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

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

Documents show BLM wild horses sold to slaughter, advocates say

BLM in fiscal 2021 removed 13,666 animals, the most in at least 20 years, bureau records show. by Scott Streater | 07/26/2022 01:30 PM EDT E&E NEWS reports: There’s more trouble on the horizon for the Bureau of Land Management’s embattled wild horse and burro adoption incentive program. The American Wild Horse Campaign today released… Continue reading Documents show BLM wild horses sold to slaughter, advocates say

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maybe there are too many cows, not too many horses

Letter to the Editor | Opinion Page | The Washington Post | 6th July 2021 Kathleen Parker’s June 27th Sunday Opinion column, “We have too many wild horses. But this is not the way.,” brilliantly highlighted one aspect of heritage animals’ mistreatment by the Bureau of Land Management. Unfortunately, it also perpetuated the myth underlying the… Continue reading Maybe there are too many cows, not too many horses