WHE Resource List: fiscal 2023

As we wait for the BLM winter roundup schedule to drop, work on briefing in active litigation and continue to monitor wild horse and burro habitats, we are working to arm you for the landscape of politics that can rapidly shift agendas.
The legislative session is drawing to a close. The 117th Congress will be replaced by the 118th in a few short months; all bills that have not made it through committees and full votes in both the House and Senate, will die. We do not know at this time what will be reintroduced next session.
What we do know is that the public needs to be ready to advocate for what we need, and be ready to push back against amendments that could weaken any actual protections our wild ones have, or could gain.
The following information has been compiled for you to use as reference material as you gear up to address the 118th Congress that begins in January. We hope this information can assist you as you navigate the barrage of media, mailers and presentations. Know what questions to ask (and how to answer) when presented with repetitive propaganda as you address your lawmakers as the new sessions begin after the election and legislative slate is wiped clean and it all begins again.  
WHE reports 

WHE Comprehensive Animal Welfare Policy (CAWP) Report

Doc 1: Assessing the Assessment and Recommended Changes to CAWP protocol and standards. 

Doc 2: Programmatic Recommendations

Doc 3: WHE CAWP team assessment of Triple B, 2022(you can compare ours to the one provided by BLM BLM Triple B CAWP Assessment)

WHE 5 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) report. Findings: Veterinary reports are not being completed during roundups. After Action Reviews (AAR) and Final Gather Data Reports are not being completed as required. Extreme differences in record keeping and interpretation of responsibilities from district-to-district and event-to-event.

The real cost in lives of roundups is not the “2%” BLM likes to quote, but closer to 12% on average. Our FOIA report update. 

“Population Statistics” Reports from BLM are not reports that cite current data. But the reports can show you how much the information is manipulated to inflate wild horse and burro numbers, how many acres have been removed from their use and more. Our Population Statistics report review HERE. 

Burro Spotlight:

Burro Update, worldwide crisis

Burros are NOT horses (care)

Why is it not illegal for adopters to sell wild horses?

Title Transfer, the root of the slide to slaughter

How many are in holding facilities, how many are born in facilities and why the overloaded system is a sign of program collapse

Overloaded facilities, a signal of program collapse

Did you know BLM broadened the euthanasia policy? now nearly any sign of aging could get a horse killed.

A look at “BLM Guidance for Euthanasia”

Does “Green Energy” Impact Wild Horses?

A peek at regulations and planning (list)

National Academy of Sciences

You can download the reports:

1980: Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros: Current Knowledge and Recommended Research. (1980)

1982: Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros: Final Report (1982)

1991: Wild Horse Populations: Field Studies in Genetics and Fertility: Report to the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior (1991)

2013: Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program: A Way Forward

BLM online resources

Congress just keeps throwing taxpayer money at a collapsing wild horse and burro program. The quarterly reports BLM was supposed to provide BLM have never been made public (if they even exist).

Taxpayers deserve to know how all that additional funding is supposed to be “improving the program” and not furthering disaster.

You can learn more and help us push for a science-based review by Clicking HERE. 

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