Failed adoptions result in America’s wild horses and burros becoming at-risk of ending up at slaughter
RENO, Nev. —The Bureau of Land Management (BoLM) will host two free public tours of the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Fallon, Nevada, on Friday, October 28. The private corral is one of three in Nevada that fattens up wild horses and burros removed from the range so they are attractive to kill buyers in the end. Tour attendees will have the opportunity to view native wild horses recently rounded up from public lands in central and eastern Nevada when the federal agency could have brought them water on the range to save taxpayer dollars. Instead they rounded them up, will offer them for adoption 3 times for $125 in order to “strike them out”. Then to dispose of them, the federal agency sells them off for $25 to horse traders who eventually flip them to kill buyers for slaughter.
“The Bureau claims they don’t sell wild horses to slaughter but they don’t seem do any post sales checks to make sure the mustangs aren’t sent to Mexico or Canada to be butchered for human consumption abroad,” explains Anne Novak, executive director or Protect Mustangs. “What about all the wild horses that aren’t accurately accounted for that aren’t sold yet? What happened to them?”
The rare public tours are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and each will last about two hours. Each tour will accommodate up to 20 people. The public can sign up to attend and get driving directions to the facility by calling the BoLM at (775) 475-2222.
About a 90-minute drive east of Reno, the Indian Lakes Off-Range Corral is located at 5676 Indian Lakes Road, Fallon, and is privately owned and operated with a big money contract. Tour attendees will have limited access to the captives. They will be taken around the facility as a group on a wagon to learn about the facility, the wild horses and burros available for adoption, and BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. These tours should be happening every weekend at least to encourage adoptions out of the Fallon facility.
The Indian Lakes corral can provide care for up to 3,200 wild horses or burros. The facility encompasses 320 acres containing 43 large holding pens, each pen measuring 70,000 square feet that will safely hold about 100 wild horses or burros. The wild horses receive a lot of feed to fatten them up, along with a constant supply of fresh water through automatic watering troughs. Free choice mineral block supplements are also provided to the wild horses and burros in each pen. A veterinarian routinely inspects the wild horses and burros and the BoLM claims they provide necessary veterinary care as needed.
The Bureau of Land Management is failing at adoptions because of lack of marketing and poor customer service.
“If the U.S. Congress only realized how hard it is to adopt wild horses and give them homes they might make the bureau change their ways,” says Novak.
For example the wild horses at the Indian Lakes facility with limited access to the public are almost impossible to adopt despite looking like they are available for adoption or sale at off-site adoption events and through BLM’s Internet Adoption program. Too many 3-Strikers are coming out of the Fallon facility so it’s proof their system is failing.
Sign and share the petition to investigate the head count of wild horses and burros: https://www.change.org/p/u-s-senate-investigate-the-wild-horse-burro-count-in-captivity-and-freedom
Keep in mind that the BoLM’s main focus is making money off public land the wild horses and burros are supposed to have for principle but not exclusive use. The BoLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BoLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BoLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands. They fail at environmental stewardship and are irresponsible towards all the wild horses and burros they removed to make billions in profit. In 20 years the BoLM will make more than 200 billion dollars as long as their planned #fracking boom moves forward.
Contact Protect Mustangs (Contact@ProtectMustangs.org) if you want to adopt a pair of wild horses and save their lives. We help adopters navigate the Bureau of Land Management’s red tape to get to success.
Protect Mustangs is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of native and wild horses. www.ProtectMustangs.org
This is Disgusting how they can get away with this! Doesn’t anybody out there know anyone to get this on national news? This should be made public so people see what’s going on with their tax dollars. Our government SUCKS for letting this go on! Someone is getting paid off! Also, these JERKS working there and doing this should be put in JAIL!
The agency which complains about an overpopulation of horses in their holding facilities now asks for $125.00 per 3 strike Wild horse!! I am outraged!! They now outright cater to Kill Buyers instead of allowing the public to purchase theses horses for 25.00!! Disgusted with this disgusting Federal agency!! I am not finished complaining and seeking an answer to this abuse of America’s public owned Horses; their treatment, their well-being, and the abuse of the laws that are supposed to be protecting them.
URN THEM LOOSE
They should be left wild the way God and nature made them
People don’t have to control everything
THE BLM IS CATCHING ALL OUR WILD HORSES AND SECRETLY “DISAPPEARING” THEM, SENDING THEM TO SLAUGHTER. I HAVE HEARD THAT SOME PRISONS SERVE HORSE MEAT AS ITS CHEAP FROM MEXICO. ITS A SLOW METHODICAL EXTERMINATION, EUROPE & JAPAN PAYS FOR HORSE MEAT. AMERICA THE HYPOCRITICAL MURDERERS FOR PROFIT!
