Adopt a Mustang and the Government will pay you $1,000

Wild horses

While the population of wild horses and burros in the American West has exceeded 82,000 equines, adoptions are down. To encourage more people to adopt, the Bureau of Land Management is offering people a $1,000 incentive to adopt, hoping that this will address overpopulation and keep horses from starving. It’s a nice idea. But . […]

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Unbranded – The Ultimate Road Trip?

I watched this documentary last night on Netflix. Four recent college graduates of Texas A&M decide to do the “ultimate road trip” and ride mustangs from the Mexican boarder all the way to Canada. The trip had the added benefit of calling attention to the plight of the 50,000 wild mustangs and burros that have […]

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Finally, a workable solution for wild horses: contraception

A contraceptive vaccine will now be used to control the herd size of wild horses and burros in the American west. Why did it take so long for this to become policy? It makes so much more sense than rounding up tens of thousands of wild horses, causing some severe harm, and ending up with […]

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15 older Pryor Mountain Horses given new home in mountains.

There’s some good news for the Pryor Mountain horses. Fifteen of the older horses have been resettled on a 3000-acre ranch at the foot of the range. Members of the Cloud Foundation, an organization that worked to save the herd, worked hard to ensure that all of the 57 horses removed from the herd were […]

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It’s a sad day for the Pryor Mountain Wild Horses

Today U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan denied a temporary restraining order to halt the roundup of the Pryor Mountain’s wild mustang herd. The round up by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which will begin on Thursday, is aimed at reducing the herd’s population from 190 to 120. The 70 horses culled will […]

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