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#StopThemSally Campaign Launched to Halt Cruel Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

Belmont, CA – August 23, 2016 – Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) launched the #StopThemSally social media campaign. The campaign aims to convince U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to step in and halt the barbaric wild horse sterilization experiments that her department plans to conduct on wild mares in Oregon.

Can birth control reduce Arizona’s wild burro population?

By Isabel Menzel, Cronkite News

August 19, 2016

OATMAN, AZ – A wild burro approaches a saloon in the sleepy Arizona town of Oatman, and taps its hooves on the sun-weathered porch. Right on cue, the saloon owner comes out, pats its head and offers it a bite-sized hay cube.

More groups file lawsuits to stop plan to spay wild horses

By Associated Press

August 18, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - More advocacy groups have filed lawsuits seeking injunctions to stop researchers from surgically sterilizing more than 200 wild mares in central Oregon

Lawsuit Filed to Uphold Right to Observe Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

By The Cloud Foundation for The Desert Independent

August 16, 2016

PORTLAND, Oregon – Two leading wild horse advocacy organizations today filed a lawsuit in Oregon U.S. District Court to uphold their First Amendment right to observe highly controversial and invasive sterilization experiments that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to conduct on federally-protected wild horses at the agency’s Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines, Oregon.

Lawsuits gather on horse sterilization plan

By The Bulletin

August 17, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management faces two more federal lawsuits over its proposal to sterilize wild horses at its corral in Hines, part of an effort to control the population.

Wild horse advocates sue BLM over sterilization

By Tom McGhee, The Denver Post

August 16, 2016

Wild horse advocates have asked a federal judge to order the Bureau of Land Management to allow them to observe sterilization of wild mares, calling the planned procedures, experimental, invasive, inhumane, outdated and dangerous.

Lawsuit Filed to Uphold Right to Observe Controversial Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments Filed

Portland, Oregon (August 15, 2016) . . . Two leading wild horse advocacy organizations today filed a lawsuit in Oregon U.S. District Court to uphold their First Amendment right to observe highly controversial and invasive sterilization experiments that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to conduct on federally-protected wild horses at the agency’s Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines, Oregon.

Comment period open for wild horse removal in checkerboard lands

By Wyoming Business Report

August 15, 2016

RAWLINS — The Bureau of Land Management’s Rock Springs Field Office has released an Environmental Assessment proposing to remove all wild horses from the checkerboard lands in three Herd Management Areas near Rock Springs.

Decision made on Fort Polk wild horses

By KATC News

August 15, 2016

The U.S. Army has made its final decision regarding wild horses that live on land in a National Forest that Fort Polk has taken over to use for training.

Additional $5,000 reward for shooting of three burros in Arizona

By Humane Society

August 12, 2016

The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of three wild burros near Lake Pleasant, Arizona. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is currently investigating the case, and has previously offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest or conviction, bringing the total reward to $7,500.

Utah roundup will target wild horses on state land

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune

August 12, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management this week launches another roundup to remove wild horses from Utah's open range, this time targeting Blawn Wash in Beaver County, where ranchers have complained free-roaming horses are degrading the range.

Arizona's Largest Burro Herd Needs Your Help

More wild burros call Arizona home than anywhere else in the West. Over 5,000 burros are estimated to roam the western part of the state, where these hardy animals are highly adapted to the harsh desert environment.