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Over 5,500 Citizens Protest Feds’ New Mexico Mustang Roundup Plan

Photo by David Cramer

For Immediate Release

Farmington, NM (November 28, 2012) . . . Over 5,500 citizens have written to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in opposition to its plan to roundup and remove as many as 323 wild horses their homes on the range in northwestern New Mexico, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, announced today.

Wild horse advocates, Santa Maria Ranchresidents join hands for fencing work day

By Bonnie Matton, RGJ.com

When JohnD and Kay Winters, original owners of the ranch which is now part of the Santa Maria Ranch development, no horses came onto the area, as all of their fences were kept in good condition and gates were always kept closed.

Buyer of Wild Horses Under Investigation by State, Feds

By Dave Philipps, ProPublica

A southern Colorado man under investigation for his handling of protected wild horses has admitted to state regulators that he shipped animals out of Colorado in violation of brand inspection laws, officials said.

National Coalition Calls on Government to Drop Dangerous Experiment on Wild Wyoming Mustangs

Washington, DC -Late yesterday, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, a national coalition, fired off a letter to the White House and top officials of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Wild Horse and Burro Program urging immediate cancellation of a dangerous experiment the agency plans for herds of horses living in Wyoming’s North Lander Complex.

Are We Leading Our Wild Horses to Slaughter?

By Andrew Cohen, The Atlantic

Farewell message that BLM has lots its way

By Peer.org

Vernal, Utah — The U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management has lost sight of its mission in a quest to maximize fossil energy and other resource exploitation on public wild lands, according to the retirement message sent by a career natural resource specialist and posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The sobering message depicts cascading natural system failures due to unchecked oil and gas drilling and related cumulative damage to public lands and waters.

Saving the Wild Horses, City Watch (Los Angeles)

By Greg Nelson, Animal Rights

ANIMAL RIGHTS - In September, my wife and I drove to Lompoc for the season’s final wild horse walk at the 300-acre Return to Freedom ranch. 

The walks will begin again in the spring, and if you aren’t moved by what you see and hear from the ranch’s staff, you haven’t got a caring bone in your body.

It seems absurd to think that Africa would not attempt to preserve its wild animals.

Antelope Roundup, Oct 2 - 5, 2012

By Deniz Bolbol, AWHPC

On Tuesday, October 2, 2012, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began a massive plan to remove 3,500 wild horsesfrom public lands over the next four months.

The following is an Eyewitness Report from Deniz Bolbol of AWHPC.

The massive removal started with the Antelope and Antelope Valley Herd Management Areas (HMAs) roundup — in northeastern Nevada — where 200 horses are targeted for removal.

Wild horse advocates call for roundups to stop, KOAA, Colorado Springs

By Elaine Sheridan, KOAA News

Wild horse advocates are calling on the Bureau of Land Management to suspend its annual roundup following an investigative report suggesting that some animals are being sold to slaughterhouses.

Advocacy groups call for halt on wild horse roundups, Denver Post

By Jordan Steffan, The Denver Post

Wild-horse advocates are calling on the Bureau of Land Management to suspend its annual roundup following an investigative report suggesting that some animals are being sold to slaughterhouses.

Durell Vineyard Owner Ellie Price Gives Rescued Mustangs Freedom and a New Home

SONOMA, Calif. -- Almost two years after staging one of the largest wild horse rescues in history, wildlife advocate and owner of the legendary Durell Vineyard, Ellie Price, was about to witness the happy end of a very long journey. This summer, together with a group of supporters and friends, Price looked on in anticipation as 115 Mustangs, rescued in 2010 from a livestock auction in Fallon, Nevada, and housed in leased feedlots ever since, took their first tentative steps towards freedom.

BLM Wild Horse Advisory Board to Meet Oct. 29-30, 2012

By The Horse

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet in October in Salt Lake City, Utah, to discuss issues relating to the management, protection, and control of wild horses and burros on Western public rangelands. The day-and-a-half meeting will take place Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 30, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., local time.