On July 18, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that it would bypass the National Environmental Policy Act and the requirements of its own land use plans to roundup nearly 1,000 wild horses from the Great Divide Basin, Adobe Town and Salt Wells Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in Wyoming. The proposed roundup is Step #2 in the agency's devastating plan to eliminate wild horses from two million acres of land known as the Wyoming Checkerboard in the southwestern part of the state.
The BLM is taking this action solely to appease the Rock Springs Grazing Association (RSGA), whose members profit from taxpayer subsidized livestock grazing on the public lands where wild horses live. Tens of thousands of citizens have submitted comment letters opposing the BLM's plan to wipeout wild horses from the Wyoming Checkerboard. Instead of listening to the public, the BLM is marching to the orders of a for-profit grazing association.... and sticking taxpayers with the bill for millions of dollars in tax subsidies for RSGA members as well as the costs to roundup, remove and stockpile wild horses.
Take A Stand For American Taxpayers And Our Wild Horses Today. Sign the Petition for Wyoming's Wild Horses.