Wild Horses Need Your Help!

Wild Horses and Burros have a small piece of the American Pie

  • The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages 245 million acres of our public land.
  • 155 million acres for Privately owned livestock grazing
  • 26.9 million acres allows wild horses and burros, outnumbered by at least 50 to 1
  • 82.5% forage allocated for livestock use
  • 17.5 % allocated to wild horses and burros
BLM estimated wild horse and burro population on BLM land
captured wild horses and burros in BLM facilities
Million (77,174,000 total)- 2015 BLM Wild Horse Program Expenditures
BLM’s numbers updated as of January 12, 2016 can be found at:  Wild Horse and Burro Quick Facts

Wild Horses Need Your Help

  • Since the 19th century the number of wild horsed roaming the West has decreased by 98%
  • The Government has wiped out wild horses and burros from 40% of designated habitat since 1971
  • Since the passage of The Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act in 1971, MORE THAN 270,000 wild horse and burros have been removed from public lands.
  • 70% of the BLM’s budget is spent on roundups and warehousing wild horses
  • Less than 3% of BLM’s annual budget is spent on using proven, safe and humane fertility control and solutions to manage wild horses and burros on the range
  • Managing wild horses and burros on the range would save millions of dollars a year
  • Feeding captured wild horses in government holding facilities costs American taxpayers over $135,000 DAILY
  • 8x more federal land is authorized for livestock grazing than for wild horses
  • Livestock grazing on public lands costs American taxpayers a loss of over $132 million/year in direct costs – yet provides less than 3% of America’s beef supply