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The Real Cost of Rounding up our Wild Horses and Burros — 17 Comments

  1. BRAVO, MARY for telling us the numbers. So, unfortunately, it’s not enough to expect people to be compassionate and look at these beautiful beings as living entities that deserve to live. I think numbers, when crunched into our tax dollars are explained, just might be a key to open some of those stubborn hearts, right?

    It is infuriating. So much here, it’s hard discuss it here.

    • This is animal cruelty pure and simple..calls emails texts no one is listening I believe we need thousands of people to PROTEST THIS ATROCITY in DC RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEIR FACES We need an organization to get us all together and get it done please anyone?!

  2. I live in the UK and have been flwg this issue for the last few months. This info is just staggering in the amount of money being wasted. Apart from sharing this how do you get this to the right people because it seems that the BLM have no intention of changing their ways! And the contractors are making so much money!

    • Sadly the right people have their own agendas. We need to get information to the AMERICAN people and GLOBAL community.

  3. How can I share this with my Utah Senators? They have responded to my emails with wrong info. I tried copy and paste but cannot get the whole article and the link isn’t working.

    • Call your senators and leave messages daily with some of the information contained in this cost breakdown. Send them a hard copy. Email them. Keep raising your voice and now with this as backup information. This is a powerful tool!!!

  4. Just leave the horses and let nature take it’s course…quit the land leases and save us taxpayers million and millions…this is just welfare ranching…no common sense.

  5. Great article, thank you for your research, explanations and financial data. I think other additional areas of focus that would be a great follow up article, such as the inner circle of ranchers who control the slaughter pipeline through a game of musical chairs among BLM employees, lobbyists and ranchers. Additionally the story doesn’t end at long term or short term holding, or ends in a tragic and horrible death sentence at foreign slaughter factories. I realize this article is about the money but it’s multifaceted. We want our horses and burros to live a healthy life, wild & free, together among family and protected from HARM. The hypocrisy of the BLM’s words vs their actions & their lack of accountability is paramount to this discussion as well.

  6. I’m sure the tax payers have no idea that they are paying millions toward the wild horse & burro roundups, holding pens, etc. Basically the BLM is receiving millions of dollars to roundup our wild horses & burros just to put them in holding pens where some of them are sold for slaughter in other countries. I’m sure all the cattle ranchers are just fine with the roundups, they say their cattle can’t get along with the wild horses and they need the land, which they pay nothing for! I’ve written several letters to Iowa’s Senaters to make them aware of these horrible roundups, something has to be done to save our wild horses & burros. It seems like all my letters are falling on deaf ears since nothing has been done recently to stop the roundups. I will still keep sending letters, we must save our wild horses & burros.

  7. Your article is excellent and very informative. I live in the UK and everyone I read of the roundups and see pictures of the helicopters terrifying the herds of horses it makes my blood boil. I am heart broken to hear of all of your beautiful horses that end up.in the foreign slaughter houses.
    All I can say is get these facts into all of your news papers. Make the whole of the USA public know what is going on. Hound your President and his side kicks, oops sorry, Government to stop what is going on.

  8. Powerful report exposing the greed and the incompetence perpetuating this awful business. If the wild horses have any chance of survival in America it will be because people like Mary keep at it from all angles–opening our hearts to these beautiful animals and our minds to the facts. My Senators, Wyden & Merkley, will get a copy of this.

  9. I am glad all this is coming out. This is why we need to stop BLM FROM THEIR LIES,AND DECEPTION.AND SAVE OUR NATIONS LEGACY OF THE WILD HORSES, LET THEM GO AND GIVE THEM THE RIGHT TO USE THE LANDS SET ASIDE FOR THEM, NOT CATTLE/SHEEP THAT MOST AMERICANS DONT EVEN HAVE AVAILABLE FOR THEIR OWN FREEZERS. IT’S GOT TO STOP ONCE AND FOR ALL.

  10. Thank you Mary for this proficient & intelligent explanation. It makes no sense! I appreciate your activism & continued spreading of this important message. The more that people know about this atrocity, the more positive change can be made. Keep sharing please! We are listening. 🐴♥️🐴

  11. I sent a printed copy of this to representatives Titus, Buchanan, and Cohen They have worked hard to help our wild horses in the past.

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