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

NAS pans current BLM Mustang management

Cross-posted from TheHorse.com WRITTEN BY PAT RAIA The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) should rely more on contraception than on roundups to effectively manage wild horse herds, according to study results released this week. The National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council (NAS/NRC) is an independent nonprofit group that advises government agencies on scientific issues. In… Continue reading NAS pans current BLM Mustang management

Advocates call for horse slaughter ban at wild horse and burro meeting

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS: OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Animal rights advocates urged members of a federal advisory board on wild horses and burros Monday to recommend an absolute ban on horse slaughtering in the U.S. and condemned the Oklahoma Legislature's attempt to authorize the slaughter of horses for human consumption. The advocates, many representing wild… Continue reading Advocates call for horse slaughter ban at wild horse and burro meeting

Outrage over EPA calling iconic wild horses “pests”

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PROTECT MUSTANGS PRESS RELEASE Protect Mustangs opposes pesticides for indigenous horses and calls for change WASHINGTON (May 11, 2012) — Protect Mustangs, a San Francisco Bay Area-based wild horse preservation group, opposes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) categorizing indigenous wild horses as “pests”. This classification would allow the EPA to approve the restricted-use pesticide, ZonaStat-H,… Continue reading Outrage over EPA calling iconic wild horses “pests”

BLM approves Pryor Mustang roundup for 2012

Cloud defiantly faces the helicopter that torments him and his herd in previous BLM roundup in the Pryor Mountains. Image by Carol Walker.

The Associated Press reports: BILLINGS, Mont. — Dozens of wild mustangs from the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range along the Montana-Wyoming border are slated to be removed this year to reduce the size of the famous herd. The federal Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday announced approval of a roundup that would reduce the 170-horse… Continue reading BLM approves Pryor Mustang roundup for 2012

Wild horse and burro control meeting in Nevada April 23-24

Curious Burros Palomino Valley

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT PRESS RELEASE The management, protection and control of wild horses and burros is the focus of a meeting in Nevada next month. The Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board provides input and advice to the BLM as it carries out its responsibilities under the 1971 Wild… Continue reading Wild horse and burro control meeting in Nevada April 23-24

BLM announces Fall/Winter Wild Horse Gather Schedule

Another 'Pinocchio Report' from the BLM, via Press Release. Its latest euphemism: "population growth-suspension techniques". See paragraph 2 below: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced Oct. 7 its tentative fall/winter schedule for gathering wild horses and burros from overpopulated herds on Western public rangelands. According to the organization, the gathers are needed to bring… Continue reading BLM announces Fall/Winter Wild Horse Gather Schedule

Cloud Foundation summary of 1st Annual International Equine Conference

Written by LAURYN WACHS THE CLOUD FOUNDATION While Ginger and I were only able to attend the last day of the 1st Annual International Equine Conference, it was the wild horse and burro day. The weather outside might have been grim in Alexandria, VA, but the mood inside seemed hopeful. And that was when the… Continue reading Cloud Foundation summary of 1st Annual International Equine Conference

Comparison of BLM wild horse roundups at Jackie Butte and Triple B

Written by BONNIE KOHLERITER Most States in July to August experience extreme weather conditions with heat often above 85°F. The Bureau of Land Management Handbook of standard operating procedures says horses are not to be run above 85°F. Most foals are born between March 1 and June 30 said to be “foaling season.” So in… Continue reading Comparison of BLM wild horse roundups at Jackie Butte and Triple B

BLM can roundup 1,700 mustangs in Nevada after appeals court lifts injunction

ASSOCIATED PRESS SCOTT SONNER APNewsBreak: RENO, NV (July 19, 2011) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management was given the green light on Tuesday to move ahead with a controversial horse roundup in Nevada when a federal appeals court lifted a temporary injunction blocking the gather of more than 1,700 mustangs. An animal rights group,… Continue reading BLM can roundup 1,700 mustangs in Nevada after appeals court lifts injunction