Republicans in Congress want the Bureau of Land Management to answer for an "ineffective" strategy that has failed to halt the explosion of wild horse and burro populations both on the range and in captivity.
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In response to criticism from advocacy groups, federal land managers plan to hold a public workshop to solicit ideas on how to protect wild horses from excessive heat at a major holding facility near Reno.
The Bureau of Land Management is planning an emergency relocation of 50 wild horses in response to parched conditions at the Seaman Herd Area in Lincoln and Nye counties.
Federal officials cleared the way Friday for a return to domestic horse slaughter, granting a southeastern New Mexico company’s application to convert its cattle facility into a horse processing plant.
Thirty U.S. representatives urged new U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday to make a priority out of reforming the government’s wild horse management program and its spiraling budget that they say has created an “untenable situation” for both the mustangs and taxpayers.
A scathing independent scientific review of the U.S. government’s management of wild horses concludes the continued emphasis on mustang roundups to help protect the public rangeland is doomed to financial, social and political failure. In short: it’s probably time to let nature cull the herds.
Fifteen saddle-trained, wild horses will be offered for adoption on May 18 in Carson City, according to the Bureau of Land Management.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The federal Bureau of Land Management hopes spaying will help control wild horse herds, a plan opponents say is possibly dangerous and unproven.
Federal officials plan to round up thousands of wild horses and burros across six Western states beginning today.
RENO - Federal officials have approved a final management plan for the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Nevada that calls for the removal of all wild horses and burros from it within five years. The move is being made because the...
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans a series of open houses in Northern Nevada in the coming weeks to field public comment about proposals to create a wild horse eco-sanctuary in Elko County. Madeleine Pickens, the wife of oil tycoon T. Boone...
RENO - An Arizona congressman is lashing out against federal land managers' emergency roundup of wild horses in Northern Nevada, saying it poses a risk to the animals because it's taking place during the height of foaling season.
An organization that rescues abused and injured wild horses won't receive any more money from sales of its Horse Power state license plates until it can prove to legislative auditors that it properly oversees its expenditures.
Federal officials are offering a $10,000 reward in hopes of tracking down those responsible for a recent rash of wild horse and burro killings in Northern Nevada and eastern California.
RENO - This is not Boyd Spratling's first rodeo. The new chairman of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board has seen a lot in his 35 years as a veterinarian in rural northeast Nevada. But he admits, he's not sure...
WINNEMUCCA - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has decided to give the public more time to comment on a controversial plan to round up more than 600 wild horses in the Jackson Mountains northwest of Winnemucca. The comment period on the...
Extended drought in parts of Nevada and the West might force a delay in the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's plans to cut back on wild horse roundups as more emphasis is placed on fertility control to keep herd populations in check.
ELKO - An Elko County commissioner and longtime critic of environmental restrictions on federal lands says a proposed eco-sanctuary for hundreds of wild horses in northeast Nevada will damage the range and could put some ranchers out of business. "...
Madeleine Pickens' plan to create a tourist-friendly eco-sanctuary for wild horses in northeast Nevada moved closer to reality Thursday as the Bureau of Land Management selected her "Mustang Monument" for an environmental review needed for final approval.
RENO -- A photographer and wild horse protection advocate who contends her First Amendment rights were violated when she was denied access to roundups in Nevada has scored a victory in the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
Wild horse protection advocates are accusing the federal Bureau of Land Management of stacking a public advisory board with friends of cattle ranchers at the expense of mustangs, and warning that the panel is increasingly sympathetic to the idea of slaughtering excess animals in overpopulated herds on U.S. lands in the West.
RENO -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is postponing its plans to remove nearly 300 wild horses from the range near Reno. In a news release Sunday, agency officials said the roundup will be postponed until further notice due to unspecified "...
RENO -- The head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Nevada is appealing to agency employees to step up and blow the whistle on any abuse of wild horses.