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18 horses saved from slaughter

Published on May 2, 2014

By Gib Mathers, Powell Tribune

Wild mustangs from the McCullough Peaks Horse Management Area take a winter stroll with Carter Mountain in the background.

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Utah ranchers sue BLM, demand removal of wild horses

Published on May 2, 2014

By Kristen Moulton, Salt Lake Tribune

Thirteen ranchers in southwestern and central Utah are asking a federal judge to order the Bureau of Land Management to control the burgeoning number of wild horses that share the range with their cattle and sheep.

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Under pressure, Utah BLM fast-tracks plea to round up wild horses

Published on May 1, 2014

By Kristen Moulton, The Salt Lake Tribune

Under pressure from ranchers and southern Utah elected leaders, the Bureau of Land Management’s Utah office is fast-tracking proposed roundups of wild horses on the state’s parched southwestern ranges.

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Gov. Gary Herbert slammed for wild horse comments

Published on Apr 30, 2014

By Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — National wild horse advocacy organizations are criticizing Utah Gov. Gary Herbert for his comments that the animals' populations need to be managed more effectively, including "taking down" some of them for the benefit of cattle grazing.

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BLM switching tactics to control wild horses

Published on Apr 25, 2014
By KRNV GARDNERVILLE, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- The Bureau of Land Management is trying out a different approach to reduce the number of wild horses Read more

BLM Approves Pilot Project to Treat Wild Horses With Fertility Control

Published on Apr 24, 2014


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City, Sierra Front Field Office has approved a pilot project to treat wild horses that reside near the Fish Springs community, approximately 10 miles south of the Pine Nut Herd Management Area, with fertility control porcine zona pellucide (PZP).

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Horse advocates ‘want to bid’

Published on Apr 22, 2014

By Steve Brownie, Cody Enterprise

After 41 horses abandoned on public land were sold to a Canadian slaughterhouse, local horse lovers want a chance to bid on any future sales.

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The BLM should not be in charge of wild horses

Published on Apr 20, 2014

By The Billings Gazette

Concerning the the Bighorn Basin horses bound for slaughter in Canada, there seems to be a misconception that the 37 horses purchased by Bovary Exports have already been slaughtered.

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Ranchers, Bureau of Land Management Feud over Round Ups

Published on Apr 16, 2014
By Ben Deci, Fox 40 News SACRAMENTO-For years, the Bureau of Land Management would fly helicopters through herds of wild horses to round them up and control their population but now, there’s a problem. Read more

Rebellious Ranchers Round Up Federally Protected Wild Horses

Published on Apr 15, 2014

By Steve Straehley, All

Officials of a Utah county are planning an illegal roundup of wild horses from federal land to satisfy ranchers whose livestock compete with the horses for food.

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Controversy Over Wyoming Estray Horse Gather, Sale

Published on Apr 14, 2014

By Pat Raia, The Horse

A gather, conducted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), of horses belonging to the state of Wyoming drew fire from wild horse advocates, who say the animals were too quickly sold to a Canadian horse processing firm.

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Wild horses targeted for roundup in Utah rangeland clash

Published on Apr 12, 2014

By Jennifer Dobner, Reuters

ENTERPRISE, Utah (Reuters) - A Utah county, angry over the destruction of federal rangeland that ranchers use to graze cattle, has started a bid to round up federally protected wild horses it blames for the problem in the latest dustup over land management in the U.S. West.

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