Awaiting confirmation that the BLM will roundup and remove 600 wild horses and burros from Twin Peaks HMA in California

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We will keep you posted when we get confirmation that the BLM is using the fire as an excuse to roundup and permanently remove 600 wild horses and burros from California’s treasured Twin Peaks HMA.

Independent field studies after the rush fire show there are not 600 wild horses and burros left on the HMA.

We went on the record asking the BLM to bring them aid in the field ie: hay & water as needed. This is a much more cost effective method of helping wild horses and burros.

Here is a copy of the email we just sent out. We are awaiting their reply:

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Roundup Twin Peaks HMA – REMOVE 600 !!!
From: <>
Date: Fri, November 02, 2012 2:35 pm
To: “Retterath, Videll J”
Cc: “Fontana, Joseph J” <>, “Parsons, John D”
, “Satica, Douglas W” , “Collum, Kenneth R” <>

Dear Sirs,

Thank you in advance for getting back to me quickly to confirm you plan to roundup and permanently remove 600 wild horses and burros from the Twin Peaks HMA.

For the record, we request you bring them aid in the field ie: hay & water as needed. The public is against removing the Twin Peaks wild horses and sees the fire as an excuse.

We value our California wild horses and are concerned you would consider removing them–especially when there is a storage problem because for years now the BLM has been rounding up more than they can adopt out.

Should you decide to go ahead with the roundup we have heard you are planning you need to understand it will backfire–ignite protests across the country that will increase public awareness around wild horse and burros wipe-outs.

Selling wild horses to pro-slaughter middle men such as Tom Davis, as reported in the Propublica article is heinous and we ask that you stop such sales immediately. Already more than 90 California wild horses were sold to him and others  . . .

Anne Novak


Anne Novak
Executive Director


Protect Mustangs is a Bay Area-based preservation group whose mission is to educate the public about the American wild horse, protect and research wild horses on the range and help those who have lost their freedom.
California Twin Peaks Rush Fire Report:

California Twin Peaks range wild horse country ~ Rush Fire map (Twin Peaks HMA) August 25, 2012

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