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“There needs to be a fairer distribution of resources—not more biased reports and recommendations aimed at capturing, removing or killing wild horses…”
On Thursday, the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recklessly voted to approve recommendations that call on the Bureau of Land Management to shoot tens of thousands of healthy wild horses and burros.
At its meeting in Grand Junction, Colorado, the advisory board recommended that BLM achieve its on-range population goal of 26,715 wild horses and burros while also phasing out the use of long-term holding facilities—both within three years.
If Congress allowed BLM to follow through on the independent board’s recommendations, that would mean the government shooting at least 90,000 healthy animals. The advisory board has no power to control policy.
The board also called for allowing international adoptions and sales, which have not been allowed before. During its deliberations, the board…
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It’s official, AGAIN, the BLM’s Wild Horse and Advisory Board recommends killing off Long Term Holding horses and any “excess” on the range…they even brainstormed about sending horses off to Russia to feed their Siberian Tigers.
Rumors abound on the internet but here are the ACTUAL recommendations by the puppets as reported to us:
Increase the budget in FY2019 to 3 million for reversible fertility control.
BLM Immediately (over the next three years) remove excess animals from the range to achieve AML. (MURDER)
Phase out long-term holding over the next three years. (MURDER)
Increasing funding to support successful adoption programs and on the range management, and consider possibilities for international adoptions. (MURDER)
BLM utilize all tools specified in the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 to achieve and maintain AML. (MURDER)
Examine and and adjust AML…
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Does the End of the Checkerboard Roundup Mean the End of the Lives of Wyoming’s Wild Horses?
*Reminder* Please call your U.S. Senators to save our wild horses and burros.
As we drove down County Road 430 toward the Colorado border, I had a sinking feeling that we were headed toward Bitter Creek Road, where 167 wild horses have already been rounded up and removed. I was initially told that no more than 200 horses would be removed from this area, that there would still be horses there. But now, since the helicopters could fly into Adobe Town at the every southern border with Colorado as well as in Salt Wells Creek from this location, that this was…
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Healthy foals with their moms in Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory
For more info on what causes colitis in foals, read HERE.
SOURCE: BLM News Release
For Immediate Release: Oct. 17, 2017
Contact: Jeff Fontana, 530-252-5332 CA-N-17-57
Preliminary results for wild horse deaths at BLM corrals
SUSANVILLE, Calif. – Preliminary veterinarian results indicate that 25 wild horse foals held at the BLM’s Litchfield Corrals may have died from colitis, or inflammation of the colon. Additional tests are ongoing and the BLM is waiting for results from additional blood and tissue samples that could point to the cause of the colitis.
The foals, all under six months old, were awaiting adoption, when on Oct. 2 BLM wranglers noticed signs of a flu-like illness in some animals, all of which were housed in a single pen. The wranglers consulted with a veterinarian and treated symptoms, but the condition of the foals…
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As Corruption Allegations Against Pro-Horse Slaughter Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke Continue to Mount, Wild Horses & Burros Continue to Die!
Long before Ryan Zinke slithered his way to be confirmed as Interior Secretary under Trump, his views and agendas for wild and domestic equines were well-known. From the period long before he became a Montana Congressman when he was pushing for the return of horse slaughter so that a horse slaughterhouse could be built in his home state, and throughout his time in Congress, his famous quote basically sums up what he continues to stand for:
“If a horse is too old to breed, too old to ride or too expensive to feed, a horse is disposed of,” he said.
With that said, accusations about Zinke’s past and…
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The United Horse Killers of America
Part 3 – Forrest Lucas
Forrest Lucas, billionaire, Lucas Oil/Lucas Stadium owner, rancher and founder of the pro-horse slaughter, pro-horse soring, pro-puppy mill, anti-animal lobbying group. Protect the Harvest, is a major threat to the fight to end horse slaughter and to the protection and preservation of America’s Wild Horses and Burros.
Lucas is one of the loudest and most out-spoken horse slaughter proponents in the nation. He said, “…we’re out here organized…” and “…we need to get horse slaughter back.” That was before he was given power by the current administration. Now that he has it, he is taking this country on a downward spiral and attempting to use his money and influence to destroy as many humane policies as possible. […]
Wild Horses Including Curlies Lose Their Freedom in Salt Wells Creek
Yesterday I went out to see wild horses that were still free after the horrible morning watching 167 get captured. It usually serves as a balm and helps combat the feelings of helplessness generated by watching large groups of wild horses that should never be captured rounded u with helicopters. But this time I knew that freedom was fleeting for these horses. I had heard that the BLM was going to round up horses the next day who were near the 191 highway in Salt Wells Creek because some horses had been killed on the highway and it was a hazard for public safety. We passed a game warden who told us that there was a big group at…
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Just after dawn we arrived at Bitter Creek Road, way down Highway 430 in Salt Wells Creek, Wyoming. I was dreading this day when the helicopters would be taking most of the wild horses in this area, within sight of Kinney Rim.
We saw a small family right by the road as we were driving in, and it was sad to see how unafraid the horses were when we got out of our cars to photograph them.
We drove down the road to a gas pad with a view of the run into the trap and I set up my tripod and camera and…
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Cheyenne, WY (October 6, 2017) . . . The American Wild Horse Campaign and wildlife photographers Carol Walker and Kimerlee Curyl filed suit today in U.S. District Court in Wyoming to stop the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from illegally rounding up hundreds of wild horses in a helicopter capture operation currently underway in southwestern Wyoming.
The lawsuit charges the BLM with violating three federal laws by rounding up hundreds more horses than previously disclosed by excluding foals and weanlings from its official count of horses removed from the range. It also challenges the agency’s shipment of captured mustangs to two privately-owned feedlots that are not open to the public for viewing and adoption.
According to attorney William Eubanks of Meyer Glitzenstein and Eubanks, “BLM’s action of permanently removing hundreds more horses than it determined to…
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