Beaver County, Utah sues BLM for shirking wild horse management duties

The failure to keep horse numbers in check “has caused serious damage to public and private rangeland, created a threat to the health and safety of the public and the wild horses, and resulted in significant economic harm to Beaver County,” wrote the county’s lawyer, Jeffrey Bramble. Brian Maffly Salt Lake Tribune Wranglers for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management […]

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Animal rights groups fight policies necessary to remedy wild horse disaster

An estimated 55,000 wild horses roamed public U.S. rangelands as of March of last year, more than double the federally advised number. As natural predators diminish, several efforts are under way to use fertility-control methods to curb new births. Ranchers, Government Find Common Ground in Fight to Restrict Wild Horses They join forces to fight objections by animal-rights’ groups to […]

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Wyoming study hopes to shed light on roots of wild horse crisis

Wild horse specialists work to keep herd numbers at specific levels for each management area, but the animals don’t recognize the invisible boundaries. Managers could work diligently to keep the wild horse population at a desirable level, only to find horses from other management areas move in. Tracking Wyoming’s wild horses About 6,500 wild horses roam the rangelands of Wyoming. […]

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Wild horse crisis explodes under BLM, still no strategic plan

While the inspector general’s review pointed to probable scenarios outlined by the BLM’s national director to reach targeted levels in three to five or 10 years, it said the agency has no formal plan in place to deal with the problem. Report: BLM has no strategic plan for wild horses   SALT LAKE CITY — The nation’s wild horse and […]

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The ‘nuclear option’ to remedy feral horse catastrophe

Feral horses may have irreversibly degraded millions of acres of rangeland, as the advisory board members discovered on a recent field trip to Antelope Valley, Nevada. They viewed miles of high desert land untouched by cattle yet devastated by the intense grazing of wild horses.  It’s time to come to terms with euthanizing wild horses The wild horse and burro […]

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Blocking BLM feral horse roundup threatens range health, private property

“Some of the horse groups tend to portray this as a horses-versus-cows issue, and it’s really not,” Magagna said. “It’s a resource management issue and the damage that’s done is equally harmful to the horses themselves as it is to wildlife.” Wild horse advocates seek to block Wyoming roundup CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wild horse advocates are seeking a court […]

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Unaccountable ‘animal rights’ activists making feral horse problem worse

“(Horses) deemed unadoptable are the adults, because feral horses, unlike our pets, are for the most part unsafe to handle. There is nowhere else for them to go, which relegates them to a lifetime of captivity in open pens, exposed to the elements, at a taxpayer expense of at least $75 million per year and multiplying.” There Are Solutions to […]

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