AWHPC In The News
By Annie Knox, Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State wildlife officials are supporting Utah ranchers and county leaders who are threatening to break federal law and round up wild horses this summer if federal officials don’t do it first.
(SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) - More than 7,000 citizens faxed Utah Governor Gary Herbert in less than 24 hours yesterday, urging him to back off his attack on federally protected wild horses in his state.
Wild Horse Numbers In Utah Encourage Land Management Discussion (KUTV) Governor Herbert says Utah has too many wild horses, but horse lovers say ranchers and cattle are causing all the problems.
By Jennifer Dobner, Reuters
SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A group of Utah ranchers has asked a judge to order the Bureau of Land Management to reduce the number of wild horses roaming public grazing lands, saying the agency has failed to manage the herds which area decimating grasses needed for grazing cattle.
By Gib Mathers, Powell Tribune
Wild mustangs from the McCullough Peaks Horse Management Area take a winter stroll with Carter Mountain in the background.
By Kristen Moulton, Salt Lake Tribune
Thirteen ranchers in southwestern and central Utah are asking a federal judge to order the Bureau of Land Management to control the burgeoning number of wild horses that share the range with their cattle and sheep.
By Kristen Moulton, The Salt Lake Tribune
Under pressure from ranchers and southern Utah elected leaders, the Bureau of Land Management’s Utah office is fast-tracking proposed roundups of wild horses on the state’s parched southwestern ranges.
By Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — National wild horse advocacy organizations are criticizing Utah Gov. Gary Herbert for his comments that the animals' populations need to be managed more effectively, including "taking down" some of them for the benefit of cattle grazing.
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Bureau of Land Management is trying out a different approach to reduce the number of wild horses
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).
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.
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.