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Congressional committee seeking solutions to wild horse populations

By David Louis, Rawlins Daily Times

June 29, 2016

RAWLINS — A Congressional subcommittee on federal lands last week attempted to answer a long-standing question: what to do about wild horses grazing on public lands.

Wild horse advocates oppose BLM’s plan to sterilize mustang mares

By The Associated Press

June 28, 2016

BEND — A plan to remove the ovaries of 100 wild horses has prompted backlash from a nonprofit horse group.

Horse spaying proposals draw backlash

By Hilary Corrigan, The Bulletin

June 28, 2016

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Oregon State University plan to remove the ovaries of 100 wild horses as part of a research effort, drawing a nonprofit horse group to immediately denounce it as a barbaric, dangerous procedure.

BLM approves controversial wild horse sterilization experiments despite public outcry, veterinarian opposition

BURNS, Oregon (June 27, 2016) - Despite objections by more than 21,000 members of the public and formal complaints to leadership of Oregon State University, OSU and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management today released a Decision Record announcing its intention to move forward with barbaric experiments on Oregon wild horses.

BLM to sterilize wild horses for first time to slow growth

By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

June 26, 2016

Reno, Nev. • A federal agency is on a path to sterilize wild horses on U.S. rangeland to slow the growth of herds — a new approach condemned by mustang advocates across the West.

A billion-dollar problem?

By Regan Tuttle, Watch Contributor

June 23, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management announced last month it had a billion-dollar problem on its hands.

Wild horse advocate testifies

By Dianne L Stallings, Ruidoso News

June 23, 2016

Ginger Kathrens, founder and volunteer executive director of the wild horse advocacy organization The Cloud Foundation, testified Wednesday at a House Subcommittee on Federal Lands oversight that instead of embracing realistic management strategies, the Bureau of Land management and some western politicians have attempted to derail the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act aimed at protecting wild horses on public lands.

BLM Investigating Burro Deaths After Roundup

By The Associated Press

June 16, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management is investigating the deaths of 18 wild burros after a round-up in central Utah.

Congress, Activists Eviscerate Land Management Over Horse Population Measures

By Kevin Daley, The Daily Caller

June 22, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wild horse and donkey control policies have raised the ire of Congressional Republicans and animal rights activists, who thoroughly raked them over the coals during a Wednesday hearing convened by the House Subcommittee on Federal Lands.

TODAY: House Subcommittee Holds Wild Horse “Oversight” Hearing

Biased hearing aims to lay groundwork for lifting ban on mustang slaughter

Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2016) – This afternoon, the House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee will hold an oversight hearing on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) wild horse and burro program. The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a leading national wild horse advocacy organization and coalition. today expressed its concern that the hearing is intended to lay the groundwork for lifting the Congressional prohibition on selling wild horses and burros for slaughter.

BLM investigates burro deaths after spring roundup in southern Utah

By Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune

June 15, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management is investigating the deaths of 18 wild burros in southeastern Utah — a majority of which died shortly after being corralled in the spring.

The secret lives of well-digging burros

By HorseTalk

June 5, 2016

A researcher in the Arizona desert is unearthing hitherto unknown secrets about the remarkable well-digging exploits of wild burros.