The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning on announcing the next roundup of wild horses and wild burro’s for fiscal year 2023. These helicopter roundups are brutal and traumatizing resulting in injury or death to the horses and burro’s. Google BLM Donkey Abuse to watch a horrible YOUTUBE video showing the truth, helicopters chasing the donkeys and the donkey suffering physical abuse from wranglers for not running when scared and tired. Donkeys freeze when scared and tired as donkeys are not horses with long ears.
You can be the voice for the wild horses and burros it only takes a couple of minutes of your time to fill out the forms listed below. Your voice matters!
Sadly the abuse does not end in the round up its worse when captured and forced to live in holding pens as they become one of 60,000 plus wild horses and burros locked up in jail, held in the BLM’s holding system. Many of these holding pens are full of disease outbreaks, underfeeding, lack of basic care, vet treatment along with seriously ill maintained facilities causing more injuries.
American Wild Horse Campaign AWHC is taking action to address this crisis and break the silence surrounding the beginning of the BLM’s next roundup season. Please fill out all of the forms below now.
3) CALL ON THE BLM TO MANDATE CAMERA INSTALLATIONS Often wild horses and burros are chased for miles before our field representatives see them. And even when the helicopter comes into view, the BLM places the observers as far as a mile away from the operation, making it nearly impossible to really see what’s happening. We’re fighting for the passage of Rep. Titus’ legislation to ban the use of helicopters, but so long as these roundups continue, we’re advocating for the installation of cameras on all helicopters used for these operations! Mandating helicopter cameras to record and document roundups will help the public hold the BLM accountable and establish a record of activities most Americans never see. Send a message to the BLM to advocate for camera installations on helicopters. →
Today we hold in our hearts and in our thoughts the last of the Wild Burros of the Western United States. It is estimated that only 8000 genetically pure wild burros remain in five States. An icon of the wild west and a keystone species of the desert, America would not be what it is today without the Wild Burro.
Please, when possible, be a voice against the systematic destruction of these beautiful creatures by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and please send your prayers.
This photo was taken in 2016 of a wild jenny and her foal at Alamo Lake State Park, Arizona.
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This “radio collar research” is clearly a precursor to what the BLM has planned to do with the White Mountain Herd in Wyoming this year – round them up and study them with radio collars for a year, then spay the mares in the field and continue to study them with radio collars the next year. Perhaps the BLM thinks that by not including the part about their ultimate goal being the cruel and dangerous spaying of wild mares in the field that they will have less controversy for this Environmental Assessment.
There is no overpopulation of wild horses in Adobe Town. Stop the BLM from rounding up the Adobe Town wild horses and stop them from conducting dangerous and life-threatening “radio collar research” on wild mares. Tell them to conduct a study with observers in the field without a roundup. And tell them to stop livestock grazing in wild horse herd management areas.
Regarding conflicts between livestock grazing and wild horse use of lands in Wild Horse Management Areas:
5 Closure to livestock grazing.
(a) If necessary to provide habitat for wild horses or burros, to implement herd management actions, or to protect wild horses or burros, to implement herd management actions, or to protect wild horses or burros from disease, harassment or injury, the authorized officer may close appropriate areas of the public lands to grazing use by all or a particular kind of livestock.
(b) All public lands inhabited by wild horses or burros shall be closed to grazing under permit or lease by domestic horses and burros.
(c) Closure may be temporary or permanent. After appropriate public consultation, a Notice of Closure shall be issued to affected and interested parties.
I am happy to share we will be traveling to Oregon this summer to adopt two wild donkeys from the Humane Society. In the future I will adopt a couple more train them and let them be adopted to forever homes with a contract stating I get them back if the adopter can not care for them any more.
Will you pay this program forward as we have over one thousand wild donkeys in holding pens in the U.S.A. waiting for a forever home. Domesticated donkeys can live forty to fifty years so they need to be placed in your will.
Remember donkeys are most healthy and happy when living with another donkey.
My offer to you!
If you adopt one or two wild donkeys I will provide you with free coaching, consulting and training. Additionally I will donate one of my small ‘On Donkey Time signs’ to you!
Why would I do this?
I care, and these donkeys deserve a great home and a great life. These sweet donkeys need to get out of the holding pens. Please be a human angel and re-blog this post. Nothing is more healing to a broken heart, soul and life then a couple of donkeys they are truly the most humble animal GOD ever created. Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm http://www.donkeywhisperer.com
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!
Please share on your WordPress page. These donkeys are heading to slaughter if we do not find them homes. I am available to help with diet, training, coaching and consulting you to give these donkeys a great life. I promise the donkey will be the best thing you ever gave yourself, remember donkeys come in two’s. Melody