Save Sinbad Burros in Utah from Massive Roundup
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

American Wild Horse Preservation
January 2016

ACTION

Comments Due by January 11, 2016

The BLM Price Field Office in Utah proposes to round up and remove 130 of the 220 burros currently living in the Sinbad Herd Management Area reducing the population to just 90 burros allowed to live on more than 154 square miles of public lands.

Tell the BLM it must stop jeopardizing the well being of our burros -- stop forcing them to inbreed their way to extinction -- and establish rational research protocols that will yield meaningful data and valid test results to aide in the understanding and humane management of wild burros.

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Sign an online petition here.

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

BLM Price Field Office
25 South 600 West
Price, UT 84501
phone (435) 636-3600
fax (435) 636-3657
[email protected]
AND
[email protected]

INFORMATION

The burro populations managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are in crisis -- genetic crisis -- based on years of managing the animals at such low numbers that they are forced to inbreed. Now the BLM Price Field Office in Utah proposes to round up and remove 130 of the 220 burros currently living in the Sinbad Herd Management Area (HMA) -- reducing the population to just 90 burros allowed to live on more than 154 square miles of public lands. After decimating this population by this action, the BLM is then proposing to conduct a "research" study, in conjunction with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), to put radio collars on 30 of the burros left in the HMA to study their reproduction, movement and social behaviors.

The BLM fails to realize or even consider the devastating impact that this proposed LARGE-SCALE removal will have not only on the remaining burros themselves -- impacting their behaviors, reproduction, etc. -- but also on the results of its study of the Sinbad burro population, which will be decimated and compromised by the roundup. As usual, the BLM claims to be conducting this "research" in line with the National Academy of Science (NAS) report -- but it completely ignores the NASí determination that reproduction rates are INCREASED as a result of these types of large-scale removals.

Once again, the BLM is forcing another burro population to inbreed and is twisting the NASí scientific recommendations to fit its own ill-conceived, business-as-usual management based on roundups and removals. Tell the BLM it must stop jeopardizing the well being of our burros -- stop forcing them to inbreed their way to extinction -- and establish rational research protocols that will yield meaningful data and valid test results to aide in the understanding and humane management of wild burros.


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