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How We’re Fighting to Protect Arizona’s Beloved Salt River Wild Horses

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By Grace Kuhn, AWHPC

May 26, 2016

In the summer on 2015, the famed and beloved Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest near Mesa, Arizona were in immediate threat of total eradication thanks to a U.S. Forest Service plan to begin rounding them up and removing them. These special horses have been present on the lands in and around the Salt River for over a century, but the Forest Service claimed that they are “estray livestock” and intended to ”impound” all “unauthorized” horses in just a few short days.

Chris Stewart Calls on a Bipartisan Resolve on Wild Horse Crisis

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By Chris Holmes, Utah Public Radio

May 25, 2016

According to the Bureau of Land Management, there are over sixty-seven thousand wild horses on public land in the west, and the BLM estimates that the number will double in just four more years. Wednesday, Utah Representative Chris Stewart insisted, the crisis requires a bi-partisan solution, and right away.

Senate Committee Passes Anti-Slaughter Budget Amendment

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By Pat Raia, The Horse

May 20, 2016

The U.S. Senate's Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment that would prevent the USDA from using any of its 2017 budget revenue to pay personnel to conduct horsemeat inspections.

ASPCA Commends Senate Committee for Vote to Prohibit Horse Slaughter in America

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By ASPCA

May 19, 2016

Appropriations bill will prevent U.S. horse slaughter operations in FY2017 by eliminating funding for horse slaughter inspections

BLM says growing herds will cost agency $1B in coming decades

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Scott Streater, E&E reporter

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The number of wild horses and burros on federal rangelands across the West is at the highest level in more than three decades, according to the Bureau of Land Management, which warns it does not have the money or the space to capture and remove the growing herds.

BLM Boss: Wild Horse Program Facing Future $1B Budget Crisis

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By Scott Sonner, Associate Press

May 12, 2016

The head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it's time to admit his agency has a $1 billion problem.

BLM says wild horse and burro herds grew and so did management problem

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By Henry Brean, Las Vegas Review-Journal

May 11, 2016

More than 67,000 wild horses and burros now roam public land across the West, an increase of 15 percent from last year, according to estimates released Wednesday by the Bureau of Land Management.

Governor signs bill protecting Salt River wild horses

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By Ryan Van Velzer, Associated Press

May 11, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A herd of wild horses living near Arizona’s Salt River came a step closer to new protections under legislation Gov. Doug Ducey signed on Wednesday.

Salt River horses gain protections with Ducey bill signing

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By Brahm Resnik, KPNX

May 11, 2016

The iconic Salt River horses appear to have won protection for the next year and a half from a roundup by the U.S. Forest Service, under a bill signed Wednesday by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.

Arizona Governor Signs Bill Protecting Salt River Wild Horses

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By Elizabeth Stuart, Phoenix New Times

May 12, 2016

On Wednesday, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2340 into law, making it a crime to take, harass, kill, or otherwise interfere with a popular herd of wild horses that runs free along the Salt River northeast of Phoenix in theTonto National Forest.