Investigative reporter and Peabody award-winner, George Knapp, reports on what is really happening to Nevada’s wild horses in a special one-hour “Stampede to Oblivion”. This special report will air on Saturday, Oct. 10th at 9pm in Nevada. It will be available online after the broadcast– stay tuned. Watch a preview here:
It would appear that in preparation for the 12,000+ horses and burros to be rounded up in this fiscal year (Oct- Sept. 2010) the BLM is securing more long term holding pastures like this one in Montana. The place for these horses is in the wild and in the 20+ million acres of range taken away from them. The mismanagement is only increasing.
Today the BLM began rounding up and removing 206 horses from the 30,000 total acres of the Four-Mile and White Sands Herd Managment Areas in Idaho… leaving only as few as 37 horses in the Sands Basin (there is a standing AML of 37-60) and 33 or more in the Four Mile HMA (AML of 33-64). This is being done to “maintain a thriving natural ecological balance”. I don’t know if anyone is out there observing this roundup. Read more here.
12,000 wild horses and burros are scheduled to be rounded up this fiscal year– read for yourself and share BLM’s Roundup Schedule for 2010_2009
The closest herd to the Pryors, McCullough Peaks, is going to be brought down to the non-viable number of 122 beginning October 15. These horses roam an area twice the size of the Pryors and only 120 or so horses will be left on the range.