wild horses http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en New Wild Horse Sanctuary Proposed In Lander http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-wild-horse-sanctuary-proposed-lander <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A wild horse sanctuary has been proposed on a 900-acre ranch outside Lander with hopes of providing a haven for as many as 250 horses.&nbsp; Bureau of Land Management spokesman Sarah Beckwith says the agency would pay the sanctuary, just as it does private landowners in the mid-West who adopt horses.&nbsp;The perk is that sanctuaries provide an opportunity for education.</span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:39:47 +0000 Melodie Edwards 60118 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Wild Horse Sanctuary Proposed In Lander BLM Seeks New Horse Contraceptive Methods http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/blm-seeks-new-horse-contraceptive-methods <p>The Bureau of Land Management is asking for nearly $3 million to spend on research into birth control for wild horses.</p><p>Population growth has made it difficult to manage wild horses, and currently the agency removes horses from public lands in order to maintain an adequate population.</p><p>A study by the National Research Council last year concluded that the current practice is flawed, and that the BLM should use birth control instead. But BLM spokesman Tom Gorey says the agency isn’t happy with the drug that’s available.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:56:04 +0000 Willow Belden 56464 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org BLM Seeks To Educate Public With New Horse Sanctuary http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/blm-seeks-educate-public-new-horse-sanctuary <p></p><p>The Bureau of Land Management says educating the public is a key reason they’re proposing a wild horse sanctuary near Lander. It would be the second sanctuary of its kind in Wyoming.</p><p>The BLM regularly removes wild horses from public lands in the western U.S. and often, the animals are shipped to long-term pastures in the Midwest. But the BLM’s Scott Fluer says keeping them closer to home has some advantages.</p><p>“This would allow the public to be able to come out and take a look at these horses and be able to see them in more of a natural environment,” Fluer said.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:33:17 +0000 Willow Belden 53603 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org BLM Seeks To Educate Public With New Horse Sanctuary Advocacy group questions conditions at wild horse corral http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/advocacy-group-questions-conditions-wild-horse-corral <p></p><p>A wild horse advocacy group says conditions at a facility near Rock Springs are inadequate.</p><p>The Bureau of Land Management removes thousands of wild horses from public lands each year. Some are placed in temporary corrals in Rock Springs, until the agency can find a permanent home for them.</p><p>Ginger Katherens with the Cloud Foundation says the corral has almost no shelter, so the horses are subjected to “bitter cold and battering wind.” She acknowledges that wild horses <em>always</em> live outside, but she says this is different.</p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 00:38:06 +0000 Willow Belden 51290 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Advocacy group questions conditions at wild horse corral Green River Wild Horse Tours http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/green-river-wild-horse-tours <p>View wild horses in their natural environment as well as a host of other wild creatures that make the high desert of Wyoming their home.</p><p>Visitors can enjoy seeing the magnificent vistas&nbsp; at every turn. Tours will take visitors around Sweetwater County viewing the wild horses, wild life and scenic vistas that make this corner of the world a beautiful and unique experience.</p><p>The vehicle that Green River Wild Hours Tours uses is unusual, the Australian made, Pinzgauer holds ten passengers. This machine gives participants the outdoor experience without walking,</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:24:38 +0000 Green River Wild Horse Tours 43927 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Green River Wild Horse Tours BLM considers reducing wild horse gathers this fall http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/blm-considers-reducing-wild-horse-gathers-fall <p></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:11:18 +0000 Willow Belden 42152 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org BLM considers reducing wild horse gathers this fall Study finds BLM’s wild horse management practices are flawed http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-finds-blm-s-wild-horse-management-practices-are-flawed <p></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:26:33 +0000 Willow Belden 41858 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Study finds BLM’s wild horse management practices are flawed BLM seeks public input on aerial and motorized wild horse round-up http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/blm-seeks-public-input-aerial-and-motorized-wild-horse-round <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Bureau of Land Management will&nbsp;hear public feedback about&nbsp;the use of helicopters and motorized vehicles&nbsp;to round up wild&nbsp;horses&nbsp;at a meeting next month.</span></p><p>Wild&nbsp;Horse&nbsp;Specialist Ben Smith says the agency plans to remove nearly 600&nbsp;feral&nbsp;horses&nbsp;in south-central Wyoming this year, leaving&nbsp;more than&nbsp;eleven-hundred&nbsp;on range land.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 00:41:52 +0000 Sara Hossaini 40904 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org BLM seeks public input on aerial and motorized wild horse round-up Settlement with BLM calls for reducing wild horse numbers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/settlement-blm-calls-reducing-wild-horse-numbers <p>A legal settlement between ranchers and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management would reduce wild horse numbers in southwest Wyoming by half or more.</p><p></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:10:16 +0000 The Associated Press 38913 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Settlement with BLM calls for reducing wild horse numbers Wild horse “ecosanctuary” to allow horses to roam free off public lands http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wild-horse-ecosanctuary-allow-horses-roam-free-public-lands <p></p><p><strong>Every year, the Bureau of Land Management removes thousands of horses from public land in Wyoming. They ship most of the horses to long-term holding facilities in the Midwest. But that’s expensive … and they’re running out of space. So now the BLM has partnered with ranchers to create a so-called horse “ecosanctuary” right here in the Cowboy State. It’s the first of its kind in the nation. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.</strong></p><p>AMBI: Ecosanctuary</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:53:02 +0000 Willow Belden 38691 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wild horse “ecosanctuary” to allow horses to roam free off public lands The BLM makes changes to the sales of wild horses and burros http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/blm-makes-changes-sales-wild-horses-and-burros <p></p><p>The Bureau of Land Management has announced new restrictions on the sales of wild horses and burros. &nbsp;</p><p>A recent ProPublica report alleged that thousands of wild horses bought from the BLM were sold to be slaughtered in Mexico.</p><p>Previously, buyers were permitted to buy an unlimited number of horses, but now a buyer can only purchase four horses or burros every six months. They must keep the animals for at least six months, describe where they’ll live, and provide safe transportation.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 00:56:42 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 34953 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org The BLM makes changes to the sales of wild horses and burros Wild Horse sanctuary to be opened near Laramie http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wild-horse-sanctuary-be-opened-near-laramie <p>The Bureau of Land Management is backing a proposal to open a wild horse sanctuary in the Centennial Valley.<br>The BLM announced its decision Wednesday following a month-long public comment period.<br>&nbsp;<br>The owners of the 4,000-acre Deerwood Ranch about 30 miles west of Laramie want to provide long-term care for up to 300 wild horses gathered from Wyoming rangelands. The horses would not be kept on public lands and would all be geldings. &nbsp;<br>&nbsp; Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:43:04 +0000 Associated Press 29326 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wild Horse sanctuary to be opened near Laramie Many vets say a slaughterhouse for horses could be humane http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/many-vets-say-slaughterhouse-horses-could-be-humane <p>Although controversial, many veterinarians agree that a slaughterhouse could be a humane, efficient way to end the lives of old and unwanted horses.</p><p>University of Wyoming Veterinarian Doran &nbsp;O&rsquo;Toole says it&rsquo;s a &ldquo;sensitive&rdquo; subject for horse owners, who view the animals as part-pet, part-livestock, and might have difficulty shooting an ailing horse. &nbsp;He says having a vet administer barbiturates can be costly, and the owner is responsible to bury or incinerate the horse to prevent the carcass from spreading toxins to scavengers.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 23:47:42 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 24578 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Many vets say a slaughterhouse for horses could be humane