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Court Decision Expected On Checkerboard Wild Horse Roundup

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By Brooklynn Gray, Wyoming Public Radio

September 19, 2016

On Monday, arguments were presented against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's removal of wild horses from a herd of management area in what's known as the Checkerboard area near Rock Springs.

Group Claims BLM Is Trying To Wipe Out Wild Horse Population

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By Jamie Leary, CBS Denver

September 19, 2016

DENVER (CBS4)– There were two cases presented to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday, both involving the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board and the management of wild horse populations in Wyoming.

U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver hears arguments over removal of wild horses from public land

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By Tom McGhee, Denver Post

September 19, 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver heard a case Monday that will decide if the BLM, the agency that oversees the government’s free-roaming wild horse program, can remove mustangs from public land in Wyoming at the request of a private landowner.

Wild Horses At Center Of Complex Legal Fight In Denver Federal Court

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By Fox 31 Denver

September 19, 2016

DENVER -- A battle started in federal court on Monday over rounding up of thousands of wild horses that live on millions of acres of land in the West.

BLM Responds to Reports on Advisory Board Vote

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By Pat Raia, The Horse

September 15, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) says it has no plans to euthanize thousands of wild horses currently held in short- and long-term holding facilities. The agency came under fire earlier this month after wild horse advocates reported that the BLM National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board voted on a referendum relative to the fate of some horses in holding that could be deemed unadoptable.

U.S. Responds To Outrage Over Plan To Kill 45,000 Wild Horses

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By Sarah Schweig, The Dodo

September 15, 2016

After thousands of people spoke up about a government advisory board's recommendation to kill the 45,000 wild horses and burros currently in federal holding facilities, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finally responded.

Invasive sterilization of wild herds on BLM land halted

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By Dianne Stallings, Ruidoso News

September 13, 2016

Officials with the Bureau of Land Management Friday notified representatives from The Cloud Foundation representatives and the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign that they cancelled highly controversial sterilization experiments on wild mares.

Euthanize captive wild horses?

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By Dennis Webb, The Daily Sentinel

September 14, 2016

A federal advisory board’s controversial recommendation to euthanize some of the tens of thousands of wild horses in holding facilities is helping to put a sharp focus on the challenges and choices facing the government and American public about how to deal with these animals.

BLM Nixes Surgical Spay Plan

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By Pat Raia, The Horse

September 13, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has abandoned a plan to surgically sterilize wild mares, according to some wild horse advocates. Meanwhile, a National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board resolution could put animals already in holding facilities in danger, some advocates say.

Should BLM euthanize wild horses? Advisory panel says yes

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By Scott Streater, E&E Reporter

September 13, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management's decision last week to cancel a research project testing surgical sterilization methods for wild mares has once again ignited a fierce debate over how best to deal with growing herds of wild horses and burros that critics say are damaging Western rangelands.