Saturday, January 23, 2010

BLMs' Assaults Continue

BLM is still in the process of capturing 2,500 horses from Nevada's Calico Mountains; so far, 9 horses have died, including a foal who had to be euthanized after suffering severe damage to his hooves, presumably as a result of being chased by a helicopter for miles over volcanic rocks. BLM is also reporting that 20 to 25 horses have been injured. These numbers are a good indication of the amount of stress suffered by all the horses currently being rounded up.

Ignoring nationwide protests, the federal government continues its all-out assault on America?s wild horses, with two additional massive roundups in the works. When combined with the Calico roundup, the number of horses targeted for removal in Nevada exceeds 4,200! Comments for both new roundups are due by January 27.

Eagle Herd Management Area
BLM plans to remove 550 horses, leaving just 100 horses on 675,000 acres (almost the size of Rhode Island), or less than one horse per 6,000 acres! Livestock grazing in this HMA is extensive, and the number of cattle and sheep allowed across the 675,000 acres dwarfs the number of wild horses.

Please send your comments to:
BLM Ely District Office
attn.: Mary D'aversa
HC 33 PO Box 33500
Ely, NV 89301

Antelope Herd Management Area
BLM is seeking public comments on the proposed removal of 1,200 horses from the Antelope Complex in Northeastern Nevada.

Please send your comments to:
BLM Wells Field Office
attn.: Wells Field Office Manager
3900 Idaho Street
Elko, NV 89801
No email address is provided, but you can call Bruce Thompson at 775-753-0286.

Join us in protesting this egregious mismanagement of America's last remaining wild horses and gross waste of tax-dollars.

- Write Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and President Barack Obama. Ask them to call for a moratorium on roundups and implementation of in-the-wild management, in keeping with the intent of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

Secretary Salazar
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240

President Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

- Upcoming protests:
Phoenix, AZ, Saturday Jan. 30, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the BLM office
One North Central, Suite 800

Boulder, CO, Saturday Jan. 30, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Downtown, at the corner of Broadway and Canyon

On behalf of the horses, thank you for your support,

The AWHPC Team
American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign
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