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will be used to comment on the news or information as needed. Please don’t hesitate to do your own
research as well. Better informed,
Letter to the Editor: Spirit of the Wind Foundation is a fraud
Wild Horse Gathering by BLM in September
Outer Banks wild horses to ride out hurricane, as they've done for 500 years
The horwew have not
been there for five hundred years!
It is genetically impossible.
Without management and horses bringing new genetics to the small
islands the horses would have inbred and
died out. And that is a fact.
Another fact is there was no Spanish Colonial horse breed 500 years
ago, or even 200 years ago. Most
of the common knowledge about free-roaming horses is myth and untrue.
More than 100 horses are being hoarded by a nonprofit in Puget Sound
All Is not well with
nonprofits that are supposed to be rescuing horses either domestic or wild.
Some are con jobs!
BLM to capture 600 wild burros near Beatty, will put them up for adoption
Brumby management to commence in Kosciuszko National Park
Critics: Culling method risks inbreeding of the horse herd at Theodore
Roosevelt National Park
All of the
free-roaming horses in the American West will become inbreed unless they are
originally thought that an effective population size of at least 50 was
necessary to avoid short-term inbreeding depression, but empirical work
suggests that if maintenance of fitness is important, effective population
sizes much larger than 50 are necessary. Theoretical studies suggest that
the figure could be closer to 5,000 for several reasons. First, new genetic
variation from mutations is added to a population more slowly than
originally thought (Lande, 1995). Mutations with large effects tend to be
detrimental and are removed from the population by natural selection, so the
overall mutation rate does not accurately predict the infusion of new
genetic variation. Second, the effects of inbreeding depression are likely
to be more severe in stressful environments (Jiménez et al., 1994; Pray et
al., 1994). Finally, slightly deleterious mutations may accumulate in
smaller populations and lead to a decline in fitness (Lynch and Gabriel,
1990; Charlesworth et al., 1993; Lande, 1994).” From Using Science to
Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program: A Way Forward, page 149
Harvard Law School Launches Animal Law And Policy Clinic
Government plan to manage wild horse populations comes under fire
BLM awaits OK on slightly altered fertility plan for wild horse mares
Wild horse that grew thin is taken to rescue farm on the Outer Banks
How the fight over brumbies is making the NSW Liberals and Nationals go
The Mojave Desert's donkeys are turning up dead
BLM to allow viewing of wild horses
Wyoming's first Wild Horse Highway dedicated near where the iconic heard
Those horses are feral, not wild
Virginia Range horse management contract reached
Proposed plan would oust brumbies from Barmah
to birth control program for wild horses could trigger cull in Alberta
Thoughts by John Nalivka: The wild horse saga – grazing management and
economics gone awry
removed from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to thin herd, auctioned off
pretty horses: Wild ponies slated to be removed from Theodore Roosevelt
roundups kick up questions about handling herds
to be gathered from Seven Springs Ranch using ‘bait trap’
The horses at
N.D.'s Theodore Roosevelt National Park are Facebook celebrities. Will it
help save them?
revive debate over how to limit ever-expanding wild horse populations
the Wild Horses of America
horses running wild at Return to Freedom on docent-led tour
horses to be rounded up in eastern Elko, White Pine counties
helicopter portion of Pine Nut Mountain wild horse roundup
Wild Horse Mesa carry centuries-old genes
release strategy for reducing wild horse population by approximately 80% in
wild horses near Caliente complex
Up to 100
wild horses to be gathered and removed by BLM
BLM to Resume Pine Nut Mountain Wild Horse Gather
Horses trained not to be scared by drones
New Incentive Program Aims To Find Homes For Oklahoma's Wild Horses
NEVADA’S WILD HORSE POPULATION HITS ALL-TIME HIGH
BLM seeks bids for off-range corrals within Utah
Proposed surgery to sterilize Oregon wild horses raises hackles
Ponies swim at Chincoteague in annual Virginia tradition
BLM hosting Aug. 2 public hearing on wild horse management in Colo.
