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Utah officials: Feds should round up wild horses

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.

Faxes pour into Utah Governor's Office Protesting Anti-Mustang Stand


(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


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.

Utah ranchers sue to force reduction in wild horse population

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.

18 horses saved from slaughter

By Gib Mathers, Powell Tribune

Wild mustangs from the McCullough Peaks Horse Management Area take a winter stroll with Carter Mountain in the background.

Utah ranchers sue BLM, demand removal of wild horses

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.

Under pressure, Utah BLM fast-tracks plea to round up wild horses

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.

Gov. Gary Herbert slammed for wild horse comments

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.

BLM switching tactics to control wild horses


GARDNERVILLE, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- The Bureau of Land Management is trying out a different approach to reduce the number of wild horses

BLM Approves Pilot Project to Treat Wild Horses With Fertility Control


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).

Horse advocates ‘want to bid’

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.

The BLM should not be in charge of wild horses

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.