Offers $10,000 Reward for Information on Wild Horse
and Burro Shootings
the last several months, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has seen an
increase of reported unlawful killings of federally protected wild horses and
burros. There are four specific incidents documented by BLM law
enforcement. The BLM is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading
to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these
violations of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971.
reported incidents are as follows:
3 wild horses unlawfully killed near 3 C Well in
33 wild horses unlawfully killed near Bottle Summit in Lander County
on US Forest Service land
32 wild horses unlawfully killed near the Nevada-California border in
31 wild horse and 2 wild burros unlawfully killed near
Director Bob Abbey said, The perpetrators of these unlawful killings will be
vigorously pursued by BLM law enforcement and our partner law enforcement
agencies. We hope this reward offer will generate information that leads
to the swift arrest and ultimate conviction of these individuals.
with information about these incidents are encouraged to call the BLM Crime
Hotline phone number at: 1-800-521-6501. Persons providing information may
choose to remain anonymous.
BLM currently manages more than 37,000 wild horses and burros on public
rangelands in 10 Western states.
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