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PLEASE CONSIDER A GIFT TODAY -THE FUTURE OF WILD HORSES IN OUR
COUNTRY IS DEPENDING UPON YOUR GENEROSITY.
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For years the BLM has
been rounding up herds using helicopters and an irresponsible method of
gathering the herd which disrupts herd structures.
ISPMB has 11 years of study on herd structures
which ultimately could help the BLM make better decisions as to how roundups
We need to keep the herds together for further
THE HORSES NEED YOUR HELP
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GALLERY OF HERDS
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In my thirty years of experience, nothing has
stopped the BLM from removing large numbers of wild horses who have little to do
with damage to the habitat.
The 1990 GAO (Government Accountability Office)
detailed how BLM's refusal to remove the same percentage of livestock as they
had horses did little to improve the habitat. So why does BLM continue on the
same path. The habitat has been in a static to downward trend for years! So the
excuse that wild horses are damaging the habitat cannot be
Here is the key! When BLM lost to the Interior
Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) in the late 80's, wild horse removals came to a
standstill for three years! BLM had to come up with another venue to remove wild
horses. IBLA clearly stated that BLM had to determine that the horses were
causing damage to the habitat - defining further what "excess" meant. The ONLY
WAY they can define excess is through CURRENT monitoring and inventorying
studies. When BLM spends less than 3% of their budget on monitoring and
inventorying, how could anyone believe that BLM has the correct data to remove
horses! Thus EMERGENCY GATHERS were invented.
There is no reason to remove wild horses due to
emergency gathers! The BLM regulations clearly point out that livestock should
be removed in lieu of wild horses but declared emergencies
So what do we do about this!
ISPMB has been documenting wild horse behaviors
on our wild herds now for eleven years. We have enough documentation to show
that BLM's constant removals of wild horses have contributed the destruction the
herds' social structures creating an increase in wild horse numbers due to the
deterioration of their education system. Simply put - when wild horses are
rounded up and then returned to the wild (selective removals) - leaving the
gates open and horses to fend for themselves as they return to their habitat
areas (contracepted or not)- the younger stallions will take the opportunity to
steal mares away from the older stallions that truly contain the herd wisdom.
Over time, mentoring of the bands by younger stallions has led to breeding
younger and younger fillies.
This behavior could lead to the loss of survival
of wild herds over the long term!
We know that our studies will lead to the end of
helicopter gathers by the BLM. That BLM will only be able to remove horses
through bait or water trapping leaving band structures intact.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
PLEASE CONSIDER A GIFT TODAY -THE FUTURE
OF WILD HORSES IN OUR COUNTRY IS DEPENDING UPON YOUR
What you can do to help!
We must continue our studies! We need your help!
We must raise enough money to feed our horses through winter. That means we must
purchase 3,000 bales of hay before October! Each bale is
If we cannot raise this amount, we will have to
disperse our herds and with that our studies! I believe our studies will be the
only way that we can protect our wild horses on public
We will present BLM with a management plan for
wild horses before their latest deadline of September 3rd to respond to the
Salazar plan. We also will present our plan to Congress.
In thirty-nine years of the Act, BLM still
manages wild horses like livestock and not wildlife. We have a solid plan we are
putting together along with scientific references from Universities who have
We hope BLM will follow our plan. However, if
they choose not to, then we must be prepared to take legal
How simple this could be since this plea is
being sent to more than 3,000 people on our list! If each of you could send $35
we would be set for winter. The future of all wild horses in our country depends
upon our studies.
I hope you can help today with a donation of
$35.00! And please forward this to as many friends as
After 50 Years ~ We Cannot Fail Now!
ISPMB and our leader Wild Horse Annie brought
you the 1971 law to protect wild horses and burros. We have been a leader in the
field of preservation and protection of wild horses and
In 1999, we created a new paradigm in wild horse
preservation by taking our first herd. The handwriting was on the wall showing
that BLM would continue to remove wild horses regardless of any appeal, lawsuit,
or uproar by the public.
Little did we realize that we would acquire two
wild horse herds whose band structures were intact for decades of time! This
baseline data is key to understanding behaviors of wild horses that had not been
manipulated, removed, gathered for decades of time. In other words, these herds
are exhibiting healthy behaviors because their social structures had not been
destroyed by constant gathers.
Our third herd is the herd that showed us what
happens when a herd is continually disrupted through removals destroying their
Our Wild Horse Conservation program is the only
one of its kind in the United States. We do not receive any federal money. Each
dollar raised comes from the private sector. The majority of our money raised
goes to our Conservation program.
From: Karen A. Sussman, president,
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ISPMB wants to thank all of those who have
helped us in the fight TO SAVE THE WILD HORSES for 50 Years!
The Horses Thank
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