Chincoteague Pony Swim Has Rich History
For Wild Horses Accustomed To Humans, Fertility Control Can Work
Speedo-Clad Tourist Kicked in Groin After Ignoring 'Don’t Touch the Horse'
Sign at Maryland Beach
Leader of epic White Sands horse rescue operation reflects on months-long
roundup 25 years later
BLM says move will save taxpayers millions, but environmental groups bristle
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT SHAKEUP MAY HELP PREVENT OVERSIGHTS
Senator McSally Addresses Wild Burro Problems
BLM concludes wild horse gather
BLM Concludes Triple B Complex Wild Horse Gather
Letter: Protect wild horses
Federal Wild Horse Management system “Crippled to point of catastrophic
Pseudoarchaeological claims of Horses in the Americas
A must read!
BLM to relocate headquarters from DC to Grand Junction, CO
tackle growing wild horse and burro problem
BLM TO CONDUCT WILD HORSE GATHER IN EASTERN NEVADA
Shackleford Banks horses 2018 annual findings report released
Feds won’t kill wild horses in West to reduce overpopulation, official says
A Simple Solution, Sell the Excess
The Feds don’t have to kill any horses to start solving the problem.
They can sell the horses with a free and clear tittle.
Yes, it is likely most of those sold would end up a kill plants.
Don’t want them sent to a kill plant?
Buy them and save them.
After the first sale the Wild Horse and Burro Program could immediately plan
additional gathers without out receiving more funding.
In 4 to 6 years the on range population could be brought to AML and
bring in more funding by selling the horses as gathered.
Instead of renewing off range pastures, sell the horses for even more
income and savings. The Wild
Horse and Burro Act of 1971 needs changed to a management plan for the
free-roaming horses on the public lands and drop all protections for horses
removed from the range. In 1971
the free-roaming horses didn’t need saved, they needed a management plan.
Almost 50 years later and they still do!
Administration won’t use lethal measures on wild horses in 10 Western states
Feds Seek Ways to Combat Overpopulation of Wild Horses
Officials examine ways to limit wild horse population growth
Officials Examine Ways to Limit Wild Horse Population Growth
Remains of Ancient Neanderthal Horses Found in Iran’s Qazvin
BLM to round up 800 horses
wild horses born in Xinjiang
The first riders
of wild horses
Bill To Ban Horse Slaughter On A National Level Introduced in Senate
Feds Gear Up for More Wild Horse Roundups
An Irresponsible, Emotional Act
The Mystery of Horse Domestication Deepens
The horses brought back to the new world are not the same as their
ancestors who migrated from the Americas.
They are genetically less diverse.
Supervisor says number of burros in Black Mountains a 'crisis'
Guest opinion: Utahns should demand protection of wild horses
Wild horse and burro adoption event in Hamilton is under quarantine
Advocates seek more protections after driver hits, kills wild horse
rare wild horses born in China's Xinjiang
CANA Foundation Praises Groundbreaking Rewilding Legislation for Wild Horses
in FY2020 Interior Appropriations Budget
The Wild Horse and
Burro Act of 1971 was basically an attempt to rewild horses, whose natural
habitat is grasslands, on the arid lands of the West.
It hasn’t worked and repackaging it will not be successful.
The free-roaming horses of the West need a management plan based on
BLM Seeks Bids for Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corrals
Assateague horses love a 'pic-a-nic' basket. But save them from deadly
human, pet food
What's being done about the fatal shooting of wild horses in
New facility for wild horses to be built in Carbon County
Wildlife advocates oppose euthanizing wild horses and burros
A wildlife advocate
needs to understand the wildlife they are advocating for as well as nature,
range management and how they affect each other.
These are not wildlife advocates.
Residents demand investigation into killing of federally protected wild
horses in Heber, Arizona
Wild horse population tops 88,000, plus 50,000 in corrals
100,000 head of horses and burros need sold with a free and clear tittle!
Wild horse advocates take a local, practical approach
76 Horses Roaming Assateague Island, National Park Service Population Census
Locals demand action after wild horses killed by suspected speeders on Mount
Wild Idaho horses: How the BLM maintains horses after destructive 2015 fire
Wild horses released to their former range
Wild horse summit: Seeking common ground
Finding common ground to base a reality based
management plan for free-roaming horses and burros will be hard, but even
harder will be getting Congress to appropriately fund it and pass
legislation to support it.
Wild horses released in Owyhee County
TOC board member: I'm for animal rights – and horse racing
the wild horses
BLM to Gather Wild Burros Near Empire and Porter Springs
Letter to the Editor from Rep. Chris Stewart, Sen. Mike Lee: It’s time to
take back the reins
Congress makes the rules governing free-roaming
horses and sets the budget, they need to become responsible horse owners or
be charged with animal neglect just as any other person or organization
Letter to the Editor: It’s time to hold the BLM to account
Far to many wild horse advocates are like this
one who is speaking without a clue to what he is talking about.
