A big day: 128 wild horses captured. (you can see ongoing reports HERE)
We have been offered a match of contributions to help us get our roundup team out as BLM announces the new winter schedule. Documenting roundups is not only physically grueling, it is expensive in the age of covid-19 to travel safe. All contributions will be matched up to $5,000 to help us document. As a gift you will receive a digital photo album “the release,” featuring exclusive photos from the release of wild horses back into the Red Desert.
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BLM pulled in 41 Studs, 56 Mares, 31 Foals. Throughout the operation BLM has been using 2 helicopters.
This roundup is scheduled to last 4-8 weeks. It is our impression that winter weather is expected to cut this operation short and BLM hopes to finish close to the 4 week mark than the 8 week mark.
Band after band came in from the Arapahoe Creek area. This area was once an HMA, but changed to HA status (not managed for wild horses). This appears to be a transitory area within the complex and, logically, wild horses will continue to move into the area from the other HMAs calling into question the HA status.
After capture of 128 filled the temporary corral to capacity (as outlined in the CAWP policy, driven by our litigation) capture was called off for the day. BLM released 24. They will ship 3 semi trailer loads in the morning and complete the release in the Stewart Creek HMA prior to continuing capture operations.
BLM did a flyover of the HMA prior to release. They stated that 59 wild horses were seen in the HMA and have reduced the number they will release back from 150 to 90.
Underneath every roundup is a backstory. The roundup in Wyoming has a past tied to William Perry Pendley. (more on Pendley)
We have been offered a match of contributions to help us get our roundup team out as BLM announces the new winter schedule. All contributions will be matched up to $5,000 to help us document. As a gift you will receive a digital photo album “the release” featuring exclusive photos from the release of wild horses back into the Red Desert.
For years we were the only org out there day after day. Our groundbreaking litigation drove policy change. Today, we are still the only org to eve litigate against abuse but it is difficult for us to raise funding to get there, stay there, and litigate if we can. If you can help? it is appreciated more than we can express.
Our teams are in field and working hard. Our legal team is finalizing our legal action against spaying in Utah and working on more cases against mining, oil and gas. Without you none of our work is possible.
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