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As Wild Horses Overrun the West, Ranchers Fear Land Will Be Gobbled Up

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By Dave Philipps, New York Times

BEAVER COUNTY, Utah — When he was a boy on a 150,000-acre ranch here in the desert mountains, which are so remote that there is no power line and electricity comes from a turbine in a mountain spring, Mark Wintch would thrill at the sight of a rare band of wild horses kicking up dust as they disappeared over a rise.

UPDATE: Judge Rules BLM Violated Grazing Laws in SW Idaho

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By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press

BOISE (AP) | A federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management once again violated federal laws when it issued grazing permits instead of analyzing how grazing could harm sage grouse in four allotments in south-central Idaho.

Latest Roundup in Wyoming Exposes Flaws, Failures in BLM’s Wild Horse Program

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By Wayne Pacelle, HSUS

At least 10 animals, including four yearlings, are dead after a poorly conducted and strategically suspect government roundup of approximately 800 wild horses in Wyoming.

NEVADA RANCHERS SUFFER FROM SELF-DELUDED DROUGHT DENIAL

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Data Backs BLM Manager’s Allotment Cuts in Face of “Cowboy Express” Protest

Horses in the wild: Amazing pictures of horses of the Camargue, Rhone River, France

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By News.com.au

A HERD of white horses gallop through a calm saltwater delta, kicking up spray as they race wildly against the setting sun.

Wild horse roundup plan sparks controversy

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By Paul Joncich, KLAS

LAS VEGAS -- Those who live in Cold Creek know how majestic and friendly southern Nevada's wild horses can be.

The 4th annual International Equine Conference

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Interior Secretary Called Upon for Fair, Effective Protections for Sage Grouse that Do Not Scapegoat Wild Horses

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Lakeview OR (September 24, 2014) . . . On the eve of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s visit to the Lakeview, Oregon Bureau of Land Management (BLM) District, wild horse advocates are calling on her to ensure fair and effective sage grouse protections that target the major cause of habitat degradation – livestock grazing – and do not scapegoat wild horses.

Push for protection for Mesa Verde wild horses continues

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By Nancy Lofholm, Denver Post

New Victim, Same Tragedy: The Plight of the American Mustang

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By Mandy Jackson-Beverly, Huffington Post

A few days ago I attended a fundraiser hosted by Rey and Kristine Castillo, owners of Village Modern Foods, in Santa Barbara.

BLM Weighs Wild Horse Impact Much More Heavily Than Cattle

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By Yuba Net

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 - The method used by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to assess range conditions is seriously skewed toward minimizing impacts from domestic livestock and magnifying those from wild horses and burros, according to an appraisal by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). As a result, the BLM's approach to range management targets scattered feral ungulates while ignoring far more numerous cattle.

A home for horses

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By News Review

Last Wednesday (Sept. 10), Tracy Mohr watched as 35 wild horses were unloaded at a Corning property and into her possession. The animals are among the last equines the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is rounding up from the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Nevada.

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