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They Shoot Horses (With Birth-Control Darts), Don’t They?

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By Jacob Bunge, The Wall Street Journal

August 28, 2016

TJ Holmes begins each spring by apologizing to the wild horses in Colorado’s Disappointment Valley. Sometimes, she cries.

The Story Of A Soda Fire Horse Gives Insight Into Wild Mustang Program

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By Samantha Wright, Boise State Public Radio

August 26, 2016

Last year’s massive Soda Fire burned more than 400 square miles of rangeland in southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon. That includes the food source for the area's three wild horse herds. When the Bureau of Land Management, which manages the Wild Horse and Burro Program, realized the horses were in peril, they rescued 279 animals last August.

#StopThemSally Campaign Causing Uproar on Social Media

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By Sarah Wolcott, EIN News

August 25, 2016

BELMONT, CA, USA, August 25, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- A massive public uprising is underway on social media over cruel wild horse sterilization experiments proposed by the federal government. Using the hashtag The public has responded to the #StopThemSally, thousands of citizens have joined the campaign launched this week by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) .

CO Horse Organization Sues the BLM

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By One News Page

August 25, 2016

I'm Amber Freeman. a -Colorado organization has filed a lawsuit against the bureau of land management, opposing mare sterilization research at Oregon State University. Representatives with the "Cloud Foundation" out of Colorado Springs and the "American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign" say the procedure is invasive, dangerous, and needs to be recorded.

#StopThemSally Campaign Launched to Halt Cruel Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

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By Sarah Wolcott, EIN News

August 23, 2016

BELMONT, CA, UNITED STATES, August 23, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Belmont, CA – August 23, 2016 – Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) launched the #StopThemSally social media campaign.

Urgent Action Needed Now to Stop Horrific Sterilization of Wild Horses

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By Grace Kuhn, special to One Green Planet

August 24, 2016

Equine veterinarians call the “ovariectomy” procedure that BLM is proposing to conduct on captive wild mares in Oregon “barbaric,” “archaic” and “unconscionable.” The procedure — in which a veterinarian blindly sticks his/her hand and arm into a horse’s abdomen through an incision in the vaginal wall, then manually twists and severs the ovaries – subjects wild horses to risk of death from bleeding, infection, or evisceration (intestines protruding through the incision).

The BLM is Trampling on Our First Amendment Rights

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By Suzanne Roy, Special to the Huffington Post

August 22, 2016

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees freedom of the press and the right to conduct news-gathering activities that are fundamental to maintaining transparency and accountability of government operations.

More groups file lawsuits to stop plan to spay wild horses

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By Associated Press

August 18, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - More advocacy groups have filed lawsuits seeking injunctions to stop researchers from surgically sterilizing more than 200 wild mares in central Oregon

Lawsuit Filed to Uphold Right to Observe Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

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By The Cloud Foundation for The Desert Independent

August 16, 2016

PORTLAND, Oregon – Two leading wild horse advocacy organizations today filed a lawsuit in Oregon U.S. District Court to uphold their First Amendment right to observe highly controversial and invasive sterilization experiments that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to conduct on federally-protected wild horses at the agency’s Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines, Oregon.

Lawsuits gather on horse sterilization plan

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By The Bulletin

August 17, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management faces two more federal lawsuits over its proposal to sterilize wild horses at its corral in Hines, part of an effort to control the population.