The BLM’s Mismanagement of America’s Wild Horses Must StopPosted by Stephen Wells, ALDF's Executive Director on June 8, 2011
Violating their own protocol of waiting until mid-August (after the foaling season) to begin helicopter roundups, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) started a Nevada roundup in July last year, resulting in the death of at least 21 horses and several others being treated for painful colic and brain swelling due to dehydration and exhaustion.
Despite this tragedy, the BLM is planning to do the same this July. Thousands of additional wild horses and burros are slated for removal before August 15th in California, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, Wyoming and Utah, paid for with your tax dollars.
Help stop this massacre of America’s wild horses! Contact your U.S. Representatives and Senators and urge them to:
- Call on the Interior Department and President Obama to halt the BLM’s summer roundups; and
- Use their appropriations authority to strip funding for this abusive practice while the National Academy of Sciences conducts its independent review of the program (to be completed by 2013).