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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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Bureau Of Land Management Sued Over Plans For Wild Horse Removal

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was sued by wild horse advocates regarding a plan to remove wild horses from land in rural Nevada. The plaintiffs include Western Watersheds Project, American Wild Horse Campaign, The Cloud Foundation and land owner Laura Cunningham. The plaintiffs claim the planned removal violates a 40-year-old federal law. Approved in […]

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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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BLM Plans Two Helicopter Gathers Of Wild Horses In Early 2018

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced plans for a helicopter gather of wild horses in the Cold Springs and Hog Creek Herd Management Areas in Oregon beginning in January and February. The BLM has a commitment to keeping public lands healthy and productive. Located 45 miles southwest of Vale, the Cold Springs Herd […]

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Brain Size Matters: Are Horses Smarter Than Humans?

William Simpson lives with his wife Laura in a remote area of the Soda Mountain Wilderness, which is on the Oregon-California border. The Simpsons are lucky enough to see all sorts of wild animals, including herds of wild horses that pass literally right through their back yard. The horses in the Soda Mountain Wilderness Area […]

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Recently Extinct Horse Breed Could Be Reintroduced

With the death of a horse named Nunki in July of 2015 came the extinction of the Abaco Island Horse, a breed of wild horses who once lived in the Bahamian forest. Using cutting-edge technology, Milanne Rehor hopes to reverse this breed’s extinction. Rehor received approval from the Bahamian government to clone Nunki and utilize […]

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‘Domesticated Horse’ Terminology Eradicated, Now Dubbed Livestock; Wild Horse Enthusiasts Concerned

The Senate Conservation Committee recently passed a bill that eliminates the classification of “domesticated horse,” a move that concerns wild horse enthusiasts. Horses are now lumped into the “livestock” category, but there are exemptions for Spanish Colonial horses and for a “wild horse,” which is defined as an “unclaimed horse without obvious brands or other evidence of […]

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Cloning Attempted As Unique Breed Becomes Extinct

Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas has long been home to the Abaco Wild Horse, also called the Abaco Barb. Brought over from Cuba by a logging company toward the end of the 1800s, 200 horses were set free on the island in the 1940s when the company began to use machinery to harvest wood. […]

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