BLM to Webcast National Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board Meeting

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The Horse / March 1, 2013

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will webcast the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board’s day-and-a-half meeting set for March 4-5 in Oklahoma City, Okla. The live webcast, accessible at http://www.blm.gov/live/, will stream online the proceedings of the advisory board, which meets March 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 5, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., local time.

The agenda of the meeting can be found in the February 5, 2013, Federal Register.

The advisory board provides input and advice to the BLM as it carries out its responsibilities under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. The law mandates the protection, management, and control of these free-roaming animals in a manner that ensures healthy herds at levels consistent with the land’s capacity to support them. According to the BLM’s latest official estimate, approximately 37,300 wild horses and burros roam on BLM-managed rangelands in 10 Western states.

The advisory board meets at least once a year and the BLM director can call additional meetings when necessary. Members serve without salary, but are reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses according to government travel regulations.

 




AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
5 Comments
  • the advisory board is filled with folks that want to reduce the number of wild horses to as close to zero as the American Public can be fooled to accept. they support slaughter for the wild horses and burros.. Only the American people can speak up and save them. Watch this meeting and spread the word with your friends and ask everyone to contact the BLM. Here I am again preaching to the choir.. Sorry!

    March 2, 2013
  • Robynne Catheron

    I don’t dare listen to the webcast. I’m pretty sure my husband would disown me for smashing the computer out of anger and frustration. Please, Lord, let them listen and actually hear the words of wisdom from the advocates that will be speaking. If only one of those board members was pro-wild horse… sigh :(

    March 2, 2013
    • sherriey

      nor i….i’d probably do the same too!

      what a joke!

      March 3, 2013
  • PAULA MARTIN

    It is a shame that our government only cares about the money that gets put in their pockets- I grew up showing horses and my horse was my best friend, to know that our government will let horses be slaughtered is just disgusting in my eyes, all we know how to do is destroy what we have – kill animals that we deem unuseful- used to be we depended on the horse for transportation now that we have automobiles horses are to become food, how sick, we have overcrowding in the prisons what are we going to do decide that the best way to fix that is to make humans food to when we have killed every living thing on this planet?
    I remember when Africa had tousands of wild animals and look what has happened there- everything is underpopulated the numbers from yrs ago have been depleted to near extinction and do we seem to care- hell no! the oceans are over fished – Japan continues to whale hunt and even hunts endangerd humpback whales in the name of research, lies it is food sent back to japan for there markets. We only destroy we never give back- we are destroying our planet we don’t have to worry about a nuclear war we will starve ourselves first cause when we kill every living animal we will eventually run out of it.

    March 4, 2013
  • I did watch it, and after everyone the public talked. The board spoke a bit and one of the fellows can’t remember his name siad really he didn’t think it was appropriate for some of the audience to chuckle or snicker on some commits. Well, ou know what WHY wouldn’t eveyone just simple BOO ALL of Them they have earned that response have they not, one woman spook and kept hitting the mic saying can you hear me I’m not sure if this is on hits it again and says it is on!?!? This board member didn’t like that either WELL, god it is the truth guess they don’t want to hear the truth, right?? Maybe each STATE should take hold of this situation that the BLM has caused with trying to distroy the horses get it out of the GOV’s. control, cause we really don’t have a voice gov. does… I am trying to think positive other wise I am going to go insane I just get so so angry with what has happened to ALL THE HORSES AND BURROS.

    March 4, 2013