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Amercian Wild Horse Team Issues Statement

Stallion "Freedom" dashes for freedom after being injured during escape from BLM - Photo by Craig Downer

LOMPAC, CA (AWHPC) – BLM has postponed its proposed roundup of wild horses from the Confusion Mountains Herd Management Area in Utah, after the agency received thousands of protest emails from AWHPC supporters.

Eric Reid, Wild Horse and Burro specialist at BLM’s Filmore field office, confirmed that he had just received an email today from the Washington office that handles the roundup schedule, saying the Confusion roundup was being removed from the schedule.

BLM had planned to conduct this roundup without public comment nor a current environmental assessment. The roundup would have left behind only 70-100 horses in the 235,000-acres public land complex, or less than one horse per 2,000 acres.

On behalf of the horses, thank you so much for your support,

The AWHPC Team
American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign

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  1. BRAVO! WE ARE HERE FOR ALL OF YOU HORSE ADVOCATE FOLKS OUT THERE AND ALL YOU DO! (NOTICE I’M SHOUTING IN ALL CAPS!!)

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  2. R.T.: Isn’t the California town called “Lompoc”? Having lived there and being from California, I’m unaware of any town called “Lompac”. Just curious. It’s probably their typo anyway.

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  3. Remember that Ginger and Makendra want all of us to start scrutinizing the roundup schedule and Question Everything… There may be other roundups out there that have not been set up legally like the Confusion Mountain one. we need to show the Administration and the public how BLM is doing ‘business as usual’ with our wild herds. Let’s slow them down. Then we have a better chance to stop them. Mar

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  4. The last Environmental Assessment on Confusion Mountains was done in 1987! BLM was still gutting this herd and may still zero it out. Do not believe the figures. They were intending to ‘leave’ only 15 horses. Mar

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  5. Someone in DC has paid some attention.

    But don’t let us ever sit on our laurels thinking that a tide has turned. Unfortunatly, in the case of BLM, no amount of new or changed laws, internal reorganization, or change of leadership, not even a whole new agency of all new people, ever allow us to let up on our vigilance –

    This is to be a continual work in progress for all future generations!

    As it should be, and should have been in the past, for all government.

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    • I’m not sitting on anything. The BLM needs to go…period! What has happened is intense scrutiny with regard to the DOI/BLM for not following their own regs (EA/HMA/etc…not hard to do). I won’t say anything further.

      Even if we get the moratorium or an end to slaughter for human consumption, we will always have a job. There are just too many humans loosing their religion and slipping to the dark side for a buck.

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      • hello I seek info on whether the Horses in the Holding Pens in Fallon NV are receiving enough Fresh Hay?

        comment: upon seeing pix of the horses eating Hay through a thin railing type fence my question is:

        What if some of the bigger older Horses cannot fit their heads thru the skinny railing to get their Hay?

        Does this mean that the bigger older Horses; who have a greater Caloric requirement for health will be given Less Hay than the smaller horses ?

        just like to take Horses from a big free Range and put them in samll pens is coutner prodcutive…so is..;

        giving larger Horses Less Hay to Eat!

        I want some answeres on Falolon’s Hay for Horses!

        ARE THEY BEING FED ENOUGH HAY DAILY ?

        and I mean EACH HORSE; not some phto op set up by the BLM;

        and what about the Foal who’s Mum was shot for no good cause; is the foal ok

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    • True; the tide will not turn overnight; however; the change has to begin somehwere and the postponement of the Utah Round up is one of the best news Ive heard of yet;

      Atleast Innocnet foals will not be trampled; orphaned and see their mums be shot!
      (no to metnion the stress and emotional uncertainly the herd feels…
      (I know they shot the mare for no cause whatsoever; to spook and scare the others!

      You keep uo the good work and keep on writing; you contribute alot to the Horses; A

      ps I think what the BLM is understanding is: There is no room to hold the horses..;

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  6. Collecting news on about thousand horses going to ranch by Ennis, Montana. Not sure which gather they are from yet. Oddly just north of ranch , applied research on benefit of horses on protecting pasture and watershed. When I get pictures and observations of horses will post.

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    • please…keep me updated; esp. seeking pix of horses in BLM contracted Holding pens

      Thanks alot; the horses appreciaee everyone’s viligance concern and research posts;

      A.

