The NAS report criticizes the BLM program for failing to pursue cost effective and safe alternatives to roundups,



POSTED ON JUNE 5, 2013 AT 12:5 PM

National Coalition Calls on Interior Secretary to Halt Wild Horse Roundups in Wake of Scathing Independent Report

National Academy of Sciences Says Alternatives Available; “Business As Usual” is “Expensive and Unproductive”

Washington, DC (June 5, 2013) The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, and its founding coalition organization Return to Freedom are calling for an immediate halt to the roundup and removal of wild horses from western public lands in light of a scathing report released today by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

The report, “Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program: A Way Forward,” by the NAS’ National Research Council delivers a scathing rebuke of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) program and delivers a powerful roadmap for humane and progressive reform, AWHPC and RTF said.

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