I have been outrage by BLM rounding up the wild horses and not protecting them.Our Gov. and BLM are murdering the wild horses simply because they want the public land,and how much money It will bring, Pure greed.I am outrage by BLM false statements that the wild Horses are overpopulated and saying PZP is safe, but BLM knows damn well it’s not, But yet they keep shoving PZP in our face.I am outrage by the auctioning of the wild horses to kill buyers perfectly healthy horses so they can be shipped to slaughter and be sold for us to eat.Where is the respect for the American icon?Where is the compassion for the American icon?When we needed the horses to do our deeds, Such as transportation, plowing and etc., it did not matter how many horses there were then,did it?But now we have no need for the wild horses because now we have cars, Plows, tractors to do all our dirty work and we call this progress so now we lose the respect and compassion for the wild horses.We even break the law to get what we want and to satisfy our greed,and to lie to our public.I beg for the life’s of the wild horses.I beg for compassion and for people to know that we can stop extinction of the American icon/the wild horses.Please Stand with Protect Mustang,and do what is right and enforce the law.
WILD HORSES ARE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ICONS OF AMERICA’S WILDLIFE. We need urgent Legislation to protect them. There is always better options than killing. Invite Americans and big Companies to participate in a better plan to keep our beautiful and beloved mustangs and wild donkies running in this Land of Freedom.
Slaughtering iconic Wild Horses is just plain murder. We have no overpopulation of wild horses in fact it is becoming more and more that we are under populated. They have no right the BLM or anyone else to do these things. They belong to All American people and it makes me so mad that America does not get the media they need to know what is happening to their very own wild horses. I am sickened by this outrageous travesty. Turn them loose
I want the wild horses put back on public land,their home.I want the public to know that they are underpopulated.Please let them live a free life for all our children to see.I want respect and compassion to be giving to our American Icons,the wild horses deserve to be protected.I want the round up, PZP,and slaughtering Stop.I want everyone to realize that every life’s matters and nature provides for all the wild animals.We are not needed to manages any of natures species.
To whom it may Concern: please end this killing of these poor defender’s animals now!! When God told His servant Noah to build the Ark he also said to put animals 2 by 2 of all breeds on the Ark.; that Tell’s me how much God wants his animals to live because he made them & loves them all”. So please stop killing the horese because They haven’t done nothing to you!!. It’s a sin and will send u! Straightforward into hell fire. Jesus will be your judge @ the end of time here on this earth”” so repent and let the horses alone. They were a life designed to roam free and live happily. Let them do so.
Leave the creation of God alone now. God will be juding your every action. Beware of hurting any of his masterpeices he has put fourth on this earth; they haven’t done nothing but a lot of LOVE to us never bothering anyone. Man has always tried taming what God made to be free. That includes ppl too!!. Stay away or The mighty hand of God will cause you great harm!!
Yet another facade, another smoke screen perpetrated by the Nazi/BLM machine. They have illegally rounded up our wild horses and burros from OUR public lands. Many are sold for slaughter immediately. The rest are placed in Nazi/BLM concentration camps (aka “holding facilities”), for shipment to the slaughterhouse at a later date. In order to quiet the outcry and furor from those of us who know the truth, they stage “adoption events” and “public tours”. Much like the propaganda put forth by the Nazis, when they would clothe their prisoners nicely and force them to sing as a choir then release the photos to the world. “Look look everyone! We are not doing anything wrong! See how well we treat our prisoners?!!! I wonder which US government official has assumed the role of Hitler for this modern day holocaust? The Nazi/BLM machine is playing this out perfectly! “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it”–Joseph Goebbels
I have been outrage by BLM rounding up the wild horses and not protecting them.Our Gov. and BLM are murdering the wild horses simply because they want the public land,and how much money It will bring, pure greed.I am outrage by BLM false statements,”that the wild Horses are overpopulated and saying PZP is safe,”but BLM knows damn well it’s not, but yet they keep shoving PZP in our faces.I am outrage by the auctioning of the wild horses to kill buyers, perfectly healthy horses so they can be shipped to slaughter and be sold for public to eat,and the Gov.and BLM know horse meat is not safe for human consumption.So I ask is this another way to get rid of some of the humans? So where is the respect for the American icon?Where is the compassion for the American icon?When we needed the horses to do our deeds, Such as transportation, plowing and etc., it did not matter how many horses there were then,did it?But now we have no need for the wild horses because now we have cars, Plows, tractors to do all our dirty work and we call this progress so now we lose the respect and compassion for the wild horses.We even break the law to get what we want and to satisfy our greed,and to lie to our public and to cause extinction. I beg for the life’s of the wild horses.I beg for compassion and for people to know that we can stop extinction of the American icon/the wild horses.Please Stand with Protect Mustang,and do what is right and enforced the law.
Return the wild horses to public land.