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    • from my information, the horses, about 805 of them, are geldings, the BLM has not specified where they were gathered or even where they are presently being held. They are going to the Spanish Q ranch in Ennis, Montana, a 16,000+ acre spread. They originally wanted to put 1500 horses there, but the surrounding ranchers protested that was too many horses for the area to support.the horses are scheduled to begin arriving in February, w/ an increase to about 1000 head possible. w/800 horses, it is a 20 acre per horse ratio, w/supplemental hay to be fed 4 months a year, The BLM continues to remove horses from areas where the ratio is closer to 500 acres per horse, saying there are too many horses for the range to support. I have stated to the BLM, my Senators and the President that it would be cost effective to leave the horses where they are and supplement their feed w/hay if necessary, just as they do w/elk. Once again, the assumption is that the BLM/government is going to listen to the people. That doesn’t seem to happen too often.
      The BLM will pay $1.31 per day per horse to the SPanish Q.

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      • They may have a 5 year contract and will make over $300,000. per year??? Someone do the Math!

        This is an outrageous waste and just goes to show if BLM won’t leave them free it will castrate and hold them till they die Just to be Rid of Them!

        Where are all our wild horses in Holding right now? Why were records not kept at capture points with a description of markings and family as well as location caught, etc? Maybe freeze branded horses get this but how many do not get freeze branded? The system loses horses, it does not keep track. Mar

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      • jan, do you know if the contract is open ended? That as these horses die or get adopted (or disappear), they will replace them with new gelded horses? And are these horse subject to the 3 strikes to be sold without limition?

        I have read several places that a sure death sentence for a wild horse is to feed them, as they will become dependent on that and lose thier necessary seraching abilities. Perhaps this is not true for limit period of time.

        I had thought supplemental feeding should have to be spread out, perhaps by helicopter (new job for Cattor) to keep the horses roaming? One of the rescues has a video of this very experieince – they have had to suplement because they do not have anough area, and the horses pretty much stay there and just expect food to show up, so the commentary was making a case for attemppting to get more land.

        Yes the math – simple arithmatic – no economics degree necessary. Seems just like another layer of the shell game – just keep the money moving around, taking a little for someones profits at every step – and when it runs out – well there are always the taxpayers lined up to contribute!

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      • Roxy, from the information that I have, and I’ll try to find the website and post it, these horses will be at this ranch until they die. That, of course, is trusting that the BLM is being forthcoming w/this information. But that is my understanding; if all goes well, they will add horses to get the total up to 1000.
        This is a long term holding facility, but it is a ranch and so can be monitored. Matt at the Pryor center is aware of this place and plans to get over there to see the facility after the horses are released there.
        There is no information at present about how the hay would be provided for the horses, my experience w/my own horses is that once the grass is up in the pasture in April, they leave the hay alone, so I don’t think these horses would get dependent on the hay and forget how to forage,as my horses, who are not in anyway close to wild, still go down in the pasture and dig through the snow to the grass.
        here again, the BLM is spending our money unnecessarily, when it would cost much less to keep the horses in the wild and provide supplement hay as needed. I don’t think the hay cost is included in the daily payment, I think that will be extra and will fluctuate depending on local cost of hay.

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      • Jan, thaks for the info- don’t go out of your way – if Matt has this on his radar we will get further info – I need to start checking his sight also -so much to cover.

        Good to know about the hay – if I run across that rescue again, I’ll post how to get to the video, the area seemed pretty typical southern california desert rolling hills, so that might make the diference.

        Thanks again.

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  7. Anna, What petition??? This website has articles and documents. Under the heading listed on the right side column; “A New Gate To Slaughter” are photos and descriptions by Willis Lamm of the facilities the Calico horses are at right now, with pictures…
    There are many interesting articles; ELY FOIA Appeal, Gathered and Missing, among them. Mar

