McCullough Peaks BLM Bait Trapped Its First Horses

After three months, BLM finally caught ten horses in their McCullough Peaks bait trapping operation that began last November. Six of the horses were released and the remaining 4 young horses were to be transported to the Rock Springs Short-Term Holding facility. The youngsters remained in the trap from Jan. 22-24. BLM says that they …

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Wyoming’s Wild Horses Are under Attack: Stop BLM’s Wild Horse Extermination Plan

As we start a fresh new year, BLM Wyoming is finalizing its disastrous plan to further destroy wild horse herds in the southern portion of the state. 10 years in the making, this plan includes eliminating all wild horses in the Salt Wells Creek and Divide Basin Herd Management Areas (HMAs) and sterilizing all horses …

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1st Step for BLM Roundup Accountability

In August, the Cloud Foundation (TCF) launched a lawsuit as the first step to bringing desperately needed change for the humane treatment of wild horses and burros. Our lawsuit seeks to require cameras on helicopters, at roundup trap sites, and in temporary holding pens. The video footage collected during helicopter roundups will (1) bring accountability …

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BLM Is Rounding Up over 1000 Horses

More of Nevada’s wild horses are being taken from their homes and families. On Oct. 22nd, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began its wild horse roundup on and around the Roberts Mountain Complex located in Eureka County, approximately 20 miles northwest of Eureka, NV. The roundup operation is being conducted using helicopters. According to …

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We Fight to Expose the Suffering at Roundups, by the Cloud Foundation

The image above is a “public observation” area at one of the many roundups we’ve attended. Herd areas may be vast. Helicopters may chase wild horses and burros for untold miles since there is NO SET STANDARD regulating distance (see *CAWP Gather Standards II, B2 pg. 7). The trauma suffered by wild horses and burros …

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Urge BLM to Leave a Genetically Viable Herd in McCullough Peaks HMA

Earlier this year we asked you to submit comments to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) when the agency asked for public comments on its proposal to remove wild horses from the beloved McCullough Peaks herd. Given the herd’s proximity to Yellowstone National Park, these wild horses amaze and charm both locals and visitors from …

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Enough Is Enough

How do you spell cruelty? At the Cloud Foundation, we spell it:  R-O-U-N-D-U-P.  Specifically, helicopter roundup. The BLM’s Antelope Valley Complex roundup commenced on July 9th and is unfortunately making our point for us. In 16 days, 19 horses have been killed. At least 7 tiny foals have died from the stress of the BLM …

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Forest Service Proposes “New” Management for an Oregon Herd That Copycats BLM Mismanagement

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is proposing a new management plan for wild horses living in the Murderer’s Creek area in eastern Oregon. Unbelievably, despite the Bureau of Land Management’s long-standing failure of managing wild horses, USFS is now planning to copy BLM’s failed management practices. USFS is proposing to create a plan that: We …

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Idaho’s Few Remaining Wild Horses Are under Attack

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho (Owyhee Field Office) plans to reduce wild horse numbers in the Black Mountain, Hardtrigger, and Sands Basin Herd Management Areas to low numbers of just 30 horses in the Black Mountain HMA, 33 horses in the Sands Basin HMA, and 66 horses in the Hardtrigger HMA. This disastrous …

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Contact Your Congressperson to Support Bill to Ban Helicopter Roundups

Sick and old wild horses and burros are terrorized, injured, and killed in helicopter roundups. They are chased in extreme heat in the summer and below freezing temperatures in winter. They are driven countless miles — no one knows for sure how many, because no one monitors the helicopters. Heavily pregnant mares are sometimes pursued …

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