wild horses

Proposed Plan For Wild Horses Gaining Traction Despite Controversy

An initiative regarding the management of the nearly 88,000 wild horses under the care of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is trending toward congressional approval. Nearly half of the wild horses live in Nevada; BLM officials report that Nevada’s Appropriate Management Level is just under 13,000. The Appropriate Management Level is used to […]

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Wild Horses OK After Hurricane Florence

Many wild horses call North Carolina’s Outer Banks home. When Hurricane Florence came ashore, there was concern over the welfare and safety of the animals, but all of the horses have weathered the storm well. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund and Cape Hatteras National Seashore both have confirmed that their horses are safe and sound; […]

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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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Report: Proposed Budget Could Allow Mustangs To Be Sold For Slaughter

The proposed federal budget calls for a cost savings that could allow wild horses to be sold for slaughter, according to the Associated Press. According to the report, the budget predicts roughly $10 million in savings would come from reducing costs to maintain the estimated 45,000 horses in government corrals or leased pastures. Part of that […]

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Federal Government: 45,000 Wild Horses And Burros Will Not Be Euthanized

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it has no plans to euthanize some 45,000 unadopted wild horses and burros, following public outcry at the suggestion earlier this week. The government-appointed National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board issued the recommendation earlier this month that remaining unadoptable horses should be humanely killed or sold. The […]

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Report: BLM Illegally Sold Thousands Of Wild Horses For Slaughter

  Tasked with protecting wild horses and burros and their grazing lands, the Bureau of Land Management failed those in their protection miserably, selling 1,794 wild horses to a Colorado rancher who then sold them to slaughter, states a report from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Inspector General. Rancher Tom Davis purchased […]

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Wild Horse Genome Reveals Cost Of Domestication

The world’s last wild horses, the Przewalski’s horses, might help humans understand the effects of domestication. Discovered in the 1870s in the Asian Steppes, Przewalski’s horses are Earth’s last closest equine to truly wild horses. This breed was able to escape extinction because of a dedicated conservation effort in the 1960s. Today there are more […]

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New Mexico: Judge Refuses To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Horse Slaughterhouse

A judge in New Mexico refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed in 2013 by the Attorney General’s Office against a company that wanted to open a horse slaughterhouse, rejecting an argument that the lawsuit is no longer relevant. The Albuquerque Journal reports that State District Judge Francis Mathew also expanded a previously issued preliminary injunction to prevent […]

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Bureau Of Land Management To Initiate Wild Horse Growth Suppression Program

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada’s Ely District, Schell Field Office, has released a finding of no significant impact and decision record based on the analysis provided in the final environmental assessment for the Water Canyon Wild Horse Growth Suppression Pilot Program. Under the 10-year program, the BLM will gather and treat wild horse […]

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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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