The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act became Law in 1971
Since receiving federal protection, wild horse and burro populations on public lands have soared, far exceeding what is healthy for the land and the animals.
The BLM spends two thirds of its Wild Horse and Burro Program budget to care for animals removed from the range. That’s nearly $48,000 for one unadopted horse that remains in a corral over its lifetime.
As wild horse and burro populations rise, there are serious consequences for the animals and the land. Horses and burros starve, dehydrate and wander onto private property or highways. Land health and habitat for sage grouse and other wildlife is being compromised.
Nevadans controlled Wild Horse and Burro populations fine before 1971 – we can do it again!
(Source: BLM Wild Horse and Burro Infogram: http://www.blm.gov/…/whb_…/WHB_FactSheet_final%2012_4_15.pdf)