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Mare sterilization research update

July 26, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) plans to conduct gruesome, invasive and risky sterilization experiments on wild mares held at the agency's Wild Horse Corrals near Burns, Oregon have drawn fire from veterinarians and the public alike. These experiments will subject mares to high risk of death from hemorrhage, infection and evisceration (intestines protruding through surgical incisions. And if that isn't bad enough, most of the mares used in the experiments will be pregnant, and the procedures will cause many to abort their unborn foals.

BLM Roundup Update

July 14, 2016 ... The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Vale District has announced a plan to roundup 100 wild horses in the Three Fingers Herd Management Area (HMA) beginning as early as July 26, 2016.

Colorado Congressman Defends Wild Horses on U.S. House Floor

July 14, 2016

Last night, just after midnight on the floor of the House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) rose to defend America’s wild horses from the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) dangerous and destructive mass sterilization plans.

Wild in Taos

Guest Blog post by Eileen Skahill of WildSoul Photography Colorado

July 6, 2016

These horses are (to me, of course) a unique group and my connection to them, and fear for their future, on so many levels, very profound. That was my first time encountering them, though I had made trips through their sacred grounds for over a decade, only having seen one over that period of time.

How to Stay Involved with the Plight of Wild Horses & Burros

July 5, 2016

We love our supporters. Wild horse advocates are passionate, opinionated and willing to do whatever it takes to help them. We aprpeciate you, and wouldn't be able to do much of what we accomplish without your support!

Salt River Management Group: Wild Horses and Burros Have Value

June 26, 2016

By Simone Netherlands, President of the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group

Re-published from the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group's Facebook post.

A Sorry Spectacle on Capitol Hill

June 23, 2016

If we ever questioned what public lands ranchers and their political allies in Congress really have in mind for America’s wild horses and burros, the answer was abundantly clear yesterday’s House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) wild horse and burro program.

Dangerous times on Capitol Hill for Wild Horses – Part II

June 21, 2016

As if last week’s appropriations action wasn’t bad enough, this week will see a stacked oversight hearing by the House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee, which appears to be aimed at laying the groundwork for lifting the prohibition on slaughtering America's cherished wild horses and burros.

Dangerous Times on Capitol Hill

June 16, 2016

Yesterday the House Appropriations Committee adopted the "Stewart Amendment" to the 2017 Interior Appropriations bill. This language could provide a back door slaughter route for thousands of wild horses and burros by allowing their transfer to state and local agencies that actively lobby for their mass removal and slaughter. Although the amendment includes a sentence intended to prohibit their "destruction for commercial processing," the prohibition will be difficult to enforce and and does not prohibit killing the horses for non-commercial purposes

5 Things Governor Sandoval Should Know about Wild Horses and Livestock

May 30, 2016

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval pressing the federal government to increase livestock grazing on public lands after one wet winter in his state. At the same time, Gov. Sandoval is threatening to sue the federal government for more wild horse roundups, falsely pitting America’s iconic mustangs against Nevada’s waning livestock industry.

Danger Ahead on Capitol Hill for Wild Horses

May 26, 2016

Chris Stewart, Republican Congressman from Utah, wants to overturn federal management of wild horses and turn it over to the states. If successful, he will turn back the clock more than four decades to a time when local authorities and ranchers were running mustang herds into oblivion, cruelly rounding the animals up and selling them for slaughter.

You'll Never Guess How Wild Burros Are Helping Wildlife

May 21, 2016

Field biologist Erick Lundgren of Phoeniz Arizona was camping along a river in the Sonoran desert like he had for years when he noticed something odd: dug wells. Curious to find the culprit of these wells, he secured a small grant with Arizona State University to purchase trail cameras. The footage showed that the wild burros who roam the unforgiving landscape are digging wells of more than a meter deep to reach subterranean water in the desert.