By The Horse
The USDA's Wildlife Services' (WS) National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) announced Feb. 13 that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted regulatory approval for the use of an equine immunocontraceptive vaccine (GonaCon-Equine) in adult female wild or feral horses and burros.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Twenty-one members of Congress sent a strong message of disapproval today to outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar over his handling of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) wild horse program with just weeks left before he steps down.
Grijalva, Whitfield Lead Letter to Interior Sec. Salazar Urging Public Explanation of Wild Horse Policy Reforms Ahead of His Departure
Washington, D.C. – Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), along with a bipartisan group of 19 other Members of Congress, sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today outlining concerns with the management of wild horses and burros on federal lands.
By Wayne Greene, Tulsa World
A state Senate committee unanimously passed a bill to allow the operation of horse slaughterhouses in the state.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Wild-horse advocates may be unified in opposition to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, but they're split over President Barack Obama's choice to replace him.
Horse defenders have sharply criticized Salazar, saying nearly 40,000 mustangs have been removed from the range across the West during his four-year tenure, which ends in March.
WASHINGTON, DC --- The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) today responded optimistically to reports that President Obama will nominate Sally Jewell, current CEO of REI, to replace Ken Salazar as Interior Secretary.
By Phil Taylor, E&E reporter
The Bureau of Land Management today issued long-awaited guidance to improve how wild horses and burros are gathered and treated on Western rangelands, an effort to appease animal rights groups who have called the agency's roundups inhumane.
By Phil Taylor, E&E reporter
Wild horse advocates today announced a campaign urging President Obama to nominate Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) to replace Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who plans to retire by the end of March.
By HLN.com Staff
Secretary of Interior, Ken Salazar, is resigning from his position, leaving the Obama administration in March. Animal advocates say this is the time for the U.S. government to end the controversial practice of horse roundups.
By Scott Sonner and Matthew Daly, Associated Press
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is issuing new policy directives emphasizing "compassion and concern" for wild horses on federal lands in the West, in response to a growing public outcry over alleged abuse during roundups of thousands of mustangs in recent years.
Washington, DC -- February 1, 2013 -- Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition of more than 50 organizations, harshly criticized the wild horse and burro roundup “animal welfare” and transparency policies released today by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
By Dave Philipps, Pro Publica
Two congressmen wrote to the Department of Interior this week to demand information on the progress of its investigation into whether more than 1,700 federally protected wild horses sold to a Colorado man may have been illegally sent to slaughter.