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BLM Investigating Burro Deaths After Roundup

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By The Associated Press

June 16, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management is investigating the deaths of 18 wild burros after a round-up in central Utah.

BLM Investigating Burro Deaths After Roundup

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By The Associated Press

June 16, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management is investigating the deaths of 18 wild burros after a round-up in central Utah.

Congress, Activists Eviscerate Land Management Over Horse Population Measures

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By Kevin Daley, The Daily Caller

June 22, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wild horse and donkey control policies have raised the ire of Congressional Republicans and animal rights activists, who thoroughly raked them over the coals during a Wednesday hearing convened by the House Subcommittee on Federal Lands.

Advocacy Groups Want BLM to Increase PZP Use in Wild Horses

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By Pat Raia, The Horse

June 7, 2016

More than 30 wild horse advocacy groups are asking the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reduce the number of wild horse gathers and increase the use of the contraceptive vaccine porcine zona pellucida (PZP) to manage herd population growth.

Wild-Horse Advocates Urge Birth-Control Program

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By Dennis Webb, The Daily Sentinel

June 5, 2016

Some three dozen wild-horse groups are citing the success of fertility control vaccine programs in western Colorado in urging much more widespread use of such programs as an alternative to rounding up and caring for excess horses.

Advocacy Groups Unite In Call To Use PZP To Manage US Wild Horses

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By HorseTalk

June 2, 2016

More than three dozen wild horse advocacy groups have voiced their desire for federal authorities to make greater use of the fertility control vaccine PZP to manage America’s wild horses.

How BLM’s Latest Policy Initiatives May Open The Door To The Mass Slaughter Of Wild Horses

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By Kevin Daley, The Daily Caller

June 1, 2016

A pattern of new policy initiatives at the Bureau of Land Management has animal rights activists fearing a culling of thousands of wild horses.

Authorities Are Rounding Up The Last Of Our Wild Burros

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By AWHPC

May 29, 2016

Until last May, a herd of burros lived wild and free in the Mojave Desert, on public land in the Black Mountain Herd Management Area near Kingman, Arizona.

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.

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.