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Appropriators pick fights on wild horses

Published by Kellie Lunney, E&E News on Nov 22, 2017

Senate appropriators opted to retain traditional language in their new Interior Department spending bill protecting wild horses and burros from being killed or sold, setting up a debate with the House over the controversial issue.

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Unwanted horses of the West

Published by Janie Todorovich, Arizona Sonora News on Nov 21, 2017

President Trump’s 2018 appropriations bill suggests changing a 1971 act of Congress protecting wild horses from slaughter, and cuts the Wild Horse and Burro program by 12 percent. If passed, it will allow for the unlimited sale and slaughter of these American icons of the West.

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Slaughter of 90,000 Wild Horses Could Proceed Despite 80% Objection From American Public

Published by American Wild Horse Campaign Special To EcoWatch on Nov 20, 2017
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Senate Maintains Protections Against Killing Wild Horses

Published on Nov 17, 2017


U.S. Senate Takes Stand Against Wild Horse Slaughter

Appropriations Bill, Released Today, Maintains Protections Against Killing

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New BLM Appointment Moves Agency Toward Horse Slaughter

Published on Nov 16, 2017

Washinton, DC (November 16, 2017) ... The American Wild Horse Campaign today harshly criticized Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s appointment of Brian Steed, the former Chief of Staff for U.S. Rep.

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BLM Captures 96 Horses in Nevada; Public Kept 1.5 Miles Away

Published on Nov 16, 2017

Yesterday, November 15, 2017, the BLM rounded up 96 (28 stallions, 42 mares, 26 foals) from the Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Areas (HMAs) outside Gerlach, Nevada. Observing the roundup for AWHC was Maureen Daane. A French documentary journalist and several staff members of U.S.

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New study of wild horses launched

Published by Britton Ledingham, Calgary Herald on Nov 14, 2017

Amid concerns about a potential boom in the feral horse population — and the land’s ability to support them — a new study of the famous equines has been undertaken in Alberta’s Foothills.

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BLM seeks nominations on 17 advisory councils

Published by The Argus Observer on Nov 14, 2017

LAKE VIEW — The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday announced that it is seeking public nominations for open positions on 17 of its 36 Resource Advisory Councils (RAC), including the Southeast Oregon RAC which has eight seats opening in 2018.

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Congress looks at wild horses (again), and there are no easy solutions

Published by Daniel Rothberg, The Nevada Independent on Nov 13, 2017

Few public lands issues in the American West are as charged as the question of how to manage wild horses. And nowhere is the issue more challenging than in Nevada. More than half of the roughly 73,000 horses that roam federal land live here.

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BLM, University of Wyoming Continue Horse Movement Study

Published by The Horse on Nov 13, 2017

As part of a movement study with the University of Wyoming (UW), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) collared 16 additional mares during the completion of the appropriate management level gather in Wyoming’s Adobe Town Herd Management Area (HMA).

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Management dispute disrupts deal that saved hundreds of Nevada horses

Published by Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal on Nov 9, 2017

Nevada officials have terminated a privately-funded agreement that’s kept hundreds of free-range horses from western Nevada's Virginia Range without resorting to slaughter.

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Virginia Range Wild Horse Agreement terminated

Published by Terri Russell, KOLO TV on Nov 8, 2017

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Horses on the Virginia Range have been part of the landscape for more than a century.


But with development in the area, their habitat is slowly getting smaller and smaller.

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