1,560-horse roundup to start as Congress mulls letting BLM kill wild horses

 

As some in Congress push to allow the Bureau of Land Management to kill wild horses, the agency is gearing up to capture and remove 1,560 wild horses from their home ranges in southwestern Wyoming.

BLM is planning a Saturday start to a helicopter roundup to remove more than half of the wild horses on the Adobe

September 22nd, 2017|

5 Colorado wild horses captured; total climbs to 86

 

Update: BLM ended the roundup on Tuesday after transporting the last of the 86 captured wild horses to its Canon City, Colorado, holding facility.

The Bureau of Land Management captured five wild horses during in its fifth day of helicopter drive-trapping on Monday near the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area in Colorado, increasing the total number of

September 19th, 2017|

10 Colorado wild horses captured, bringing total to 81

 

The Bureau of Land Management captured 10 wild horses during in its fourth day of helicopter drive-trapping on Sundaynear the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area in Colorado, increasing the total number of wild horses removed from the range to 81.

BLM’s goal is to remove 100 wild horses from private land and other areas outside the HMA.

September 18th, 2017|

10 Colorado wild horses captured; foal separated from band

 

The Bureau of Land Management captured 10 wild horses and lost one foal during in its third day of helicopter drive-trapping on Saturday near the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area in Colorado, bringing the three-day total of wild horses removed from the range to 71.

One foal was separated from its band, and BLM’s contractor, Cattoor Livestock

September 17th, 2017|

BLM captures 15 Colorado wild horses on second day of trapping

 

The Bureau of Land Management captured 15 wild horses on Friday in its second day of helicopter drive-trapping near the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area in Colorado, bringing the two-day total of wild horses removed from the range to 61.

BLM’s goal is to remove 100 wild horses from private land and other areas outside the HMA.

September 16th, 2017|

46 Colorado wild horses captured; foal euthanized

 

The Bureau of Land Management captured 46 wild horses on Thursday during the first day of helicopter drive-trapping near the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area in Colorado. One foal was euthanized.

The BLM’s goal is to remove 100 wild horses from private land and other areas outside the HMA. Captured wild horses will be transported to

September 15th, 2017|

Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting set for Oct. 18-19

 

The National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet Oct. 18-19 in Grand Junction, Colorado — the board’s first meeting since recommending that the Bureau of Land Management euthanize captive wild horses and burros.

On both days, the board will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Grand Vista Hotel. On Oct. 17,

September 14th, 2017|

BLM to capture 2,096 Wyoming wild horses

The Bureau of Land Management has reached a decision to capture and remove 2,096 wild horses, or about 80% of the population, from the Red Desert Complex of Herd Management Areas in Wyoming. The helicopter roundups could begin as soon as this fall.

The announcement of the Red Desert Complex decision comes as Congress considers allowing BLM

September 12th, 2017|

Cheney votes against ban on wild horse slaughter as Wyoming herds grow

As published by Casper Star-Tribune

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming is backing the Trump administration’s request to allow the slaughtering of wild horses for meat in order to control growing herds. Cheney voted against a measure last week that would have barred the Bureau of Land Management from killing healthy horses or selling them to

September 12th, 2017|

Trump’s Cowboy Allies Say All the Pretty Horses Must Die

The administration’s solution to the problem of overbreeding mustangs on public lands is round up and slaughter, but this ignores more benign solutions.
By CHRISTOPHER KETCHAM

Published by The Daily Beast 9-10-17

 

On the day I visited the wild horses of Onaqui, in northern Utah near the Nevada border, the night had been very cold, but when the sun hit

September 11th, 2017|