Public comments are due by Oct. 31 on a BLM Salt Lake City Field Office Scoping Notice for a roundup of wild horses in the Onaqui Herd Management Area in Utah. Send a personal comment to firstname.lastname@example.org and in the subject line, put Onaqui Wild Horse Gather/Population Control and Research
We are sharing this public comment written by our friend, wild horse & burro advocate (and beekeeper) Susan Rudnicki:
BLM— It has come to my attention that the Utah BLM is considering removing a majority of the Onaqui Mountain wild horse herd—325 horses out of a herd of 450. This is a reckless gutting of the genetic viability of this herd, a 72% decrease that can not sustain genetic resilience, a authoritative opinion of Dr Gus Cothran, equine geneticist.
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