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OVERVIEW:

IMAGERY & VIDEO

2018 BUDGET DEBATE

BLM "APPROPRIATE" MANAGEMENT LEVEL = EXTINCTION

  • 25,000 wild horses and burros existed in 1971 when Congress passed a law to protect them because they were "fast disappearing." (see this article, under BLM response for verification of BLM statement that 25,300 horses existed in 1971, and the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act for verification that Congress considered this number to be "fast disappearing.)
  • BLM's "appropriate" management level is 17,000-26,700 horses, i.e. the number of horses that BLM considers to be "appropriate" is extinction level. (Look under "on range population estimates" at this link for the high AML by state. To get the low AML, which is what BLM manages for, you have to add it up by HMA and state at this link. BLM does not report this number as a whole, but this is what they manage for low AML so they actually want to reduce the population below what was considered extinction level in 1971.)

LIVESTOCK vs. HORSES

INFORMATION ON PUBLIC LANDS LIVESTOCK GRAZING

POLLING: PUBLIC OPPOSITION TO HORSE SLAUGHTER

WILD HORSES AND SLAUGHTER

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES REPORT

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORTS

IN DEPTH MEDIA REPORTS