Fifteenmile Roundup Leaves Dangerously Few Wild Horses in a Unique Herd — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Carol J. Walker, Director of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation First published on Wild Hoofbeats I attended the Fifteenmile Wild Horse Roundup last week in a remote and obscure Herd Management Area outside of Worland, Wyoming. Very few people I know had even heard of these horses, and fewer still have visited […]

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Listen to BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting — Tuesday’s Horse

The BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting is happening right now in DC. AWHC team members are onsite. Listen in live: https://t.co/NoOm4rDnSE pic.twitter.com/F772N3E0qx — AWHC (@FreeWildHorses) October 30, 2019 It’s going on now. Today and tune in again tomorrow.

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Stand-in BLM boss: Solving wild horse problem will take $5 billion, 15 years — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Scott Sonner Source: multiple and unedited William Perry Pendley says the agency adopted out more than 7,000 mustangs and burros captured last year — the most in 15 years It will take $5 billion and 15 years to get an overpopulation of wild horses under control on federal lands across the West, the acting […]

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Will you help stop horse slaughter? — Tuesday’s Horse

H.R. 961, a bill pending in the nation’s capitol, that will ban horse slaughter and export for slaughter, has 190 cosponsors. In order to take advantage of the Consensus Calendar rule[1], we need 290 cosponsors. That’s 100 more. Will you help our horses get those critical cosponsors? Using the Consensus Calendar rule is how the horse […]

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The Greatest Threat to Public Lands is Public-Lands Ranching — Western Horse Watchers Association

Five areas were considered this week in a series of posts about the number of wild horses that have been displaced from public lands by privately owned livestock. Saylor Creek HMA – 933 Warm Springs HMA – 1,616 Devil’s Garden WHT – 1,309 Silver King HMA – 2,004 Twin Peaks HMA – 2,265 Yep, 8,127 wild horses […]

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Slaughter of U.S. horses in Canada — Tuesday’s Horse

In a phone call to the CFIA, we were told that just under 24,000 U.S. horses were slaughtered in Canada in 2018. See the overall numbers of horses slaughtered in Canadian plants for 2008 through 2016 here. Also in 2018, we found that nearly 66,000 U.S. horses were transported to Mexico for slaughter. TAKE ACTION […]

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Saylor Creek Horses Get Short End of Stick — Western Horse Watchers Association

Earlier this week the BLM said that some of the wild horses at Saylor Creek HMA would be removed because there are too many of them. Let’s take a look at the numbers. The HMA covers 101,858 acres in southern Idaho. The AML is 50, yielding an aimed-at population density of 0.5 wild horses per […]

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Wild Mustang Advocates Say $35 Million Population Control Plan Puts Herds on a ‘Path to Extinction’ — TIME

(RENO, Nev.) — Congress is closer to approving a contentious wild horse initiative backed by national animal welfare groups and the livestock industry but condemned by leaders of the largest and oldest coalition of mustang advocates in the West. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved $35 million last week for the program supported by an unprecedented…

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Wild horses are on the loose in Corolla after Dorian damaged fence, flooded grazing area — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Jeff Hampton as published on The Virginian-Pilot “We have had our hands full…” Wild horses have been roaming into the Corolla village daily ever since Hurricane Dorian flooded their habitat and damaged the fence that contains them in the north beaches. The hurricane and a subsequent rainstorm left large areas of the wild horse […]

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Controversial ‘wild horse initiative’ headed to Senate floor — Tuesday’s Horse

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Congress is closer to approving a contentious wild horse initiative backed by national animal welfare groups and the livestock industry but condemned by leaders of the largest and oldest coalition of mustang advocates in the West. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved $35 million last week for the program supported by an […]

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