By Deniz Bolbol, AWHPC
On Tuesday, October 2, 2012, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began a massive plan to remove 3,500 wild horsesfrom public lands over the next four months.
The following is an Eyewitness Report from Deniz Bolbol of AWHPC.
The massive removal started with the Antelope and Antelope Valley Herd Management Areas (HMAs) roundup — in northeastern Nevada — where 200 horses are targeted for removal.
Sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), The Annenberg Foundation and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Wild Horse Symposium was held in Jackson Hole, WY on August 28, 2012. Leading researchers, field workers and others presented the most up-to-date scientific, regulatory, and practical developments in the use of reversible contraceptives to manage wild horse and burro populations during the day-long meeting. Below are some highlights from the Symposium: