The Bureau of Land Management is far more interested in placating the millionaire cattle ranchers instead of keeping the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971. Millions of cattle ill suited to a drought environment are overlooked as the cause to the ravaged ranges … no its a scant thousands of horses here and there that are the cause. Very absurd. ~ HfH
Private Commercial Livestock Special Interests Dominate Gov’t Advisory Board as They Target Wild Horses for Range Damage Caused By Private Livestock
The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, and its founding organization, Return to Freedom, responded strongly to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recommendation that the agency focus on range damage caused by wild horses instead of the damage caused by private livestock, which dominate western public lands.
The recommendation was made today (4/16/2014) at the end of a two-day meeting of the Advisory Board in Sacramento, CA.
Despite three years of drought and the worst drought on record hitting western states, the BLM continues to allow private livestock to graze on public lands where wild horses are facing extreme range conditions.