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    • hello ? the petition is on the page you listed towards the bot. but Petition closed
      AMERICA’S WILD HORSES : AN ENDANGERED SPECIES (scroll to bot of page….
      All Americans love wild horses, but few realize the critical situation they face today in an ever-increasingly Un-horse friendly and hostile world. Wild horse herds everywhere roaming on OUR public lands are being declimated by our governments polices that are backed by cattlemen and ranchers who want the wild horses off of our public lands to make more room for their cows. With the help of the United States Department of Agriculture, they are sending our wild horses, our National Treasures, to slaughter EVERYDAY. Although there are MILLIONS of cows and only a few thousand wild horses, these ranchers are telling our government officials that it is the wild horses (and not the cows) causing the over-grazing of our public rangelands. The sad part is the our government believes them! Wouldnt you if it were YOUR pockets being lined by the multi-million dollar lobbiests the cattlemen hire to see to it that they get their way in Washington? But its not just about cows v. horses anymore. Last year, President Bush came out with a proposal to promote Big Game hunting on federal lands, which would require “more and better” management of the big game already existing there. Of course, this plan could mean the end of free-roaming wild horses on our government lands. Why? Because it COSTs our government to keep them there while BIG GAME hunting permits will put BIG BUCKs in their pockets. Who didnt know it? Its ALWAYS been about the almighty dollar, and to hell with the horses or the will of the people! Americans, are we going to stand still while our government and their small but powerful special interests groups kill off our wild horses? We dont think so!

      For starters, here is a link to a petition where you can tell the cattlemen, the USDA and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management NO COWS IN WILD HORSE COUNTRY!

      http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/revoke-grazing-permits-on-public

      Be sure also to visit our WILD HORSE WARRIORS blog for up-to-the-minute updates on what is happening in the world of wild horses (and burros)

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    • Hi Marilyn;

      ok i got it; the right panel with the articles; I read the Calico Comments; etc.

      Thank u ! I can never get enough of reading about our Nation’s wild luvable Horses!

      anna wahpoose conn usa ps did you read a third horse has perished at Fallon pens ?

      i hope and pray it was not the little Foal of the Mother Mare; keep me posted; thnx

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      • oh I see; another Mare about 20 years old; I guess they have a prejudice against older Horses….

        anyhooo; glad the Little Foal is alright; trying to think of a good name for the little Foal Colt; as is he is being called: The Calico Orphan!

        another Foal who the BLM lost her Mum is named Sweetie aks Sweetheart

        I do not even know if the Mares’ Colt is a male or female ? I guess the term colt refers to both female and male Horses about 1 yr. old or 2 yrs.

        How about something very simple like

        Brownie the Calico Colt ?

        There is another BLM Colt named Blackie; ( a female about 2 yrs. OR…

        I like Brownie and I cam going to stick with that; the Calico Colt;

        thanks a lot for the info ! A. Wahpoos

        or maybe Copper the Calico Colt ? : )

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      • Anna, a colt is a male horse, a filly is a female horse 1-2 years old. Foal refers to both male and female babies, weanlings are those that have been weaned away from their moms,(no longer nursing)

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      • Anna, Wikepedia has an excellent and extended article on colt, filly, yearling, herd, band, etc. And some history of old dialect too – very intersting stuff.

        I find Wikepedia to be my best first stop when researching – not only do they provide the obviouse – lots of information, they give good cross references to related topics, and they also give me good “search” words for the web that I might not have thought of.

        You can also send questions to them – not tried by myself yet.

        And the end of each entry lists numerouse other ralated reference materials for further study.

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  8. ps I will be contacting my US officials during the next week or two; esp. about the Mare who was inappropriatly “disposed of (killed..) so I won’t be posting on this fourm as much; I want to get to the Root of this problem which is The BLM…

    I understand from the BLM there has been a third horse lost (perished) at Fallon;

    a. Horse no 1 was the foal who wws “run to death…
    b. no 2 was the Mare who was blatantly “shot and killed in front of her own Foal…

    c. who is the third Calcio Mt. Horse to perish?; not the Mre’s Foal I pray to God !

    to Roxy; I will be reading yours and everyone’s post daily; just not rpelying much

    I luv ya guys and gals and the support for the Horses makes my day alot easier too!

