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

Famous wild horse Picasso running amid the sage.

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

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

BLM to round up half of Wyoming’s wild horses

Wyoming Wild Horses free on the open range, where they belong.

For those of you who are devoted to saving America's wild horses living on public lands, you may have heard this news. It is devastating in the wake of the Sand Wash Basin tragedy. This may be equally tragic if not more so. Nicole Pollack, reporting for The Casper Star Tribune, writes: The Bureau of… Continue reading BLM to round up half of Wyoming’s wild horses

Removal of wild horses causes degradation to public lands

The Bureau of Land Management has begun a helicopter-assisted wild horse gather in the Four Mile Herd Management Area north of Emmett to help prevent the degradation of public lands. The BLM says there should be roughly 37-60 wild horses in the area, but there are currently about 210, including the 2020 foal crop. "The… Continue reading Removal of wild horses causes degradation to public lands

Keep wild horses and burros wild

LETTER TO THE EDITORSC TimesTammi Adams | Elk RiverAug. 26, 2021 To the Editor: The Congressional Research Service recently reported the true cost of the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro program. From the report: “For FY2021, the appropriation for BLM management of wild horses and burros was $115.7 million, a 14% increase… Continue reading Keep wild horses and burros wild

Return to Freedom urges Haaland to change wild horse roundup plan

NEWS PROVIDED BYReturn to Freedom Wild Horse ConservationAug 26, 2021, 20:07 ET LOMPOC, Calif., Aug. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation, a national nonprofit advocacy organization, today called on Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to step in and make changes to a planned wild horse helicopter roundup on the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area in Colorado.… Continue reading Return to Freedom urges Haaland to change wild horse roundup plan

Feinstein calls for probe of capture, resale of wild horses

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS by SCOTT SONNER, 17TH AUG 2021 RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling on federal land managers to conduct an investigation to determine how many of the wild horses captured on public lands in the U.S. West end up at slaughterhouses. The California Democrat also wants the federal Bureau of… Continue reading Feinstein calls for probe of capture, resale of wild horses