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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009
    Upstate NY

    They Shoot Wild Horses, Don't They? : 45,000 steed marked for death by land bureau


    Bureau of Land Management advisory board recommends euthanasia for 45,000 wild horses
    Flouting humane management options, board condemns wild horses and burros to death

    The Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board voted to recommend euthanasia of all unadopted wild horses and burros now in government holding facilities throughout the United States. In response, Humane Society of the United States Senior Vice President of Programs & Innovations Holly Hazard, said: “The decision of the BLM advisory board to recommend the destruction of the 45,000 wild horses currently in holding facilities is a complete abdication of responsibility for their care."
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  2. #2
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    Nov 2010
    Up North
    Hmmm. I don't know much at all about wild horses and burros, or their management, so I did a quick search to see what the issue seems to be. This link below is a good start. (The article in the above post is from the Humane Society, which is unquestionably biased, and doesn't give a good overview of the situation, IMO.)

    This is from the Bureau of Land Management, and discusses the Wild Free- Roaming Horses and Burro Act of 1971. Discusses and gives statistics for various levels of wild animals by state, etc.

    Topics tabs on the right include:

    Rangeland and Herd Management
    Science and Research

    Advisory Board

    Adoption and Sales Programs

    News and Information

    Get Involved
    History and Facts


    Here is a pretty thorough discussion of myths and facts related to wild horses and burros, and the BLM act:


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