Urgent protest to BLM to prevent decimating wild horse roundup at Divide Basin HMA in Wyoming
I am writing to oppose the proposed roundup of wild horses in the Divide Basin HMA.
I was out in this area this past Spring and had a hard time locating any wild horses,
though I did see many cattle and drilling platforms, indicating fracking, etc.
I am very opposed to BLM’s neglecting its duties to the wild horses in the wild
and to their legal herd areas. Under Section 2 c of the WFHBA the wild horses
should be the principal recipients of resources within their legal areas, but all the
opposite is happening. You are giving the great majority of resources to ranchers,
energy extractors, etc. This is illegal and an abrogation of your responsibility.
Please cancel plans for any roundup and raise the Appropriate Management Levels
to more truly long-term viable levels. See my book for reference as to what these should be
www.amazon.com/dp/B009XJ64P4. They should be in the thousands not the low hundreds.
And this is according to IUCN SSC Equid Specialist Group recommendations contained
in their plan for the world’s several species of equids, all declining.
North America is the place of origin of all members of this family, and the horse should
be considered as indigenous here.
Please feel free to call me for further collaboration. I am proposing a strategy known
as Reserve Design to provide for truly long-term viable populations in all the
Herd Areas (BLM) and Territories (USFS) that remain and a restoration of the herds.
The description of this plan you can find in my book as well.
Hoping to hear back from you soon.
Craig C. Downer, Wildlife Ecologist
Author: The Wild Horse Conspiracy
P.O. Box 456
Minden, NV 89423