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Real Story on Wild Horses (NV Indy)

Video above from the Triple B 2022 roundup.

Today a great piece that gets to the core of mismanagement by WHE’s Colette Kaluza in todays NV Independent.

The 1971 Wild Horse Act reads wild horses and burros “shall be protected and considered in the area where presently found as an integral part of the natural system of the public lands.” The BLM (Bureau of Land Management) is mandated to prepare Herd Management Area Plans for the wild horses. There are 177 herds in the western United States, 83 of which are in Nevada, and all require management plans according to their unique environments.

Wild horses share their habitats with sage grouse, elk, mule deer, mountain lions, and other animals. Because of the interconnected web of life, these animals are being threatened by a lack of Herd Management Area Plans, which is allowing for an increasing presence of profit-driven industries, foreign and domestic, while livable habitat is shrinking.

Unfortunately, individual herd management plans are rare. For 40 years BLM has promised to prepare these management plans, but it spends less than 1 percent of its budget on management planning.

You can read the rest of the piece at NV Independent HERE.

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