We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form. ~William Ralph Inge, Outspoken Essays, 1922
One of our “passions” at Wild Horse Education is understanding historic practices to fully comprehend the situations we are in today. Only then can we understand the areas where progress is made, areas where progress is neglected and why. This gives a greater understanding as we try to move the management of wild horses and burros into “sanity” on the range and in placement strategies. That history involves the law, the people and the wild horses and burros themselves. We hope the following is educational as well as entertaining.
In 1971 the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act was passed into law.
In 1975 the first wild horses were removed from public land by Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The removal took place at Stone Cabin in the state of Nevada. This removal was done with a water trap and with…
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