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Just as BLM set a very narrow scope in the parameters of the study by the National Academy of Sciences, after 30 Congressional representatives sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, to ask for the reform of the Wild Horse & Burro Management Program, it seems the Dept. of Interior will only be responding to “additional opportunities for population control.”
But, it’s a big deal they even responded. Ken Salazar didn’t bother to respond.
It is our hope that the Department of the Interior doesn’t omit reform issues like humane handling and BLM’s fraudulent Environmental Assessments that blame degradation of the range on only the wild horses, while there is an increase in oil and gas development (AND FRACKING), mining, livestock grazing and other uses. We’re tired of wild horses getting the short end of the stick, and we just won’t stand for it. No more “You have to go slow to go fast,” as Senior Consultant Dean Bolstad kept using as an excuse at the National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board meeting.
Many wild horse advocacy groups are going over the National Academy of Sciences report with a fine tooth comb, and we will give you, as well as CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND THE MEDIA, our assessments.
The heat is on, thanks to so many of YOU who have been making phone calls and writing letters. Keep it up!
- Dept. of Interior Responds to Congressional Letter on Wild Horses (rtfitchauthor.com)
- Lawmakers Urge Action Over Wild Horses (rtfitchauthor.com)
- Wild Horse and Burro Advocates Say Enough is Enough to the BLM’s Continued Stampede Tactics (rtfitchauthor.com)
- Lawmakers Press for Changes to Broken Wild Horse & Burro Program (rtfitchauthor.com)
- 2 Million Bucks: BLM is Mismanaging Wild Horses and Burros – ‘DOINK’ (rtfitchauthor.com)
- Bureau of Land Management Ignores the Laws of United States AND Nature (ppjg.me)
- Thirty U.S. reps seek reforms for BLM’s wild horse budget (trib.com)