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Resources and references.

We employ a data-driven, strategic approach to our work. 

The following resources provide fundamental context for our pursuit to preserve wild horses and burros on your public lands. 

A unanimous act of Congress.

In 1971, Congress unanimously passed, and President Nixon signed, the Wild and Free-roaming Horses and Burros Act. 

“Congress finds and declares that wild free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West; that they contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people; and that these horses and burros are fast disappearing from the American scene. It is the policy of Congress that wild free-roaming horses and burros shall be protected from capture, branding, harassment, or death; and to accomplish this they are to be considered in the area where presently found, as an integral part of the natural system of the public lands.”

Guided by science.

In 2013, the National Academy of Science released a thorough report on ways to utilize science for the improvement of the federal Wild Horse and Burro Program. This report provides a strong case for halting wild horse roundups and implementing available alternatives to humanely manage wild horses on the range where they belong. 

Read the report.

Fertility control is our major success.

We’ve implemented the largest fertility control program in the world, right here in Nevada. PZP is scientifically proven with over 30 years of success. It’s humane, effective, and costs taxpayers absolutely nothing.

 

Livestock impact.

8 times more public land is authorized for livestock than for wild horses and burros. Wild horses and burros are confined to just 27 million acres designated as their habitat of the nearly 245 million the BLM manages. And, the BLM allows no more than 27,000 wild horses and burros to remain free, while simultaneously permitting approximately 700,000 to 1 million cow/calf pairs to graze. 

Commercial livestock ranchers often site the wild horse population as the root cause of resource depletion and landscape deterioration. In fact, studies show that the massive numbers of livestock grazing public lands significantly impact rangeland health.

Myths and Misconceptions

We’ve got the unbiased data that debunks private-interest driven propaganda so deeply rooted in the wild horse issue. 

Get your data here.

More must-reads on the wild horse issue.

There’s a wealth of knowledge covering the complexity of the wild horse and burro issue -- if you know where to find it. That's why we put the best studies, data, and expertise in one spot, so you can read what’s been published from credible sources (and share with others as often as you want).

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