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Ranchers, Bureau of Land Management Feud over Round Ups

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By Ben Deci, Fox 40 News

SACRAMENTO-For years, the Bureau of Land Management would fly helicopters through herds of wild horses to round them up and control their population but now, there’s a problem.

BLM Called Upon to Protect Range and Federally-Protected Wild Horses: Remove All Livestock During Extreme Drought

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Sacramento, CA (April 15, 2014) …. Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, and its founding organization, Return to Freedom, responded strongly to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recommendation that the agency focus on range damage caused by wild horses instead of the damage caused by private livestock, which dominate western public lands.

New BLM Director Called Upon to Uphold Federal Law to Protect Wild Horses as Ranchers Threaten Illegal Roundups

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Washington, DC (April 8, 2014) ... Today, as the U.S. Senate confirmed Neil Kornze as the director of the Interior Department Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, its parent organization Return to Freedom and coalition partner The Cloud Foundation called upon the new BLM director to vigorously uphold federal law in the face of threats by ranchers in Utah and Nevada to illegally capture and remove federally-protected wild horses from public lands. 
 

Advocates Warn Ranchers and BLM: Removal of Wild Horses Violates Federal Laws

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The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition and its founding organization, Return to Freedom (RTF), today warned the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Iron County Commissioners that any removal of wild horses from federal lands would be in violation of federal laws.

Federal Court Grants Wild Horse Advocates’ Request to Intervene in Nevada Ranchers’ Lawsuit Against Wild Horses

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RENO, NEVADA (April 3, 2014)…. Yesterday, the U.S.

Animal Advocates Sue US Forest Service Over California Horses

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San Francisco, CA – March 24, 2014 – Today, a coalition of animal and environmental groups filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the U.S. Forest Service from eliminating thousands of acres of protected territory and rounding up as much as 80% of the wild horses in the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in northeast California’s Modoc National Forest.

BLM “Creating a Crisis Where Slaughter is the Only Solution”

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As Wild Horse Advocates Escalate Pressure on Congress, FOIA Document Shows BLM Continues “Business As Usual” Approach to Wild Horse Program

National Coalition Reacts to Nevada BLM Advisory Committee Recommendation to Sell Federally Protected Wild Horses for Slaughter

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Elko, NV (February 7, 2014) …. Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, responded strongly to yesterday’s recommendation by the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Nevada Tri-Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) that the agency sell federally-protected wild horses “without limitation,” which means for slaughter.

Cost of federal wild horse program pales in comparison to $500 million - $1 billion-a-year public lands grazing program

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Washington, DC – February 7, 2014 – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service (FS) have announced that American taxpayers will again shoulder the burden of government handouts to private livestock operators who graze cattle and sheep on public lands. The federal government announced that the grossly below market grazing fee of only $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) will continue for 2014.

BLM Doubles Down on Wild Horse Helicopter Roundup Despite Scientific Study Calling for Alternatives

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WASHINGTON, DC (February 3, 2013) - The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is poised to continue its costly, cruel and inhumane helicopter roundups of wild horses and burros in 2014, according to contracts timidly released at 4:33 PM ET last Friday, January 31.

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