayed due to a lawsuit. Unfortunately, this lawsuit also attacks the BLM's use of the PZP fertility control vaccine, which is the only currently available, safe and humane alternative to the brutal roundup and removal of horses from the range. If the window of opportunity for vaccinating mares closes before the next breeding season, the end result will be even more horses who will lose their freedom and families in future BLM roundups. Please read more on the pending roundups and view additional pictures of the final days of freedom for the Humboldt HA horses here.
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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.