“As an advocate for Nevada and its animals, domestic and wild, I encourage the BLM to exhaust all efforts to work with Carson City citizens dedicated to keeping our wild horses on their native land." - Nevada State Senator Mark Manendo, February 26, 2013
UPDATE: As of 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, five of the remaining six horses have been captured in the pen after BLM employees lured the horses to the pen with buckets of oats. Only the lead mare remains free, but she is nearby and calling to her trapped family. The BLM employees are hand feeding the lead mare as I write. Please continue to take action below calling on the BLM to immediately release these horses to their home range.
The BLM has round up this beautiful family
Last week, AWHPC urged the agency to build a fence to keep the horses in question on their designated range -- something the agency does routinely for livestock. AWHPC even offered to cover the costs if necessary
But the BLM refuses to build a fence to keep these wild horses within their designated range. On Monday, February 25, the agency announced that it will proceed with the immediate removal of the horses, rejecting offers from neighbors, local officials and wild horse advocacy groups to work on solutions that would keep the horses wild and free. Local residents proposed additional proactive steps to ensure public safety while keeping these horses free on the range. The BLM has refused all recommendations and instead moved ahead with plans to remove the horses!.
Please use the form below to tell BLM managers in Washington that you stand with the community and want to see the horses captured returned to their home on the range. It's time the BLM take actions to keep mustangs free and wild and to stop the roundup and removal mentality that has landed 50,000 wild horses in government holding facilities.