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A Sorry Spectacle on Capitol Hill

Published on Jun 23, 2016

June 23, 2016

If we ever questioned what public lands ranchers and their political allies in Congress really have in mind for America’s wild horses and burros, the answer was abundantly clear yesterday’s House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee on the Bureau of Land...

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Dangerous times on Capitol Hill for Wild Horses – Part II

Published on Jun 21, 2016

June 21, 2016

As if last week’s appropriations action wasn’t bad enough, this week will see a stacked oversight hearing by the House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee, which appears to be aimed at laying the groundwork for lifting the prohibition on slaughtering America's...

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Dangerous Times on Capitol Hill

Published on Jun 16, 2016

UPDATE (MARCH 22, 2017): The budget language to "immediately" transfer wild horses to state and local agencies and to strip these animals of their federal protection was amended to prevent commercial slaughter. However, as adopted by both the House of Representatives and the Senate Interior...

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5 Things Governor Sandoval Should Know about Wild Horses and Livestock

Published on May 30, 2016

 

May 30, 2016

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval pressing the federal government to increase livestock grazing on public lands after one wet winter in his state.  At the same time, Gov. Sandoval is threatening to sue the federal government for more wild horse roundups,...

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Danger Ahead on Capitol Hill for Wild Horses

Published on May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016

Chris Stewart, Republican Congressman from Utah, wants to overturn federal management of wild horses and turn it over to the states. If successful, he will turn back the clock more than four decades to a time when local authorities and ranchers were running mustang herds into...

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You'll Never Guess How Wild Burros Are Helping Wildlife

Published on May 25, 2016

May 21, 2016

Field biologist Erick Lundgren of Phoeniz Arizona was camping along a river in the Sonoran desert  like he had for years when he noticed something odd: dug wells. Curious to find the culprit of these wells, he secured a small grant with Arizona State University to...

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