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BLM Nixes Surgical Spay Plan

By Pat Raia, The Horse

September 13, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has abandoned a plan to surgically sterilize wild mares, according to some wild horse advocates. Meanwhile, a National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board resolution could put animals already in holding facilities in danger, some advocates say.

September 7, 2016: Field Tour for the BLM National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

The BLM National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board is composed of representatives from multiple interest groups and the public. The nine members of the Board, who represent interests ranging from humane advocacy to livestock management, usually meet twice a year to listen to presentations on issues that affect wild horse and burro management decisions, discuss the topics and issues, and generate a list of recommendations on how to improve the management of wild horses and burros which they submit to the BLM for consideration.

Should BLM euthanize wild horses? Advisory panel says yes

By Scott Streater, E&E Reporter

September 13, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management's decision last week to cancel a research project testing surgical sterilization methods for wild mares has once again ignited a fierce debate over how best to deal with growing herds of wild horses and burros that critics say are damaging Western rangelands.

BLM “Citizen” Advisory Board Recommends Killing 45,000 Wild Horses & Burros

September 13, 2016

On September 9, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recommended the mass killing of up to 45,000 formerly wild horses and burros now confined to government holding facilities.

45,000 Wild Horses To Be Killed By The U.S. Government

By Sarah V Schweig, The Dodo

September 12, 2016

A government board just recommended that 45,000 wild horses and burros be killed to make room for beef mega farms — and you're about to pay for it.

BREAKING NEWS: BLM Announces Plans to Kill Thousands of Wild Horses

By A. Griffee, Dennis Michael Lynch

September 10, 2016

At their meeting in Elko, Nevada Thursday and Friday, the Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board discussed what to do with nearly 45,000 wild horses they consider unadoptable.

Advisory board suggests recommendations to the BLM

By Fallon Godwin-Butler, Elko Daily

September 10, 2016

ELKO — As the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting rounded out its last day in Elko, some of the working group recommendations given aligned with public comment and were focused on alleviating the population issue and restoring viable rangelands.

BLM won’t go through with wild horse sterilization research

By Marina Starleaf Riker, The Bulletin

September 10, 2016

Bureau of Land Management officials say they won’t go through with a plan to experiment with sterilization methods on about 200 wild horses in Oregon.

BLM pulls plans to sterilize wild horses in Oregon

By Yesenia Robles, Denver Post

September 9, 2016

An earlier plan this summer from the Bureau of Land Management to surgically sterilize wild horses in Oregon will not happen.

BLM drops plan to surgically sterilize wild horses

By Steven Dubois, WTOP

September 9, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has dropped a research effort that would have led to the surgical sterilization of more than 200 wild mares at a facility in Oregon.

Devils Garden Roundup Underway

September 12, 2016

The Forest Service has begun the roundup and removal of wild horses from California's largest wild horse herd.