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A Wild Idea to Solve the Wild Horse Problem

The BLM sets an appropriate management level for wild horses based on the amount of rangeland available, a figure that currently stands at 27,000 animals. But current populations are more than three times that designated carrying capacity—and are on pace … Continue reading

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New pen in California may allow sale of wild horses for slaughter

“While slaughtering wild horses does not present a pleasant picture, the reality of this dire situation is not pleasant,” Justice Department lawyers representing the agency wrote in its most recent filing last month. “The Forest Service is taking a step … Continue reading

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The Hard Truth About the West’s Wild Horse Problem

The federal government’s Wild Horse and Burro Program is broken, leaving thousands of animals to starve. One of the toughest old geezers I have ever known was an old “Mustanger” that hung out at the same Jackpot Bull Riding Arena … Continue reading

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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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