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Bills Would Put States in Charge of Wild Horses, Burros

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By Pat Raia, The Horse

A pair of proposed federal bills would remove some wild horse herds from Bureau of Land Management (BLM) management and place them under the jurisdiction of the states and Native American tribes that request it.

BLM launches new research into wild horse population control

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By Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The federal government is preparing to launch a new round of studies into ways to prevent wild horses and burros from overpopulating Western rangelands, including making contraceptive drugs last longer.

Taming Wild Horses

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By Thomas Ragan, Santa Fe Reporter

Radio tracking collars, more studies devoted to genetic diversity through fecal analysis and longer lasting fertility-control vaccines are among the solutions to help rein in the overpopulation of wild horses on public lands in the Southwest.

Wyoming seeks to tame wild horse population

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By Nicole Michaels, Tri-State Livestock News

Another legal action from the State of Wyoming seems to amount to little more than one more dusty step in a failed political process as it pertains to wild horses.

Wyoming Governor Appeals Wild Horse Lawsuit Ruling

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has appealed a federal court decision to dismiss a case alleging that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) failed to manage wild horses appropriately in that state.

BLM will dart horses in attempt to control fertility

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BY BRIAN MAFFLY, THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Sometime this year, federal land managers plan to shoot a “fertility vaccine” into the haunches of wild horses in Tooele County’s Onaqui herd.

Public needed to adopt wild horses

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By Nevada Appeal

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign and Let ‘Em Run Foundation are asking for the public’s assistance in adopting wild horses removed from the Virginia Range near Reno.

Groups differ on plan to control wild horse population

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By Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s plan to inject 50 wild horses in western Utah with contraception drugs to help control the population is being applauded by one wild horse advocacy group but derided by another.

Kornze encourages wild horse fertility research, adoptions

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By Dylan Woolf Harris, Elko Daily

ELKO – Although wild horse enthusiasts have been known to lob criticisms to federal stewards, Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze says the proof is in the numbers.

Wild horse advocates win 2nd round versus U.S. ranchers

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By Barbara Liston, Reuters

Wild horse advocates for the second time in two separate federal courts beat back an attempt on behalf of ranchers to force the federal government to thin the herd which competes with livestock for food and water on public land in the U.S. West.