wild horses

Kicking Up Controversy With Wild Horses in the West

Kicking Up Controversy With Wild Horses in the West

By Kang-Chun Cheng Modoc County lies in the far northeast corner of California, and most of its 10,000 residents rely on cattle herding, logging, or government jobs for employment. Rodeos and 4-H programs fill most families’ calendars; massive belt buckles, blue jeans, and cowboy hats are common attire. Modoc’s niche brand of American individualism stems […]

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    Trump Budget Sells Out Wild Horses Again

    Trump Budget Sells Out Wild Horses Again

    The Trump administration’s $1 billion budget request for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeks $66.7 million for the Wild Horse and Burro Management program and a continued push to eliminate annual appropriations bill riders that prohibit the sale or killing of the federally protected animals. Congress has yet to act on the administration’s 2018 […]

    Group Sues to Stop Roundup of 10,000 Wild Horses

    Group Sues to Stop Roundup of 10,000 Wild Horses

    Animal rights group Friends of Animals has filed a lawsuit over a planned wild horse roundup in Nevada. The suit was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Reno, the Associated Press reported. It claims that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws by approving the […]

    Wild Horses Under Siege on Public Lands

    Wild Horses Under Siege on Public Lands

    By Suzanne Roy America has two long-standing symbols for freedom: the bald eagle and the wild mustang. Wild horses are protected by a special law, which was unanimously passed by Congress in 1971 and designates mustangs as “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West” who “enrich the lives of the American […]

    Will the U.S. Government Kill 45,000 Wild Horses?

    Will the U.S. Government Kill 45,000 Wild Horses?

    Our nation’s management of wild horses has been a long-running debacle of poor execution layered over questionable intentions and flagging resolve. Those problems have been compounded by violence toward horses by ranchers and other private resource users. The latest incident involves an attack on a number of wild horses living on a ranch overseen by […]