BLM responsible for increasing deaths of captive wild horses

Eleven horses die at Wheatland corral; BLM says strangles impacting about half of 2,750 animals By Brendan LaChance | Oil City News | 12th May 2022 CASPER, Wyo. — Eleven horses have died of Streptococcus equi, also called strangles or equine distemper, at the Wheatland Off-Range Corral that houses about 2,750 horses and burros, according… Continue reading BLM responsible for increasing deaths of captive wild horses

$78M taxpayer dollars spent caring for wild horses removed from public lands

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CBS Denver Channel 4 Investigates. By Katy Weis. In 2021, it cost $78 million in federal taxpayer money to care for nearly 60,000 wild horses and burros that were rounded up out of the wild and moved into holding facilities run by the Bureau of Land Management. Some horse advocates say that’s a waste of… Continue reading $78M taxpayer dollars spent caring for wild horses removed from public lands

Many of the 119 wild horses killed by equine flu at Cañon City facility were not vaccinated, says BLM

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As death toll rises to 119, national mustang advocates are demanding an investigation into the horses’ lack of vaccination. More than one-quarter of West Douglas herd has died. THE COLORADO SUN | 3rd May 2022 In little more than a week, the outbreak of equine flu has killed more than one-quarter of the 450 West… Continue reading Many of the 119 wild horses killed by equine flu at Cañon City facility were not vaccinated, says BLM

85 wild horses dead at BLM holding facility in Colorado

UPDATE 04.29.22: 95 wild horses now reported dead. A virus likely responsible. FOX 31 Denver. The Cañon City facility, located 115 miles south of Denver, is under voluntary quarantine due to the outbreak, the Bureau of Land Management said in a news release. The facility is home to 2,550 wild horses rounded up from rangelands.… Continue reading 85 wild horses dead at BLM holding facility in Colorado

New data shows wild horse roundups and removals are a failed method

» » American Wild Horse Campaign Press Release WASHINGTON (April 13, 2022) —Yesterday, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its 2022 wild horse and burro statistics showing a population of 82,384 animals – a  decline of less than 4,000 despite the roundup and removal of over 13,000 of the federally protected animals from the… Continue reading New data shows wild horse roundups and removals are a failed method

Return to Freedom: Population decrease not a win for Wild Horses or BLM

LOMPOC, Calif. , April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Land Management's annual population estimate for wild horses and burros on BLM-managed public lands shows a second straight decrease, from 86,189 horses and burros in 2021 to 82,384 as of March 1, 2022. "This should not be mistaken for a win by the Bureau of Land Management," said Neda… Continue reading Return to Freedom: Population decrease not a win for Wild Horses or BLM

The 2022 Spending Bill and horses

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We have been fielding a lot of emails on this. — Fund for Horses On Friday, March 11, 2022, the President signed into law H.J.Res. 75, the “Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2022,” which provides fiscal year 2022 appropriations to Federal agencies, and for other purposes. The horse protection issues covered are as follows. Horse… Continue reading The 2022 Spending Bill and horses

US government plans on capturing, relocating more wild horses than ever before

The Bureau of Land Management also plans on treating more wild horses and burros with fertility control treatments than it ever has before The federal government plans to capture and relocate more wild horses and burros on federal lands this year than it ever has before. Earlier this month, the agency announced it would gather at least 22,000 wild… Continue reading US government plans on capturing, relocating more wild horses than ever before

Wild horses: Changing a problem into a solution

Tonapah Wild Horses. Image Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun.

Via excerpted Press Release YREKA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The first and arguably most important step in solving any problem, even one as complex as the issues around the sustainable conservation of free-roaming American wild horses, is to: 1. Recognize there is a problem; and,2. Identify and define the problem... at… Continue reading Wild horses: Changing a problem into a solution

Wild horse wipeout still on the move

"There are a lot of videos and photos of Red Desert free roaming wild horses available online, which is a good thing because very soon none of us will be seeing them live and in person anymore," writes Wyoming News. "The Bureau of Land Management is attempting the largest horse roundup in its history –… Continue reading Wild horse wipeout still on the move