HISTORY OF THE WILD HORSE
BLM – HERD MANAGEMENT AREAS (HMA) & (HA’s coming soon)
As of September 2021, BLM claims 177 HMA’s on 26.9 million acres of public lands across 10 Western states. Down from 266 herds in 1996, and 329 herds in 1971. And their land area has also shrunk enormously (working on #’s)! While BLM has a well laid out website with details and maps listing individual herds by state, they only tell you what they want you to know right now. What they don’t have is all the past info that is important and documented from the last 50+ years of the disappearing herds, or the truth of why they are really being removed… for cattle grazing, and mineral/energy conflicts on the land!
The real reason is not nuisance, starvation, and drought as they claim. If by chance they are starving and have no water, it’s because they can’t get past the fences of their confinement due to BLM’s effort to make it cattle land. So it would be the fault of BLM for the starvation. Horses eat and move… they are roamers like deer, antelope and elk. They wouldn’t stay in an area where they could cause land issues by choice. Millions of cattle and sheep have destroyed the land during their seasonal forage where they eat everything in sight. Then they remove the livestock and blame the horse for all the problems, and with the livestock temporarily gone, its easy to do so. Right after I wrote this I found this video showing this. Although this is Canada herd, the dynamics are the same.
Horses aren’t a food source in America, they are protected under federal law (except for by those who wrote the laws and are exempt from following the law). They have few natural enemies in most areas (this is due to intentional predator hunting allowed by the states: wolves, bear, coyote, cougar, bear) and the cattle ranchers are pro-advocates as this effort protects their cattle. Wiping out predators unbalances the natural ecosystem the creator intended.
Horses are not a usable ‘for profit’ resource, they want them eliminated!
BLM CLAIM: Animals removed from public rangelands are offered to the public for adoption; un-adopted animals are cared for on open pastures for the rest of their lives. The reality of this claim – coming soon.
According to the BLM website public messages on each states estimated gather and removal between 1971 and the writing of this on July 31, 2021, was an estimate of 253,150 animals.
(Currently many states are doing massive helicopter roundups at this time and these numbers have not been added)
BLM CLAIM: has placed more than 250,000 wild horses and burros into private care since 1971. The reality of this claim – coming soon.
Let’s get all these animals accounted for!
As all data comes directly from BLM ercords, the numbers are likely suspect as there is absolutely NO oversight of their activity. They self regulate themselves.
This National HMA project will include all gatherable information from a multitude of sources and combine it all together for a complete access point. Each state will (at some point with help of the community and other advocates) show you FACTS and links to BLM, ROUNDUPS, HOLDING FACILITES, MEDIA, ADVOCATES, SANCUTARIES, NON PROFITS, RECORDS OF ABUSE, STATISTICS, RESEARCH, POLITICS, CATTLE INDUSTRY, SLAUGHTER INDUSTRY, LAWS, LAWSUITS, and any other important data for a complete oversight, state by state in relation to the BLM’s activity related to the HMA’s of this nation.
This project is bigger than me,
and can’t be achieved alone.
I need your help to achieve our project goal!
CURRENT ACTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS – 6
Websites take a lot of effort to build. I’m just a amateur who is learning as I go on how to build this national database. I’m working out the kinks, so please excuse mistakes, and errors. Each day I will work to repair, build, and keep growing this important fact filled, state by state, year by year, National data base.
This project will take years, but I feel it is important work that must be done in order to save the WILD HORSES OF AMERICA! No stone should be left unturned, and everyone should have access for the ‘Fight for Freedom’ data base.
To see the current project data WISH LIST