The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an American federal agency responsible for taking care of wild horses on public land. The BLM also divides land resources among competing interests like mining, grazing, tourism, and energy. Wild horse advocates claim the BLM is acting in an inhumane, biased, and illegal manner towards wild horses. Right now, wrong information is leading to serious criminal violations and other issues. This article is the first of a series attempting to bring out the truth and help us all work towards the goal of doing what is best for the horses and our nation.
Starting this October, the BLM will round up "excess," "nuisance" horses from the Silver King, Triple B, Reveille, and Eagle Herd Management Areas (HMAs). Did you know the BLM is also saying that wild horse mares are giving (what must be) a virgin birth to three to five foals at a time? For example, from 2007 to 2008, BLM Nevada numbers for the Dry Lake/Silver King herds show the population went from 75 to 263 animals. Then, the Reveille herds went from 77 horses in 2009 to a whopping 231 horses in 2010!