Wild Horse IssueNeda
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 Fact
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