Please read: FY 2021 Roundup Season in Review
The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
In just a few short days, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 roundup season will come to a close and the FY 2022 season will begin. Since last September, 17,917 wild horses and burros have been brutally chased by helicopters and most have been shipped to overburdened holding facilities.
The BLM’s aggressive roundup schedule will result in the highest number of wild horses and burros ever maintained in the BLM’s holding facilities.
We mourn for all of the wild horses and burros who have lost their freedom and their families. The silver lining to this upsetting news, however, is that public opposition to this cruel and costly program has never been greater.
Just this month, Colorado Governor Jared Polis spoke up passionately against a BLM roundup in his state, the National Sierra Club called on Interior Secretary Haaland to remove livestock from wild horse habitats, and the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) sent a letter to Secretary Haaland demanding that the BLM stop scapegoating wild horses for environmental damage caused by private livestock grazing.
Together, we are stronger than ever — and we promise to continue our work to protect the rights and freedom of America’s wild horses and burros.
Your contributions make our advocacy for humane and scientific management practices possible. Your funding also allows AWHC to continue to hold the BLM accountable for the animal welfare abuses committed during helicopter roundups.
Earlier this month, we asked for your help to fight back against an especially brutal roundup in the Sand Wash Basin in Colorado, where tiny foals were being stampeded with helicopters and several were left alone to fend for themselves in the wild after their mothers were captured. And you stepped up.
In just 24 hours, supporters like you generated over 10,000 emails and calls demanding a halt to the roundup. The public pressure and the Governor’s intervention worked. The roundup was halted early and 150 wild horses who were targeted for removal remained free!
Change will happen, if we continue to work together.
Thank you for your support,
American Wild Horse Campaign