Wild Horse Roundups Need to STOP Now!
US Agencies Favor Animal Agriculture/Ranching Industry, which Wants the Land!
These cruel horse roundups are based on the rancher attitude toward these highly evolved and beneficent animals and do not reflect the naturalist approach to life that is at the heart of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act! The roundups harm the horses and burros both physically and psychologically and the scars of the unnecessary trauma they cause remain with the “gathered” horses and burros for the rest of their lives, frequently as an equine form of PTSD.
Our Tax Dollars Forced to Fund BLM Horse Wipeout!
Morally Bankrupt US Agencies Ignore the Wild Horse Act!
The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act gives a clear mandate that we humans should let the horses be themselves on the public lands and give principal resources to them in their legal areas, which originally were about 12% of BLM and USFS lands, but have been reduced by many millions of acres since the passage of the Act fifty years ago. The BLM and USFS have adopted a 10-year plan to reduce the wild horses to about 20,000 and the wild burros to about 6,000 throughout all of the 12 Western states where they should have legal rights to be the principal resource recipients. This amounts to at least 54 million acres, though the original legal area would have been much bigger.
Wild Horses Squeezed Out of Land for Cattle Industry!
Now, government policy is to only allow wild equines on 26,600 acres of BLM lands and a paltry and severely reduced several thousand on US Forest Service lands. Upon these greatly reduced Herd Management Areas (BLM) and Territories (USFS), our government officials are allocating almost all of the forage and other survival resources to livestock, principally cattle and sheep, as well as to mining and energy companies, etc. Click here for a revealing article.
WILD HORSE ROUNDUPS = TORTURE!
Nature Needs Wild Horses! Click to Help!
The large-scale and excessive removal of America’s last remaining, underpopulated wild horses and burros is actually having a detrimental effect upon the life-supporting ecosystem, often referred to as “the environment.” These equids restore balance and help heal overgrazed, eroded, and species-poor life communities by enriching soils, seeding a great variety of plants and contributing their mortal remains to the food web, including predators such as wolves, mountain lions and bears, as well as scavengers such as foxes, coyotes, and vultures.