The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
We wanted to share two critical opportunities for you to speak up on behalf of wild horses and burros, an in-depth look into the trajedies of the Ejaio trade and how we can stop it, and a spotlight on one of our awesome AWHC volunteers! Read on to learn more and speak up for our cherished wild herds. >>
The wild horses who call the Roberts Mountain Complex in Nevada home need your voice. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mount Lewis Field office is seeking public comments on its plan to reduce the population of mustangs to a mere 104 horses on 162,000 acres of public lands just northwest of Eureka, NV. The BLM plans to use helicopters to brutally round up and remove hundreds of wild horses, to achieve the unscientifically low appropriate management level (AML) of 104 wild horses — this represents an average of just 1 horse per every 1,500+ acres!
There are concerns that American burros are being funneled into the ejiao trade – the brutal international donkey hide industry. There is no system in place to document whether America’s wild burros who are transported to slaughterhouses across the border are being killed for the purpose of ejiao. But, that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
Mark your calendars! The Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet in Phoenix on October 4-6, 2022. The public will have an opportunity to make a verbal statement to the Advisory Board in person and virtually via Zoom but you must register in advance.
In this month’s Pinto Post – a collaborative once-monthly newsletter highlighting the work on Nevada’s Virginia Range – we asked volunteer Cathy Cottrill a few questions about the many ways she volunteers her time for mustangs.
Cathy has served on the Board of Directors of the Wild Horse Preservation League, she is a certified darter for American Wild Horse Campaign, a certified responder for LRTC’s Technical Large Animal Rescue team, and also a volunteer with Wild Horse Connection. Who said retirement was boring?!
Thanks for reading. And thank you for continuing to stand up for our wild horses and burros!
— AWHC Team