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ACTION ALERT: BLM Utah: Roundup of Onaqui Herd Postponed Until 2019


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Rosemary
- 97 days ago - returntofreedom.org
A planned roundup of the much-loved Onaqui Mountain Herd Management Area wild horses has been postponed until 2019, according to a spokesperson from the Bureau of Land Management. The agency had planned to begin a multiple year removal of 325



   

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Rosemary Rannes (642)
Monday February 11, 2019, 8:14 pm
My apologies this is not an Action this is the BLM announcement of the cancellation of the roundup.

" A planned roundup of the much-loved Onaqui Mountain Herd Management Area wild horses has been postponed until 2019, according to a spokesperson from the Bureau of Land Management.

The agency had planned to begin a multiple year removal of 325 of the estimated 455 wild horses there, starting with 50 wild horses in a bait-and-trap roundup this fall. It will instead focus resources on what it says are drought-related emergency roundups, according to Lisa Reid, public affairs specialist for BLM.

The agency’s stated reasons for the planned removal included compliance with the Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment and restoration of land affected by wild fire.

The BLM-set “Appropriate Management Level” for the 205,394-acre Onaqui Mountain HMA is 121-210 wild horses — as low as one horse for every 1,697 acres.

Livestock grazing on the HMA is allocated for 19,235 Animal Unit Months (one AUM is defined as a month’s worth of forage for one cow-calf pair, one horse or five sheep).

The planned removal has frustrated wild horse advocates because BLM had been darting Onaqui mares with fertility control rather than rounding up and removing wild horses — a key component of a move away from the practice of capturing and warehousing wild horses.

The Onaqui Mountain wild horses have long been a favorite of photographers, partly due to their home range’s location about 40 miles from Salt Lake City."
 

Animae C (508)
Monday February 11, 2019, 8:17 pm
Thanx dear Rosemary 🐴
 

Veronica B (33)
Monday February 11, 2019, 11:25 pm
Thank you Rosemary
 

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Tuesday February 12, 2019, 12:37 am
thank you
 

S J (124)
Tuesday February 12, 2019, 5:28 am
No more round up. Meows Rosemary
 

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday February 12, 2019, 12:07 pm
Pray that they keep their words and stop these senseless round-ups.
Thanks Rosemary
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2019, 1:39 pm
thank you Rosemary...
 

Rosemary Rannes (642)
Tuesday February 12, 2019, 4:10 pm
I am cross posting this news story with the related petition news article that I posted prior to this one. If you haven't signed this petition please do so and share widely because it's absolutely critical that we stop the BLM , Bureau of Land Management from rounding up the Onaqui Wild Mountain Horse Herd in Utah, and for that matter anywhere else across America! The transportation, i.e. shipping to Japan for sushi, and the sterilisation of mares leaving any remaining horses from that herd practically void of future generations, is
criminal!
ACTION ALERT: Tell BLM: Cancel the Onaqui Roundup!
 

Millie O (153)
Friday February 15, 2019, 10:26 pm
Thanks, Rosemary. Let's hope they really mean what they're saying. No more roundups!
 

Angela K (374)
Wednesday April 3, 2019, 9:29 am
Noted & shared, ty dear Rosemary
 
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