Take action with IDA against the Government’s Adopt N’ Kill Wild Horse Program

In Defense of Animals write: In 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) instituted the Adoption Incentive Program (AIP), which pays individuals $1000 per animal to “adopt” wild horses who the Bureau had previously cruelly captured from our public lands using our tax dollars. Unfortunately, it has now been proven that some people take… Continue reading Take action with IDA against the Government’s Adopt N’ Kill Wild Horse Program

Happy ending for foals from Dry Creek roundup

Cross-posted from the GreyBull Standard BY PATTIE CARPENTER Four foals, dubbed by wild horse advocates as the “Dry Creek quartet,” are now out of harm’s way and under the care of experienced veterinarian Dr. Lisa Jacobson in Northern Colorado. The foals—individually named by horse advocates as Maestro, Allegro, Cornet and Piccolo– were separated from their… Continue reading Happy ending for foals from Dry Creek roundup

BLM to remove over 800 wild horses north of Midas

BLM Branded Mustang

Cross-posted from the Las Vegas Sun REPORTED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it plans to remove more than 800 wild horses from the range about 60 miles north of Midas. Officials say they plan to begin the roundup around Nov. 26 in the Owyhee Complex, which is located in… Continue reading BLM to remove over 800 wild horses north of Midas

Feds unnecessarily round up wild horses, complain about costs, recommend slaughter

Red Desert Band of Wild Horses

ANDREW COHEN reporting for The Atlantic writes about appointee Joan Guilfoyle: It surely cannot be easy these days being Joan Guilfoyle, the (relatively) new director of the Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro Program. On the one hand she works for a federal agency, the Interior Department, which is largely beholden to the… Continue reading Feds unnecessarily round up wild horses, complain about costs, recommend slaughter

The Wild Horse Conspiracy, a book by Craig Downer, out now

Craig Downer. Photo by Laura Leigh.

THE WILD HORSE CONSPIRACY Proudly announcing the publication of a pivotal book for America’s wild horses and burros that has been over 4 years in preparation by Craig C. Downer, Wildlife Ecologist and Author (Date of Publication: 1/18/2012) This stirring and amply illustrated, 300-page book fully justifies America’s magnificent wild horses and burros while countering… Continue reading The Wild Horse Conspiracy, a book by Craig Downer, out now

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

Ruling expected Friday on NV wild horse roundup

Scott Sonner of the Associated Press reports: RENO, Nev. (14 July 2011) -- A federal judge in Reno says he expects to decide within a day whether to grant an emergency injunction blocking a government roundup of 1,700 wild horses in eastern Nevada. A lawyer for the Colorado-based Cloud Foundation told Judge Howard McKibben during… Continue reading Ruling expected Friday on NV wild horse roundup

Riding the range with Wild Horse Annie

Riding the Range with Wild Horse Annie Cross-posted from the Las Vegas Review Journal Written by JOHN L SMITH (Selected excerpts) The battle over the fate of Nevada’s wild horses is one of the longest fights in state history. But until recently I wasn’t aware that a woman they called “Wild Horse Annie” was one… Continue reading Riding the range with Wild Horse Annie

New York Federal Court to Hear Wild Horse Case

Mare roped, drug into trailer and later shot in contested BLM Colorado roundup New York, NY (October 15, 2010)—A New York Federal District Court Judge will consider a request on October 20 to stop the federal government’s roundup and removal of Colorado’s North Piceance wild horse herd. Second-string contractors, hired by the BLM, already have… Continue reading New York Federal Court to Hear Wild Horse Case

BLM extends comment period on wild horse plan

The Associated Press reports: RENO, Nev. -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is extending the public comment period on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's long-term wild horse and burro initiative. BLM Director Bob Abbey today said his agency extended the deadline from Aug. 3 to Sept. 3 to ensure the broadest public participation possible. Under… Continue reading BLM extends comment period on wild horse plan