The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is taking aim at one of the most unique and popular wild horse populations in the nation. Visitors travel from all over the world to see and photograph the wild horses of the Onaqui Mountains in Utah, due to their accessibility (close to Salt Lake City), unique herd dynamics, and the sheer beauty of these colorful and historic mustangs. But now the BLM is proposing to roundup and remove nearly 75% of this herd — more than 325 horses — instead of fully implementing a humane birth control program to stabilize population growth rates. If Congress approves the BLM’s lethal budget request, every horse removed from the Onaqui range will be in danger of being killed or sold for slaughter. There’s not a moment to waste – please weigh in today for humane alternatives to this destructive roundup plan!
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The Senate Appropriations hearings on the Fiscal Year 2018 Interior Appropriations bill have been delayed again, and are now tentatively scheduled for the week of October 30th. This gives us more time to keep the pressure on the Senate and fight back against the special interest lobbies that are pushing hard to destroy our iconic wild horses and burros. Click below for an update on our efforts and what you can do to make your voices heard in these last weeks before Congress must vote on legislation to keep the government running in 2018.
The BLM National Wild Horse Advisory Board met last week for the first time since making its outrageous recommendation last year to kill and sell for slaughter tens of thousands of wild horses and burros in holding facilities. At last week’s meeting, the stacked Advisory Board doubled down on its lethal recommendation, and added much more to the list. Click the link below to read our full report.