Katherine Heigl working to save Utah’s Onaqui wild horses

DESERET NEWS (May, 26, 2021) — Amy Joi O'Donoghue, reporting for the Deseret News, writes: Actress and former fashion model Katherine Heigl has joined advocates in the fight to stop a planned roundup of Utah’s most famous herd of wild horses — the Onaqui of the west desert. Image: WildHorseTourist.com. “With their historic place on… Continue reading Katherine Heigl working to save Utah’s Onaqui 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.

Utah lawmakers seek State management of its wild horses and to slaughter them for their meat

Wild horses Utah. AWHPC image. Photographer not cited.

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — Utah lawmakers and county commissioners are fed up with the Bureau of Land Management's approach, which they say allows horses to proliferate at the expense of range health, livestock operators and native wildlife while wasting $50 million a year confining horses that could be slaughtered for their meat. "The fragmentation… Continue reading Utah lawmakers seek State management of its wild horses and to slaughter them for their meat

Rep. Stewart’s provisions for Utah make it a spending bill that includes wild horses

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The St. George News reports: Prohibiting the slaughter of wild horses and denying the expansion or naming of a national monument in areas where there is local opposition are two amendments included in the Interior Appropriations Bill passed in the House Thursday, said Rep. Chris Stewart, who authored the amendments. “I am committed to continuing… Continue reading Rep. Stewart’s provisions for Utah make it a spending bill that includes wild horses

BLM responsible for the death of four wild horses in Utah roundup

Wild Horses: Randy Harris Photo

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reported the deaths of four wild horses connected with the roundup and removal in the Conger/Frisco Herd Management Areas of Utah: July 1: A 2-year old stud died instantly after hitting a panel sustaining and acute neck injury while entering the trap site. July 2: A 3-year old bay… Continue reading BLM responsible for the death of four wild horses in Utah roundup

Utah’s Onaqui herd wild horses draw crowds

The Onaqui herd has roamed near Dugway Proving Ground for decades with little public notice. But more and more, the horses' solitude has been challenged by growing numbers of recreationists, gawkers and photo buffs. (Photo: KSL-TV)

VIA KSL.COM TOOELE COUNTY — Wild mustangs have been embroiled in controversy across the West for decades. But in spite of all the political wrangling, there's one thing most people would likely agree on: wild horses are beautiful. Increasingly, they've become the focus for photographers and other horse-lovers who venture out into the Utah's West… Continue reading Utah’s Onaqui herd wild horses draw crowds

Young Utah entrepreneur helps NM horse rehab center

Tristin King gives $2,000 that she earned through her business, T’s Sweet Treats, to Connie Collis, who runs the Tamaya Horse Rehab program. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal).

Cross-posted from the Albuquerque Journal ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 14-year-old entrepreneur from Utah has donated $2,000 to help feed and care for abandoned and neglected horses that have found a home in the Stables at Tamaya. Tristin King of Salt Lake City founded T’s Sweet Treats as part of an entrepreneurship class. Her teacher asked… Continue reading Young Utah entrepreneur helps NM horse rehab center

Utah — State gains a toehold in wild horse control

BY BRYAN MAFFLY Salt Lake City Tribune The Bureau of Land Management has settled a lawsuit brought by Utah trust-lands officials over wild horse management, conceding greater influence to the state in deciding whether to remove "excess" horses from herds that roam over state trust lands in the midst of public lands. BLM also promised… Continue reading Utah — State gains a toehold in wild horse control

Utah counties want Congress to let States manage wild horses

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More dangerous ideas concerning wild horses. Will these people never stop coming up with ideas on how to destroy them? Cross-posted from The Salt Lake City Tribune by KRISTEN MOULTON Iron and Beaver counties will not round up wild horses on their own, as they threatened earlier this spring, but instead are pressing for a… Continue reading Utah counties want Congress to let States manage wild horses

BLM to pull 200 horses from Utah’s west desert

Cross-posted from Salt Lake Tribune by BRIAN MAFFLY The federal Bureau of Land Management will likely clear most if not all the wild horses from a West Desert block of state land in July as part of a newly approved plan to remove 200 wild horses from Utah rangelands this year. The Interior Department this… Continue reading BLM to pull 200 horses from Utah’s west desert