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Burro that sought refuge with Willow Fire crews is home

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By Ben Margiott, AZ Central

The domestic donkey that emerged from a burning forest and sought refuge behind firefighters has been reunited with its owner after evacuations forced the owner to leave the burro behind.

After Surviving Wild Horse Roundup, Majestic Stallion Gets a Second Chance at Freedom

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By Suzanne Roy, Special to One Green Planet

In April of this year, the future looked grim for Grulla Stallion #3907, a magnificent 26-year old, dark dun-colored mustang who was captured in a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) roundup in the Sulphur Springs Herd Management Area. This proud stallion had lived his entire life wild and free in the rugged high desert of Utah.

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.