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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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NBC News to Air Exclusive Report on Wild Horses

Published on Apr 4, 2013

NBC News is preparing to air "Wild But Not Free," an exclusive report by senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers about the plight of America's wild horses.

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Federal Court Sanctions Gov’t Plans to Eliminate Wild Free-Roaming Horses from Wyoming Checkerboard

Published on Apr 4, 2013
Cheyenne, WY ( April 4, 2013) – A federal court in Wyoming has approved a consent decree between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Rock Springs Grazing Association (RSGA) that will wipe out wild free-roaming horses from the Wyoming Checkerboard, a two-million acre swath of public and private land in the southern part of the state. Read more

Wild horse bill fails in Montana Senate committee

Published on Apr 3, 2013

By Francis Davis, The Montana Standard

BUTTE - A bill that would have required the state to develop a management plan for wild horses imported into Montana was voted down in committee Tuesday.

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Anti-wild horse bill fails in MT

Published on Apr 3, 2013

By Francis Davis, Montana Standard

BUTTE - A bill that would have required the state to develop a management plan for wild horses imported into Montana was voted down in committee Tuesday.

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Feds Sign $6M Helicopter Contract for 'Wild Horse and Burro'

Published on Apr 2, 2013

By Jeryl Bier, The Weekly Standard

As the sequester bore down on Washington, the dire warnings from the Obama administration gave the impression that wild horses couldn't drag another dime out of the treasury for a whole host of vital government services. Aircraft carrier refueling, the Head Start program, and White House tours were among the high profile victims.

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Bill targets BLM's wild horse shipments to Montana

Published on Apr 1, 2013

By Associated Press

A state lawmaker has introduced legislation aimed at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's plan that relocates to Montana wild horses from other states.

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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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Deer Run wild horses sold at auction, BLM answers lingering questions

Published on Mar 29, 2013
CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & Mynews4.com)- The memories of the herd of wild horses removed from an area on the outskirts of Carson City, still weighs heavy on the community and advocates who fought hard to have them returned to the land they came from. They are further discouraged by a statement made by the Bureau of Land Management indicating a compromise was made. Read more

Oklahoma Poised to Lift Ban on Horse Slaughterhouses

Published on Mar 28, 2013

By Kelsey Gee and Bill Tomson

Oklahoma's governor is expected to sign a new bill permitting horses to be slaughtered in the state to produce meat for human consumption, the latest salvo in a national debate over how to deal with wild and abandoned horses.

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Budget cuts hit wild horse adoption center

Published on Mar 28, 2013

By Jaime Hayden, Fox Reno

Even though the economy seems to be picking up, it has claimed one casualty in the form of the biggest wild horse adoption center.

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Wild horses couldn't drag her away

Published on Mar 24, 2013

By Liesl Bradner, Los Angeles Times

For the last seven years, Culver City-based artist Jennifer MaHarry has been photographing wild horses in the West.

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