BLM Plan for Mega-Gather Is Budget Buster

This article reveals the Bureau of Land Management’s plan that would deplete Wyoming of half its wild horses and cost American taxpayers as much as $78 million in holding costs over the lifespan of nearly 2,000 animals who are about to lose their freedom.. ~ HfH

From: A Humane Nation

Wild horses in the Sand Wash Basin of Northwestern Colorado graze on the open desert landscape October 27th, 2013.
The Bureau of Land Management has proposed a round-up and removal of approximately 1,705 horses from Wyoming’s Red Desert Complex– nearly two-thirds of the total number of horses the agency removed from public lands across 10 states for all of last year. If this massive operation occurs, it would result not only in a bad outcome for horses, but it would deplete Wyoming of half its wild horses and American taxpayers of as much as $78 million in holding costs over the lifespan of nearly 2,000 animals who are about to lose their freedom.

Under the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, the federal government, through the BLM, is charged with protecting about 50,000 wild horses and 10,000 burros that inhabit tens of millions of acres of public lands in the West. For years, the Bureau had been rounding up 10,000 or more wild horses each year – far more horses than the agency could place with willing adopters. As a consequence, the agency began aggregating an enormous number of wild horses at holding facilities.

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AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
  • Gail Wiot

    Just called the Office of the President and my next call is to my US Legislators. The American people must DEMND that the BLM be completely dismantled! This is a rogue arm of our government that does what ever they want with no regards to the safety of the horses nor the use of our tax dollars!! Just who is approving the monies for the BLM with no accountability for the horses?

    October 9, 2015
  • Janet Schultz

    Taking of the wild horses and burros (burros shipped y the hundreds to Mexico are now being returned as burro skin tonic by the Chinese) is a jobs creation expenditure. Nothing to do with the effect on the land. Wake up and speak the correct language. You want to brag about the boomong economy of this administration – plenty of exchange of monetary value in helicopters, truck sales, fencing, hay, transport, venue rentals, MHF (that takes a 6 million grant per year), and of course the slaughter trade that is boooming in nice fat horses coming out of the corrals by one way or another. Then there are all the attendent small business efforts such as t-shirts, bumper stickers, fancy shirts, trailers, private home abodes – HECK. It is all about jobs. Well, that’s what you wanted, right?

    October 9, 2015
  • This Against The Law imprisoning and sending these Wild Horses To Slaughter Needs To End Now. There are laws right now that should be sending you all to jail! You Are NOT ABOVE THE LAW!!

    October 17, 2015