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|Originally Posted: 8 June 2011|
Say NO to Another Massive BLM Mustang Roundup in Wyoming
[Ed. Note: Again...take action to save the remaining wild horses who still reside on OUR public lands. Horses are rounded up to pacify cattle and oil industries. As stated below: The BLM allows just 400-610 wild horses to live in this this 1,200+ square mile public lands area. Meanwhile, the four livestock grazing allotments in the Great Divide Basin HMA are authorized to use 17-26 TIMES MORE forage and water than are the federally-protected wild horses! For more background, read Mestengo. Mustang. Misfit. America’s Disappearing Wild Horses, and watch Mustang Conspiracy.]
Tell BLM to cancel the proposed removal of 1,225 Wild Horses
from the Great Divide Basin Herd Management Area in July 2011.
And/Or make direct contact:
Contact your U.S. Representative
Contact your U.S. Senators
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
This beautiful mustang family living in the Great Divide
Basin Herd Management Area (HMA) in Southern Wyoming does not
know the terror that awaits them. Beginning as early as July
2011, the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
intends to send out helicopters to roundup over 1,600 mustangs
from this HMA. After tearing foals from their mothers and
forcibly driving mares from their stallions, the BLM will
permanently remove 1,225 of the wild horses from their rightful
home on our public lands.
Photographer Carol Walker recently visited the HMA and found few foals, whic means that the foaling season has not yet hit its peak. This spells danger for the Great Basin Divide mustangs, as still-pregnant mares and vulnerable one-month- old foals will be stampeded over miles of rough terrain during the helicopter drive. Previous roundups have run young foals so hard that their tender hooves literally sloughed off, requiring the BLM to euthanize them, and heavily pregnant mares suffered spontaneous abortions in holding pens after being stampeded and captured.
Read Carol Walker's account and see photos from her visit to
the Great Divide Basin HMA and other Wyoming wild horse areas -
Ignoring the Will of the People. . . Again
The BLM received more than 3,200 comments opposing this roundup, but it is proceeding with the costly and cruel roundup in spite of the public's call for alternatives to be implemented. Once again, the agency is promising change, but delivering business as usual. The BLM allows just 400-610 wild horses to live in this this 1,200+ square mile public lands area. Meanwhile, the four livestock grazing allotments in the Great Divide Basin HMA are authorized to use 17-26 TIMES MORE forage and water than are the federally-protected wild horses!
Thank you for everything you do for animals!