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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Troubling facts behind the BLM’s wild horse and burro disaster

Horses and burros gathered by the BLM are held in holding facilities. A small number of them are adopted to private caretakers.  The vast majority remain in these facilities, cared for by the BLM.  These facilities currently house over 46,000 horses and burros, costing the American taxpayer nearly $50 million per year. Counties in Western states including Nevada, Utah, Arizona, […]

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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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What role does Congress have in wild horse crisis?

Congress must get serious about the West’s wild horses “We had to do something,” one frustrated board member said. “We couldn’t just sit on our hands anymore.” The United States can target a drone on a lone desert hut halfway round the world and send a roving vehicle to Mars, but it can’t figure out what to do with the […]

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Nevada State vet rings alarm bells on feral horse populations

State vet: Declare horse population an emergency by FALLON GODWIN-BUTLER Elko Daily Free Press “Dr. Goicoechea couldn’t have hit it any better on the head. We’ve got a disaster out here on the open range,” said Assemblyman John Ellison. “People should be arrested for the shape these horses are in.” ELKO — Public comments at the National Wild Horse and Burro […]

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