AWHPC In The News

Little of federal horse budget spent on fertility control

By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The government spent less than 1 percent of its wild horse management budget on contraception programs and more than 60 percent on horse holding facilities last fiscal year despite a pledge to step up use of fertility control as an alternative to controversial roundups of overpopulated mustang herds on U.S. rangelands, agency records show.

Elko County pitching in up to $10,000 for lawsuit against feds over wild horse management

By Associated Press

ELKO, Nevada — Elko County has agreed to pitch in up to $10,000 to help cover legal fees for a lawsuit filed by two groups with rural Nevada ranching interests that have accused the federal government of mismanagement of wild horses.

Amazing Mustang Film Premieres Feb. 21

By Ellen Rosenberg, The Town Crier

“All horses matter, but wild horses are special,” explained Ellie Phipps Price, executive producer of American Mustang, a new movie that’s part documentary, part narrative, and will have its local premiere Friday evening, Feb. 21 at Regal Cinemas on State Road 7 in Royal Palm Beach.

RAC recommends BLM sell excess horses

By Dylan Woolf Harris, Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO — A federal agency’s advisory board agreed last week to encourage the Bureau of Land Management to gather and sell excess wild horses, as an emergency response to drought.

Second wild horse eco-sanctuary proposed near Lander

By Kelsey Dayton, WyoFile

For many, the horse is one of those animals symbolic to the American West. Yet on America’s public lands the animal costs the government millions of dollars each year and finds itself in the center of roiling political debate.

Elko County agrees to give up to $10,000 in wild horse lawsuit

By Dylan Woolf Harris, Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO — County leaders agreed Thursday to help pay up to $10,000 for a lawsuit filed against the federal government’s management of wild horses.

Comments call for more fertility control with wild horses

By Heather Kennison, Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO — No local residents gave public comments at the BLM Nevada Tri-RAC meeting Thursday, but some comments regarding wild horses were submitted.

NV Seeks New Homes for Captured Wild Horses

By Troy Wilde, Public News Service - NV

RENO, Nevada - The Nevada Department of Agriculture is reaching out to residents who may be interested in adopting wild horses captured in the Virginia Range near Reno.

The Plight of the American Wild Horse

By Alexandria Reis, PHD for Decoded Science

Last November, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducted the most recent helicopter round-up of wild horses in Wyoming’s Salt Wells Creek Herd Management Area.

NH boy a vigilant opponent of horse slaughter

By Dan Tuohy, New Hampshire Union Leader

A horse slaughter plant in New Mexico plans to open soon, which is mobilizing animal welfare advocates to repeat calls for a federal ban on slaughterhouses and horse meat for human consumption

The wild ones

By Rebecca Wallace / Palo Alto Weekly

Artist Cherryl Pape finds pastels perfect for depicting the open landscapes and billowing clouds of the American West. All that dust.

"WE NEED the tonic of wildness."

By Suzanne Roy of AHWPC for Huffington Post

42 years ago this week, President Richard M. Nixon invoked these famous words of Henry David Thoreau when signing the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.