News and Noteworthy

colville
Return to Freedom urges the business council of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to hear the voices of tribal members who've objected to the planned roundup and reconsider its decision. There are safe, proven and humane solutions for on-the-range management of wild horses. As published by ... Read More
February 6, 2019Cory Golden
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The Bureau of Land Management will hold a hearing on the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft -- including helicopters -- from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the BLM Montana / Dakotas State Office at 5001 Southgate Drive in Billings, Mont. In addition to using helicopters to ... Read More
February 6, 2019Cory Golden
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The U.S. Forest Service announced on Tuesday that it will hold an online adoption / sale event Feb. 11-15 for wild horses captured last fall at the Devils Garden Wild Horse Territory in Northern California. "Approximately 121" wild horses will be available for adoption from the "Double Devil Online Corrals." Wild ... Read More
February 5, 2019Cory Golden
bernhardt
President Trump on Monday nominated David Bernhardt, the deputy chief of the Interior Department, to succeed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Our statement on Bernhardt's nomination: Return to Freedom is concerned by President Trump’s decision to nominate David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior. A former oil industry lobbyist who has argued in ... Read More
February 4, 2019Cory Golden
Trystan and Topaz Irene Vejar
The SAFE Act has a new bill number: H.R. 961. The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act would permanently ban horse slaughter in the U.S. and end the export of horses for slaughter abroad. After a filing error last week, the bill was reintroduced on Monday as H.R. 961 by Reps. Jan ... Read More
February 4, 2019Cory Golden
fifteenmilehorses
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a planned roundup, likely by helicopter, in and around the Fifteenmile Herd Management Area, located about 35 miles northwest of Worland, Wyo. No date has been set for the roundup. The BLM estimates that the population of ... Read More
February 3, 2019Cory Golden