Thursday is the public comment deadline to help save the Swasey wild horse herd in Utah


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

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Last week, we reached out to you about the alarming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) decision to move forward with a ten-year plan that would dramatically reduce the wild horse population in the Swasey Herd Management Area (HMA) in Utah, down to as few as 60 horses.

As part of our national effort to combat this cruel plan, nearly 10,000 of you have signed onto our petition which will be an incredible show of force on AWHC’s public comments on the Environmental Assessment of the plan.

The deadline to leave a public comment and join our national petition drive is this Thursday, February 20. After that, the public comment period will be closed.

We noticed you haven’t signed onto our petition yet and wanted to personally reach out before Thursday’s deadline: Can Utah’s wild horses count on you to take just one moment to add your signature to our petition drive?

Thank you! And if you happened to miss our previous message we’re attaching it below.

American Wild Horse Campaign

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing to move forward with a ten-year plan to reduce the wild horse population in the Swasey Herd Management Area (HMA) in Utah to just 60 horses.

In order to achieve this, the BLM would authorize mass roundups in the area and greenlight dangerous chemical and surgical sterilization procedures on mares who call these public lands home. One of these methods has been deemed to be dangerous and “inadvisable” for use in wild horses by the National Academy of Sciences, and other methods haven’t even been developed yet…. let alone safety-tested.

The BLM wants to reduce the Swasey mustang population to 60 horses on this 190-square-mile HMA to make room for the more than 7,000 privately-owned, taxpayer-subsidized sheep that annually graze the public lands there.

The truth is: there is more than enough room for wild horses on public lands. But those facts don’t fit the narrative being promoted by the BLM and the livestock industry.

Please take one minute to take action against this dangerous plan. Stand with Utah’s wild horses today!

Thank you for getting involved,

American Wild Horse Campaign


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