Roundup, disease outbreak punctuate year of headlines for wild horses

by DENNIS WEBB, Grand Junction Colorado Sentinel » THE deaths of scores of rounded-up wild horses in a holding facility in Cañon City and the removal of hundreds more from public rangelands in Rio Blanco County kept the controversial issue of wild-horse management front and center in media headlines this year. More than 140 horses… Continue reading Roundup, disease outbreak punctuate year of headlines for wild horses

The real story on wild horses

Wild horses and burros across the American West are being decimated by outrageous helicopter roundups.  — Colette Kaluza Take Action Tell Congress to fund Herd Management Area Plans, not helicopter roundups, and to hold a hearing to investigate BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. If you know who your representative is but you are unable… Continue reading The real story on wild horses

$20K reward for info on killings of 5 wild horses in Nevada

by The Associated Press | 4 Oct 22 LAS VEGAS (AP) — A $20,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed five wild horses in eastern Nevada late last year, the Bureau of Land Management announced Monday. BLM officials said the National Mustang Association pledged to double… Continue reading $20K reward for info on killings of 5 wild horses in Nevada

BLM to begin Calico Complex wild horse gather

Via BLM Press Release » Winnemucca, Nev. (Sept. 6, 2022) — The Black Rock Field Office will begin a wild horse gather on or about September 10, 2022 on the Calico Complex (complex) located northwest Humboldt County, Nevada. The BLM will conduct gather operations using the helicopter-assisted method.  The complex includes Black Rock Range, Calico Mountains,… Continue reading BLM to begin Calico Complex wild horse gather

BLM kills 23 wild horses during latest group of round ups

Wild mare and foal. Nevada. Las Vegas Review-Journal.

NEVADA GLOBE (Aug. 29, 2022) — The Bureau of Land Management completed a roundup of nearly 1,900 wild horses designed to reduce overpopulation in Elko and White Pine counties [last] Thursday, killing 23 of them. The agency reported on Friday that 1,897 wild horses were rounded up from public lands in an area about 60… Continue reading BLM kills 23 wild horses during latest group of round ups

Listen, wild horses could keep wildfires at bay

LISTEN AT THIS LINK 14 mins. » Stephanie O'Neill reports that's the hope behind the Wild Horse Fire Brigade, a non-profit program piloted by William Simpson. Under a 1971 Congressional Act, the Bureau of Land Management has the right to round up wild horses on public lands. Oftentimes, those horses are shipped to holding facilities,… Continue reading Listen, wild horses could keep wildfires at bay

Lawsuit filed concerning U.S. holding pen for wild horses

By Scott Sonner Associated Press Aug 20, 2022 RENO, Nev. — Advocates for wild horses are accusing federal land managers of illegally approving plans for the largest U.S. holding facility for thousands of mustangs captured on public rangeland in 10 Western states. Friends of Animals said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday up to 4,000 horses… Continue reading Lawsuit filed concerning U.S. holding pen for wild horses

Bureau of Land Management sued over wild horse removal

Law Street Media reporting. The Cana Foundation, Laura Leigh, and Wild Horse Education filed a complaint against the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Director of the BLM, alleging the defendants violated the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (WFRHBA) by deciding to remove those animals without a required Herd Management Area Plan… Continue reading Bureau of Land Management sued over wild horse removal

Wild Horse Fire Brigade on NPR

The Bureau of Land Management continues to strip our federally protected Mustangs from their rightful homes on America's public lands, destroying their herds. According to more than one expert, this is putting the country's public lands at great risk, particularly from wildfires. Enter the Wild Horse Fire Brigade. Listen » Wild Horses can keep wildfires… Continue reading Wild Horse Fire Brigade on NPR

BLM rounds up 853 horses amid continuing safety concerns

By DENNIS WEBB, Aug 2, 2022 The Bureau of Land Management by the end of the weekend had rounded up more than 850 wild horses in an operation in Rio Blanco County amid continuing concerns about the safety of the animals. That concern was accentuated when some animals ran into an unmarked fence late last… Continue reading BLM rounds up 853 horses amid continuing safety concerns