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Scientific review criticizes government roundups of wild horses

Published on Jun 5, 2013

By Lisa Myers, Senior Investigative Correspondent, NBC News

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Drought prompts plan to remove wild horses in Nev.

Published on May 27, 2013

By Associated Press

RENO, Nev. —Federal land managers say the drought is prompting plans to remove an unspecified number of wild horses from a large swath of the range in northeastern Nevada - two years after they removed some 1,400 mustangs from the same area.

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Facing National Scrutiny, BLM Struggles to Explain Wild Horse Program

Published on May 17, 2013
By Suzanne Roy, Special to the Huffington Post "Wild horses are not receiving a fair shake." Those are the words of a thirty-year Bureau of Land Management (BLM) veteran to NBC News' senior investigative correspondent, Lisa Myers, as part of her groundbreaking report, "Horses are wild -- but not free." Read more

The case of the missing mustangs; what happened to 1,700 wild horses?

Published on May 14, 2013

By Lisa Myers and Michael Austin, NBC News

The semis would rumble down country roads packed full of wild horses. Truckload after truckload, sometimes 36 horses at a time, all with the same destination: a ranch in the small town of La Jara, Colo.

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In their own words: opposing views of wild horse roundups

Published on May 14, 2013
By NBC News staff The Bureau of Land Management's roundups of wild horses and burros fire strong emotions on both sides of the issue. Here, in their own words, BLM Program Chief Joan Guilfoyle and singer-songwriter Carole King, a wild horse advocate, present their views: Read more

NBC News: Cruel or necessary? The true cost of wild horse roundups

Published on May 14, 2013
By Lisa Myers and Michael Austin, NBC News DELTA, Utah -- The mustangs run with a spirit that makes them legendary here in the West. On a bitter cold morning, they descend from the Swasey mountains of central Utah and gallop for miles across the plains. Stallions and mares, beautiful and strong, guiding their young. Read more

Government can’t find room for America’s wild horses

Published on May 10, 2013

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — Wild horses, descended from the steeds of Spanish explorers, Native Americans, U.S. cavalry and ranch strays, are being offered for auction this weekend in Fort Worth, Texas, as part of a desperate effort by a federal government that can’t figure out what to do with them.

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Sonoma Valley's Ellie Phipps-Price a fierce advocate for wild horses

Published on May 5, 2013

By Mary Callahan, The Press Democrat

ELK CREEK, Calif. — The sun was beginning to angle behind the hills when a pack of wild horses swept through a gap in the terrain, turned and watched as a second band galloped into view.

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Wild horse eco sanctuary proposed to alleviates horse holding problem

Published on May 1, 2013

By Dylan Woolf Harris, Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO - Facing a horse holding predicament, the Bureau of Land Management will soon find itself with an abundance of animals running on allotted rangeland and long-term holding facilities crammed to capacity.

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Ranchers, BLM settle suit over Wyoming wild horses

Published on Apr 4, 2013

By Associated Press

CHEYENNE — A legal settlement between ranchers and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management would reduce wild horse numbers by about half on more than 4,300 square miles of sagebrush country in the Red Desert of southwest Wyoming.

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BLM Digs in Heels Over Costly Approach to Wild Horses Despite Sequester

Published on Apr 4, 2013

By Suzanne Roy, Special to Huffington Post

If a budget is a statement of priorities, then what are we to make of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) recent decision to sign a $6 million contract with a company that provides helicopters for wild horse roundups while cutting back spending at the largest wild horse adoption facility in the country?

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Wild horse “ecosanctuary” to allow horses to roam free off public lands

Published on Mar 30, 2013

By Willow Belden, Wyoming Public Radio

Every year, the Bureau of Land Management removes thousands of horses from public land in Wyoming. They ship most of the horses to long-term holding facilities in the Midwest. But that’s expensive … and they’re running out of space

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