Remember how last month we helped the town of Stagecoach save their 8 estray horses who the BLM had rounded up via baiting – and then sent the beloved horses to auction?
In the meantime, the entire town had banded together to try and save their wild horses by finding a piece of land, erecting fencing and buying hay – they just needed a boost to purchase the horses from the auction…
And we helped them. It all worked out. The 8 horses are safe in Stagecoach and the townspeople support them and admire them daily.
TODAY, THE BLM IS DOING IT AGAIN! – EXCEPT WORSE.
This time, the BLM rounded up the beloved 6 (only 6 left from all the other gathers…) estray horses in Carson City, Nevada.
The townspeople, buoyed by Stagecoach’s success, rallied to try to buy them back… offering a piece of land and fencing, just like Stagecoach.
But the BLM is refusing.
Why??? How could it be better to use the taxpayers’ money to round them up and ship them off to long-terminal housing somewhere… instead of making money and getting these horses off of their hands?
I do not understand it at all.
BULLIES. Bullies who don’t want to be shown up by the townspeople.
HERE IS THE STORY (the links are clickable to please use them to sign your name!!):
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is refusing to work with a community near Carson City, Nevada to keep a locally revered herd of mustangs wild and free. Time is running out for these horses — the BLM could begin trapping them as early as this afternoon. They need your help now!
Here’s what’s going on:
The mustang family (pictured) travels between federal land in the Pine Nut Herd Management Area (HMA) and a rural area outside Carson City. The horses have lived in this area for at least 40 years. Originally the band had 50 members, but it is down to just six at present, thanks to BLM’s heartless capture and removal policies.
Local residents — including government officials — have come to love this wild horse family and have pleaded with the BLM to work with them on a plan that will keep the remaining horses wild and free.
Please take a moment and tell BLM bosses in Washington to work with this community and leave the wild horses where they are.
On Friday, AWHPC urged the agency to build a fence to keep the horses in question on their designated range, offering to cover the costs if necessary. Although the BLM regularly builds fencing for livestock, the agency is refusing to build a fence for these wild horses. The BLM has also rejected other solutions offered by the local community to keep the horses safe and free on the range.
On Monday, the BLM 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 together to save the Deer Run herd.
“We are heartbroken that our government will not work with us on a solution for these beautiful wild horses who are cherished by our community,” said Annie Jantzen, a local resident. “This is a heartless move by the federal government, which is thumbing its nose at local leaders, our community and the American taxpayers, who continue to pay as the BLM removes more and more horses from the range, while ignoring real solutions to keep them on our public lands.”
Maybe BLM bosses in Washington will reverse course if they know that Annie and this local community are not alone. If you’re with us, send the BLM a message right now.
– The AWHPC Team
American Wild Horse Preservation
Help a community in Nevada take on the BLM!
A community in Nevada needs your help to fight the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) removal of a locally revered family of wild horses.
“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 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.
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Dawn, here is another sad story, about many mules and horses dead of starvation and neglect in North Dakota — the person who posted this article said that the rescued survivors were going to auction on March 2! I have asked for more information, but in the meantime here is the link: http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/65995/ (don’t know how to make that a live link but you can cut and paste it).
I will post more information if and when I get any, but in the meantime, knowing that you have a soft spot for longears, I thought maybe your excellent powers of investigation could uncover more? Thanks!