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Tell BLM: Remove Livestock Not Wild Horses from Colorado Herd Area

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The following article is from the American Wild Horse Preservation.

Ranchers and their allies at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have been gunning for the wild horses in Colorado’s West Douglas Herd Area (HA) for years, even though this is one of the few remaining wild horse populations in the state. The agency’s attempts to “zero out” this wild horse habitat have so far been held off thanks to lawsuits by The Cloud Foundation and others. Now the BLM is proposing to round up nearly half of the estimated 356 wild horses who live in the West Douglas HA and is seeking public comments regarding “additional alternatives or issues that should be considered” when evaluating the proposed roundup.

This is a chance to show our public support for an alternative that removes privately-owned cattle not federally-protected wild horses from these public lands. Help send a strong message to the BLM that these lands belong to all Americans and all Americans should have a say in how they are managed. The deadline to speak up is Valentine’s Day – so, please have a heart for Colorado mustangs and speak up today!

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