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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.

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.

Letter: Contraceptive method better than copter roundups for wild horses

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By Tamara Gerdts, AWHPC

May 11, 2016

Nevada doesn’t have a wild horse overpopulation problem, it has a management problem -- the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) failure to utilize the PZP contraceptive vaccine as a cost-efficient and effective alternative to the unsustainable and inhumane federal wild horse and burro roundup program.

Prescott resident helps save Salt River horses

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By Nanci Hutson, dCourier

May 10, 2016

The historic herd of 100 wild Salt River horses in the Tonto National Forest will soon no longer be threatened with auction or euthanasia thanks to outraged advocates who launched a push last summer that forced state and federal lawmakers to intervene.

Arizona lawmakers back bill protecting Salt River wild horses

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By Horsetalk.co.nz

May 7, 2016

The signature of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is all that is required to enact a law to protect the state’s iconic Salt River wild horses.

US agency's Nevada boss urges roundup of 4,000 mustangs

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By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

May 2, 2016

RENO, NEV.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Nevada director wants to free up more federal rangeland for livestock grazing this summer by rounding up 4,000 wild horses in Elko County— more than were gathered across 10 Western states combined last year.

NV Gov. may sue if BLM won't pony up for mustang roundups

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By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

April 27, 2016

RENO, NEV. — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is considering legal action to force the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to pony up some money to pay for roundups of wild horses in the state that have been put on hold because of federal budgetary constraints.

Letter: OSU should nix horse sterilizations

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By Suzanne Roy, AWHPC

Apri 25, 2016

It’s disheartening to see Oregon State University and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management poised to carry out cruel and needless sterilization experiments on more than 200 wild horses held in the BLM’s wild horse corrals in Hines.

Complaint Filed Over Plans for Sterilization Research on US Wild Horses

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By Horsetalk

April 21, 2016

A challenge is being mounted against planned sterilization experiments to be conducted on wild horses through an Oregon State University (OSU) research project.