Oppose Roundup Of More Than 2,000 Wild Horses and Burros In Twin Peaks Complex, California

Thanks to IDA for this alert- Comments Due June 18

Earlier this year, we asked you to oppose the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) proposal to roundup more than 2,000 wild horses and burros in the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area (HMA) in California. Despite strong opposition from thousands of Americans, the BLM’s Eagle Lake Field Office is proceeding with, and accepting public comments on, their proposal to remove 1,855 wild horses and 210 burros from the Twin Peaks HMA, northeast of Susanville, California. The roundup is tentatively planned for August and September, 2010.Wild Horses, credit: Mark Terrell

In keeping with the BLM practice of setting arbitrarily determined and artificially low “appropriate management levels” for horses and burros, the BLM is claiming that this nearly 800,000-acre (1,250 square miles) area can only sustain 448-758 horses and 72-116 burros.

The Twin Peaks HMA has been rounded up virtually every year since 1976 – removing more than 10,000 wild horses and burros. The Eagle Lakes Field Office’s failure to manage the horses and burros of Twin Peaks on the range has created a perpetual cycle of roundups, removals, and stockpiling of horses in holding facilities, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars and subjecting thousands of horses to trauma and distress.

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3 Responses to “Oppose Roundup Of More Than 2,000 Wild Horses and Burros In Twin Peaks Complex, California”

  1. Janet Ferguson Says:

    http://www.landsofamerica.com/landsconnector/mother-earth-news/

  2. Janet Ferguson Says:

    On the above link, I set: CA; North; $0 – $200,000; River acres; and got:

    Land Details
    Acres: 80 Price: $200,000.00
    Type: River Property County: Butte
    Address: Nearest City: Paradise
    State: California Zip: 95969

    Land Description
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  3. Taylor Says:

    I think that they should just leave all of the horses, ponies and burrows alone. The horses are not dping any-thing wrong. They are not hurting any-thing or any-one. So why relocate them? Why take the risk of them doing harm (not that they would, but you never know) to some-thing or some-one. Why would they want to mess with them. It is just a waste of money and time to relocate them. The BLM should just leave them alone!!

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