Tell the BLM Advisory Board: Don't Experiment on Our Horses!
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet on September 2-3, 2015 in Oklahoma City. Click below for details on the meeting and to send a strong message to the Advisory Board against the BLM’s plans to start conducting sterilization experiments on wild horses living on the range. The BLM is moving full steam ahead with these destructive plans -- and we need to let them know in no uncertain terms that this is NOT acceptable. There is not a moment to waste! Let's start by sending a loud message to the BLM's Advisory Board, which is supposed to represent the public in advising the BLM about wild horse and burro management issues.
UPDATE: Forest Service Now Looking to Work with Salt River Wild Horse Advocates
Photo | Karen Morell Rich
Thanks to the tremendous outpouring of support from the local Arizona community and from advocates around the world, the U.S. Forest Service has abandoned plans to immediately remove horses from their home on the Salt River in the Tonto National Forest near Phoenix. The Forest Service is currently “taking another look” at its plans to remove the horses, and will work with our coalition partner, the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, and other interested parties to develop acceptable alternatives. We still have to secure lasting protections and humane management for these horses in their homes -- but this is the first step in the right direction! Thanks to all AWHPC supporters who spoke up to Keep these Wild Horses Wild.
Wildfires Affecting Wild Horses in the West
Photo | BLM
Raging wildfires in a number of western states are wreaking havoc on the land and wildlife alike. Sadly, wild horses are also being seriously affected by a number of fires. We are in touch with various BLM offices and other agencies to gather as much information as possible about how the fires are impacting wild horses and burros. In Idaho, sadly more than two dozen wild horses died when they were overcome by a fast moving blaze. Extensive fencing on public lands built to accommodate welfare ranchers, who use our public land to graze their cattle, always blocks the free movement of wild horses. However, in emergency situations like these, it tragically limits the number of escape routes available to them and other wildlife species. Please click below to read more about the fires affecting wild horses.
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