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January 2020: Blm Will "Zero-out" All Wild Horses From the Seaman and White River Herd Areas

Updated on January 10, 2020

2020 begins on a sour note already. Last year unseasonably hot weather caused the Seaman White River roundups to end early as the wild horses had moved into thick trees to avoid the heat. But not before 294 wild horses had been removed. I am told this week the roundups continue with the BLM seeking to remove the last of the wild horses from the area totaling an additional 156 wild horses. It would seem there will be no let-up until all wild horses are eradicated from the area. I suspect that more law-suits and attempts to block the BLM will ensue.

The acting director of the BLM William Perry Pendley

Pendley was quoted as saying the wild horses were the BIGGEST "existential threat" to public lands and gave no basis for his claim that the management of wild horses would cost $5 billion.

New BLM policies have loosened restrictions and increased the number of wild horses and burros for adoption and sold into private hands. At the same time more and more BLM mustangs and burros are appearing in BLM kill pens en route to slaughter. This comes as the BLM completed horse roundups in 30 herd management areas removing 7276 wild horses and burros from public lands in 2019. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the BLM roundups, follow the link below to watch an educational video of a typical roundup. Some scenes may be graphic in nature.

These roundups are cruel and inhumane.

The BLM is continuing these roundups despite the public outcry to cease and desist. Members of our Government also have voiced their unwillingness to continue these roundups or at the very least, implement more humane ways of dealing with the so-called problem. Yet the acting director of BLM orders them on.

One of the many typical BLM kill pens.


Above is shown one of many kill pens where the wild horses are transported to. While I don't know for a fact, my guess is this is stationed outside of a typical slaughterhouse. The location is unknown.

Wild Horses and burros. Smart, adaptive, and cunning.

Horses and burros are wonderful creatures. They can be trained and taught to do almost anything. They adapt to almost any environment. They are two of the most sure-footed animals there are when it comes to traveling in the mountains on narrow paths, to flatland walking carrying loads and moving on with little problems. They can survive the cold and heat provided they receive the proper nutrients and food they need to survive. Common sense also plays a role in the care of these animals. When treated right they will become very affectionate to their owners.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


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