The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
We wanted to share a recap of the largest roundup in Colorado history in the Piceance Basin, a call to action to help us put an end to brutal helicopter roundups, and a preview of what herds are in the Burea of Land Management’s (BLM) sights in September. Read on to learn more and take action to help us protect our cherished wild herds. >>
This summer’s brutal helicopter roundups claimed the lives of more than 60 wild horses and burros, and hundreds more are on the line.
New roundups slated to start in September, have been announced in Oregon, Utah and Nevada. Now is the time to encourage our members of Congress to act by supporting H.R. 6635, the Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act which would ban the use of helicopters for wild horse and burro removals.
Earlier this summer, the BLM conducted the largest roundup in Colorado history in the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area near Meeker.
In our latest blog, we take you through the controversial situation from start to finish – from the announcement that led to the Governor’s intervention, to the scientific ecology report that debunked the BLM’s assertions about the land and horses, to the roundup itself where 867 wild horses lost their freedom and ultimately to the agency’s goal of never having a helicopter enter the Basin again. Click below for the full story.
As the roundups that began in July wind down, we want to give you a look at what herds are next on the chopping block for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service. Read more at the blog by clicking below.
Thank you for continuing to stand with our wild horses and burros, Meredith!
— AWHC Team