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Dead burros in Axtell contracted rare virus

By Robert Stevens, Sanpete Messenger

November 3, 2016

AXTELL—The Bureau of Land Management says 25 wild burros that died in an off-range corral in Axtell appear to have contracted a rare virus.

Where’s the Love for Donkeys?

By James Gorman, New York Times

October 31, 2016

About 5,000 years ago, 10 donkeys were laid to rest in painstakingly constructed brick grave chambers at a site connected with one of the earliest Egyptian kings.

Can Birth Control Save Our Wild Horses?

By Virginia Morell, National Geographic

October 31, 2016

When Nancy Kilian, a self-described horse lover, spotted a brown-and-white pinto mare standing among the sagebrush and juniper trees near Carson City, Nevada, a couple of weeks ago, she didn’t hesitate.

Another Government Report Shows Corruption and Mismanagement within the Federal Wild Horse & Burro Program

October 31, 2016

Yet another government report is adding to the evidence that the BLM wild horse and burro program is irretrievably mismanaged and broken as the agency continues on a collision course with disaster in the costly and cruel roundup of an astounding 1,100 wild horses from eastern Nevada beginning November 1st.

Equus Film Festival Now Sponsored by Anti-Mustang Pro-Slaughter Industry Group

October 28, 2016

The horse advocacy world is reacting with shock at the news that the Equus Film Festival has named Protect the Harvest, an industry group that promotes wild horse roundups and horse slaughter, as its title sponsor for its annual event, which will take place in New York City on November 17-20, 2016.

Public Lands Belong in Federal Hands

By Wes Siler, Outside Online

October 25, 2016

Right now, there's a war raging over who should have control of the 640 million acres of public land in this country. Those lands—where we hike, hunt, and camp—are home to most of our country’s incredible natural heritage. Yet the energy and mineral extraction industries have convinced Republican lawmakers it's a good idea to transfer those lands to state control, in a thinly veiled attempt to ultimately force their sale. Meanwhile, well-meaning citizens have been lied to about the true impetus behind this movement, with corporate greed masquerading as a bid to increase states’ rights.

Bundy Brothers Acquitted in Takeover of Oregon Wildlife Refuge

By Courtney Sherwood and Kirk Johnson, New York Times

October 27, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. — Armed antigovernment protesters led by Ammon and Ryan Bundy were acquitted Thursday of federal conspiracy and weapons charges stemming from the takeover of a federally owned wildlife sanctuary in Oregon last winter.

U.S. wrong to round up wild horses from Wyoming region - 10th Circuit

By David Bailey

October 26, 2016

(Reuters) - A 2014 U.S. Bureau of Land Management roundup of more than 1,200 wild horses from a Wyoming region in which public and private lands are intermingled violated land management and horse protection laws, a federal appeals court has ruled.

'No ambiguity': Court tells BLM it cannot treat public land as private

By Arno Rosenfeld, Casper Star Tribune

October 27, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management may not treat public lands as private out of practical considerations, a federal appeals court wrote in an opinion released this week.

Additional $2,500 reward for shooting of three horses in Arizona

By Chloe Detrick, Humane Society

October 27, 2016

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shooting of three wild horses in Tonto National Forest, Arizona. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the case. This reward adds to existing rewards of $2,500 offered by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign and the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group and $1,000 from a private citizen, bringing the total to $6,000.

Reward Offered, Help From Public needed in Salt River Wild Horse Shooting

October 24, 2016 ... The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) and the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who shot three Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest on Friday. At least one horse – a beautiful 6-month foal named Kai – died, and two other young members of the same band have been observed alive, but are wounded and may need to be rescued by the SRWHMG.

A Night to Remember

October 26, 2016

The Wild Night Gala, hosted by Camille and Chris Bently and the Bently Foundation to benefit the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign on October 19, 2016 was an extraordinary evening of entertainment, art, food and drink in celebration of America’s iconic mustangs and burros.