By definition, the AUM is the amount of forage needed by an “animal
unit” (AU) grazing for one month.
AML is appropriate management level, one horse for one year, he has
that right. To compare AUMs to
AMLs the AUMs need to be divided by 12(months for 1 year) instead of
multiplied by 2. Where does the
2 come from? Probably from a cow
and calf being included in an AUM.
You want free-roaming horses and have them, just leave the management
to those that have the knowledge and experience!
Letter to the Editor: A response to Chris Stewart’s and Mike Lee’s letter on
No thinking skills in this letter!
The approximate twenty percent growth rate has been proven time after
time the world over.
BLM Revives Proposal To Sterilize Oregon's Wild Horses
Save Kosciuszko group warns of fatal collisions with brumbies
Ancient DNA reveals two lost lineages of horses—but not their elusive
Modern Horses Faster Than Their Ancestors
GIVE WILD HORSE AND BURRO MANAGEMENT PLAN A CHANCE
Starving brumbies 'carving away' NSW park
Boice to revisit fire-brigade horses
Bill Simpson noted the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California
recently recognized wild horses as native species to North America. So are
alligators, but they don't belong in the mountains of Northern California.
Neither do unmanaged free-roaming horses!
LETTER: Many Issues Facing Wild Horse Management
Some horse advocates buck at new plan to save wild mustangs
There Are Too Many Mustangs On The Range. But Horse Advocates Are Split On A
New Plan To Rein Them In
Agriculture, natural resources groups support multi-stakeholder proposal to
manage wild horses and burros
Ag groups support proposal to manage wild horses and burros
Two Letters to the Editor
Wild horses do us good
Craig Downer claims to be a wildlife biologist
so he should know the lower Salt River free-roaming horses are not in their
natural habitat. Instead they
are an invasive species on the lower Salt River.
Horses did evolve on the grassland of North America, and grasslands
are their native habitat. Most
of his points are about as valid.
Don’t scapegoat the horses
Many so called wild horse advocates really
don’t have a clue about free-ranging horses, cattle or range management.
Cattle are removed from over grazed areas, unmanaged free-ranging
horses are not. Give the horses
more acreage and all you are doing is creating a bigger problem with more
horses needing removed in the future.
Brumbies cull: Battle over plan to kill hundreds of wild horses in Victoria
Republicans praise Sisolak for handling of wild horse issue
KIDSPOST: Ozark horses have free rein to roam
Konik horses introduced to the Danube Delta
Konik horses are a breed developed from common
domestic horses and are not a recent descendant of some imaginary European
Bluff Round-Up taking action as L.A. aims to make bull-riding a thing of the
We need to stop the feel good fixes like making
bull-riding a thing of the past and begin dealing with real issues like
climate change, over population meeting our future energy needs and learning
how to get along with one another.
resumes fertility control for free-roaming horses
Wild horses, public land remain a tough balancing act
Barmah brumby numbers to be cut by Parks Victoria in four-year plan
Calls for better data on Kimberley wild horses amid secrecy over aerial
Group protests mass removal of Utah's wild horses
Guest opinion: Protecting wild horses will take a wild idea
Wild ponies placed in pen after Chincoteague visitors ignore warnings to
Wild horses in North Carolina’s Outer Banks welcome first baby of season
Horses roam free
in Miyazaki’s verdant hills
More homes needed to adopt wild Kaimanawa horses
Wild horse muster will go ahead
After aerial capture removes only 41 feral horses from tribal lands, tribe
meets with cowboys to weigh options
Riptide, Chincoteague ponies band penned after visitors ignore warnings
Solution to wild horse overpopulation
Wild horses and wild stories
Advocate contends wildlife warnings needed on US380
Statement on control of feral horses in Singleton Training Area
THE GOVERNMENT WILL PAY YOU $1,000 TO ADOPT A WILD HORSE
cash to wild horses adopters
homes for up to 80 wild Kaimanawa horses from annual muster
horses: Locals to get second chance to adopt Little Book Cliffs horses
Should the BLM remove ‘excess’ wild horses in southeastern Utah? Comment
BLM authorizes wild horse gathering in North Hills near Cedar City
Wanted: More Pastures for West's Overpopulated Wild Horses
Charity urgently looking to rehome 70 wild horses from Kaimanawa Ranges
BLM Seeks Bids for New Off-Range Pastures
Protected wild horses chew ever-closer to Canberra's water sources
Kosciuszko camping site remains open despite warnings about dangers of wild
As Herds Grow, BLM Boards Wild Horses On Private Land
Assateague Census Finds Pregnancies, Presumed Deaths
BLM, FOAL partnership helps land, horses
Weather postpones Pine Nuts wild horse roundup
Singleton Army Base brumby cull an 'open-slather slaughter', horse advocacy
4 more dead horses found near Heber
Clings to Custodianship of Wild Horses
BLM seeks nominations for Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board
Tribes respond to horse controversy
Wild horses in Placitas searching for new home
Feral horse capture begins
Colville Tribes respond to horse controversy
Wild horse management group volunteers claim they were shot at over the
Vern Buchanan Continues the Fight to End Slaughtering Horses for Human
NC senator introduces bill to protect Corolla's wild horses
Animal Welfare Groups Applaud Federal Legislation to Ban Horse Slaughter,
Humane Society of the United States Says
Unwanted cats and dogs are killed by the tens
of thousands. We need a market
for horses or treat them the same way.
