The BLM says it’s following compliance standards. Here’s what we saw.


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) carries out its brutal helicopter roundups out of the public eye in remote corners of the West. Because of this, we here at the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) send observers to every roundup possible so we can bring to light the atrocities committed by the BLM and so we can hold the agency accountable for its actions.

That’s how our team was able to provide you with the video footage you saw yesterday of the BLM brutally mistreating a young foal. In May, we also sent a team to observe the Black Mountain wild burro roundup in Arizona – and, this is yet another example of the unacceptable mistreatment of our wild horses and burros at the hands of the BLM.

Our observers relayed that the BLM contractors used electric cattle prods on the burros and they could be seen in constant distress due to being stampeded long distances by the low-flying helicopters.

Even worse, the BLM’s own Comprehensive Animal Welfare Program (CAWP) assessment of the roundup detailed one of the BLM contractors as hitting, kicking, striking, and beating burros in an abusive manner. Shockingly, the BLM gave itself a 120/125 score (a 96% !!) for maintaining its CAWP standards!

If we don’t send our observers to document these horrific acts of violence against our wild horses and burros, we would not be able to hold the BLM accountable. When our observers witness this abuse, our Government Relations team alerts Congress, our legal team reviews the footage, and we report it directly to you.

It’s critical that we raise the funds necessary to continue sending observers to these roundups so we can ensure no BLM mistreatment goes unrecorded. Can you rush a donation to help us continue to hold the BLM accountable?


The abuse we have documented at BLM roundup operations is unacceptable. The violations documented at the Black Mountain roundup should under no circumstance result in a 96% CAWP score, especially since physical abuse is noted.

We need to make sure the BLM cannot continue its cruel roundup and removal practices and the only way to ensure it changes course is to document every roundup possible. Can you rush a donation right now to support our efforts to document the BLM’s abusive treatment of wild horses and burros during roundups?


Thank you,


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