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We seek a federal wild horse and burro program that focuses on safe and humane fertility control instead of removals, promotes healthy ecosystems by protecting predators, improves range stewardship, and addresses resource inequalities. Presently, the BLM allocates the majority of forage and water resources in designated wild horse habitat areas to privately-owned livestock, instead of to wild horses and other wildlife species. The agency sets unnaturally and artificially low level authorized management levels (AMLs) for wild horses. We seek a fairer share of resources on public lands for wild horses and burros, and increase in population levels to allow for healthy and genetically sustainable wild horse and burro populations over the long term.
Some specific alternative programs we support include: