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Federal government is planning more wild horse roundups this year than ever before

By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press RENO, Nev. — The U.S. government plans to capture more wild horses on federal lands this year than ever before, drawing sharp criticism from mustang advocates who hoped the Biden administration would curtail widespread gathers of thousands of horses annually across the American West. Bureau of Land Management Director […]

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It took volunteers 8 days to wrangle 6 abandoned horses from Colorado’s rugged backcountry near Dolores

DOLORES – While many were ringing in the New Year, a team of volunteers in Dolores and Montezuma counties were engaged in an eight-day effort to save horses abandoned in the backcountry of southwest Colorado. The Dolores County Sheriff’s office received a call Jan. 1 from a remote subdivision near Groundhog Reservoir reporting that six […]

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Feinstein wants probe into how many wild horses end up in slaughterhouses as Western drought forces roundups

By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press RENO, Nev. — Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling on federal land managers to conduct an investigation to determine how many of the wild horses captured on public lands in the U.S. West end up at slaughterhouses. The California Democrat also wants the federal Bureau of Land Management to reevaluate […]

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Federal land managers plan 50% more wild mustang roundups due to Western drought

By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press RENO, Nev.— Federal land managers have begun efforts to capture about 50% more horses than they originally planned this year on rangeland across the West because of severe drought conditions. The emergency roundups that began Sunday and Monday target about 6,000 additional animals primarily in Nevada, Oregon and Colorado. […]

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Bureau of Land Management stepping up safeguards for wild horse adoptions

By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press RENO, Nev. — Federal land managers say they’re tightening protections to guard against illegal resale of adopted wild horses captured on U.S. public land for slaughter, but mustang advocates say the government needs to do more, including ending $1,000 incentive payments to adopters. Nada Wolff Culver, the Bureau of […]