Although the Forest Service has not stopped the roundup or committed to protecting horses from slaughter, they have extended holding time before selling them.
The plan to sell hundreds of wild horses by the truckload for $1 a piece including for slaughter is a gross violation of the public trust.
The Forest Service is exploiting a legal loophole to sell an estimated 300 wild horses without restriction allowing kill buyers to purchase a truckload of 36 horses.
Citing violations of the U.S. Constitution and federal laws, wild horse protection and animal welfare advocates have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court.
Wild horse and animal welfare groups weigh legal action to stop invasive and dangerous surgeries on wild horses.
With broad bipartisan support, the bill aims to protect our nation's equines from the cruel and predatory horse slaughter industry.
Colorado State University's withdrawal from wild horse sterilization experiments strikes blow to BLM plan to remove the ovaries of wild mares.
Photographs document BLM helicopters nearly hitting wild horses and causing the terrified horses to crash into and over barbed wire fencing.
100 mares would be forced to undergo ovariectomies through a colpotmy - an invasive and risky surgery whereby the mare's ovaries are pulled out while the animal remains conscious.
A BLM policy revision will allow an increase in the number of wild horses and burros sold to individuals and organizations from four to 25.