Removal of wild horses causes degradation to public lands

The Bureau of Land Management has begun a helicopter-assisted wild horse gather in the Four Mile Herd Management Area north of Emmett to help prevent the degradation of public lands. The BLM says there should be roughly 37-60 wild horses in the area, but there are currently about 210, including the 2020 foal crop. "The… Continue reading Removal of wild horses causes degradation to public lands

Keep wild horses and burros wild

LETTER TO THE EDITORSC TimesTammi Adams | Elk RiverAug. 26, 2021 To the Editor: The Congressional Research Service recently reported the true cost of the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro program. From the report: “For FY2021, the appropriation for BLM management of wild horses and burros was $115.7 million, a 14% increase… Continue reading Keep wild horses and burros wild

Wild horses: A natural resource for staving off wildfires and the impact of global warming

Diamond Complex wild horses. BLM image.

LOVE WILD HORSES® NEWS RELEASE Love Wild Horses®, a grassroots California-based 501c3, created this wild equine and carbon sequestration research with Craig Downer, a forty-year wild equine expert wildlife ecologist. LWH's and Downer's scientific articles highlight the many benefits that free-roaming wild horses freely gift to America's Western wild public and private lands. Considering this… Continue reading Wild horses: A natural resource for staving off wildfires and the impact of global warming

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

Wild horses vs livestock on U.S. public lands

AMERICAN WILD HORSE CAMPAIGN Wild horses and burros are authorized to roam on just 27 million acres of public land designated as their habitat, that they must share with livestock. There are approximately 700,000 to 1 million cow/calf pairs authorized by the BLM to graze public lands today. BLM estimates there are 88,000 wild horses and burros.… Continue reading Wild horses vs livestock on U.S. public lands

House Committee moves to reform federal wild horse program

Wild horses roam in the Kosciuszko National Park. CREDIT:JOE ARMAO

PRESS RELEASE Appropriations bill would set aside $11 million in dedicated funding to pursue safe and reversible fertility control options. WASHINGTON, DC (July 1, 2021) —The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) commend the U.S. House Appropriations committee for advancing bipartisan language today that would require the Bureau of Land… Continue reading House Committee moves to reform federal wild horse program

Wild Horse and Burro Letter to the 117th Congress

Regarding Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act Implementation by BLM-USDI and USFS-USDA Dear Reader, It is important for us to be knowledgeable when defending our wild horses and burros. We post the following letter by Craig Downer addressed to the 117th Congress to help inform and support your actions on behalf of America's wild horses… Continue reading Wild Horse and Burro Letter to the 117th Congress

Wild donkeys and horses dig wells that provide water for a host of desert species

A new study finds these equine wells attracted 59 other vertebrate species, boasting 64 percent more species than the surrounding landscape by SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE | 3 May 2021 Wild horses and donkeys are often considered a problem in the American West, but new research suggests their penchant for digging wells with their hooves offers benefits… Continue reading Wild donkeys and horses dig wells that provide water for a host of desert species

BLM approves plan to remove 1,000 Black Mountain burros

Wild Burros. Arizona. BLM Image..

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has approved a plan to gather and remove 1,000 wild burros from the Black Mountain Herd Management Area east of Bullhead City. The Kingman Field Office announced the plan after the agency signed the decision record last week, authorizing the removal of excess animals beginning next month to protect… Continue reading BLM approves plan to remove 1,000 Black Mountain burros

Spending bill sets stage for eradication of America’s Mustangs

Via EIN PRESSWIRE News Release WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, December 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Two national horse protection organizations today blasted Congress’ decision to increase the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program budget by $21 million budget to accelerate the roundup and removal of federally-protected wild horses and burros from public… Continue reading Spending bill sets stage for eradication of America’s Mustangs