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ENews February 2, 2017

Photo of captured Nevada wild horses by BLM


Take A Stand For NV Wild Horses & Burros In The Blue Wing Complex

The wild horses and burros living in the Blue Wing Complex in Nevada need your voice today! The BLM wants to drive their populations down to low Appropriate Management Levels (AMLs) by implementing an unprecedented, 20-year plan to sterilize 30 percent of these herds, using highly controversial procedures that are untested in wild free-roaming horses and burros. The plan will leave just 333 wild horses and 55 burros on 3,500 square miles of land, and almost one-third of those animals will be sterilized! This ill-conceived plan must not move forward! Please take action below.

 

 


Wild Horses in Nevada Being Rounded Up Right Now... Why? 

On January 30th, the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Tonopah Field Office began the roundup of wild horses from the Reveille Herd Management Area (HMA) in Nevada. The agency plans to round up 140-160 wild horses and permanently remove 80 from their homes on the range. This would bring the population of the HMA to just 90 horses, well below the established allowable “low” limit of 138 as well as below the number required to maintain genetic viability.

Why is the BLM conducting a roundup that will cost American taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars when the wild horse population in this HMA is estimated to be just 35 horses over the allowable “high” limit? Find out and read our daily reports from the range at the link below.

 


Valentine's Day is two weeks away, and we have a great way for you to show your love and act for wild horses and burros!

For the next 9 days, you can donate to support our work and dedicate your gift in honor of a loved one. For all donations $25 and over, we'll send your special someone a postcard with the beautiful image at left captured by esteemed wild horse photographer, Kimerlee Curyl!

 


Photo 2: Teresa Gilbert, Photo 3: Kimerlee Curyl

Calendar:

January 29: Reveille Wild Horse Roundup Began (Nevada)

February 8: Cedar Mountain Wild Horse Roundup Begins (Utah)

February 10: Nominations for the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Due

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