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BLM (Bureau of Land Management): Request BLM stop removals of Wild Horses & Burros from Spring Mountain NV

    1. Petition by

      Gregory Clarke

      North Las Vegas, NV

BLM periodically rounds up wild horses on the pretext that they are "starving". This is clearly not true when you observe the condition of the horses in Spring Mountain in Nevada. Since unlike some other wild horse territory, cattle are not grazing here, there is more than enough natural vegetation to maintain a healthy stock of wild horses.

After the devasting heliccopter-removal of 288 horses and 571 burros in January 2007, BLM left only 80 wild horses, 4 burros, and 1 mule in the Spring Mountains. Local wild horse bands were just settling into some degree of cohesion by 2011.

Please request that BLM provides the Spring Mountain Alliance the following:

(1) Put a 3-year hold on removals of Wild Horses & Burros from the Spring Mountain Complex west of Las Vegas.
(2) Allow the Alliance to develop a state-of-the-art census of actual numbers on the range.
(3) Allow Alliance volunteers to dart old and young mares and jennies on the range with the contraceptive, PZP, and allow mature females to breed because young animals are the most popular with the public.
(4) Allow the Alliance to protect evironmentally sensitive areas with fencing, viewing hides, road pull-outs, etc.
(5) Allow the Alliance to improve public viewing opportunities to free-roaming Wild Horses & Burros for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and tourists.

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    • sissy stein LAS VEGAS, NV
      • about 2 years ago

      leave the horses alone dont break the law

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    • jessica gantos LAS VEGAS, NV
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm signing this petion because I feel that the rounding up and doing away with wild horses is WRONG. They are a national icon and symbol of freedom. They have the right to live in their natural habitat just as much as any other iving being.

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    • Angela Bozarth OVERTON, NV
      • about 2 years ago

      It is bad enough this is even an option let alone when all these babies are on the ground! BLM just want them dead! JERKS

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    • judy collins SAN CARLOS, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      the horses and burros were almost wiped out during the last roundup. please refrain from any roundups in the near future as they are just starting to get healthy numbers!

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    • arlene ukeiley LAS VEGAS, NV
      • about 2 years ago

      I have lived in NV for thirty five years. When I first moved here, I visited the Spring Mountains. While I was their I saw herds of Wild Horses. Also, I visited Mt. Charleston, NV and saw the most beautiful sight I have ever seen until this day. A beautiful, and I do mean beautiful white stallion was leading his band down the Mt. near the road in which I was driving. I have not seen this magical sight since . All of the wild ones are gone now, few and far between. Once just Once I would love to see this Magnificant sight again. Please reserve the wild horses our God has placed here for us to enjoy, cherish and take of for our future generations!

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