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

Lawsuit filed to protect free-roaming American wild horses in Nevada

Despite thriving natural ecological balance--scorched earth policy runs roundups THE CLOUD FOUNDATION reports: RENO, NV (July 1, 2011) – In honor of the American spirit, independence, and freedom this 4th of July, the Cloud Foundation and individual wild horse advocates filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to stop the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) roundup of… Continue reading Lawsuit filed to protect free-roaming American wild horses in Nevada

Wild horse advocates ask Obama to stop the roundups

New wave of protests begin with San Francisco San Francisco, CA (April 20, 2011)—The Cloud Foundation and Americans who value wild horses roaming free in the West are gathering on the steps of Grace Cathedral (1110 California Street) at 3:30 p.m. to march to the Masonic Auditorium at 4:00 p.m. where President Obama is speaking… Continue reading Wild horse advocates ask Obama to stop the roundups

Report exposes abusive conditions at BLM wild horse holding facility in Utah

Cloud Foundation asks Congress to reform Wild Horse and Burro Program WASHINGTON (April 8, 2011)-The Cloud Foundation received a written report and video documentation from Lisa Friday of Richmond, VA after her tour last month of BLM's Butterfield Short Term Wild Horse and Burro Holding Facility, outside Salt Lake City. Friday was shocked to find… Continue reading Report exposes abusive conditions at BLM wild horse holding facility in Utah

Call on Congress Now to De-Fund the Wild Horse Roundups (via Straight from the Horse’s Heart)

Please take action. Congress can be persuaded to defund the BLM. But they need to hear from all of us, not just a few . . . . but all. Thank you. Commentary by Laura Allen of Animal Law Coalition The Roundups Need to STOP It is no secret that BLM's program for the wild… Continue reading Call on Congress Now to De-Fund the Wild Horse Roundups (via Straight from the Horse’s Heart)

BLM fail to convince in Phoenix

A large contingent of wild horse and burro preservation advocates are attending the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Advisory Board Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, with high hopes of hearing something, anything, convincing them Director Bob Abbey will implement the reforms he promised in his agency's Wild Horse & Burro Program. Joined by throngs of online… Continue reading BLM fail to convince in Phoenix

House votes BLM budget cut over wild horse dispute

The Associated Press reports: RENO, Nev. -- The U.S. House has approved an amendment on a voice vote that would cut $2 million from the Bureau of Land Management's budget in protest over the agency's wild horse roundups. Indiana Republican Dan Burton says his amendment is intended to send a signal to agency officials that… Continue reading House votes BLM budget cut over wild horse dispute

What more will it take for BLM to admit the cruelty of wild horse roundups?

Cross-posted from Equine Advocacy Examiner Written by MAUREEN HARMONAY The video of the Sun J pilot mercilessly forcing an old mustang mare to her knees is difficult to watch, let alone understand. And rather than taking steps to curtail the cruelty of the contractor who did this to her, the BLM's Alan Shepard excused him.… Continue reading What more will it take for BLM to admit the cruelty of wild horse roundups?

Fate of Saylor Creek wild horses hinges on BLM plans

Cross-posted from Magic Valley News Written by LAURA LUNDQUIST Wild horses tend toward the open range, but sometimes they aren’t allowed to stay there, stirring public debate of how best to remove them and where to put the displaced herds. Wild horse advocates await the delayed Bureau of Land Management release of a possible change… Continue reading Fate of Saylor Creek wild horses hinges on BLM plans

Antelope Roundup: Mare Collapses after Helicopter Stampede

Cross-posted from Equine Advocacy Examiner Written by MAUREEN HARMONAY The BLM and its contractors have gone on record lately to vehemently protest the characterization of their wild horse roundups as "stampedes," with BLM spokesman Tom Gorey going so far as to tell Horseback Magazine's Steve Long that the use of the word is nothing more… Continue reading Antelope Roundup: Mare Collapses after Helicopter Stampede