A Humane Standard for
roundups is coming! We will
need to work hard to make
sure it is enforced and
Dedicated to gaining
protection for wild horses
and burros from abuse,
slaughter and extinction.
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1. The Fight Against Inhumane
Treatment of wild horses and burros
Very soon we will see the first policy for
humane handling of our treasured icons in
the history of the Act of Congress in 1971
to protect them. Read about some of the
fight to gain this historic policy!
2. Showdown Nevada What YOU
need to know
A range war is literally underway on public
land. The “who, how and why” for wild
horse and burro advocates.
3. Body Scoring and the wild horse
What is is, why it is used and how the
scales apply to wild horses in the wild.
4. What is “AML, RMP, AUM?” A
guide to the “EIEIO” of public land
We often get questions relating to
terminology used in our articles or in
statements made by those managing wild
horses and burros. Fast reference guides!
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Letter From Laura Leigh, President of Wild Horse Education
It is truly a wild experience fighting to gain protections for our wild horses and
burros from abuse, slaughter and extinction! But each day we make real progress to
obtain those goals.
Over the last four years the work has seen us on a non-stop marathon from
range, meetings, roundups and courtrooms. Our work was once met with closed
doors and literally armed roadblocks in the desert. But tenacity and a real thirst to
learn not only the maze of public land management and applications of law and
policy, but the “on the ground” needs of wild horse and burro management areas,
has begun to open those doors and remove the road blocks.
We are working with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on creating
alternate management options that include the use of birth control instead of large
scale removals, land use plans that will give flexibility to deal with changes in science
and technology and improving adoptions of our precious wild ones.
In the past there were doors solidly shut. In those areas we have no choice but to
stand up in the courts. Our work in the courts was key in gaining the first humane
handling policy in the history of the Act that will be announced soon. We fought hard
to create a dialogue to access roundups on a daily basis, to gain an ability to assess
their condition and to open “closed door facilities” to the public. We have stopped
removals, gained another decision against a lack of justification and even stopped
USFWS from continuing to use a contractor that continually placed horses in jeopardy
Today the western range is a tense place. The potential listing of the sage grouse
on the endangered species list has triggered a literal “war” over public lands
management. Informed and quick actions are likely in the near future.
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We will do all we can to keep you “on the front line” with us as we fight to
protect our amazing wild horses and burros.