Oppose BLM Plan to Remove Wild Horses for Massive Sheep Grazing!
Photo by Jeanne-Bencich Nations
In October 2014, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northeast Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) recommended a humane PZP birth control pilot program for wild horses living in the Water Canyon portion of Nevada's Antelope Herd Management Area (HMA). Now the BLM's Ely District Office has turned that recommendation into an excuse to perpetually remove wild horses from the range to accommodate private sheep grazing - and send American taxpayers the bill. The agency is now accepting public comments on a PZP "pilot program" that would allow for continued helicopter roundups and set a limit of 25 wild horses in a 31,000-acre public land area where massive, taxpayer-subsidized sheep grazing occurs! The BLM needs to hear from YOU regarding this grossly preferential treatment of commercial livestock interests over federally protected wild horses.
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Mustang Families Need Homes
Photo Courtesy of Let 'Em Run Foundation
Waylon and Rojo are band stallions who, until last year, were living their lives free with their families on the Virginia Range in Nevada. Then they wandered into harm's way by coming too close to the development that is ever-expanding in the Reno area, resulting in their capture and removal by the Nevada Department of Agriculture. Rojo and his colorful family of paint and sorrel mares, fillies and colts, and the beautiful velvety sorrel Waylon and his lovely family of eight were rescued by the Let Em' Run Foundation. Now the foundation is looking for permanent placement where the bonded family members can stay together. In addition to these families, two young Virginia Range geldings named Bo and Rio are also looking for their forever homes. Please click below to learn more and help us find placement for these historic and beautiful mustangs!
BLM Sage Grouse Plan Lets Livestock Grazing Off the Hook
Late last month, the BLM released its long-awaited conservation plan for the Greater Sage Grouse, a highly threatened bird of the western high desert. As expected, the plan ignores the most widespread threat to the sage grouse -- the livestock industry, which is the biggest user per acre of the sagebrush habitat on which the bird depends. Ranchers and the BLM have been regularly scapegoating a small number of wild horses for range damage caused by vastly larger numbers of cattle and sheep grazing in sage grouse habitat. AWHPC is currently analyzing these plans to determine what they mean for wild horses and burros, and will keep you updated. Meanwhile, read more about how the BLM is letting the subsidized livestock industry off the hook for destruction of the sage grouse by clicking below.
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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.