One Victory…One Nightmare
On Friday we learned that the BLM decided to withdraw its decision to partner with Oregon State University to perform unsafe sterilization experiments on 225 wild mares in Oregon. [Read More at the Denver Post]
On the heels of this victory came another announcement. The BLM Advisory Board voted on a proposal to “euthanize” wild horses in holding facilities. This means the mass murder of approximately 44,000 innocent horses!
Front Range Equine Rescue is wholly committed to doing its part to save these horses. I know you will join with us to escalate our fight like never before!
When you voice your opposition to this irresponsible, inhumane and appalling plan, give specific reasons why. The following can be used as a few guidelines:
- BLM’s mismanagement of the Wild Horse and Burro program should never culminate in the mass murder of captive wild horses.
Taxpayer dollars should not be used to kill the wild horses.
Wild horses and burros should be managed equally, not less, than any other interests (particularly special interests) use of taxpayer funded public lands.
BLM should use its budget to keep wild horses on the range, open up once used range land, develop eco-tourism, further its use of PZP for population control and expand its adoption program.
Put a 2 year moratorium on further roundups to stop over-loading long-term holding facilities.