Parading celebrities to save wild horses: Does it help wild horses or the non-profits?

PRESS RELEASE There’s no doubt that today, wild horses and burros are in their darkest hour. And human meddling is closing the door on their future. YREKA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 3, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — After thirty-years of non-profit organization advocacy efforts by wild horse activist organizations and over $100-million in donations spent, wild horses… Continue reading Parading celebrities to save wild horses: Does it help wild horses or the non-profits?

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

EPA should reconsider wild horse birth control, judge rules

By MATEUSZ PERKOWSKI reporting for the Capital Press (April 7, 2020) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unlawfully rejected an animal rights group’s request to consider banning a horse birth control drug, according to a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon has ruled the EPA violated administrative law with its “arbitrary and capricious” decision… Continue reading EPA should reconsider wild horse birth control, judge rules

PZP and the Pryor Mountain Herd

Pryor Mountain wild horses. Google search result. Unattributed image.

Marybeth Devlin writes following concerning the Pryor Mountain Herd and the use PZP*: The issue underpinning the use of PZP and the continuing cycle of removals of wild horses from the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range is: Whether there are excess wild horses. No, there aren’t. BLM creates the illusion of an overpopulation by administratively… Continue reading PZP and the Pryor Mountain Herd

EPA classifies wild horse birth control drug PZP as a pesticide

Wild Horses: Randy Harris Photo

WILD HORSES (US) — This is not news; simply a clarification. Certain readers have questioned our reference to PZP (Porcine Zona Pellucida) as a pesticide which is used as a type of birth control on wild mares living on federal lands. As Protect Mustangs state: Pests are invasive species. Wild horses are native. Drugging up wild horses… Continue reading EPA classifies wild horse birth control drug PZP as a pesticide

John Cox on BLM’s wild horse numbers and survival of nation’s grasslands

Wyoming Wild Horses free on the open range, where they belong.

John Cox writes the following on his Facebook page: So May 14, 2013 the BLM stated there existed 31,453 wild horses on our Public Lands — and a little over 2 ½ years, biologically impossible by the way, we are told the wild horse population jumped to 67,027 as of March 1, 2016. But using the… Continue reading John Cox on BLM’s wild horse numbers and survival of nation’s grasslands

Wild horses and controversy — Notes from the range

EUREKA, NV - JULY 07: A group of wild horses wait in a holding pen after a gathering July 7, 2005 in Eureka, Nevada. The Bureau of Land Management is gathering wild horses in the American West, where an estimated 37,000 wild horses roam free. Many of the horses that are gathered are put up for adoption while others are treated with birth control and released back to the wild. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Thanks to our good friend Terry we received an interesting email containing an embedded post. The controversy surrounding wild horses on public lands and the cruel and often deathly mismanagement by the federal agency Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is not news to us and no doubt not news to you. We have read numerous… Continue reading Wild horses and controversy — Notes from the range

Suzanne Roy Letter: The failure of wild horse policy

Grey Mustang Stallion by Randy Harris. See randyharrisphoto.com.

IN MY VIEW Letter: The failure of wild horse policy By Suzanne Roy / Published Jul 15, 2016 at 12:02AM — The Bend Oregon Bulletin The headline for The Bulletin’s June 28 editorial is absolutely right and deserves some all-caps emphasis: “Wild horse policy is NOT working.” This statement is true and has been for… Continue reading Suzanne Roy Letter: The failure of wild horse policy

Sign this to Stop the Sterilization and Slaughter of Wild Horses

CHANGE.ORG PETITION   LINK TO PETITION https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-united-states-congress-president-stop-sterilization-slaughter-of-100-000-wild-horses-burros Please do this. That is all. EXPERIMENTATION Sterilization experiments are reportedly being conducted by university scientists at OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY If you are participating in these experiments or have firsthand knowledge of them please contact us… Continue reading Sign this to Stop the Sterilization and Slaughter of Wild Horses

Wild horse advocates file lawsuit re BLM’s plans to sterilize Idaho Mustangs

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS reports: BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wild horse advocates have filed a lawsuit challenging a U.S. Bureau of Land Management plan to sterilize a herd of wild horses in southwestern Idaho. The lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Idaho contends the BLM is violating federal environmental law by failing to analyze… Continue reading Wild horse advocates file lawsuit re BLM’s plans to sterilize Idaho Mustangs