BLM Gets Funding Boost For Wild Horse And Burro Population Control

The $1.4 trillion budget deal approved by Congress includes a significant funding boost for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wild horse and burro program. However, to gain access to the $21 million in funds, the BLM must produce an aggressive, nonlethal strategy to mange the mustang and burro populations that resides on public lands—this […]

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Plan To Sterilize Wild Horses On Hold

Federal judge Michael W. Mosman has temporarily blocked the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) plan to sterilize wild mares in Oregon. The sterilization of the mares in the Warm Springs Management Area in Hines would involve surgically removing their ovaries. The judge’s decision means that the sterilization plans cannot proceed until a final decision has […]

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Wild Horses And Burros Protected From Slaughter/Sterilization In Proposed Senate Bill

The Senate Fiscal Year 2019 Interior Appropriations legislation has been released. The bill continues to protect wild horses and burros from slaughter and sterilization, unlike the language put forth in the 2019 House bill, which authorized the sterilization of wild horse and burro herds. The differences in the bills will be decided in conference committee […]

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HSUS Supports Parts Of Trump’s Budget Bill

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is supporting parts of the final 2018 budget bill from President Trump that went into law in March. The HSUS stated on their website that the bill “includes language that will restrict funds from being used to harm horses and to address a purge of key animal […]

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