by Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation
BLM has announced it will be removing 2200 wild horses from the Red Desert Complex, starting in October 2017. This would be after the Checkerboard Roundup, where the BLM is planning to remove 1560 wild horses starting in September. This means 3760 wild horses will be removed from their homes and from their families, and this is over half the wild horses remaining in Wyoming.
This is insane. Right now, Congress is considering the 2018 Budget which now includes language that will allow the killing of the 46,000 wild horses in short and long term holding as well as thousands more on the range.
Adding 3760 more horses makes absolutely no sense. There is nowhere to even put this number of horses in short term holding unless the BLM has already begun shipping wild horses in holding to slaughter.
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