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Wild Horses

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. land managers have begun efforts to capture about 50% more wild horses than originally planned this year because of severe drought across the U.S. West — about 6,000 additional animals primarily in Nevada, Oregon and Colorado. The Bureau of Land Management said the emergency roundups that began Sunday in Oregon…

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. officials who are trying to adopt out wild horses captured on public land say they are tightening protections to guard against the illegal resale of the animals for slaughter, but advocates say the government needs to do more, including ending incentive payments for adoptions. The Bureau of Land Management is…

Ride off into the sunset with an untamed horse or burro – and up to $1,000 – during this weekend’s B.L.M. horse adoption in Lovell. The Bureau of Land Management has been hosting several wild horse adoptions across Wyoming. The latest will be held over three days at the Pryor Mountain Mustang Center and the…

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Management is accepting public comments through the end of April on plans to remove some 3,500 wild horses from public land in southwestern Wyoming. The federal agency seeks to allow between 1,500 and 2,165 wild horses on five herd management areas in the Red Desert outside…

Wild horses have a new ally in the Bureau of Land Management. In 2018, Congress sent excess wild horses and burros removed from public lands to become work animals for government agencies on every level. In Wyoming, this means that they end up at the Wyoming Honor Farm near Riverton. Here the horses are trained…

Where will Wyoming’s wild horse go? Well, it definitely won’t be the slaughterhouse. Yesterday, Congress passed 2020’s federal spending bill. One of the provisions in the bill prohibits the U.S. Forest service from selling healthy wild horse and burros for slaughter. The Bureau of Land Management – who manages most of the wild horse herds…


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