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Public Loudly Opposes BLM’s Planned Barbaric Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

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By American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign

February 1, 2016

HINES, OR, Feb. 1, 2016 - Public outrage is rising over a series of inhumane, dangerous and experimental sterilization procedures proposed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) is decrying the proposed experiments, and today announced that, so far, nearly 13,000 citizens have submitted comments to oppose the experiments in response to an alert that the group released last Thursday.

Majestic Video of Wild Horses Going for a Swim Shows How These Animals Deserve to Live

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By Latrice Harrison, One Green Planet

January 30, 2016

Despite the fact that many consider wild horses American icons, these animals are being threatened across the U.S.

The Sterilization of Wild Mustang Mares

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By Merrill Baum, Milwaukee Animal Advocacy Examiner

February 1, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning a sterilization of wild Mustangs mares at its Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines, Oregon.

The #IanSomerhalder #Foundation Announces $20,000 in Grants for #WildHorse Fertility Control

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By Mary Cioffi, Investor Ideas

January 22, 2016

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) recently launched a program to humanely manage iconic animals on Nevada's historic Virginia Range.

Lawsuit challenges plan to sterilize wild horse herd

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By Keith Ridler, The Associated Press

January 6, 2016

BOISE — Wild horse advocates have filed a lawsuit challenging a U.S. Bureau of Land Management plan to sterilize a herd of wild horses in southwestern Idaho.

Wild Horses Under Attack By U.S. Bureau of Land Management – You Can Help!

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By Grace Kuhn, The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign

January 18, 2016

Wild horses capture the American public’s imagination like no other animal. The image of magnificent mustangs running wild on the vast Western range embodies the best of America – our independent, free, and untamed spirit. America’s mustangs and burros are even protected by an act of Congress that recognizes them as “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West” that “enrich the lives of the American people.” So why are these animals being systematically eliminated by our government today?

Nearly 9,000 call for protections for Mesa Verde’s horses

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By Jonathan Romeo, Durango Herald

January 13, 2016

Park officials say their one option is to remove them. On deadline day for public comment, nearly 9,000 people sent letters demanding protection for horses roaming Mesa Verde National Park, which wildlife officials say are trespassing and damaging a significant archaeological site.

Feds to spay wild mares and reduce Wyoming herds to nearly nothing

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By Cathy Taibbi, Examiner.com

January 11, 2016

An urgent petition is circulating now to put a stop to a federal plan to surgically spay 30-50 wild mares in the White Mountain Herd Management Area (HMA) of Wyoming. Supposedly it's part of a "research" program to control numbers of wild horses.

Capturing Icons of the American West—While They Still Run Free

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By Coburn Dukehart, National Geographic

January 5, 2016

When Melissa Farlow was a little girl growing up in Paoli, Indiana, she was completely enamored with the idea of having a horse.

Lawsuit Challenges BLM's Plan for Saylor Creek Herd

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By Pat Raia, The Horse

January 5, 2016

A group of wild horse advocates has filed suit that challenges the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) alleged plan to sterilize animals in the Saylor Creek Herd Management Area, located south of Glenns Ferry, Idaho.