Straight from the Horse's Heart

Guest OpEd by Grandma Gregg

The Bureau of Land Management needs to change their name to the Bureau of Land Destruction

th_DSC04668The capture and removal of 200 horses from the Blue Wing HMA (complex) was announced on Tuesday 7/30/13 and they will start capturing and removing the wild horses tomorrow 08/02/13 – giving the public no time to comment or file an IBLA complaint/stay.  Drought conditions on our public land are not an emergency – they are caused by numerous factors and all of these factors are known in advance and obviously the BLM has again over-stepped its legal authority by not following the NEPA law or the 1971 Congressional Wild Horse and Burro law.

Per the Range Administration System (RAS), this Blue Wing HMA complex is almost entirely within the Blue Wing/7 Troughs grazing allotment which authorizes 20,114 active animal unit months (AUMs) and 11,912 suspended AUMs which include…

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