Free Nevada's Wild Mustangs

Please use your voice for the Wild Mustangs of Nevada and contact your state legislator about the atrocity of the trapping and removal of the Wild Mustangs.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These mustangs are losing their

freedom and their families forever.

On The Front Lines by Nicole Rivard

We need an honest discussion in Congress about reforming laws that allow for unbridled development at the expense of wildlife—not more horrific extinction plans by the BLM.

“What bothers me the most after doing all this research (for the book) is that we are managing a national treasure based on methodology and statistics that are not only outdated but were promoted by special interests,” Bornstein said. “We don’t have a wild horse problem. We have a BLM problem.”  I couldn’t agree more.  

The cost of adopting a wild horse from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM):

$125

The amount of money the BLM is now proposing to give people to adopt a wild horse:

$1,000

A wild horse’s freedom:

PRICELESS

 

That’s why I’m sickened by BLM’s recent report to Congress outlining management options for a “sustainable wild horse and burro program.” It really shows its true colors—that it evolved from the United States Grazing Service, which as the name suggests, catered to cattle and sheep ranchers.

The “report” calls for massive removals, permanent sterilization, sale without limitation and slaughter. It even mentions that at the National Wild Horse and Burro Summit in August, there was overwhelming support for commercial use of wild horses for pet food and to feed zoo animals.

It also proposes giving $1,000 to anyone willing to adopt a horse. While it might sound better than the other options, it’s actually a horrible idea.

K5NEWS in Seattle featured a segment about professional horse trainer Michelle Miner, who agrees with me. She said that the plan endangers the horses and the people who might think they are making some easy cash adopting one.  

Nicole Rivard is editor of Friends of Animal’s quarterly magazine Action Line. She brings 18 years of journalism experience to the front lines, protesting and documenting atrocities against animals.

 

Post credit - Meghan McIntire

The 2019 Northern Nevada Correctional Center saddle-trained wild horse adoption is scheduled for Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Bureau of Land Mangement / Nevada Department of Corrections / Silver State Industries.

Below information is from the BLM website.  Please follow this link for more information.

The Northern Nevada Correctional Center/Stewart Conservation Camp Saddle Horse and Burro Training Program is a cooperative partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Corrections-Silver State Industries. The NNCC is not only a holding facility with a capacity of up to 2,000 animals but it also has a training program where they utilize inmates to train wild horses to make available to the public for adoption. Because the facility is a correctional center, it is a closed facility yet does opens to the public 3-4 times a year during their adoption events.

Through this training program, wild horses and burros are gentled and trained before being adopted. About 60-75 wild horses and burros are trained and adopted at the facility each year. Each wild horse or burro receives approximately 120 days of training, but they are still “green-broke.” They will need daily training and handling by an experienced rider when they arrive at their new home.

The program holds 3-4 adoptions each year and all wild horses and burros are offered through a competitive-bid adoption conducted by an auctioneer. There is plenty of time to preview the wild horses and burros and talk to their trainers before each adoption starts.  Each wild horse or burro is only offered for adoption once during each event. This is an adoption, not a sale. The adopter must take proper care of the wild horse or burro for one year and at that time can apply for title. Once the title is issued the wild horse or burro will then belong to the adopter. 

To be qualified to bid, each potential adopter must fill out an adoption application prior to bidding. You must complete all the required fields and bring it with you on the day of the adoption, or you can fill out the adoption application the morning of the event. Once your adoption application has been reviewed and approved by a BLM staff person, you will be issued a bidder card and be eligible to bid.

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