The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
The wild horses who call Montana’s Pryor Mountain homedesperately need our help.
The Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range is home to a herd of about 200 mustangs, and they’re the only herd of federally protected wild horses left in all of Montana. Now, the BLM is asking the public for input on a proposal that would reduce the size of this herd by more than half, destroy beloved family bands, and would threaten the genetic health of the entire herd.
The BLM is currently accepting public comments on this proposal – so we need everyone to speak out against this inhumane and ill-advised plan ASAP. Please use your voice on behalf of the Pryor Mountain wild horses and tell the BLM you oppose this dangerous proposal!
The BLM is proposing a series of roundups that would reduce this strong herd of 200 down to just 90 horses, well below the genetic viability standard of 150 animals needed to maintain diversity. The consequences would be dire. In addition to breaking up the herd’s important familial structure, the horses’ unique Spanish colonial genetics would be lost forever.
If this proposed action gets implemented, it would be a disaster for the Pryor Mountain wild horses. Not only is this herd already managed by a fertility control program, but it’s located on one of only four designated wild horse and burro ranges in the country — land that is managed principally for wild horses and burros.
We know that when we band together and raise our voices as one, we can make an impact for our wild herds. Please help us stand up for Montana’s last herd of wild horses by submitting comments to the BLM opposing this disastrous plan!
Thank you so much for your support,