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Before we get to the updated BLM roundup schedule, MSN Money has a report on wild horses called “Wild horses a headache for US government”. Look at this statistic.
Adding to the headache is Tom Davis, a 64-year-old livestock hauler who has bought more than 1,700 wild horses from the Bureau of Land Management since 2008, ProPublica reports. That’s about 70% of all horses the agency sold.
70% of all the wild horses the agency sold went to a known killer buyer who worked as a Salazar ranch hand.
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And how about:
The Gazette previously reported that the BLM sometimes contacted him to see if he’d like to buy more horses.
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Both wild horses and horse slaughter are debated.
2012 FALL/WINTER ROUNDUP SCHEDULE / BLM / WILD HORSES & BURROS
On Dec. 7 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced updates to its tentative fall/winter schedule for gathering wild horses and burros.
Updates to the tentative gather schedule include:
- The bait-trapping gather of the Jarita Mesa Wild Horse Territory in New Mexico (under Forest Service management) is cancelled because the animals are not in immediate declining condition.
- The number of horses to be removed during the bait-trapping gather of Murderers Creek Herd Management Area (HMA)/Wild Horse Territory in Oregon (under both BLM and Forest Service management) has been raised from 105 to 160. The increase is a result of legal issues relating to an endangered fish species.
- The gather of Maverick-Medicine HMAs in Nevada is cancelled because the animals are not in immediate declining condition.
- The gather of Cedar Mountain HMA in Utah is cancelled because the animals are not in immediate declining condition.
- The number of horses removed during the gather of the Wassuk HMA in Nevada was increased from 250 to 450 because of very poor animal condition resulting from lack of forage.
- The number of horses removed during the gather of the Challis HMA was increased from 137 to 174 because of court order.
- A bait-trapping gather of the Chloride HMA in Utah was added to remove 50 head because animals had moved outside the HMA and onto private land.
- The horse removal number of the Little Owyhee HMA was increased from 544 to 800 because of severely limited water sources.
- The gather of Snowstorm Mountains HMA in Nevada is cancelled because the animals are not in immediate declining condition.
- The gather of Owyhee HMA in Nevada will seek to remove 50, rather than 11, horses because of severely limited water sources.
- The gather at Rock Creek HMA in Wyoming reduced its removal numbers from 580 to 400 to focus on areas of diminishing available forage and water sources. PZP-22 fertility-control treatment of mares increased from 115 to 150.
- The removal number for the gather at the Jicarilla Wild Horse Territory in New Mexico was reduced from 91 to 43 because of limited holding space.
Source: TheHorse.com; BLM Press Release >>