Feinstein to Interior: Suspend Wild Horse, Burro Adoption Incentive Program

VIA PRESS RELEASE May 27 2021 Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today called on the Interior Department to suspend its Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Incentive Program over reports that some program participants have abandoned animals at slaughter auctions in direct opposition to the program’s requirements. “I write with great concern regarding the attached New York Times article, which indicates that… Continue reading Feinstein to Interior: Suspend Wild Horse, Burro Adoption Incentive Program

Little of federal budget spent on wild horse fertility

Cross-posted from Seattle PI By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — The government spent less than 1 percent of its wild horse management budget on contraception programs and more than 60 percent on horse holding facilities last fiscal year despite a pledge to step up use of fertility control as an alternative to… Continue reading Little of federal budget spent on wild horse fertility

NAS pans current BLM Mustang management

Cross-posted from TheHorse.com WRITTEN BY PAT RAIA The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) should rely more on contraception than on roundups to effectively manage wild horse herds, according to study results released this week. The National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council (NAS/NRC) is an independent nonprofit group that advises government agencies on scientific issues. In… Continue reading NAS pans current BLM Mustang management

Judge holds back on BLM decision to zero out West Douglas Herd

West Douglas Herd Mustangs. Pam Nickoles Photography.

THE CLOUD FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE West Douglas Wild Horses dodge another BLM bullet DENVER (Sept. 20, 2012) — A Federal court decision handed down last week gave the West Douglas Wild Horse Herd another reprieve. Honorable Judge Collyer held that she could not rule on the issue of whether the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)… Continue reading Judge holds back on BLM decision to zero out West Douglas Herd

Wild Horses: Government transparency and public process jeopardized

Wild Horse Helicopter Stampede. Catoor Livestock image.

Protect Mustangs Press Release RENO (May 28, 2012) — Protect Mustangs has discovered that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) scheduled an important public hearing for 10 a.m. the morning after Memorial Day weekend without adequately notifying the public. The hearing is scheduled for 10-11 a.m., at the BLM Carson City District Office, 5665 Morgan… Continue reading Wild Horses: Government transparency and public process jeopardized

Slaughter of wild horses as solution to long-term holding gets mention in the media

Wild horses removed from federal lands set aside for them, grazing on private lands in Kansas.

Well it didn't take long did it, for the word slaughter to begin appearing in the media as the final solution for relieving the US government of the burden of stockpiling wild horses in long-term holding, who incidentally never needed removing in the first place. The State is not Nevada where you might expect to… Continue reading Slaughter of wild horses as solution to long-term holding gets mention in the media

Obama proposes Public Lands Grazing Fee increase

Cloud the Stallion watches over his territory. The Cloud Foundation.

Wild Horses Cost Taxpayers Virtually nothing on Federal Lands THE CLOUD FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE COLO. SPRINGS, CO (Feb. 16, 2012) – The Obama Administration proposal to increase public land grazing fees from the regulatory minimum will do little to match the administrative costs of the program according to the Colorado-based, Cloud Foundation (TCF). The fee… Continue reading Obama proposes Public Lands Grazing Fee increase

Obama budget includes $1.1 billion for the BLM

BLM Director Bob Abbey. Photo by Mark Wilson / Getty Images North America.

The Standard-Examiner reports that on Monday, February 13, President Obama requested $1.1 billion in appropriations for the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management in Fiscal Year 2013. BLM Director Bob Abbey reiterated the agency's mission in this statement: "Our public lands and resources are some of America's greatest assets, and under this budget… Continue reading Obama budget includes $1.1 billion for the BLM

Wild horse allies: BLM panel stacked against them

Captured Mustangs nuzzle for comfort. Image / Elyse Gardner.

Via the Associated Press Scott Sonner writes: RENO, Nev. - (Feb. 12, 2012) Wild horse protection advocates are accusing the federal Bureau of Land Management of stacking a public advisory board with friends of cattle ranchers at the expense of mustangs, and warning that the panel is increasingly sympathetic to the idea of slaughtering excess… Continue reading Wild horse allies: BLM panel stacked against them

Mustang abuse discovered in Utah facility

The Cloud Foundation Press Release SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (November 11, 2011) – The Cloud Foundation (TCF) has received a report from wild horse advocate, Lisa Friday, regarding the conditions of two Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wild horse holding facilities in Utah. Friday was following up on the wild horses she found living in… Continue reading Mustang abuse discovered in Utah facility