The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign criticizes the BLM. Quote…
“It is truly outrageous that the BLM is blaming wild horse advocates for the removal of over 50% more horses from the Wyoming Checkerboard than the agency announced. If the BLM had not trampled federal law and public opinion in proceeding with this brutal roundup that killed 14 horses outright and robbed more than 1,200 horses of their freedom, then there would have been no grounds for delay. The Herd Management Areas from which these horses removed were not overpopulated – this was done solely to appease local ranchers who believe they are entitled to use and abuse our public lands and receive taxpayer subsidies in the process. Please tell them what you think by posting comments – but please don’t use profanity or threats – just the heartfelt truth.”
Bureau of Land Management – Wyoming added 2 new photos.
Forty-seven wild horses were gathered and removed today from the Adobe Town Herd Management Area (HMA).
Appeals and motions delayed removal operations, allowing more wild horses to move across the fluid boundary from solid block public lands into the checkerboard in preparation for winter and in search of water; thus, the population estimate for the checkerboard was surpassed by the number of wild horses actually removed. A total of 1,263 wild horses (including one branded gelding) were removed from the checkerboard portions of the Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Great Divide Basin HMAs since September 15. Removal operations have now concluded.
Removed wild horses will be sent to BLM holding facilities in Canon City, Colorado, and Rock Springs, Wyoming, and prepared for adoption. The wild horses will be available for adoption at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility, the Mantle Adoption and Training Facility in Wheatland, Wyoming, the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton, the Wild Horse Inmate Program in Canon City, Colorado, and through the BLM’s online adoptions.