BLM Wild Horses Still Under Threat From Slaughter Auction

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Family band of wild horses on trail leading out of HMA and into the Family band of wild horses on trail leading out of HMA and into the “danger zone” for water.

The Pauite-Shoshone tribes have once again entered into an agreement with the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to remove over 1,200 horses from tribal and federal land.

Citing an increase in unauthorized use of federal lands, and increasing tensions with the tribe, the project is being contemplated as a “cooperative.” Documents were sent by USFS to the public for comment on February 19. These documents outline an ongoing effort to remove horses that will begin in August of 2015 and likely consist of “3-4″ of these removals that will last approximately 4-5 days each. The documents do not outline a strategy for addressing  the repeat pattern of the trespass.

Horses in the Horses in the “proposed project area”

In April of this year Wild Horse Education (WHE) President…

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