"The BLM is correct on one point," said R.T. Fitch, president of Wild Horse Freedom Federation. "Public lands are overgrazed; but the villains are not wild horses, burros and wildlife. The destruction comes from privately owned, BLM-approved, tax-payer subsidized, welfare cattle and sheep."
Despite the BLM's lies, it has permission to remove 200 horses from Beaver and Iron Counties, 140 of which will be removed from the Blawn Wash Herd Area. The BLM's 2014 wild horse and burro removal schedule is going to be particularly devastating to Red Desert wild horses in Wyoming, says equine photographer, and director of field documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation, Carol Walker.
She points out three specific roundups: Adobe Town 8/20 – 8/24, plan to remove 177 wild horses; Salt Wells Creek 8/24 – 8-28, plan to remove 228 wild horses; and Great Divide Basin 8/28 – 9/10, plan to remove 541 wild horses. These roundups are planned despite having removed 586 wild horses from Salt Wells Creek and Adobe Town in December 2013.