    Sicnerely; Anan Wahpoose 1951…the one who makes alot of typos; Stop the Roundups!

    ps thak goodness they have begun to Put Hay Inside the Pnes; not just outside! anna

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    • Anna, Just to share some input others have given to me – I would only caution that recipients will pay less attention to unsubtantiated facts. And, no matter how bad we feel for these 3 horses (don’t know about the 3rd one yet) we have no way to actually dispute BLM’s vertinaraian at this time. Being, following your outline:

      a. The first little foul (which WE all agree should not have had to be running in the first place) was reported by a licensed veterinarian to have a heart defect and may have been suffering, for some reason it was not keeping up and leaving it alone in an unfamiliar area by itself would have been cruel – we have no hard evidence to refute that I am aware of.

      b. The mare – I have not yet seen any “report” from the field or eye witness accounts that this mare was shot in front of any animals. If you have that, it should be posted, so that experts can respond to us what, if any, this one incident would have on the other horses. Since horses have been used in battles before and since guns were introduced and are able to keep thier needed ground about them as horse are dropping from gun shots right and left, I don’t know really how traumitizing it would be to other horses, or wild horses, who would have no point of reference for one horse to be shot – other horses die around them all the time in the wild. I would need input from the Craig Downers of the world to form that opinion.

      c. 3rd?

      There are some talking points listed on TheCloudFoundation and In Defence of Animals web sites of effective ways to contact officials, and they always encourage to personalize – I try to send at least just “Stop BLM” once a day, miss now and then, sometimes I write differnt things, but I stay mostly to the points on the Cloud Foundation as consistency and repitition of a common voice, I believe, will have the most impact. But I do also often create my own out of the moments feelings.

      Best wishes – your efforts will get us further ahead. You are a truly valuable and passionate voice to all!

      so maybe like th erst of us just stay gneral – tht the whole business fo BLM is curel, unnecessary and inhumane and a gernal waste of taxpare dollars.

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  9. We must all keep up the pressure and have stronger laws in place to prevent this planned mass extermination from ever happening. Call the White House first thing Monday morning, call your representative / congressman. There are contractors of the BLM, and employess of the BLM who are guilty of terrible cruelties. (BTW, the contractors are getting rich on the blood money of these horses.)

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  10. a copy of questions and answers on The BLM Wild Horse and Burro webiste page; on this same website is the Vet. report of the Foal who was out run; too young to run! Roxy; my computer is running too slow to post every resource I read; thnx : )
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT National

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    Questions and Answers on Secretary Salazar’s Proposals
    to Create a Sustainable National Wild Horse and Burro Program
    (Note: Click here for a downloadable PDF version of this document and click here for a downloadable PDF copy of the Secretary Salazar to Senator Reid letter)

    Question: What is Secretary Salazar announcing today (October 7, 2009) regarding the national wild horse and burro program?

    Answer: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is proposing a national solution to restore the health of America’s wild horse herds and the rangelands that support them by creating a cost-efficient, sustainable management program.

    Question: What problems do the Secretary’s proposals address?

    Answer: In four decades under the Bureau of Land Management’s protection, wild horses that were fast disappearing from the American scene have returned to rapid growth. Wild horses and burros have virtually no natural predators and their herd sizes can double about every four years. As a result, the BLM must remove thousands of animals from the range each year to control herd sizes. The agency estimates that nearly 37,000 wild horses and burros (approximately 33,100 horses and 3,800 burros) are roaming on BLM-managed rangelands in 10 Western states. This free-roaming population exceeds by some 10,350 the number that the BLM has determined can exist in balance with other public rangeland resources and uses. The appropriate management level is approximately 26,600.

    Question: Why is the Secretary making this proposal at this time?

    Answer: The Government Accountability Office recently found the national wild horse and burro program, which is managed by the BLM, an Interior Department agency, to be at a “critical crossroads” because of (1) the BLM’s escalating costs of maintaining unadopted wild horses in holding facilities and (2) the agency’s limited options in dealing with the problem of unadoptable horses. (In Fiscal Year 2009, it should be noted, the cost of holding and caring for these animals was nearly $29 million – or about 70 percent of that year’s enacted funding level of $40.6 million for the total wild horse and burro program.) The Senate Appropriations Committee, in commenting on the Interior Department’s Fiscal Year 2010 budget, noted that wild horse gathering and holding costs “have risen beyond sustainable levels” and directed the BLM to prepare a long-term strategy to get the program on a sustainable footing.

    Question: What are the Secretary’s specific proposals?

