Bureau of Land Management will move back to D.C., reversing Trump-era decision

WASHINGTON DC (09.17.21)— Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland said that the department plans to rebuild and strengthen the presence of the Bureau of Land Management. These changes, which will be done in coordination with Congress, will improve the function of the bureau, assist BLM’s over 7,000 employees across the U.S., maintain and increase access… Continue reading Bureau of Land Management will move back to D.C., reversing Trump-era decision

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

BLM to remove ‘excess’ wild horses from Utah’s beloved Onaqui herd

Critics blast feds’ never-ending cycle of roundups as inhumane, anti-science and wasteful. It is with great sadness and with no small amount of frustrated anger we write this post. The Bureau of Land Management plans to remove around half of the Onaqui horses this week in one of the most controversial roundups in years. The… Continue reading BLM to remove ‘excess’ wild horses from Utah’s beloved Onaqui herd

Please support these federal campaigns to protect our horses

We are working on the following campaigns right now in the 117th Congress (2021-2022). Horse slaughter The first campaign is lobbying for the passage of H.R.3355 which will put an end to horse slaughter for human consumption. H.R.3355 got off to a strong start with 60 cosponsors. We have well-trained and well-versed boots hitting the… Continue reading Please support these federal campaigns to protect our horses

Take action with IDA against the Government’s Adopt N’ Kill Wild Horse Program

In Defense of Animals write: In 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) instituted the Adoption Incentive Program (AIP), which pays individuals $1000 per animal to “adopt” wild horses who the Bureau had previously cruelly captured from our public lands using our tax dollars. Unfortunately, it has now been proven that some people take… Continue reading Take action with IDA against the Government’s Adopt N’ Kill Wild Horse Program

At least 15 wild horses shot since the beginning of 2020

SPRINGERVILLE, AZ (March 20, 2020) — Fugitive Watch reports: Authorities know from necropsies what killed four of a dozen wild horses that were recently found dead in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. The iconic symbols of the American West were shot. Now, investigators want to know who shot the horses — part of the federally protected… Continue reading At least 15 wild horses shot since the beginning of 2020

Wild horse roundups and sale

24 wild horses die during Bureau of Land Management roundup in Nevada. KLAS News, Ch 8.

24 wild horses die during BLM Nevada roundup. BLM concludes Eagle Complex wild horse gather. BLM to offer wild horses, burros for adoption or sale in Ewing, IL.

BLM Releasing Wild Horses in Idaho’s Hardtrigger HMA

This release marks one of the final groups of BLM wild horses to return to their home ranges following emergency gathers due to wildfire in 2015. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will disperse 45 wild horses (24 stallions and 21 mares) in three different locations within the Hardtrigger Herd Management Area (HMA), located south… Continue reading BLM Releasing Wild Horses in Idaho’s Hardtrigger HMA

Obama faces energy team shuffle that may result in Salazar resignation and Grijalva nomination

Wild Horses rounded up by federal agency Bureau of Land Management. Google image.nded up by federal government agency, Bureau of Land Management. Google image.

Andrew Restuccia reporting for Politico writes: "President Barack Obama won four more years in Washington Tuesday, but his energy team likely won’t be sticking around for that long, setting up some bruising confirmation fights in the Senate. "Democrats close to the Obama administration say Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, Energy Secretary Steven Chu and… Continue reading Obama faces energy team shuffle that may result in Salazar resignation and Grijalva nomination

Hearing in IDA’s Twin Peaks lawsuit set for February 24th

Scraped and penned up Twin Peaks Mustang. Image Laura Leigh.

FINAL HEARING SET In Defense of Animals et al v United States Department of the Interior et al PLEASE NOTE: UPDATED DATE AND TIME Friday, February 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. U.S. Federal Courthouse, Eastern District of California 501 I Street Courtroom #7 (14th Floor Judge Morrison England Jr.) Sacramento, California http://www.caed.uscourts.gov Rachel Fazio, acting… Continue reading Hearing in IDA’s Twin Peaks lawsuit set for February 24th