Stories tagged: wild horses
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
Wild horses could be sold for slaughter in Trump budget plan
PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. – President Donald Trump’s budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the U.S. West without the requirement that buyers …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Wild horses expensive as adoption interest wanes
Billijo Beck and her 10-year-old daughter Grace walked the dusty path between Challis Wild Horse Corral pens last week looking for an addition to their stables. There were 18 horses …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Officials plan capture of wild horses in central Idaho
Federal officials say they plan to capture 150 wild horses starting later this month in central Idaho near Challis and remove about 50 for adoption. The U.S. Bureau of Land …
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
300 wild horses in South Dakota need homes as deadline looms
Volunteers are scrambling to find homes for hundreds of wild horses in South Dakota that were spared a possible trip to the slaughterhouse but are now suffering through a harsh …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
BLM drops plan to surgically sterilize wild horses
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has dropped a research effort that would have led to the surgical sterilization of more than 200 wild mares at a facility in Oregon.
Wed., June 29, 2016, 6 a.m.
Plans to spay wild horses draws scrutiny
A plan to remove the ovaries of 100 wild horses has prompted backlash from a nonprofit horse group. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management Burns District said it plans to …
Mon., June 6, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
Idaho woman fined for trying to rescue wild horse
The Bureau of Land Management has fined an Idaho woman who attempted to rescue an emaciated wild horse.
Sun., Aug. 30, 2015
Eye on Boise: Idaho board looks to rule out outlandish park names
After promising that new corporate sponsorship programs for Idaho’s state parks wouldn’t lead to renaming state parks for Coca-Cola or Doritos, state parks board members were faced with new administrative …
Fri., June 28, 2013, 10:26 a.m.
Fed officials approve horse slaughterhouse in NM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Federal officials have granted a southeastern New Mexico company’s request to open a horse slaughterhouse, adding Friday that they plan to grant similar permits to operations in …
Thu., June 6, 2013, 7:33 a.m.
Fertility drugs, nature better than horse roundups
RENO, Nev. — A scathing independent scientific review of wild horse roundups in the West concludes the U.S. government would be better off investing in widespread fertility control of the …
Sun., April 28, 2013
South Dakota sanctuary lets nature take its course on open range
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. – The wild horses eyed us hard across the broad South Dakota plains. There were two of us: With me was Monte Matheson, a thickly bearded retired …
Sun., April 29, 2012, 9:44 a.m.
BLM wild horse citizen panel faces conflicts
This is not Boyd Spratling’s first rodeo. The new chairman of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board has seen a lot in his 35 …
Sun., April 24, 2011
Out & About: Rare namesake born at Wild Horse Island
For the first time in more than a century, a wild horse has given birth on Flathead Lake’s Wild Horse Island.
Mon., Jan. 3, 2011
BLM director urged to shun horse summit
RENO, Nev. – Wild horse activists are criticizing U.S. Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey’s plans to attend a Las Vegas conference held by groups that support slaughter of …
Thu., Oct. 8, 2009
Wild horses and burros overpopulating the West
WASHINGTON – The government plans to aggressively sterilize wild horses and transplant thousands to new public preserves in the Midwest and East as a solution to the nearly 40-year-old problem …