Please Oppose BLM Roundup & Removal of 700+ Wild Horses from the Diamond Mountains in Central Nevada

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to remove 85% of the wild horses in the Diamond Complex this January 2013. Tragically, this would leave only 126 of the approximately 826 wild horses that currently roam free on the 255, 204 public land acres.

The controversy to this is that cattle/sheep livestock use of the public lands grazing allotment in the Diamond Complex has already depleted the vegetation. However the BLM proposes to reduce the harm to the range that was caused from overgrazing by sheep and cattle by gathering up the wild horses. At the same time they plan on making no effort to reduce the impact of livestock grazing.

The mountain range is approximately 60 miles long and 12 miles wide. During periods of heavy snowfall, the wild horses will move off the mountain into the valleys. Many beautiful horses of all colors roam this mountain range. This includes bays, sorrels, browns, palomino, buckskin, chestnut, grey, variations of roan, and pinto/paint.

The most recent roundup from here was completed in 2004. The gathering involved the capture of 643 wild horses followed by the release of 116 wild horses back to the range. At that time, fertility control was also implemented on 86 of the released mares.

This continuous assault on America's wild horses by the BLM must be stopped. The government agency claims it is done to keep down the overpopulation of the horses, and at the same time reduce grazing damage by the horses.

This is a coverup for the real reason which is to continue to allow ranchers to take advantage of the cheap usage of public lands for their livestock. It is a travesty that this assault on our wild horses is taking place under our noses in order to benefit a special interest group - The Cattlemen's Association. Please take a minute to stand up for the wild horses and sign the petition below.

VIDEO Wild Horses: What Will You Do?

Responses to "Stop the roundup of 85% of the wild horses in the Diamond Complex (Video-Petition)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Leave The Horses Alone

  2. Unknown says:
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  4. Anonymous says:

    Stpo it !!! They were way before the white man. This is coming from a white woman that loves all critters. They have a right to be them.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is just horrible! God will get you!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Government morons...Don't you have some poorly defended oil rich country to pick on? Leave our relations alone!

  7. Unknown says:

    The wild mustangs/horses were here way before we came and there apart of history they helped by pulling the wagons to discover new land and build the land that you live on. They were apart of the wars, Gen. Sam Houston, Robert E. Lee,and a lot of the presidents Ronald Reagan, George Washington, Lyndon B. Johnson, and many more. So with that they deserve and have the right to stay were there at.
    They help with educational purposes for the younger generation.

  8. Roswitha Grabow says:

    Germany Women, laßt die Pferde am Leben,alles was Ihr tut kommt zurück zu Euch

  9. Anonymous says:

    why can't humans just leave Wild animals alone? Geeze~ They are here because GOD made them! LEAVE them alone! they have more right to be free than most humans!!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I agree!!!!! Why don't they just leave them alone!!!!!!!!!!! They can't possiably be hurting a thing! They have as much right to be free as any other wild animals!!1

  11. Let them be.

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  13. Anonymous says:

    Why can't you just ship them to another state that wants them, send them here to Kansas, the beautiful flint hills to eat and run!!That's also where buffalo need to be returned!!

  14. Anonymous says:

    leave the horses alone!!
    signed trena shmidbauer

  15. Kim Stewart says:

    Horses and Wolves alike are ALL GODs creatures, just as we are. They deserve to be here just as much as we do.


  16. Anonymous says:

    I can't believe this is happening in the US.
    It's not right,please set these horses free.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Greedy man!!

  18. Ruth says:

    May all beings be happy and safe _()_

  19. Ruth says:

    May all beings be happy and safe _()_

  20. Phil says:

    This is horrendous. Leave the wild horses, and the world alone. We have no right to interfere. The world would be better if we didn't.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Are they totally crazy ??? The horses belongs there,that´s their place to live...

  22. Anonymous says:

    save them,,,please !!!!! SILVERWOLF @ FUSE.NET

  23. Anonymous says:

    I think taking over 800 wild horses (and do what with them I may ask?) is a bit excessive. Keeping a population controlled is always a good idea as the herd numbers are getting large and they will start competing for food, but do it humanly like the ponies from Assateague Island. Round as many as you can up, cut out the younger ones that can be sold and gentled and send the healthy adults back out for next time. And the ranchers should be appreciative of the free grazing... Don't they have to pay to us regional land?

    Anywho, I don't want to see any horses hurt, but letting the herd sizes grow out of control is just as inhuman. I would like to see a regular friendly system in place then wait until its out of control and cut out and possibly hurt/kill over 800 innocent horses just for lack of good planning.

  24. Anonymous says:

    I do not understand how rounding up and killing these beautiful wild and free animals is producing land management....there is definitly enough room for everyone and animals a like. Sad sad sad :(

  25. donna says:

    Please just be nice - really must you kill in order to feel powerful? - well I got news for you that is not power.

  26. Anonymous says:

    They use to do this in New Zealand but our government started to bring the horses in and re-home them now they have a tighter control over the free ones. Killing these poor animals is not the right thing to be doing and i find this disgusting. Control the herds as we do why cant they come up with better solution than kulling

  27. This is probably the most hideous thing I've ever seen. It's not enough that we raped and pillaged our lands to the brink of destruction... now this? So very disturbing. You can bet your bottom dollar that I will champion this cause with as much energy as I can muster.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Why?? Why the need for killing? This is sickening--SAVE THE HORSES!!!!

