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BLM Helicopter Roundups Continue to Destroy Wild Horse Herds

Animals  (tags: wild horses, BLM, roundups, corruption, suffering, animaladvocates, abuse, cruelty )

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Temperatures in the low teens in the Adobe Town/Salt Wells Complex (ATSW) did not stop the BLM from running wild horses, including small foals only a few months of age, to trap sites miles away from where the mustangs were attempting to survive wintry con

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Judith E. (402)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 9:10 am
The BLM memorandum specifically states that the BLM will insure every effort is made to prevent foals from being left behind; that whenever extreme environmental conditions exist (such as temperature) the overall health and well-being of the animals will be monitored …that the lead person will adjust gather operations as necessary to protect the animals. But the policy fails to designate appropriate temperature ranges for humane roundups. According to Temple Grandin, PhD, doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, roundups should not be conducted when temperatures are below 20 degrees. The Humane Society of the United States recommends a minimum temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

Interior Secretary Jewell has not addressed the broken BLM Wild Horse and Burro program in any substantive way, even after the National Academy of Science Report issued in June criticized the BLM program for massive roundups that only trigger higher reproduction rates on the range.

“The mustangs are just trying to avoid extinction,” Kathrens concludes. “Meanwhile, business as usual for the BLM continues, wasting millions of taxpayer dollars each year, destroying protected wild horses herds, and ‘cow towing’ to the demands of livestock associations like the RSGA and other consumptive users of lands that are owned by the American public.”

Judith E. (402)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 10:16 am
Obviously the BLM has learned NOTHING from the disastrous "Calico Roundup" of 2010.

Ruth C. (267)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 11:55 am
Its so sad that I belong to the same race that does so much cruelty.
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