BLM to remove about 575 horses from Pine Nut Mountains
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
Mass equine deaths in Australia in 42C heatwave
The so called wild horse advocates want to save
the free-roaming horses so they may die like these.
Wise up and allow the people who know how to manage the free-roaming
Four dead horses create many more questions
Australia's Heatwave Responsible for Deaths of Horses, Camels
Wild Horse Advocates pay attention, this is what happens when free-roaming
horses and camels are not well managed!
CBC approves feral horse aerial-capture contract, increased bounty for
If enough good horse runners are left (????) this is a tried and true method
of managing free-roaming horses.
OPINION: THE FEDS ARE CAPTURING WILD HORSES, AND IT’S FISCALLY IRRESPONSIBLE
There is a better way. Gather
them and sell them free and clear.
Or even give them away.
‘Shocking Stuff’: Dozens of Horses ‘Perished’ in Australian Heatwave
It is natures way.
Shocking pictures show dead horses at dried-up waterhole in central
Horses perish near Santa Teresa
CBC votes against wild horse aerial capture contract
Feeding through furlough
Salt River wild horses receiving birth control to manage herd numbers
Province, Tsilhqot'in to assess Chilcotin wild horses for wildlife conflicts
The U.S. Forest Service could bypass federal restrictions and sell wild
horses for slaughter
Hearing to focus on Modoc wild horses
New pen in California may allow sale of wild horses for slaughter
Service mulls sales that could lead to slaughter
Lawsuit filed over Tribal roundup of horses in Palomino Valley
US judge bars slaughter of Nevada horse in tribal roundup
B.C. biologist worries government plans Chilcotin horse cull
Wild horse population is booming, but is re-wilding or slaughter a solution?
Slaughter would be a solution.
Rewilding just creates a bigger problem.
Look at what is happening on public lands, Indian lands, in Australia
and at Oostvaardersplassen, a 14,800-acre man-made nature reserve(Slaughter
of starving wild horses divides the Netherlands - NBC News).
Wild mustangs find sanctuary in the peaceful countryside near Edwardsville
ADOPTION INCENTIVES COULD CURB WILD HORSE POPULATION
Colville Tribes plans to remove feral horses from their reservation
An example of why rewilding doesn’t work!
PIONEERING WITH EPSTEIN: Care, time best horse sense
Even just decent hands with horses in the west, both past and present do not
break a horses spirit, but they do have to make a living.
There is nothing wrong with the way this lady does it(as far as I
know), but I am sure she has never made aliving from training horses the way
she does. No one would be able
to afford to have her train a horse.
