Category Archives: Wild Horses

Horse Overpopulation Update

Today, the estimated population is about 73,000 wild horses and burros in 10 Western states, a record number since the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act was passed…That is almost three times the number the habitat can sustainably support … Continue reading

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Federal court orders restoration of 23,000 acres for wild horses

The horse campaigners won another legal battle last year when a federal appeals court out west ruled that the Bureau of Land Management… illegally removed wild horses from Wyoming territory… On the other side are ranchers and state and local … Continue reading

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Love the horses but let them starve

…worldwide, 4.7 million horses are slaughtered each year (not all from United States) and exported to countries where horse meat is a gourmet food and brings more than twice as much money as beef. Even here in the uSSA where … Continue reading

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Woman Fined for Removing Free-Roaming Horse from BLM Land

Warr said Stoetzer’s fine is connected to a section of the Regulation and Prohibited Act, which prohibits the unauthorized removal of animals under BLM jurisdiction. However, he added, it is still unclear whether the mare is a BLM mustang or … Continue reading

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Utah official: BLM ‘impotent’ to deal with wild horse problem

Across the West, the number of wild horses and burros that have been adopted over the past three years has remained stagnant, putting pressure on the agency to find places for these animals to go. The agency keeps nearly 47,000 … Continue reading

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Rescuers Cope With Influx of Horses Displaced by Wildfires

This is what is known as a “double dose of government horse shit.” — jtl   By Pat Raia via The Horse As of Sept. 16, the Butte Fire had claimed 71,780 acres while the Valley Fire had destroyed 70,000 … Continue reading

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Feds Under Fire in Arizona for Plan to Round Up Wild Horses

Conservationists in Arizona are ramping up efforts to stop the federal government from rounding up herds of wild horses in a local forest — a move opponents say puts the animals’ lives in jeopardy….Forest Service says the animals are a … Continue reading

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Wild Mustangs – A Legacy in 4K

All of this is well and good and even very “romantic.” If you wish to do (or support) things like this, please knock yourself out as long as you do it in a completely ethical manner (which means, as long … Continue reading

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Wyoming Wild Horse Roundups to Continue

It seems that push back from the Western States is becoming more and more common. That would be a good thing. Think secession. At least it is a step in the right direction.– jtl According to Gov. Matt Mead, “Wyoming … Continue reading

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Prison ends wild horse program; BLM must remove 1,100 animals

Corrections officials said the program was burning a hole in their budget, that what was meant to be self-sustaining had become a financially unfeasible enterprise. This is what happens to anything that is turned over to government. — jtl, 419 … Continue reading

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