The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages more wild horses than all other jurisdictions combined. BLM operates on the federal government “fiscal year” that begins in October. So everything that is happening is considered “fiscal 2016” for the BLM. The budgets that control activities are 2016.
There are two public “hot button” issues at the present time; slaughter and roundups. Both of these issues are not new ones. However there are current developments fueling both of these agendas. To read a post on 4 of the issues in advocacy today go here: http://wildhorseeducation.org/2015/09/20/whe-cut-to-the-chase-major-discussion-points-in-advocacy-today/
A lot of people are scratching their heads as we see a large scale removal to begin in Oregon (1200 wild horses) and an active EA that has the objective of removing 1700 from Wyoming. Just these two removals will outpace the yearly totals of…
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