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Senate Committee Passes Anti-Slaughter Budget Amendment

By Pat Raia, The Horse

May 20, 2016

The U.S. Senate's Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment that would prevent the USDA from using any of its 2017 budget revenue to pay personnel to conduct horsemeat inspections.

ASPCA Commends Senate Committee for Vote to Prohibit Horse Slaughter in America


May 19, 2016

Appropriations bill will prevent U.S. horse slaughter operations in FY2017 by eliminating funding for horse slaughter inspections

BLM says growing herds will cost agency $1B in coming decades

Scott Streater, E&E reporter

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The number of wild horses and burros on federal rangelands across the West is at the highest level in more than three decades, according to the Bureau of Land Management, which warns it does not have the money or the space to capture and remove the growing herds.

BLM Boss: Wild Horse Program Facing Future $1B Budget Crisis

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

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.

Governor signs bill protecting Salt River wild horses

By Ryan Van Velzer, Associated Press

May 11, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A herd of wild horses living near Arizona’s Salt River came a step closer to new protections under legislation Gov. Doug Ducey signed on Wednesday.

Salt River horses gain protections with Ducey bill signing

By Brahm Resnik, KPNX

May 11, 2016

The iconic Salt River horses appear to have won protection for the next year and a half from a roundup by the U.S. Forest Service, under a bill signed Wednesday by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.

Arizona Governor Signs Bill Protecting Salt River Wild Horses

By Elizabeth Stuart, Phoenix New Times

May 12, 2016

On Wednesday, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2340 into law, making it a crime to take, harass, kill, or otherwise interfere with a popular herd of wild horses that runs free along the Salt River northeast of Phoenix in theTonto National Forest.

Learning from the Corolla Wild Horse Adoption Program

By Casie Bazay, NBCAAM

May 11, 2016

Most horse people are familiar with the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wild horse and burro adoption program, which has been functioning for decades. Other, lesser-known and -studied wild horse adoption programs, however, exist, as well. Researchers recently took a closer look at one such program and compared its goals and outcomes with those of the BLM.

Letter: Contraceptive method better than copter roundups for wild horses

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.

National Coalition Blasts BLM for “Scientifically Unsound and Deceptive” Claims of Mustang Overpopulation

Washington, DC (May 11, 2016) . . . The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, today responded to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) pending release of 2016 wild horse and burro population estimates by blasting the agency for fraudulent claims of wild horse overpopulation, which are based on unscientific and arbitrary BLM-imposed “appropriate” management levels (AMLs).

Arizona Governor Signs Historic Bill to Protect Salt River Wild Horses

Phoenix, AZ (May 11, 2016) …. This morning Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law HB 2340, the bill to protect the famed Salt River wild horses of the Tonto National Forest near Phoenix. Outside the State Capitol, dozens of Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) members and supporters, joined by riders on horseback waving flags, are celebrating the Governor’s signing of this historic legislation.