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Arizona House Members Seek Salt River Herd Growth Control

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By Pat Raia, The Horse

November 28, 2016

A bipartisan group from Arizona's U.S. House of Representatives delegation is calling on the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to establish a plan to manage the growth of the Salt River feral horse herd.

Salt River horse group wants to give herd fertility vaccine

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By Nanci Huston, Daily Courier

November 29, 2016

Advocates for the Salt River herd of wild horses want to begin a humane management protocol they suggest should include an injectable fertility vaccine that would limit population growth and maintain a healthy herd within its habitat on the Salt River.

How the American West Became Overrun with Wild Horses

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By Ben Christopher, Priceonomics

November 22, 2016

The Northern Nevada Correctional Center houses 2,947 inmates: 1,469 are men, 17 are women, and 1,461 are horses.

Reward to Find Salt River Foal Shooter Grows

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By Pat Raia, The Horse

November 9, 2016

A reward being offered in connection to the fatal shooting of a foal belonging to Arizona’s Salt River herd has grown to $25,000.

Can Birth Control Save Our Wild Horses?

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By Virginia Morell, National Geographic

October 31, 2016

When Nancy Kilian, a self-described horse lover, spotted a brown-and-white pinto mare standing among the sagebrush and juniper trees near Carson City, Nevada, a couple of weeks ago, she didn’t hesitate.

U.S. wrong to round up wild horses from Wyoming region - 10th Circuit

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By David Bailey

October 26, 2016

(Reuters) - A 2014 U.S. Bureau of Land Management roundup of more than 1,200 wild horses from a Wyoming region in which public and private lands are intermingled violated land management and horse protection laws, a federal appeals court has ruled.

'No ambiguity': Court tells BLM it cannot treat public land as private

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By Arno Rosenfeld, Casper Star Tribune

October 27, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management may not treat public lands as private out of practical considerations, a federal appeals court wrote in an opinion released this week.

Additional $2,500 reward for shooting of three horses in Arizona

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By Chloe Detrick, Humane Society

October 27, 2016

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shooting of three wild horses in Tonto National Forest, Arizona. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the case. This reward adds to existing rewards of $2,500 offered by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign and the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group and $1,000 from a private citizen, bringing the total to $6,000.

Wild Horses Can't Be Dragged Away

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By Victoria Prieskop, Courthouse News Service

October 26, 2016

The 10th Circuit Court on Monday reversed a ruling that gave the Bureau of Land Management permission to remove hundreds of wild horses from the Checkerboard area of southwestern Wyoming.
The Checkerboard is a range of roughly 1 million acres of alternating plots of public and private land in the high desert. It was created by the Union Pacific Act of 1862, which gave the Union Pacific Railroad the odd-numbered lots of public land for 20 miles on each side of the transcontinental railroad, while the federal government kept the even-numbered lots. It was regarded at the time as one of the biggest boondoggles in U.S. history.

Court tells US agency to protect wild horses, not kill them

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By Edward Zuckerman, Talk Media News

October 25, 2016

Court tells BLM: Law protects wild horses
The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals came straight to the point: the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act instructed the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to protect wild horses from extinction, not to speed their demise by killing them.