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News Poetry: The Judas Horse

The Judas Horse In the forgotten acres of the American west, sun-splashed, alkaline places, stone-strewn and arid, there are pockets of wild horses living on miles and miles of miles and...

BLM uses helicopters to round up wild horses in NW Colorado

Federal officials this week began herding wild horses using helicopters in northwestern Colorado, according to the Associated Press, which reports the U.S. Bureau of...

Salazar wants to rein in wild-horse costs by setting up preserves

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar wants the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to get into the wild-horse preserve business at a cost of nearly $100...

Madeleine Pickens ponies up wild-horse adoption plan

Just call it the “Pickens Pony Plan.” Jumping into an environmental issue with the same headline-grabbing gusto of her billionaire oil-man husband, Madeleine Pickens Monday rode in like the proverbial cavalry at a public meeting in Reno, Nev., on the mounting wild-horse crisis in the western United States.

GAO recommends drastic action to rein in costs of caring for...

The runaway costs of caring for wild horses both in Bureau of Land Management corrals and on the open range have reached a “critical crossroads,” according to a report released Monday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Unwanted Horses Dumped on Public, Private Land

When horse slaughterhouses closed in the U.S. two years ago, it caused a glut of unwanted horses in the marketplace. High feed prices and...

Senators Keep Horses on the Menu

If your horse ends up going from the stable to the table, blame your U.S. senator. Thousands of horses continue on their way to...

Colorado’s Horses: In the Stable or on the Table?

Controversy rages with the slaughter of more than 31,000 unwanted horses this year. While Congress considers legal remedies, vets and livestock owners line up...

Western Colorado’s Wild Horses: Too Many? Part II

The Bureau of Land Management is reducing Colorado's wild horse numbers because of the drought and other impacts. Some ranchers want wild horses gone...

Colorado’s Wild Horses: Too Many with Too Few Places to Go

Wild horses are considered an icon of the great American West. Yet, wild horses are joining the ranks of unwanted dogs and cats-are we...