Wild & Feral Horses

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Nevada Resolution Opposes Mustang Sanctuary Development

March 24, 2011

A resolution opposing the development of wild horse sanctuaries in Nevada took a step forward earlier this month when it was passed that state's Senate Natural Resources Committee. The committee passage took place shortly after the Bureau of Land ... Read More

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BLM Begins Multiyear Wild Horse Fertility Study

March 21, 2011

More than 100 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustang mares residing at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center's holding facility in Carson City will be treated with a longer-lasting version of the immuno-contraceptive agent porcine zona pellucida ... Read More

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Oregon Authorities Probe Wild Horse Shootings

March 18, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Oregon are seeking whoever is responsible for the shooting deaths of three wild horses, including a pregnant mare, at the Ochoco National Forest near Prineville. The animals were among a herd of about 60 wild horses in ... Read More

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BLM Seeks Private Sector Partners for Eco-Sanctuary Development

March 16, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking proposals from private-sector individuals and organizations interested in developing sanctuaries for wild mustangs and burros currently residing in agency managed long-term holding facilities.... Read More

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BLM to Webcast Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting

March 09, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that the March 10-11 Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting in Phoenix, Ariz., will be accessible as a webcast on the Internet for anyone interested in observing the meeting but unable to attend... Read More

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BLM to Reduce Mustang Removals, Increase Contraceptive Use

February 25, 2011

Fewer Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs will be removed from the range and more mustang mares will receive anti-fertility treatment under a new management strategy plan announced by agency director Bob Abbey on Feb. 24. Under the plan, the BLM... Read More

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BLM Funding Faces Potential Cut

February 18, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) would lose $2 million in funding if an amendment introduced and sponsored by U.S. Representative Dan Burton (Ind.) earlier this week is approved. Burton presented the funding cut as an amendment to an omnibus ... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information about Mustang Shooting

February 14, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for shooting a wild horse in Nevada. On Feb. 9 an on-site veterinarian conducting health assessments ... Read More

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BLM Declines Wild Horse Sanctuary Proposal, Requests More Info

January 25, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has rejected Madeleine Pickens' plan to create a Wild Horse sanctuary in Nevada according to a written statement from BLM Director Bob Abbey. The wife of Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens first offered to establish the... Read More

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Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Pryor Mustang Herd Case

December 27, 2010

A federal court judge sided with wild horse advocates earlier this month when he declined to dismiss their lawsuit opposing a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) plan to construct a fence at the Custer National Forest, which spans from South Dakota to Montana... Read More

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DOI Audit: Mustang Gathers Necessary

December 17, 2010

Roundups are necessary for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to control population growth among wild horse herds, according to a report by the Department of the Interior's Office of the Inspector General (OIG). In the report issued on Dec. 13 the ... Read More

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New Mexico Wild Horse Sanctuary Plan Stalled

December 16, 2010

A plan to develop the country's first state-owned wild horse sanctuary was stalled yesterday when New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson announced that revenue set aside to develop the sanctuary would instead be used to offset cuts in state services and... Read More

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Report Reviews BLM Gather Conduct

December 08, 2010

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustang handling procedures during three roundups this past summer were professional and appropriate, according to independent equine specialists who observed the gathers. The observers' findings were publish... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information About Idaho Mustang Shootings

December 06, 2010

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the shooting deaths of two mustangs in Idaho.... Read More

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Nevada Pair Sentenced in Mustang Shooting Case

November 05, 2010

Two Nevada men will each serve six months in federal prison and one year of probation in connection with the November 2009 shooting deaths of five Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs.... Read More

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BLM, Wild Horse Advocates to Discuss Walker Lake Mustang Management Plan

November 04, 2010

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the U.S. Army and wild horse advocates will meet in Nevada to discuss ways to manage 104 mustangs residing south of Walker Lake on the Hawthorne Army Depot.... Read More

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Border Patrol Impounds Horses

October 26, 2010

Six horses are in USDA/Animal and Plant Health Services (APHIS) custody after U.S. Border Patrol agents impounded them from a pair of alleged smugglers near the California-Mexico border. ... Read More

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Suit Seeks Halt to Colorado BLM Mustang Gather

October 11, 2010

A group of wild horse advocates has asked a federal judge to stop the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from carrying out a scheduled mustang gather in Colorado on grounds that the roundup violates federal regulations. The agency plans... Read More

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Walking The Line (Our Appropriate--or Inappropriate--Use of The Horse)

October 01, 2010

Both science and society have a role in deciding what constitutes an appropriate level of animal welfare and the appropriate use of the horse. While science can determine what type or degree of animal welfare risk exists under specific circumstances... Read More

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New Motion Seeks Halt to BLM Activities

September 27, 2010

A wild horse advocate is asking a federal court to stop the Bureau of Land Management from rounding-up animals anywhere gathers are planned. In a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Reno, Nev., on Sept. 24, Laura Leigh asked the c... Read More

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Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course

September 23, 2010

"Things are Changing," is the title of an exciting horse owners' two-day short course being offered by Penn State Cooperative Extension offices in Mifflin and Juniata Counties and the Penn State Extension Equine Natural Working Gr... Read More

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Utah Fire Forces Horse Evacuations

September 21, 2010

More than 80 horses are residing at a Salt Lake County, Utah, equestrian center after a wild fire forced them from their homes this past weekend. The fire broke out early Sunday afternoon when a training exercise at Camp Williams, a ... Read More

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BLM Requests Independent Operations Review

August 31, 2010

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has asked the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council (NAS/NRC), an independent, nonprofit group that advises government agencies on scientific issues, to review the agency's Wild Horse and... Read More

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Congressmen Seek to Halt BLM Gathers

August 04, 2010

A bipartisan group of congressmen have asked Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to halt controversial gather operations in Nevada and postpone all pending wild horse gathers until an independent study of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) musta... Read More

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Livestock Displaced by Texas Floods Are Rounded-Up

August 04, 2010

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has been working jointly with the USDA-Veterinary Services (USDA-VS) to recover stray livestock that have come across the Rio Grande River due to recent rainfall that has flooded several South Texas cou... Read More