AWHPC In The News

BLM to remove more than 800 wild horses in southern Wyoming

By Trevor Graff, Star-Tribune

The Bureau of Land Management is removing between 800 and 900 wild horses from the checkerboard lands in the Great Divide Basin and the Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek herd management areas in south central Wyoming.

NACo passes horse resolution — will it convince Congress to act?

By Tracie Sullivan, The Spectrum

CEDAR CITY – In an effort to gather support for recent legislation introduced by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT Iron County), Iron County Commissioner Dave Miller pushed a resolution through last week at the National Association of Counties that sends a resounding message back to Congress — let the states manage their own wild horses.

Bill: Allow Utah, states to more aggressively manage wild horses

By Kristen Moutlon, Salt Lake Tribune

If Utah were to gain control of wild horses and burros — as a Utah congressman suggests — the Division of Wildlife Resources would ask sportsmen, ranchers, horse advocates and the public for their views while devising a management plan.

Birth control may help keep Fish Springs horses

By Kurt Hildebrand, The Record Courier

Federal officials are testing using birth control on a band of horses living in Fish Springs rather than rounding them up.

BLM to remove fewer mustangs, burros across West

By Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will remove fewer wild horses and burros from across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens.

Utah counties want Congress to let states manage wild horses

By Kristen Moulton, Salt Lake Tribune

Iron and Beaver counties will not round up wild horses on their own, as they threatened earlier this spring, but instead are pressing for a dramatic change in how the horses are managed.

Men of Justice and Compassion to hold awareness event in Salt Lake City

By Erica Palmer, For the Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The group Men of Justice and Compassion will have an event this weekend to raise awareness of animal cruelty, bullying and child abuse.

BLM sides with wild horse advocates in seeking dismissal of suit seeking accelerated roundups

By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

RENO, Nevada — Saying they don't have money or room to corral many more wild horses, federal land managers have sided with horse advocates in calling for the dismissal of a lawsuit demanding acceleration of roundups.

BLM files motion to dismiss wild horse lawsuit

By Dylan Woolf Harris, Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO — The federal government responded this week to a lawsuit regarding wild horse management by asking the court to throw the case out.

Federal land workers to gather wild horses in Utah

By Jennifer Dobner, Reuters

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - The federal government has approved a plan to relocate 140 wild horses from over-populated herds roaming southwest Utah, officials said on Tuesday, in a bid to quell a long-running dispute between its land agency, ranchers and environmentalists.

Under pressure, BLM OK’s roundup of 140 wild horses

By Brett Prettyman, Salt Lake Tribune

Despite opposition from wild-horse groups, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced Monday a decision to gather and remove excess horses in the Bible Spring Complex of southwestern Utah.