Travel Channel featuring Missing Mustangs segment

WATCH THIS! Travel Channel - America Declassified - Sunday 11-10-13 @ 10pm EST Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Dave Philipps speaks with Sally Summers to find out what is behind the American West’s diminishing population of wild mustangs. Why is the federal government now spending millions to round up these American treasures and put them into captivity?… Continue reading Travel Channel featuring Missing Mustangs segment

Wild horses are running out of room on and off the range

Carol Walker, who lives outside Longmont, Colo., adopted three wild horses, from the Bureau of Land Management for $125 each. Photo: Matthew Staver / NYT.

“Seeing these horses out in the wild and then seeing them in a holding pen, it will break your heart,” Carol Walker tells The New York Times. in an article by Dan Frosch, “I’d rather they be free than live with me.” Walker recently adopted three wild horses from the Bureau of Land Management and… Continue reading Wild horses are running out of room on and off the range

Interior Secretary moves to tighten rules re sale of wild horses

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Photo Brendan Hoffman/Bloomberg.

Cross-posted from ProPublica.com Co-Published with the Colorado Springs Gazette WRITTEN BY DAVID PHILIPPS Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar says he will tighten regulations of the federal government's wild horse program, restricting the number of horses people can buy and making it easier for the government to prosecute buyers who sell mustangs to slaughter. Salazar laid… Continue reading Interior Secretary moves to tighten rules re sale of wild horses

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

BLM decision to remove young Pryor Mustangs issued

Cloud Wild Stallion Herd Photo by Tamara Gooch.

THE CLOUD FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE BILLINGS, Mont. (April 5, 2012) — Yesterday, BLM issued their Decision Record to permanently remove up to 40 young Pryor mustangs from their home in the mountains of southern Montana. The bait-trapping operation would begin no earlier than June 4th and could continue until September 30th. “Surprisingly, the removal decision… Continue reading BLM decision to remove young Pryor Mustangs issued

Obama budget includes $1.1 billion for the BLM

BLM Director Bob Abbey. Photo by Mark Wilson / Getty Images North America.

The Standard-Examiner reports that on Monday, February 13, President Obama requested $1.1 billion in appropriations for the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management in Fiscal Year 2013. BLM Director Bob Abbey reiterated the agency's mission in this statement: "Our public lands and resources are some of America's greatest assets, and under this budget… Continue reading Obama budget includes $1.1 billion for the BLM

Transparency and accountability questioned at upcoming Mustang roundup

Tonapah Wild Horses. Image Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun.

PROTECT MUSTANGS PRESS RELEASE Preservation group wants increased visibility for public and media to document native wild horses at roundup and temporary holding WASHINGTON (February 3, 2012) — On the eve of another expensive Tonopah roundup, Protect Mustangs voices their concern for the welfare of the American wild horse during roundups as well as government… Continue reading Transparency and accountability questioned at upcoming Mustang roundup

Feds defend press limits to Wild Horse roundup

Cross-posted from Courthouse News Service Original post dated Jan. 10, 2012 Article written by DAVE TARTRE SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A photographer appeared before the 9th Circuit on Monday to defend press freedoms against the federal agency that barred her from attending a roundup of wild horses in Nevada. Laura Leigh sued in September 2010… Continue reading Feds defend press limits to Wild Horse roundup

The Night Wild Horses Came to Manhattan

Cross-posted from The Atlantic Excerpts from article by ANDREW COHEN The Wild Horse Act act celebrates its 40th birthday, but only a shell of its protections for America's herds remain As near as anyone today can tell, America's wild horse herds never came anwhere close to Manhattan before they were either slaughtered or confined to… Continue reading The Night Wild Horses Came to Manhattan

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