    Answer: Focusing on the need for a “truly national solution” to a traditionally Western issue, Secretary Salazar is proposing the designation of a new set of wild horse preserves across the nation, especially on the productive grasslands of the Midwest and East. Citing limits on forage and water in the West because of persistent drought and wildfire, the Secretary said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and eight other key members of Congress with jurisdiction over wild horse issues that the lands acquired by the BLM and/or its partners would provide an excellent opportunity to showcase these historic animals while boosting eco-tourism for rural communities. The wild horse herds placed in these preserves would be non-reproducing.

    Secretary Salazar is also proposing:
    Managing the new preserves either directly by the BLM or through cooperative agreements between the BLM and private non-profit organizations or other partners to reduce the agency’s off-the-range holding costs.
    Showcasing certain herds on public lands in the West that deserve recognition with Secretarial or possibly congressional designations. These designations would highlight the special qualities of America’s wild horses while generating eco-tourism for nearby rural communities.
    Applying new strategies aimed at balancing wild horse and burro growth rates with public adoption demand, thus minimizing the number of animals that must be removed from the range and placed in expensive holding facilities. This effort would involve slowing population growth rates on Western public rangelands through:
    the aggressive use of fertility control;
    the active management of sex ratios on the range;
    and perhaps even the introduction of non-reproducing herds in some of the BLM’s existing Herd Management Areas in 10 Western states. The new strategies would also include placing more animals into private care by making adoptions more flexible where appropriate.
    Question: Does the BLM currently use fertility control to control population growth?

    Answer: Yes. The BLM has promoted the development of a safe and effective contraceptive agent for wild horses since 1978. The most promising agent is Porcine Zona Pellucida (PZP), a vaccine that was developed in the 1990s but is not commercially available. The BLM uses PZP under research protocols in collaboration with the Humane Society of the United States and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). PZP is safe for use in horses, but research is still being conducted to determine if it will be effective in reducing annual herd growth rates.

    So far more than 2,350 mares have been treated with a two-year form of PZP, which must be administered to mares after they have been captured. Under the Secretary’s initiative, the BLM will increase its PZP use and step up efforts to develop longer-acting agents. The goal over time is to reduce the number of horses that need to be removed from the range and the number of unadopted wild horses that go to holding pastures.

    Question: How does the BLM propose to manage sex ratios?

    Answer: Slowing population growth rates will take more than just fertility control. Another way to help curb population growth is to increase the proportion of males relative to females while holding the total population steady at the appropriate management level of 26,600. Over time wild horse populations produce roughly equal numbers of males and females. This ratio can be carefully adjusted so that there are more males than females. Changing the ratio of males to females reduces the proportion of females on the range and this reduces the number of foals born each year. In combination with fertility control, adjusting the sex ratio will help slow population growth rates and extend the gather cycle so fewer horses will need to be removed less frequently.

    There may be a limited number of Herd Management Areas that could be transitioned to non-reproducing herds made up entirely of geldings (castrated males). This would reduce the number of foals born on the range Westwide. These 100 percent non-reproducing herds would be identified through the BLM’s land-use planning process with full public involvement and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review.

    The BLM would closely monitor herd health and dynamics in taking steps to slow population growth rates, whether through fertility control, adjusting sex ratios, or implementing non-reproducing herd structures.

    Question: Does the Secretary’s wild horse initiative require authorization and appropriations from Congress to take effect?

    Answer: Yes. The Secretary looks forward to discussing his proposals with members of Congress to protect and effectively manage America’s “Living Legends.” This effort will advance the overall objective of the BLM’s wild horse and burro program, which is to ensure that healthy herds of wild horses and burros can thrive on public rangelands in balance with other rangeland resources and uses.

    Question: How much would it cost to implement the Secretary’s proposals?
    Answer: The cost of the BLM’s total wild horse and burro program (including money re-directed from other programs) rose from $39.2 million in Fiscal Year 2007 to more than $50 million in FY 2009 because of higher holding costs and decreased adoption demand. As long as the number of animals removed from the range each year (to maintain an ecological balance) exceeds the adoption demand, holding costs will continue to increase. By bringing the reproduction and replacement rate of wild horses into closer alignment with the number that can be adopted out each year, the Secretary’s proposal would eliminate the need for any additional holding by 2014. While initial costs for implementing the Secretary’s proposals would be significant as the BLM acquires preserves and works to achieve sustainable herd levels on public rangelands, overall program costs could begin to decline as early as 2019.

