Photo by Hank Kimbell
The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, and coalition partners the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have urged the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to provide humane treatment at holding facility during the sweltering summer months. Although the BLM requires adopters of wild horses and burros to provide the animals with shelter from the elements, the agency does not adhere to its own standards in its short-term holding corralls. As a result, thousands of wild horses and burros have had to endure punishing temperatures in BLM holding pens throughout the West, with no escape from the sun and heat.
Following are the individual letters to Nick Kornze, Deputy Director of the BLM:
- One view: BLM gets one right on horses, Reno Gazette-Journal
- Wild horses trying to beat heat, Fox Reno
- Wild horses in government care need relief from heat, HSUS Blog
The following photos were take by Hank Kimbell at the Palomino Valley Corrals on July 20 and 21, 2013. Temperature 100 - 102 degrees F.