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Northwest Colorado wild horse roundup ends with 70% of the herd removed from Sand Wash Basin

About 100 fewer horses than expected were rounded up via helicopter after national outcry and a plea from Gov. Jared Polis

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BLM to remove 80% of wild mustang herd from Sand Wash Basin in Colorado’s second helicopter roundup of the summer

The federal Bureau of Land Management intends to remove 733 horses from the northwestern Colorado rangeland despite protest from Gov. Jared Polis and horse advocates.

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

Horse advocates say a $1,000 cash payment for those who adopt the mustangs created an incentive for people to buy the horses and then illegally sell them for slaughter

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

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

The bureau estimates there are about 86,000 horses and burros on the range in 10 western states, about half of those in Nevada

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Push to accelerate wild mustang captures in the West draws fire in Congress

Animal welfare groups said they're willing to accept the accelerated roundups in some overpopulated areas to stave off the possibility Congress might otherwise resort to dropping current prohibitions on the use of federal money for slaughter

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Democrats in Congress demand update on Trump administration’s wild horse plans

William Perry Pendley, acting director of the Bureau of Land Management, said last week he's increasingly optimistic his agency will eventually be able to reduce herd sizes

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BLM boss: Solving wild horse problem will take $5 billion, 15 years

William Perry Pendley says the agency adopted out more than 7,000 mustangs and burros captured last year — the most in 15 years

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Scattering BLM will be good for policy, boss William Pendley says. Not with him at the helm, advocacy groups argue.

Former head of conservative Lakewood-based legal foundation says he’s a good Marine, following orders of President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

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Rhinos, wild horses, politics — and dead bodies — set a frenetic pace from D.C. to Kenya

The first chapter of "Killing Godiva's Horse" plants the seeds of eventually converging storylines in author J.M. Mitchell's thriller

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Trump administration takes lethal measures off the table for controlling wild horse herds

Federal officials say the nearly 90,000 wild horses in 10 Western states are more than three times appropriate levels

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U.S. Forest Service has built a wild horse pen that could allow it to sell the animals for slaughter

The U.S. Forest Service, however, denies claims by horse advocates it has made up its mind to sell the more than 250 horses for slaughter

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After hay lures fail, federal officials to use helicopter to herd wild mustangs near Grand Junction

Fewer than 30 horses have been gathered through bait-and-trap since the roundup began in early September

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Clash over wild horses heats up as herds reach highest numbers in program history

Animosity between mustang lovers and the BLM is escalating after the agency increased horse gathers, made plans to spay mares and changed rules of sale

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CSU calls off plan to help BLM sterilize wild horses in the field by removing their ovaries

University spokeswoman Dell Rae Ciaravola said CSU would not provide detailed information about what specifically caused the university to withdraw

Federal officials plan to remove the ovaries of wild horses as part of a controversial birth-control roundup — and CSU wants to help them

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