Facts About Wild Horses



The Facts about the Interior Department’s Wild Horse and Burro Program

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“Forage use by wild equids remains a small fraction of the total forage use by domestic animals on western public ranges.” 

National Academy of Sciences report, 1982, p. 43

BLM DISPROPORTIONATELY ALLOCATES RESOURCES TO LIVESTOCK

Of 245 million acres of public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), livestock grazing is allowed on 160 million acres, but wild horses and burros are restricted to 26 million acres, which they share with livestock. Within the 11 percent of BLM lands that are designated wild horse and burro areas, BLM sets artificially and arbitrarily low “Appropriate Management Levels” for wild horses and allocates the majority of resources to livestock. Examples: (more…)

July 18, 2015 |
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