The Bureau of Land Management did not waste a moment sharing their plans for the wild horses in 2022. On January 5th, they announced they would be rounding up 22,000 wild horses and burros this year. Less than a week later, on January 11th, they started with the Pancake region in Nevada.

The BLM has set out to round up 2030 horses living on 1.1 million acres of land in this area. Yes, over 1 million acres of land! One would think that an area this large offered enough land for the BLM to use for grazing leases while allowing the horses to remain. But the Department of the Interior seems determined to eradicate our native wild horses.

Our new BLM Director Tracy Stone-Manning says, “Our gather efforts, handling standards, and fertility control work are guided by our compassion for these animals and our desire to protect their well-being, as well as the health of our public lands.”

Director Stone-Manning, I beg to differ. In your first week of this round-up, 514 horses have been captured, and 9 have died during these events. You have broken multiple rules and regulations for humane handling procedures during this gather, amongst other things. Additionally, you have not adhered to the Wild Horse and Burro Act’s protocols and procedures. 

The government’s flow of misinformation about wild horses and climate change, along with their ramped-up management plan for our wild horses, a native species to our lands, is a direct insult to the American people. These horses and the public rangelands belong to the American people. Wild horses are mega-herbivores and play an integral role in the natural system. Proper management of these lands through grassland ecology “rewilding” as a component of the BLM’s management plan would save tax dollars and this cruel, unnecessary abuse of our wild horses. 

The environmental benefits of this plan would not only rebuild biodiversity to help capture carbon and slow down the effects of climate change but also offer socio-economic benefits. 

The only people benefitting here are the wealthy private helicopter and holding facility contractors, along with the special interest groups leasing our lands for a mere pittance. 

Cana Foundation is on the move. We have had enough! We have science and truth on our side and will not allow the continued lies and abuse of our wild horses and our public lands. So STOP THE ROUND-UPS —REWILD!

Best wishes on your journey,

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Comments 4

  1. I hope we can stop these roundups. I have been on the wild horses’ side since I first heard about BLM in 1971. I have written, called signed petitions shared etc. hopefully something will be done. I pray all the time and ask God to help.

  2. Does BLM have to comply
    With a statute of limitations- from the time they file to gather and then they fail to gather- i’ve been trying to adopt for over 1 year a black horse wandering in the city limits

  3. I am so sick of what the BLM is doing to the wild horses. Constant lies about the horses, the destruction of land, they’re starving etc. Just excuses to further benefit cattle ranchers. We need less cattle and more wild horses and burros.

  4. Ive been with the Mustangs and their plight for over 30 yrs …………..The BLM has been harassing them mutilating them, chasing them with helicopters ..running pregnant mares down rocky tarrain causing them to abort their foals running foals till their hoofs fall off… it has never gotten better for our Mustangs …this has to end for BLM imbilcles…… claiming over*population vicious lies……as for the Helicopter personal they are using OUR TREASURES for their FOLLEY STOP THEM all NOW …. ARREST THEM ALL…. return all Our Mustangs to where they rightfully belong on the RANGE…….

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