AWHPC In The News

Arguments set for Monday in Wyoming wild horse roundup case

By Mead Gruver, Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Arguments in a federal lawsuit contesting the roundup of hundreds of wild horses in western Wyoming last fall will focus on a federal law that carries different rules for private and federal land.

Proposed Bill Would Give Wild Horse Management to States

By Pat Rai, The Horse

A Utah congressman intends to reintroduce legislation that would place wild horses under states' and Native American tribes' jurisdiction rather than in the hands of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

BLM in Rock Springs to offer wild horses rounded up last year for adoption at upcoming event

By Mead Gruver, Associated Press

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is preparing to adopt out around 50 of the approximately 1,250 wild horses it rounded up from western Wyoming rangelands last year, in the first such adoption event held in the state since September.

On the Docket

By Greg Johnson, Gillette News Record

Like a prospector protecting his land from would-be claim jumpers, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he makes no apologies for an aggressive legal stance that has helped define his administration as one of the more litigious in the United States.

Wyoming Committee Wants Wild Horse Action From Congress

By Pat Raia, The Horse

Members of the Wyoming Horse of Representatives Agricultural Committee have passed a resolution calling on Congress to find new ways to control the wild horse population in that state.

Latest lawsuit to block Nevada mustang roundups underscores split among some horse groups

By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

RENO, Nevada — A federal judge has agreed to let wild-horse advocates make their case for a court order blocking another mustang roundup in Nevada in a legal battle underscoring divisions among protection groups over the use of a fertility drug to slow herd growth.

BLM asked to consider vaccine to control wild horse population

By Andrew Clevenger, Bend Bulletin

WASHINGTON — Advocates from the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign asked members of an advisory board to the Bureau of Land Management Monday to use a birth control vaccine to control the wild horse population in Southeastern Oregon.

Wild Horse Advocates Enter Lawsuit

By Roger Gray, K2 Radio

A wild horse advocacy group will be a part of the lawsuit involving the state of Wyoming and the Bureau of Land Management. Here is the release they have sent to the press…

Activists rip plans to remove over 750 mustangs in Nevada

By Martin Griffith, Associated Press

RENO, Nev. — Wild-horse advocacy groups are criticizing federal land managers' plans to permanently remove over 750 mustangs from the Nevada range beginning late next month.

Wild horse advocates push to enter Wyoming lawsuit

By Ben Neary, Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wild horse advocacy groups across the country are pushing to intervene in a federal lawsuit the state of Wyoming filed recently against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management accusing the federal agency of not doing enough to reduce wild horse populations.

Commission to consider wild horse resolution

By Robert Perea, RGJ

The Lyon County Commission has been asked to approve a resolution in support of humane management of wild horses and burros.

Wyoming Sues Feds Over Wild Horse Management

By Pat Raia, The Horse

The state of Wyoming has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have failed to managed wild horse herds in that state. Meanwhile, a University of Wyoming rangeland specialist has released the results of a study evaluating how wild horses and cattle graze the rangelands.