The BLM AgreesTo Support Madeleine Pickens’ Wild Horse Eco-Sanctuary

I can only hope that this isn't too good to be true. I would love to know what made the BLM turn around. I'm sure it wasn't for the good of the horses, but it might be for the good of themselves. That seems to be the only reason the BLM does anything.

Whatever, if this really does mean that the poor horses in Long Term Holding will finally get their freedom back, I don't CARE what the BLM's reasons are.


“A Dream Come True!” The BLM Agrees to Support Madeleine Pickens’ Wild Horse Eco-Sanctuary

We are SO excited to FINALLY announce the best news we have had to share with you in over 2 1/2 years!
Over the past three days, I have been to meetings in Sacramento and again in Washington, DC.  I’ve met with BLM Director, Bob Abbey, Deputy Director, Mike Pool, along with the Wild Horse and Burro team. The BLM has officially agreed to support going forward with the development of the wild horse Eco- sanctuary for the horses in holding! Also in DC, I met with Congressman, Jim Moran, who had already given his blessing, but is submitting legislation to members of Congress on behalf of these wild mustangs. We are so thankful to him and his staff for their efforts on the wild horse and burro issue. All the meetings were fabulous and we could not be happier about the news!
This final acceptance by the BLM this week was the hurdle we had yet to get over. We are so thankful for the opportunity to start our Pilot Program with 1,000 horses, and we aim to get all 36,000+ horses in holding soon after. This action by the BLM shows great leadership on the part of Bob Abbey and Mike Pool for taking a stand for our beautiful mustangs and accepting the solution we have offered. Saving America’s Mustangs gives our sincerest thanks for the monumental cooperation on the part of the BLM for an alternative to the holding pens.
This is a truly a dream come true and I’m thrilled to share this news with all of you!! Let the rejoicing begin!!
Very Sincerely,
Madeleine Pickens and the (*cheering) Mustangs
See more at www.savingamericasmustangs.org
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  1. That's some great news for a change. Hope it all comes to pass and goes off without a hitch. Thanks for the update.

  2. Awesome! I am curious about the details. There was mention that the santcuary would hold "non-reporducing herds". Does this mean only geldings and mares? How will this affect the gene pool in the future? Will the wild horses and burros remaining on original public lands still have to deal with the same BLM policies? Will continued round-ups be the source of new/continued animals introduced into the santcuary

  3. Hi! I hope it will come off well too, but today some "high official" in the BLM kept saying it wasn't a done deal. Don't know yet exactly what he meant, but the BLM never seems to do anything without leaving themselves an out. We shall see.

    Kerry ~ These horses are just the ones the BLM has had in Long Term Holding - some for years - and they have already been sterilized. As far as the roundups - it certainly won't do the wild horses any good if all of them get sterilized to go into THIS sanctuary! Questions are being asked about that very thing right now.

    I think this particular sanctuary will only hold 20,000 to 30,000 anyway, and that's less than what the BLM already HAS in LTH without any more being added. So, many questions remain.


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