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BLM Approves Pilot Project to Treat Wild Horses With Fertility Control

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By KTVN

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City, Sierra Front Field Office has approved a pilot project to treat wild horses that reside near the Fish Springs community, approximately 10 miles south of the Pine Nut Herd Management Area, with fertility control porcine zona pellucide (PZP).

Horse advocates ‘want to bid’

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By Steve Brownie, Cody Enterprise

After 41 horses abandoned on public land were sold to a Canadian slaughterhouse, local horse lovers want a chance to bid on any future sales.

The BLM should not be in charge of wild horses

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By The Billings Gazette

Concerning the the Bighorn Basin horses bound for slaughter in Canada, there seems to be a misconception that the 37 horses purchased by Bovary Exports have already been slaughtered.

Rebellious Ranchers Round Up Federally Protected Wild Horses

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By Steve Straehley, All Gov.com

Officials of a Utah county are planning an illegal roundup of wild horses from federal land to satisfy ranchers whose livestock compete with the horses for food.

Controversy Over Wyoming Estray Horse Gather, Sale

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By Pat Raia, The Horse

A gather, conducted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), of horses belonging to the state of Wyoming drew fire from wild horse advocates, who say the animals were too quickly sold to a Canadian horse processing firm.

Feds end roundup, release cattle after tense Nevada showdown

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By Ralph Ellis and Michael Martinez, CNN

(CNN) -- A tense, weeklong showdown appeared to end Saturday between the federal government and supporters of a Nevada cattle rancher battling the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over grazing rights on federal land.

Wild horses targeted for roundup in Utah rangeland clash

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By Jennifer Dobner, Reuters

ENTERPRISE, Utah (Reuters) - A Utah county, angry over the destruction of federal rangeland that ranchers use to graze cattle, has started a bid to round up federally protected wild horses it blames for the problem in the latest dustup over land management in the U.S. West.

Trib Talk: Wild horse roundup – Iron County vs. federal law?

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By Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Salt Lake Tribune

Does the wild horse population in Iron County need to be controlled? By law, can the herd be reduced?

Amid criticism, Iron County, BLM plan wild horse roundup

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By Brett Prettyman, Salt Lake Tribune

Opponents of an emergency wild horse roundup proposed by Iron County Commissioners say the wrong animals are being targeted for reduction in the drought-stricken lands of western Utah.

Tension grows on Nev. wild horse issue

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By Scott Sonner & Martin Griffith, Associated Press

Tensions bubbled over on the range in a turf battle that has been simmering for decades over one of the icons of the American West and scant forage on arid, high desert lands from Nevada to Wyoming.

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