BLM Gallops Ahead with Mass Wild Horse Removal Plan; Helicopters Descend on Remote Utah Herd Beginning Today

BLM Gallops Ahead with Mass Wild Horse Removal Plan; Helicopters Descend on Remote Utah Herd Beginning Today

PRICE, Utah (July 1, 2020) … As controversial BLM acting director William Perry Pendley heads into a rocky confirmation process on Capitol Hill, the agency he heads is charging into summer with an unprecedented assault against the nation’s beloved wild horses and burros.

BLM to Roundup 5K Wild Horses & Burros from Public Lands this Summer/Fall 

BLM to Roundup 5,000 Wild Horses & Burros from Public Lands this Summer/Fall 

2020 to be the Most Perilous Year in Two Decades for Iconic Mustangs and Burros

Daily Reports: Reveille Wild Horse Roundup 2020

On January 21, 2020, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced its plans to conduct a helicopter roundup and removal of 150 wild horses from the Reveille Herd Management Area (HMA)  in Nevada beginning on Thursday, February 6, 2020. 

Daily Reports: Eagle Complex Roundup 2020

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Caliente and Cedar City field offices announced on January 9, 2020, that they would begin a  roundup wild horses from in and around the Eagle Complex located near Pioche, Nev. on January 13. The Complex consists of the Chokecherry, Eagle, and Mt. Elinor Herd Management Areas (HMAs).

The BLM will roundup 1,700 wild horses and remove up to 1,600. The BLM will treat up to 50 mares with the fertility control vaccine GonaCon-Equine and release the mares with an equal number of stallions.

AWHC Asks BLM to Postpone Massive Wild Horse Roundup in Nevada

PIOCHE, NEVADA (January 10, 2020)... Today, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), the nation’s leading wild horse protection organization, sent a legal letter to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) asking for the postponement of a wild horse roundup scheduled to begin on Monday, citing a violation of the public’s First Amendment rights.

Daily Reports: White River/Seaman Wild Horse Roundup 2020

jan 7(January 6, 2020) The BLM has plans to "zero-out", or remove all, wild horses from the Seaman and White River Herd Areas (HAs) in Nevada. The operation started back in November, but due to "unseasonably warm weather" which kept horses in higher elevations for longer than expected, the BLM paused the operation and resumed it this week. 

Holidays Bring Loss in Fish Springs, Nevada

By Deb Walker, Nevada Field Representative 

(January 6, 2019) On November 29, 2019, more than 50,000 hearts broke throughout the world at the announcement that the famous wild stallion Samson and his family had been trapped and removed from their home in Fish Springs, Nevada. Over 50,000… that’s the number of people worldwide who follow tales of the Fish Springs wild horses living free on public lands in Nevada’s spectacular Carson Valley.

Wild horses available for purchase

By Pat Raia, Horse Welfare News

(January 2, 2020) A group of so-called “Three-Striker” horses residing at the National Forest Service (NFS) Double Devil Wild Horse Corral in Arcturus, California are currently available for purchase with limitation. 

All the available horses are younger than 10 year-old. Three-Strike status indicates that the horses were passed over for adoption during previous adoption events. 

Sale of Devil’s Garden horses for $1 looms ahead but slaughter off the table

Mary Koncel, Program Specialist

(December 30, 2019) Less than four months after the controversial roundup of almost 500 horses from the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in northeastern California ended, the United States Forest Service (USFS) announced that all remaining horses at its Double Devil Wild Horse Corrals will soon be sold for $1 with limitations.  Fortunately, 

Devil's Garden Roundup Continues: Almost 300 Horses Lose Their Homes

September 25, 2019 – Almost 300 Horses Lose Their Homes as Roundup on the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory Continues

In the first 20 days of the helicopter roundup on the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory (DGWHT), 290 horses have been permanently removed from their federally-protected habitat. Yesterday, 8 of the 24 removed were domestic horses.