Coalition Member News

Feds to axe plan to impound and sell Arizona's Salt River horses

By Horsetalk

December 12, 2015

Supporters of Arizona’s cherished Salt River wild horses have received an early Christmas present, with news that federal authorities have decided to withdraw an impound notice.

Forest Service to Withdraw Notice to Impound Salt River Horses

Salt River, AZ (December 10, 2015). . . . The U.S. Forest has informed the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) that it intends to withdraw its July 31, 2015, notice to round up and impound the wild horses that roam the Tonto National Forest along the Salt River.

Inhumane killing of U.S. horses

Letter to the Editor by Nancy Perry, Denver Post

December 6, 2015

The horse slaughter industry is motivated by profit, not necessity, and clearly has no concern for compassion.

Horse slaughter inhumane? Some say no

By Tom McGhee, Denver Post

November 26, 2015

The refusal of federal and state authorities to prosecute a La Jara cattle hauler who sent more than 1,000 federally protected wild horses to Mexican slaughterhouses sends a dangerous message to those who would illegally sell mustangs to buyers who will kill them, an advocate for wild horses said.

Lawmakers Call for Action in Wake of Mass Slaughter of Wild Horses

By Michael Markarian, HSUS

November 23, 2015

Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle are weighing in on the recent damning investigative report by the Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General, about the Bureau of Land Management’s mismanagement of our nation’s iconic wild horses.

Mesa marchers aim to keep Salt River horses free

By Whitney M. Woodworth, AZ Central

November 14, 2015

Couples holding signs, kids waving banners, moms pushing strollers and teenagers snapping photos marched along a Mesa street Saturday afternoon in support of protecting the almost 100 horses that roam free along the Salt River.

Western Icons: Wild horse management raises concerns



As the Bureau of Land Management continues its roundup of 1,500 wild horses in the Beatys Butte herd management area in Southern Oregon—one of the largest gathers in state history—agencies that manage the iconic species are under increased scrutiny.

Contraceptive Could Reduce Taxpayer Costs For Wild Horses

Wild horses cost American taxpayers 77 million dollars a year. But a man who helps shrink wild horse herds with birth control vaccine hopes to reduce those costs.

A wild horse herd lives on BLM land in the McCullough peaks, just east of Cody. BLM officials used to do gathers here, to reduce the herd size… but it’s not growing anymore, thanks to a contraceptive called PZP 

Senior Scientist of the Science and Conservation Center Jay F. Kirkpatrick said, “They reached zero population growth in three years flat. They’re balancing foal production with mortality.”

Bidding tops $6,500 for 15-year-old wild horse Sarge

By Mark Robison, RGJ

November 2, 2015

Bidding has reached unprecedented heights for a battered old horse at the National Wild Horse and Burro Center at Palomino Valley, just north of Reno.

Casualties of the vanishing West: How monied interests are forcefully evicting wild horses

By Sonja Luokkala, Salon

October 31, 2015

Chief, a Kiger mustang born in the remote wilderness of Utah, lives with 400 other rescued wild horses and burros in a 1,500 acre sanctuary, hundreds of miles from his original home

Lawsuit Claims Wyoming’s Data Trespass Law Protects Violators of Environmental Laws

By All Gov

The state of Wyoming is being sued over its new Data Trespass Law, with the plaintiffs claiming it violates the First and Fourteenth amendments to the Constitution.

Inspector General Report Confirms Mass Slaughter of Wild Horses During Reign of Then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar


October 26, 2015

On Friday, the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of the Interior issued a damning report about the Bureau of Land Management’s mismanagement of wild horses. The report concluded that agency officials did nothing to prevent a notorious livestock hauler from acquiring nearly 1,800 wild horses and burros over a four-year period and handing them over to kill buyers who sent them to Mexico to slaughter for human consumption.