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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
On April 26, 2022, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a legally-mandated meeting on the use of helicopters and other motorized vehicles in wild horse and burro management. These meetings provide an important opportunity for public input into the BLM’s inhumane and costly wild horse and burro management program.
Just yesterday, the BLM released its 2022 wild horse and burro population numbers showing a mere 4,000-animal reduction in the on-range population despite the agency’s removal and stockpiling of more than 13,000 wild horses and burros from the wild in 2021.
Why? Because roundups are not only inhumane, they also don’t work.
We’ve been saying it all along: the BLM must listen to the National Academy of Sciences, which clearly stated that the BLM’s helicopter management approach is “facilitating high rates of population growth on the range.” For 50 years, the agency has used this cruel and unsustainable method that has resulted in mass deaths and injuries during the operations, the highest number of wild horses in history in off-range holding facilities, and a price tag approaching $1 billion just since 2018.
The meeting will be held virtually on April 26, 2022, from 3 to 5 p.m. MT using Zoom video conferencing and live-streamed at BLM.gov/live. You will also have the ability to provide comments during the virtual public hearing, though you must register in advance by April 25.
Thank you for speaking up for our wild herds,
The AWHC Team