    Question: How many wild horses and burros are there in holding?

    Answer: Off the range, there are nearly 32,000 other wild horses and burros that are fed and cared for at short-term corrals and long-term pastures. (As of September 14, 2009, there were approximately 9,665 in short-term corrals and 22,180 in long-term pastures.) All wild horses and burros in holding, like those roaming the public rangelands, are protected by the BLM under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

    Question: How much are the BLM’s holding costs?

    Answer: In Fiscal Year 2008, the cost of holding and caring for these wild horses and burros exceeded $27 million – or three-fourths of the FY 2008 enacted funding level of $36.2 million for the total wild horse and burro program. In the most recent fiscal year (2009), which ended September 30, holding costs were approximately $29 million, or about 70 percent of the total 2009 enacted wild horse and burro program budget of $40.6 million.
    Question: Is it true that adoptions of wild horses by the public have declined in recent years?

    Answer: Yes. The BLM placed 3,483 animals into private care through adoption in FY 2009 – down from 5,701 in FY 2005. Secretary Salazar’s proposal to reduce the breeding populations of wild horses should have a positive impact on adoptions because as the public becomes aware that the supply is limited, demand for mustangs is expected to grow. This would affect either the amount of money offered for the animals by adopters or the actual number adopted (the new preserves, it should be noted, would offer horses for adoption). The BLM is working hard to increase the number of adoptions through a number of measures, including its involvement in National Wild Horse Adoption Day, endorsed by Congress and held September 26, 2009. This event was supported by the BLM and key wild horse advocacy and humane groups.

    Question: What is the difference between the BLM’s adoption and sales programs?

    Answer: After wild horses and burros are removed from the range, the BLM works to place as many animals as possible into private care through adoption or sales. Since 1971, the BLM has placed nearly 225,000 wild horses and burros into private ownership through adoption, a process in which a citizen may receive the title of ownership to an animal after one year (with a limit of four titles per year, regardless of the number adopted). Under a December 2004 amendment to the 1971 wild horse law, animals over 10 years old – as well as younger ones that have been passed over for adoption at least three times – are eligible for sale, a transaction in which the title of ownership passes immediately from the Federal government to the buyer. Since that amendment took effect, the BLM has sold nearly 3,700 wild horses and burros. Although the December 2004 amendment directs the BLM to sell “without limitation,”the BLM has not been selling any wild horses or burros to slaughterhouses or to “killer buyers.”
    Question: Are the Department and the BLM proposing this initiative to make room for more cattle grazing on public rangelands?

    Answer: Absolutely not. The removal of wild horses and burros from public rangelands is carried out to ensure rangeland health, in accordance with land-use plans that are developed in an open, public process. These land-use plans are the means by which the BLM carries out its core mission, which is to manage the land for multiple uses while protecting the land’s resources. Authorized livestock grazing on BLM-managed land has declined by nearly 50 percent since the 1940s; actual livestock grazing on public rangelands is even less than what is authorized because of such factors as drought, wildfire, and climate change impacts.
    Question: What is the Administration’s position on the use of euthanasia as a method of controlling the number of wild horses maintained in holding facilities?

    Answer: Although the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, as amended,directs the “humane destruction” of excess wild horses for which no adoption demand exists, the Administration does not wish to use this controversial authority as a method of controlling or reducing the holding population.

    Last updated: 11-05-2009

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    • Anna, yes, already read this on the BLM site – helpful tip to help you out – you only need to provide links, or names of sites, or names of organizations and a little help to navagate them (and your opinoin of why its important of course) – don’t need to use up your computer to repost what is written – there is an encylopedia amount of info out there – knowing where it is is invaluable, but reposting it here “in total” is using up your valuable time and effort.

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    • Just saw your clip somewhere on “nursing mares” Did not know this! Adding to my talking points and doing a little more rsearch. Thanks!

      I agree with you about BLM, they see no value in “nursing mares” as one dead colt, is one less headache for them to transport, process, try to keep healthy, try to adopt out, etc.

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