Nevada BLM set to discuss use of motorized vehicles to manage wild horses

Wild horse helicopter roundup. National Geographic.

UPDATE: PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE EXTENDED BY THE BLM TO JULY 2ND. PLEASE MAIL YOUR COMMENTS AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN. * * * KIBS | KBOV TV, BATTLE MOUNTAIN, NV. (22. Jun. 2020) — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada will host its annual statewide public hearing to discuss the use of helicopters and… Continue reading Nevada BLM set to discuss use of motorized vehicles to manage wild horses

BLM breaks promise to Congress and public to protect wild horses

BLM budgets millions for helicopter contractors to round up last of the wild horses and solicits for sterilization of mares and stallions in the wild THE CLOUD FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Feb. 8, 2014) -- For twenty years Ginger Kathrens, Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation, has documented wild horses for PBS/Nature’s award-winning… Continue reading BLM breaks promise to Congress and public to protect wild horses

Stats show live trapping of wild horses deadlier than helicopter roundups

The article that follows this introduction is a most relevant report. First of all, the Fund for Horses are strongly opposed to the removal of wild horses from the range by any means or device. However, we have often been told by wild horse roundup experts that bait trapping is more humane than helicopter roundups.… Continue reading Stats show live trapping of wild horses deadlier than helicopter roundups

Anatomy of a Roundup, Swasey 2013, Cloud Foundation Video

Swasey Herd Roundup 2013 Utah. The Cloud Foundation image.

BY GINGER KATHRENS The Cloud Foundation Introduction Despite 16 inches of snow 48 hours before the roundup began, the BLM was committed to starting on schedule. As snowplows opened dirt roads closed by deep drifts, I spoke with the BLM’s Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) who cited “contractor availability” as the reason for scheduling the first… Continue reading Anatomy of a Roundup, Swasey 2013, Cloud Foundation Video

11-year old on a mission to save America’s wild horses

Robin Warren speaks at Protect Mustangs Rally in Sacramento, California, July 2012. Protect Mustangs image.

Robin Warren leads youth campaign for Protect Mustangs
 PROTECT MUSTANGS PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. (July 16, 2012) -- Since joining Protect Mustangs in June as their new youth campaign director, Robin Warren, age 11, has met with a Nevada State Senator, documented wild horses on the range, was a featured speaker at the Stop… Continue reading 11-year old on a mission to save America’s wild horses

Congressman criticizes Nevada wild horse roundup

Congressman Raul Grijalva / AP Photo.

MARTIN GRIFFITHS reporting for the the Associated Press writes: RENO, Nev.—An Arizona congressman is lashing out against federal land managers' emergency roundup of wild horses in northern Nevada, saying it poses a risk to the animals because it's taking place during the height of foaling season. Rep. Raul Grijalva said the operation in the Jackson… Continue reading Congressman criticizes Nevada wild horse roundup

Americans want aid sent to pregnant wild horses and babies—not to stampede them

Jackson Mountains Roundup by Terry Fitch

Privately owned livestock allowed to remain on the range while wild horses risk death in helicopter roundup WASHINGTON (June 7, 2012)—Protect Mustangs opposes the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Jackson Mountain roundup, in northwestern Nevada famous for Burning Man, set to begin tomorrow. The preservation group and members of the public are reaching out to… Continue reading Americans want aid sent to pregnant wild horses and babies—not to stampede them

Roundup of wild horses to begin despite risks to tiny foals and pregnant mares

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BLM Snubs Advocate Alternatives to a Helicopter Stampede RENO, Nev. (June 7, 2012) — Despite extensive conversations with wild horse advocates who explained humane alternatives to a deadly helicopter stampede of tiny foals and late term mares, Gene Seidlitz, BLM District Manager in Winnemucca, NV, signed a Full Force and Effect Decision to round up… Continue reading Roundup of wild horses to begin despite risks to tiny foals and pregnant mares

BLM plans helicopter roundup of pregnant mares and tiny foals

Wild Horse Roundup Mares Foals

RENO, Nev. (June 6, 2012) — Wild horse advocates are united in protesting the planned helicopter roundup of the entire Jackson Mountain wild horse herd at the height of foaling season. The Bureau of Land Management’s Winnemucca District Office is scheduled to issue their Decision Record regarding the mustangs in this drought stricken area of… Continue reading BLM plans helicopter roundup of pregnant mares and tiny foals