Alternative ways BLM can handle feral horses without euthanizing animals

Today, the agency is overburdened by the sheer number of wild horses and burros. In addition to the 67,000 horses roaming free, 45,000 horses are kept in BLM holding facilities across the country. This excess of horses – whose population is estimated to grow up to 20 percent each year – costs the agency more than $80 million to manage each […]

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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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