A Utah congressman has introduced legislation to allow Western states and American Indian tribes to take over management of wild horses and burros from the federal government.
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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.
A Texas billionaire's wife bought two ranches in Elko County to serve as an eco-sanctuary for wild horses. Her opponents are the county commission and ranchers.
Nevada ranchers, living off the range for generations, see their way of life threatened by environmentalists, mining companies and efforts to save endangered species.
Forty years after Congress passed a law protecting wild horses from harm, the program to manage the animals has become unbridled. And it's costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars a year.
The Hughes ranch in Bartlesville, Okla., has been home to thousands of America's wild horses since 1989. They were rounded up in the West, half from Nevada, to make the 1,400-mile trailer trek to the Midwest.
Laura Leigh posts videos, photos and blogs on the Internet to expose what she sees as abuse. She's filed lawsuits against the BLM on a regular basis, trying to halt roundups.
At the Hughes Ranch in Bartlesville, Okla., wild horses gathered in the West live out their lives. The Bureau of Land Management has contracts with ranchers in the Midwest to take care of mustangs that couldn't be auctioned off.