The National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet Oct. 18-19 in Grand Junction, Colorado — the board’s first meeting since recommending that the Bureau of Land Management euthanize captive wild horses and burros.

In September 2016, members of the Advisory Board attracted national headlines — and an outraged response from wild horse supporters — for voting to recommend that the BLM use euthanasia to reduce the number of so-called “unadoptable” wild horses and burros in long-term holding facilities. The independent board does not control BLM policy, but is tasked with providing advice to the agency.

Public comments may be submitted to the Advisory Board at whbadvisoryboard@blm.gov. Please include “Advisory Board Comment” in the subject line of the e-mail. For suggested talking points, see our Wild on the Range Campaign petition by clicking here.