  29. Anonymous says:

    It is sad that the government is once again blaming the wild horses for over grazing, when in fact it is caused from cattle and the sheep in the area. Ranchers have now gotten to the point that all they see is money... they rather spend as little as they can to make huge profits. So in return another herd of wild horses will be either killed or auctioned off all in the name of greed.
    Anne Haulk

  30. Lady Veteran says:

    Allow the horses to stay--get rid of the welfare program for the wealthy ranchers.

  31. Please stop killing horses as if they are meaningless.

  32. They say United States of America is the land of the free...Is it really or is it for those who can afford it once again money the root of all evil raises its ugly head and claims the innocent this time the wild horses..when the solution is move the cattle and sheep. And their solution kill the innocent the ones that the land was set aside for, our government falls on its face makes laws that they themselves break with no consequences.We the people must unite and make a stand for those without voices we could be next...THO SHALL NOT KILL !!!

  33. Phyllis says:

    I can see thinning the herd if their are too many for t5he grasslands but I do not believe in wanton killing of any animals. Too bad the government doesn't know how to be a good stewerd of the land. They destroy natural predators and then wonder why the deer and horse population is too big.

  34. Fox says:

    BLM doesn't want to use up our hard earned tax money to feed the wild horses, they'd rather have it around to waste, or sent to some American hating country to "help" them out

  35. Anonymous says:

    Public lands belong to America and the American public--Wild Horses belong to America and the American public.
    Ranchers belong on their ranch--the cattle of ranchers belong on the ranch.
    Ranchers, keep your cattle off our public lands--we'll keep the wild horses off your ranch (not that they'd want to go there anyway).
    BLM, you are a small fractions of the American government--your preferences do not matter. The American taxpayer pays your wages, and expects you to do your job--this does not mean "slaughter horses" for some manufactured "reason" (population control), while your sycophantic selves are accepting kick-backs from the Cattle Association.
    If necessary, put it to a tax-payer vote--but remember, the horses are a part of the fabric of the American West--government workers (and cattle-men, for that matter) are just scat in a suit.
    Thank you.

  36. nora ray says:

    send to Ky. we would love to have them why is it that the goverment is in everything today just leave us the hell alone period.

  37. Bright says:

    Misfits sez it all in 1962 with Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable, their last movie.

  38. Anonymous says:

    may the rich money man open his heart and mind before it is too late. honestly. The earth is our mother, we will belong to it forever of flesh. lets pull it together, and get it right. life is to short to make bad decisions.

  39. Anonymous says:

    There is some other petition where people all over the world can join this fight?

  40. Anonymous says:

    The horses were on the land before the cattle. it is public land so let the cattle share it. thin the herd if need be by adopting the out like they do on the East coast. but stop killing them.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Must people kill everything that is free? Leave the beautiful horses alone.

  42. Billy says:

    Leave them alone,Or adopt them out , theres no kneed to Kill them!!!

  43. Anonymous says:

    All cattle and sheep should be removed from our public land.
    If that is not possible then a very high fee for each cow there should be collected and used to lower our debt. WHY should these people be allowed to use this land at all?

  44. Beryl says:

    Yes leave these beautiful animals alone to roam free. They were here long before us.

  45. Loretta says:

    Horses are beautiful, they only eat grass. They are harmless to humans and animals alike. why do they need to be destroyed. I want my greatgrandchildren to grow up in a world where they can see wild horses.
    I am at a loss as to why this needs to happen, let the beautiful horses go, Kill the alligators they are the ones that kill people and dogs and horses, also kill the snakes that do not belong here I would be afraid to live in some states because of them but i would never be scared of wild horses.

  46. Unknown says:

    Leave the wild horses alone

  47. Shona Ann Hill says:

    Wild Horses have been on this earth longer than we have. They have as much right to be free, and run through the wild open spaces as we have... there is enough for everyone... LEAVE THEM TO BE FREE!!!!

    Trapping a free animal is the worst kind of torture for them... they are meant to be FREE!!!

  48. Magarity says:

    stop violating the land and the world and start by letting the wild horses live wild and free forever!

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  50. Anonymous says:

    Please leave them be.Free and wild.There is no need for this.

  51. Anonymous says:

    leave the horses alone, be proud that you have wild animals, prefer you kill yourself

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  53. Unknown says:

    The strong legs and back of the horse remind us to remain solidly grounded in our spiritual walk our earthly experiences and to carry the burdens of life with dignity!!

    Listen to the animals!!

    One heart!! One hope !! One love !! <3

  54. Anonymous says:

    These horses are a part of the history of our country and magnificent being. They deserve the right to live their lives free and safe from the greed of the ranchers and the slaughter perpetrated by the BLM. They must be saved!

  55. Anonymous says:

    The lengths our government will go to pacify greedy ranchers is horrendous! These horses are our heritage. They need our help before they are totally wiped out! We all know that the government cares only about money, no matter what they have to do. There is plenty of land. The ranchers can feed their cattle and sheep, it's part of owning them!

  56. Please leave the Horses alone, they belong to be Free and they are the creators animals!!!

  57. Anonymous says:

    ithink they should be free leave them alone

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