Let the Wild Horses Live
Heartbreaking news: the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to round up most of the beloved wild horses of Onaqui in Utah. From July 12th to July 22nd, the sounds of helicopters will fill the skies over this vast desert. signersigner
Through my photography, one of my goals is to show the deep connections that wild horses share. Family is everything. Stallions, mares and foals have close bonds with each other, and it is very moving and beautiful to witness.
This July, terrified families of wild horses will be chased by helicopters for miles. The stallions, mares and foals will give every ounce of determination to stay together. Foals will collapse, mares will cry out and stallions will fight to save their families. But in the end, after all endurance and heart from the wild horses is exhausted, the heavy hand of mankind and machinery will prevail. Not only will these magnificent, sentient animals lose their freedom, they will lose their families. Their heart and their spirit will be broken.
The approved number of cattle and sheep allowed to graze on public lands in the Onaqui area is over 26,000.
The number of wild horses will be reduced to 104.
Can we stop the roundup? We can try. Our voices are needed now more than ever.
Please contact Tami Howell, at the BLM Salt Lake City Field office and voice your opposition to the Onaqui roundup. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-977-4300
Additionally, please follow Onaqui Catalogue for important updates.
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