BLM plan to wipe out Lake Mead burros

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are proposing to round up more than 500 wild burros in the desert north of Lake Mead. The BLM estimates at least 554 burros and 36 horses live in the Lake Mead Complex, an expanse of rangeland covering about 291 square miles. It is reportedly one of the biggest… Continue reading BLM plan to wipe out Lake Mead burros

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 tests new fertility vaccine on wild horses

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

The Idaho State Journal reports that the Bureau of Land Management is testing a new fertility control vaccine it hopes will curtail their numbers. The new vaccine tests began last week in Carson City, Nev., a state where most of the nation’s wild horse population exists.  While wild horses are often treated with a fertility… Continue reading BLM tests new fertility vaccine on wild horses

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.

$10,000 reward offered to find wild burro killers

Wild burros are being shot. BLM takes action, offering an reward for the killers.

UPDATE Sept. 1, 2019 The original reward was $10,000 but, thanks to new donations from conservation and animal welfare organizations, the reward has now risen to nearly $60,000, states the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in California. Have you been watching the news unfold about the numerous wild burros being shot and killed in… Continue reading $10,000 reward offered to find wild burro killers

BLM Nevada Holding Hearing on Vehicle Use in Wild Horse Mgmt

The BLM is seeking public input on the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft in wild horse management and monitoring on public lands in Nevada. EDITED PRESS RELEASE The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct a public hearing to discuss the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft in wild horse and burro monitoring and management on… Continue reading BLM Nevada Holding Hearing on Vehicle Use in Wild Horse Mgmt

Group sues to stop roundup of 10,000 wild horses

Nevada Wild Horses. Las Vegas Review-Journal.

(WILD HORSES Jan. 30, 2018) — EcoWatch reports: Animal rights group Friends of Animals has filed a lawsuit over a planned wild horse roundup in Nevada. The suit was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Reno, the Associated Press reported. It claims that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental… Continue reading Group sues to stop roundup of 10,000 wild horses

Nevada could give away nearly 3,000 free-range horses in May

Virginia Range Mustangs. Source: R. T. Fitch.

(WILD HORSES) — Benjamin Spillman, reporting for the Reno Gazette Journal writes: Nearly 3,000 free-range horses in Nevada’s Virginia Range could be under new ownership by the end of May, according to state officials. The Nevada Department of Agriculture on Tuesday published a request for proposals for people willing to take ownership of the iconic herd.… Continue reading Nevada could give away nearly 3,000 free-range horses in May

A Mustang murder mystery in northern Nevada

Wild Horses Nevada. Andy Barron / AP Photo.

WILD HORSES NEVADA (Warning: Graphic Image) — On May 10, 2017, Tuesday's Horse received an email from the Professor and Chair of the Geological and Environmental Sciences Department of a California University stating he was leading a student field trip in Northumberland Canyon south of Austin, Nevada the previous weekend and they discovered the following:… Continue reading A Mustang murder mystery in northern Nevada

Nevada Public Radio: Will wild horses be dragged away?

Wild Horses Nevada. Andy Barron / AP Photo.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Wild Horses) — There is an interesting program on wild horses on Nevada Public Radio. The article gives us this grim reminder, "Secretary of the Department of the Interior Ryan Zinke supported measures for horse slaughter when he was a Montana Congressman." What we found most helpful was in public comments, written by… Continue reading Nevada Public Radio: Will wild horses be dragged away?