Local rescue takes in wild horses rounded up in California
Infection threatens Chincoteague's wild horses
Dark water: how brumbies will destroy everything Canberra was built on
Horse fatalities along Moffat County’s Colorado Highway 318 subject of
Supreme Court rejects sanctuary's easement request
How partial government shutdown affects Nevada
Ranchers upset by wild horse release
Aerial shooting of wild horses at Singleton Army Base is a humane option,
Drought threatens wild horses that are symbol of the west
Some prehistoric horses were homebodies
Outrage as more than 150 brumbies are shot
Feds Begin Selling Wild Horses Captured in California for $1 Each
Birth control darts used on Salt River horses
BLM removes nearly 1,000 wild horses from public, private lands in eastern
US land managers in
Utah to tackle wild horse population
Wild horse management needs to be remedied
Arizona’s wild horse paradox
Wild brumbies starving in Central Victoria as Parks Victoria do nothing,
Sale, possible slaughter of California horses delayed while they get their
day in court
NSW deems alpine brumbies a threat to plants after passing laws to protect
This is nature also. And it isn’t pretty.
GonaCon vaccine could offer lasting results for managing wild horse
Equine rescue fills needs in horse capital of the world
CANA Foundation Selected as Sidelines Magazine's December 2018 Charity of
Those who want to rewild have lost touch with nature!
Just look what is happening in NSWs Australia, the BLMs wild horses,
and others. Rewilding makes it
sound like we know what we are doing, and we don’t.
Just call it nature calling the shots.
The Road to a Spending Showdown Is Paved With Cigars, Guns and Horses
Inside the 'rewilded' English farm that offers an African-style safari on
land left to its own devices for nearly 20 years Assateague celebrates new foal, tests for pregnant
Those who want to rewild have lost touch with nature!
Just look what is happening in NSWs Australia, the BLMs wild horses,
Navajo Reservation and others.
Rewilding makes it sound like we know what we are doing, and we
don’t. Just call it nature
calling the shots.
Eagle Butte horse rescue ranch sells; ex-owner is sued for rent
Assateague celebrates new foal, tests for pregnant mares
If rewilding is so great why don’t they do it
'It's A Park Not A Paddock': Campaign To Buck Kosciuszko Brumby Bill Kicks
killing off Namibia's last wild desert horses: foundation
How many wild horses should the Ochocos hold?
'It looks like a horse cemetery': Starving brumbies shot dead by authorities
in Victoria's Barmah National Park
Some are shooting the starving horses to keep
them from dying a long painful death.
Other are attempting to save the starving horses.
One way is helping nature balance an over population of horses.
The other way is ignoring nature and making future problems worse and
with more horses starving and suffering.
Those saving the horses are not concerned about the horses, other
game or the range, they are
selfishly trying to stop the emotional pain they feel, damn the
OUTDOORS: CRITTERS OF NORTH IDAHO: APPALOOSA
Does Idaho need to change its state mamal.
California AG warns felony charges if wild horses are sold for slaughter
California AG warns feds of felony charges if wild horses are sold for
Academy hosts conference to examine the latest science on the impacts of
BLM Says It Plans To Pull Back On Controversial Plan To Spay Wild Mares In
Snowy Mountains Brumby protections should be dropped, scientists say
BLM plans ‘emergency round-up’ of burros north of Lake Havasu City
History in Focus: Sand Wash horses a living icon
This isn’t a focus on history.
It is promoting the myths surrounding todays so called wild horses
and rewriting history to fit the myths.
In the third paragraph, “they were rounded up, branded, and broken to
become saddle horses.” Next it
says, “efforts to trap the wild mustangs were ineffective.”
They called it right the first time.
The old timers were good hand and knew how to gather wild horses, or
more accurately free-roaming horses.
All 27 horses at auction get new homes
Injunction from federal judge puts wild horse sterilization experiments on
Oregon Judge Stops BLM From Sterilizing Wild Horses
Advocates return wild horses to herd
NC wild horses kept trying to reach Virginia. Keepers had to find a way to
1,000 wild horses in need of homes, advocates say older horses are destined
Advocates file suit to stop sale and possible slaughter of wild horses from
Love those heehaws and snorts, but Death Valley aims to become a 'no-burro
A must read for all wild horse advocates!
You want to rescue wild horses?
Do it on your own dime!
Don’t warehouse them on public lands, in corrals or on rented pastures.
The Wild Horse and Burro Program should sell all excess animals.
You wild horse advocates have the same opportunity to buy those
horses and burros as kill buyers.
SAVE WILD HORSES FROM SLAUGHTER!
Claims Horses Have Been Left To Starve To Death In National Park
Unmanaged free-roaming horses is a world wide
I-Team: BLM says shooting deaths of wild horses was 'humane euthanasia'
TWS offers recommendations for wild horse management
The Wildlife Society
2018 Horse News