This week’s eNews: New report contradicts BLM’s justification for accelerated roundups
The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
There’s been a lot going on with our precious wild horses and burros, so we wanted to share some updates with you, including our new report on the BLM’s Axtell Holding Facility in Utah, and a way for you to contact your legislators and ask them to protect wild horses and burros. Read on to learn more!
In early 2022, a foal died after suffering a broken leg while being chased by a helicopter. Video footage shows the helicopter continuing to chase the foal even after his leg was visibly broken. He suffered for 30 minutes before the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) euthanized him to end his misery. Hundreds of horses and burros tragically die unnecessarily each year as a result of helicopter roundups.
That’s why AWHC has been working to put a stop to this cruel practice once and for all, and Congress is taking action too! Nevada Congresswoman Dina Titus has introduced a bill seeking to ban the use of helicopters during roundups — the Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act (H.R. 6635). Can you take a moment to urge your representative in Congress to cosponsor this bill?
A new report released last week by Delia Malone, an expert land ecologist with the Sierra Club, directly challenges the BLM’s assertions regarding why it accelerated the roundup of the horses on the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area.
According to Malone, the “BLM’s justification for an accelerated roundup is not supported by evidence.” Click here to read her report!
|READ THE REPORT|
On July 1, 2022 from 9 AM to 12 PM the BLM hosted a tour for the public to view its private holding facility in Axtell, Utah that’s currently home to 1,030 horses and 218 burros. AWHC made sure to have an observer present to document any neglect or mistreatment. Click here to read the findings. >>
|READ THE REPORT|
Thanks for your support.
— AWHC Team