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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.