The exaggerated and artificial gait that results from soring is referred to as the “Big Lick,” and it has been rewarded in the Tennessee walking horse industry.
Groups will encourage the BLM to expand the PZP fertility control program to stabilize the Onaqui wild horse population as opposed to the expensive and cruel planned roundup.
The US Congress has reinstated safeguards to prevent unscrupulous kill buyers from purchasing large numbers of wild horses and funneling them to slaughter.
It is no secret that we have a drug crisis in the horse racing industry, one that has led to the premature deaths of thousands of horses over the years.
The American Wild Horse Campaign has taken aim at the BLM's new policy of paying people $1,000 to adopt a wild horse or burro from BLM holding facilities.
Northern Nevada Wild Horse Fertility Control Darting Team calling on the state to restart the humane fertility control program for the Virginia Range mustangs.
The BLM delivered a report to Congress outlining options for wild horse and burro management including destruction of healthy wild horses and burros and sale for slaughter.
Cruelty to equines would be made a Class D felony and the bill provides for termination of ownership interests for guilty parties.
AWHC is concerned about the fate of horses removed from the range, since no wild horse preserves exist, and homes for wild, untamed horses are limited.
U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina has introduced legislation that would provide responsible management of the wild horse population