The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board meeting in Salt Lake City concluded today, and once again, this Advisory Board voted to recommend that the BLM kill large numbers of wild horses & burros, and to sell other wild horses & burros without restriction (including international sales and adoptions) over the next 8 years. Sales without restrictions will mean that more of America’s wild horses & Burros will end up in the slaughter pipeline.
Ginger Kathrens, Exec. Dir. of The Cloud Foundation and Celeste Carlisle of Return to Freedom were the only Advisory Board members who voted against this recommendation.
The Advisory Board members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture. Most of the members of this Advisory Board heavily favor livestock grazing interests. This Advisory Board only offers recommendations to the BLM.
Wild Horse Freedom Federation will be issuing more detailed comments about this meeting and we will keep you posted on what you can do to help with our action alerts.