Archive for the ‘Wild Horses’ Category

Disastrous Oil Spill, Fatal Horse Roundup: Blame the Interior Department

Two years after a rollicking sex and drugs scandal hit the Department of the Interior, and nearly three months after the Deepwater Horizon calamity hit the Gulf of Mexico, it's clear the venerable (but rarely venerated) agency still can't get its basics right. From a forced and deadly roundup of wild horses in the red dust of northeastern Nevada ... Full story

Calico Horses Stop in Fallon

Reno – Late last year the Bureau of Land Management attempted to round up more than 1500 horses from the Calico Mountain Complex. That roundup occurred despite court action to stop it. Those horses are now in Western Nevada in a brand new holding facility. 1922 horses were gathered off the Calico Range last winter under quite a bit of controversy. But the story didn't end ... Full story

Dr. Elliot Katz of In Defense of Animals joins WFLF Humanion Film’s efforts as an Honorary Board Member in Saving America’s Horses – A Nation Betrayed.

WFLF Humanion Films Los Angeles, CA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb 19, 2010 Dr. Elliot Katz, graduate of Cornell Veterinary School, founded In Defense of Animals (IDA) in 1983. “In Defense of Animals' objectives are to stop the round ups, keep the horses on their home range, end the senseless killing of all equines and do all in our power to return the rounded-up horses to the home range ... Full story

BLM delays eastern Nevada wild horse roundup

Written by Ken Ritter, The Associated Press (Monday, February 8, 2010; 7:27 PM) Las Vegas -- Federal land managers said Monday they'll delay a roundup of most of the nearly 600 wild horses in a range in eastern Nevada, at least until after the herd's spring foaling season. Advocates fighting to stop mustang roundups in the West said they think their threat to file a lawsuit stopped ... Full story

BLM defers wild horse gather as animal-advocacy group announces potential lawsuit

Written by Dee Holzel Monday, February 08 2010 11:46 ELY - The BLM announced today they would defer the wild horse gather scheduled for mid-February at the Eagle Herd Management Area in Lincoln County.  The gather would have removed approximately 500 horses from the range – including 50 that had wandered off the range and were causing traffic hazards on the highway near ... Full story

Mustang deaths up to 26 in Nev wild horse roundup

By MARTIN GRIFFITH, Associated Press Writer Friday, January 29, 2010 (01-29) 16:17 PST Reno, Nev. (AP) -- Wild-horse advocates criticized federal land managers after the number of mustang deaths so far in a government roundup on the range north of Reno nearly tripled from a week ago, going from nine to 26. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday reported four more deaths stemming from its roundup in ... Full story

Judge denies horse advocates' appeal

Judge denies horse advocates' appeal
By BRETT FRENCH Of The Gazette Staff | Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:50 pm DAVID GRUBBS/Gazette Staff Stallions playfully fight, a precursor to more dangerous battles for mares as stallions seek to start their own band and breed. Until then, the males wander in small bachelor groups. The construction of water sources ... Full story

BLM criticized over mustang deaths in NV roundup

The Associated Press Posted: 01/23/2010 04:44:16 PM PST RENO, Nev.—Wild-horse advocates are calling for an independent investigation after the deaths of nine mustangs so far in a government roundup of the animals on the range north of Reno. San Rafael, Calif.-based In Defense of Animals and Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Cloud Foundation criticized the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's handling of the roundup after two more deaths this past ... Full story

Elliot M. Katz: BLM has mismanaged public lands to benefit ranchers

When the government misinforms the public and puts special interests over what's best for the general public, citizens become outraged. So it is with the government's mismanagement of wild horses and burros. Congress protected the wild horses as living symbols of freedom and important parts of our national heritage, but for nearly 40 years, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has ignored this mandate. The agency has ... Full story

Rally aims to stop Nevada mustang roundups

(NN&V Staff) – Wild horse and burro advocates and In Defense of Animals (IDA) are organizing a Wednesday rally in San Francisco. The mustang defenders will gather at noon in front of Senator Diane Feinstein’s office building (One Post Street at Montgomery) asking the senator to help halt the federal Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) massive roundup of thousands of mustangs living in the public Calico ... Full story

Lawsuit Stalls Wild Horse Roundup

As a result of a lawsuit filed by In Defense of Animals and ecologist Craig Downer, the Bureau of Land Management will delay the wild horse roundup in the Calico Complex Herd Management Area from December 7 to December 28. The Calico Complex lies within the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area in Nevada. According to IDA, the roundup is illegal because: The ... Full story

News Report Collection – Wild Horses Campaign

NEWS REPORTS LA Times - Obama’s back: A roundup of gatecrashers, polls, pols and wild horses (January 4, 2010) Reno Gazette-Journal - Two Mustangs Die In Calico Roundup (January 4, 2010) Associate Press - Wild Mustang Roundup Draws Fire (January 3, 2010) Epoch Times - Controversial roundup of wild horses underway (January 3, 2010) New York Times - Debate Grows ... Full story

The Salt Lake Tribune: BLM postpones wild horse roundup

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is putting off plans to round up about nearly 200 wild horses in a remote western Utah mountain range. The agency had planned the roundup for Jan. 15, but it's been rescheduled for July so the BLM can conduct an environmental analysis before proceeding. Snowy conditions would have made the roundup more difficult and the delay also gives the agency ... Full story

Saving the Wild Horses

Paragraphs by Paul Miller When Marin activists are in action and when Willie Nelson stops singing and starts swearing, it's time to take notice. Last week the Bureau of Land Management helicopters drove thousands of wild horses off their God-given pastures into trapping pens on private Nevada land.  Before the drive, 20 protesters from In Defense of Animals, a foundation based in San Rafael, led more than ... Full story

Los Angeles Times' Top of the Ticket Mentions IDA's Criticism of BLM Roundups

Speaking of political minorities, In Defense of Animals points out that Obama's Interior Department continues a new roundup of wild horses on public and private Western lands these days, despite a federal judge's suggested postponement. The animal ancestors of early-day mustangs, the wild horses are "removed" because the Bureau of Land Management says the freeloading horses compete for forage with private cattle, ... Full story
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