Oppose Roundup Of More Than 2,000 Wild Horses and Burros In Twin Peaks Complex, California

Cross-posted from In Defense of Animals

COMMENTS DUE BY JUNE 18TH

Twin Peaks HMA California Mustangs
Twin Peaks HMA California Mustangs. The BLM have planned a roundup that will basically decimate the wild horse and burro herd, even according to their abysmal accounting system. Have your say. See link below to participate in IDA Action Alert.

Despite strong opposition from thousands of Americans, the BLM’s Eagle Lake Field Office is proceeding with, and accepting public comments on, their proposal to remove 1,855 wild horses and 210 burros from the Twin Peaks HMA, northeast of Susanville, California. The roundup is tentatively planned for August and September, 2010.

In keeping with the BLM practice of setting arbitrarily determined and artificially low “appropriate management levels” for horses and burros, the BLM is claiming that this nearly 800,000-acre (1,250 square miles) area can only sustain 448-758 horses and 72-116 burros.

The Twin Peaks HMA has been rounded up virtually every year since 1976 – removing more than 10,000 wild horses and burros. The Eagle Lakes Field Office’s failure to manage the horses and burros of Twin Peaks on the range has created a perpetual cycle of roundups, removals, and stockpiling of horses in holding facilities, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars and subjecting thousands of horses to trauma and distress. Click here to take action >>

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