Twin Peaks Horses prior to a past Helicopter Stampede ~ photo by Terry Fitch
by Debbie Coffey, V.P. & Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation
A Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “News” Release, claims there are about 3,500 wild horses and 600 wild burros in the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area (HMA). This HMA includes 656,173 acres of BLM administered lands in Lassen County, Calif., and Washoe County, Nev.
Wild Horse Freedom Federation believes these BLM estimates are wildly exaggerated and that BLM’s proposed 10 year removal plan will decimate the wild horses and burros on the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area (HMA).
The BLM has set the “Appropriate Management Level” (AML) in this HMA for wild horses as only 448-758 and for wild burros as only 72-116. The high AML of 116 is not even a high enough number for a viable herd of burros.
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