by Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation
Congress is back in session and the 2018 Budget will be under consideration. Over 46,000 wild horses and burros currently in short term holding and long term holding plus over 46,000 right now still on public lands but deemed “excess” by the BLM are at risk of being killed or sent to slaughter.
Despite asserting the need to do this to save money, on 8/29 the BLM announced its decision to roundup and remove 1560 wild horses from the Checkerboard Area in Wyoming, a vast area of over 2.4 million acres. They will begin this removal on or after September 15 and will take 513 wild horses from Adobe Town, 725 from Salt Wells Creek and 322 from Great Divide Basin. These horses are doomed to be killed if the 2018 Budget passes as is.
Here is the Decision Record for the 2017 Checkerboard Roundup:
We need your help NOW to stop the killing and slaughter of our wild horses and burros.
Please call your Senators and Representatives today and every day until the 2018 Budget is passed.
Find your Representatives here: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Tell them I support the Titus-King-Polis Amendment to restore the prohibition on killing wild horses and burros
Tell them I support the Buchanon-Roybal-Allard-Royce-Blumenthal Amendment to prevent horse slaughter
Find your Senators here: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
Tell them I oppose any provision allowing BLM to kill wild horses and burros or sell them to someone who will
I oppose any attempt to remove sale restrictions on wild horses and burros
You can download this flyer here: