The Bureau of Land Management spends about $50 million a year to house and feed more than 46,000 wild horses and burros in corrals.Read more
Advocacy groups in the US say up to 100,000 mustangs could face slaughter as the Trump administration slashes rural budgets.Read more
PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. — President Donald Trump's budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the West without the current requirement that buyers guarantee the animals won't be resold for slaughter.Read more
America’s wild horses could be slaughtered in their thousands if the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) gets approval for its proposal to sell the horses without limitations.Read more
The Bureau of Land Management's $1.1 billion fiscal 2018 budget request would reduce growing herds of wild horses and burros on federal rangelands by allowing for the "humane euthanasia and unrestricted sale" of potentially thousands of animals it cannot adopt out to other agencies or individualsRead more
ELKO – A wild horse advocacy group called on the Bureau of Land Management to return horses collected in an emergency gather this week, saying there were financial arrangements to provide them with water on the range.Read more
The omnibus spending package the Senate approved today contains a provision that would make it easier for the Bureau of Land Management to adopt out or transfer wild horses and burros, reducing the growing number of animals under the agency's care.Read more
An interest group devoted to protecting the nation’s wild horses is warning that a change in federal law tucked into the omnibus spending package could lead to exploitation of the creatures and a diminishing of their number on federal lands.
In an effort to control the population of unbranded free-roaming horses competing for resources on tribal lands, the Navajo Nation announced it would consider allowing permitted hunters to harvest the animals.Read more
If we had a national scapegoat, the leading candidate would be wild horses.
Whenever we debate land use in the West, it’s always the horses that come under fire.Read more