Mustang Contraception, Adoption Proposed as Alternatives to EuthanasiaA bill in Washington would allow thousands of wild horses to be humanely euthanized because of overpopulation and lower adoption rates. Now, wildlife advocates are pushing for birth control as part of the solution.
Senate Bill Could Trigger Wild Mustang Kill-OffThe fate of thousands of wild horses hangs in the balance. The Senate is set to vote on an amendment to a spending bill that would allow euthanasia of mustangs and burros roaming free on public land.
Federal Land Managers Set To Sterilize Wild Horses Across The WestThe U.S. Bureau of Land Management is embarking on a path to sterilize wild horses on U.S. rangeland to slow the growth of herds.
Future Of Wild Horses Uncertain After BLM Admits $1 Billion Budget CrisisThe BLM says it can't afford to protect the ecological health of federal rangeland across the West and properly manage tens of thousands of wild horses.
Animal Rights Advocates Use Endangered Species Act To Halt Nevada Wild Horse Roundups Efforts to halt mustang roundups in Congress and the courts have been unsuccessful over the past decade, but two groups in a petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service are focusing on genetics and research they say prove the horses are a native species.
Internal BLM Memo Proposes Euthanization Of Wild Horses As ‘Act of Mercy’A copy an August internal BLM memo shows that Joan Guilfoyle recommended euthanizing wild horses on the range "as an act of mercy if animals decline to near-death condition" as a result of drought.
BLM Set To Remove 1,300 Wild Mustangs In West This SummerU.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they plan to remove only 1,300 wild horses and burros from the range across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens.
BLM Seeks Ways To Protect Wild Horses From Heat After Pressure From Bay Area AdvocateThe BLM will hold a public workshop to solicit ideas on how to protect wild horses from excessive heat at a major holding facility in response to criticism from an Oakland-based advocacy group.