Wild & Feral Horses

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Wild Horse Amendment Passes House

July 01, 2005

Wild horses and burros that are eligible for slaughter had a victory on May 19 when the appropriations bill for the Department of the Interior 2006 budget (H.R. 2361) passed the House of Representatives.

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Wild Horses Slaughtered at Cavel

April 22, 2005

According to an April 21 AP newswire story, six wild mustangs that were sold to a private owner in Oklahoma have been slaughtered at Cavel International in DeKalb, Ill.

Celia Boddington, spokeswoman for the Bureau of Land Management... Read More

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Wild Horse Dispersal Under New Legislation

March 21, 2005

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has begun selling the wild horses and burros under its care due to the new stipulations of the amended 1971 Wild Horse and Burro Act.

The first group to benefit from the new legislation was Wild Horses... Read More

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Bill Introduced to Restore Prohibition of Wild Horses to Slaughter

January 26, 2005

Congressman Nick Rahall of West Virginia introduced a bill (H.R. 297) to the House of Representatives on Jan. 25 that would restore the prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild horses and burros.

In a speech to the 109th... Read More

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Bill Rider Makes Wild Horses Eligible for Slaughter

December 13, 2004

Some feral horses and burros rounded up by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are now eligible to be sold at public auctions to the highest bidder.

The appropriations bill for 2005 (H.R. 4818) was made public law on Dec. 7. This bill ha... Read More

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Birth Control For Rescue Horses

August 23, 2004

This summer, Habitat for Horses, a non-profit equine rescue center in Hitchcock, Texas, began giving mares the porcine zona pellucida (PZP) vaccine, an animal form of birth control. Since HR 857, a bill that would eliminate... Read More

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Future of Wyoming Wild Horses

August 23, 2004

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will remove up to 1,400 excess wild horses from six herd management areas in the southwest and south-central Wyoming rangelands, according to The Casper Star Tribune. The BLM's appropriate management... Read More

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Wild Horses and Burros

February 01, 2004

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior, manages the majority of the wild horses and burros in the United States. The agency manages these animals on the public rangelands consistent with BLM's... Read More

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Field and Stream Advocates Donkey BBQ

November 10, 2003

Field and Stream columnist Thomas McIntyre is free in this country to say what he pleases, but methinks he's gone too far. While he rambles around quite a bit in his column, taking pokes and jabs at all equids and their owners along the... Read More

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Horse Sense Used in Making Animated Film

May 14, 2002

Most horse owners cringe when they see non-horse people trying to present equines to the public based on what they think they know. At DreamWorks, which is releasing the animated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron on May 24, animators an... Read More

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Kansas State's New Andrology Lab

February 01, 2002

Juan Samper, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, the immediate past president of the Society for Theriogenology (a group of domestic animal reproduction experts), is heading a new andrology laboratory focused on reproduction of male animals, especially horses.... Read More

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Get Valuable Horse Care Information And Savings In Unique Format

January 16, 2002

The popular Purina Mills-sponsored Equine Education Series are back this year loaded with training tidbits, nutritional know-how, and incredible deals. Purina Mills Gold Program dealers across the country will be hosting the annual seminars from... Read More

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Wild Horse and Burro Management

January 01, 2002

"Be it enacted by the Senate and Horse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, The Congress finds and declares that wild free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of... Read More

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Emergency Roundup

November 02, 2001

A total of 353 horses was gathered in an emergency roundup Oct. 2-4 in the Paisley Desert Herd Management Area (HMA) in Oregon, part of the Lakeview Resource Area of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The herd is gathered periodically to... Read More

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Animal Rights Groups Sue BLM

November 01, 2001

The Fund for Animals and Animal Legal Defense Fund sued the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sept. 20 to block the removal of 21,000 feral horses from federal lands in the western United States. The groups... Read More

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Chincoteague Ponies

October 10, 2001

Chincoteague is such a unique name and place that it is impossible to confuse it with anything or anywhere else. From children who have read Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague, to travel buffs who ended up on the island in search of... Read More

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The Natural Hoof: A Sign of the Times

October 10, 2001

The feet of wild horses have been able to adapt to their environment, while the feet of domestic horses seem to consistently fail at adapting and instead collapse, crack, flare, and bruise.... Read More

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Protecting the Wild Herds

October 08, 2001

Wild horses have captured the imagination of the American public for many years. Books have been written, movies have been made, and young and old have harbored fantasies of catching and taming a wild stallion which will become... Read More

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Wild Wisdom

October 08, 2001

It is a stirring sight to watch a band of wild horses on the run across a prairie or valley floor, manes and tails flowing in the wind. If they are in rugged country, they won't slow their pace when the trail winds its way up a... Read More

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Animal Rights Groups Sue BLM

October 05, 2001

The Fund for Animals and Animal Legal Defense Fund sued the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sept. 20 to block the removal of 21,000 feral horses from federal lands in the western United States. The groups say that the BLM hasn’t prepared a study... Read More

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Wild Horse Overpopulation

October 01, 2001

The wild horse is an animal most of us see as a beautiful, capable, defiant creature, comfortable in his environment and not needing human intervention to survive. However, this is not always the case, at least not in the United States.

Wil... Read More

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Barefoot Benefits

July 01, 2001

We often assume a horse needs shoes without really thinking about why or how that affects a horse's overall health. Yet standard veterinary texts, such as books by James Rooney, DVM, and O.R. Adams, DVM, on... Read More

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Internet Adoption Of Wild Horses and Burros

June 01, 2001

The U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management will be holding an on-line Wild Horse and Burro Internet adoption June 28-July 19. Your family can adopt a horse or burro with just a click of your computer's mouse. There will be 44... Read More

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Wild Herd Dispersed

January 01, 2001

Controversy arose when feral horses from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota were culled for open auction (as opposed to BLM-type adoptions) in October 2000. The problem was that mares and stallions culled from the herd for auction... Read More

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Online Mustang Adoption a Success

January 01, 2001

Thirty-five mustangs recently were adopted via cyberspace in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sixth Internet auction. More than 288 e-mail applications flooded into BLM computer in-boxes during the three- week... Read More