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 manages 248 million acres of our public land.
- 155 million acres are allocated for privately owned livestock
- 26.9 million acres are allocated for wild horses, on which they are outnumbered by at least 37 to 1 by livestock
- 97.4% forage allocated for livestock use
- 2.6% 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 – 2016 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 horses roaming the West has decreased by 98%
The Government has wiped out wild horses and burros from 37% of designated habitat since 1971
Between 2009-2016, 42,075 wild horses and burros were captured and removed from BLM-managed public lands.
67% of the BLM’s budget is spent on roundups and warehousing wild horses
4% 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 $135,424 DAILY
6x more federal land is authorized for livestock grazing than for wild horses
Livestock grazing on public lands costs American taxpayers a loss of over $123 million per year in direct costs – more than $500 million when indirect costs are included — yet provides less than 3% of America’s beef supply