So, while this week's announcement is good news, until there's a promise to ensure the safety of the horses and burros and a viable plan for their future.
"The BLM has come to the right decision in rejecting a recommendation for the mass killing of up to 45,000 captured wild horses and burros," the AWHPC said. "However, the public will be watching carefully and will not be fooled."
Lyons, likewise, urges everyone to keep their eyes on the BLM. "There's a worry that if we all get quiet right now, they could change their mind," Lyons said.