The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced they will conduct mass roundups of the Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek, Great Divide Basin, White Mountain and Little Colorado wild horse herds across an area known as the Wyoming Checkerboard.
The BLM plans to remove over 3,500 wild horses from these taxpayer-funded public lands. The result would leave little more than 1,500 wild horses on 4 million acres.
For years now, the Rock Springs Grazing Association (RSGA) has let its members graze private livestock on these public lands. For over a decade, the RSGA has heavily lobbied the federal government to remove wild horses from the Wyoming Checkerboard.
The special interests of the RSGA must not prevail causing the removal of thousands of wild horses from public lands allocated to them by law.
For years, wild horse advocates have brought lawsuits on behalf of these Wyoming wild horse herds. It is critical that the BLM’s plans are challenged. The first step in that process is to have comments sent directly to the BLM asking them to halt the planned roundups.
Private livestock interests cannot be allowed to dictate whether federally-protected wild horses and burros get to live on our taxpayer-funded public lands!
To receive information on submitting comments, www.blm.gov; click on Wild Horse & Burro Program.