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2014-06-19 00:21:41

CHICAGO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cloud Foundation and Wild Horse Freedom Federation today released BLM livestock data for Beaver County and Iron County, Utah showing that despite a chorus of demands from ranchers for the removal of wild horses from the over-grazed range; the data shows livestock outnumber wild horses 10.6:1 in these areas. "It is irresponsible and false for Iron County commissioners or anyone to claim that the wild horses in that area are having...

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2010-03-21 08:12:30

In Nevada, activists are questioning the rising death toll of a government roundup of wild horses from a range north of Reno. JoLynn Worley, a U.S. Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman, said 77 mustangs involved in the Calico Mountains Complex roundup have died "“ 70 of the horses at a Fallon facility, where they were taken, and the rest at the roundup site. That is double the amount of the 39 horses that died with the roundup of 1,922 horses on February 5. Horse activists say the...

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2009-12-29 07:25:00

The federal capture of about 2500 wild horses from public and private lands in northern Nevada began on Monday. Protesters say the roundup is unnecessary and cruel. Federal officials said the roundup is needed because the 850 square miles of land is overpopulated. Without the roundup, the horse population in the area would grow by 20 percent to 27 percent annually, passing 6,000 mustangs within four years. There was a lot of controversy on whether to go forward with the roundup. Sheryl Crow...

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2009-12-17 12:45:00

A federal judge has been asked to block a controversial plan to round up about 2,500 wild horses and remove them from a Nevada range, The Associated Press reported. The Dec. 28 mustang roundup would be one of the largest in Nevada in recent years. Helicopters will be used to force the horses into holding pens before placing them for adoption or sending them to long-term holding corrals in the Midwest. However, animal rights groups say use of the helicopters is inhumane because some of the...

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2009-12-08 11:10:00

The American mustang, the symbol of the Wild West, might be moving east. The government is trying to roundup the wild horses on federal land and transport at least 25,000 mustangs and burros to the Midwest and East due to concerns that their large number will cause starvation for the animals. The plan is racked with opposition from advocates, including Sheryl Crow, Bill Maher and Ed Harris, who say that the idea is inhumane and pointless. They add that the circumstances are not as futile as...

2009-08-06 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Twin sisters are faced with the beauties and perils of the Arizona desert in the "Wild Horse Creek" series by Sharon Siamon (Walrus Books/Whitecap). The series launches with The Mystery Stallion, and follows with Coyote Canyon in Winter 2010. Siamon has sold more than a million copies of her internationally-loved horse series, which include the ten-book Mustang Mountain series and the Saddle Island trilogy. In The Mystery Stallion, Sophie and Liv...

2006-05-19 17:48:34

By Zelie Pollon SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) Mustang activists and New Mexico's governor want to stop a wild horse roundup this summer, saying the animals should be allowed to run free as a symbol of the Wild West. "These wild horses constitute a valuable connection to New Mexico's rich history. As such they also attract tourism and national attention," Gov. Bill Richardson wrote in a letter to the U.S. Forest Service, which conducts the roundup. "I urge you to keep this herd...

2005-11-28 01:02:35

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia has more feral pigs than people and exotic pests cost the economy more than A$700 million a year, damaging farms and the environment, a government report says. The 18-month inquiry found feral pigs, wild dogs, cats and rabbits were the most destructive pests in Australia, causing havoc for farmers, although feral deer, camels, foxes and horses also posed significant problems. "It is time to take control of this pressing problem facing Australian...

2005-11-28 01:00:00

CANBERRA -- Australia has more feral pigs than people and exotic pests cost the economy more than A$700 million a year, damaging farms and the environment, a government report says. The 18-month inquiry found feral pigs, wild dogs, cats and rabbits were the most destructive pests in Australia, causing havoc for farmers, although feral deer, camels, foxes and horses also posed significant problems. "It is time to take control of this pressing problem facing Australian farmers," inquiry...


Latest Feral horses Reference Libraries

Sorraia
2014-07-07 11:22:23

The Sorraia is breed of horse that is native to Portugal on the Iberian Peninsula. Although its exact origin is unknown, it is known to have developed in southern portions of this area, but only first became recognized by the scientific world in the twentieth century. One theory regarding its origin suggests that it is a descendent of a wild horse that once inhabited the area, while another theory suggests that it is similar to mustangs, having developed from Spanish horses that were brought...

Misaki pony
2014-06-17 08:13:14

The Misaki is a breed of pony native to Japan. Imported horses from China dating back at least 2,000 years are believed to be the ancestors of the Misaki pony. It is one of eight breeds native to Japan and roams freely in a natural habitat of the National Monument on Cape Toi, Kushima, on the island of Kyushu. The first record of the Misaki was in 1697 when the Akiauki family rounded up native feral horses for breeding. The Misaki population has remained stable over the last 20 years but...

Zemaitukas Pony
2014-05-30 10:02:15

The Zemaitukas is a breed of pony from Lithuania. Known in written documents from the sixth and seventh centuries and used during the Northern crusades as a war horse. During this time the pony had a widespread population, but over time the breed almost became extinct three times. First, during the 1800s when agricultural work needed larger and stronger horses, the Zemaitukas was bred with Trakehners, Araibians and other draft horses which decreased the population greatly. It was saved by...

Sable Island Horse
2014-05-22 10:38:32

The Sable Island Pony also referred to as the Sable Island Horse, inhabits Sable Island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. It is small breed that legends say swam to the island from the many shipwrecks that occurred off shore. Other legends say the horse was introduced by Portuguese explorers, but neither is supported by historic or genetic evidence. The first horses were actually introduced in 1737 by a Boston clergyman, Andrew Le Mercier. The Sable Island horses of today are the...

Quarter Pony
2014-05-20 11:08:20

The Quarter Pony is a breed of pony similar to the American Quarter Horse. It was developed from American Quarter Horse stock that did not meet the height requirement of the American Quarter Horse Association. The Quarter Pony Association began in 1964 with crossbred and purebred ponies eligible for registration. In 1975, the National Quarter Pony Association began to preserve the smaller Quarter Horse. The International Quarter Pony Association began in 1970 and registers Quarter ponies...

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