BLM trumps up an “emergency” as an excuse and removes more wild horses

3 horses died.  The BLM said 2 horses were “euthanized due to pre-existing conditions with a hopeless prognosis for recovery” (even though the horses were able to run far while being chased by a helicopter).  Click HERE for the link to the BLM page for the roundup.  The BLM continues on the path to wild horse & burro extinction…


The BLM corral at Axtell, Utah, where the recently rounded up wild horses will be imprisoned.  The property is owned and operated by Kerry Despain and his family. (Photo: Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) 

SOURCE:  The Ely Times

BLM concludes Eagle-Caliente complex emergency wild horse gather

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District has concluded the Eagle-Caliente Complex Emergency Wild Horse Gather. The BLM gathered 122 wild horses from public and private lands adjacent to U.S. Highway 93 and State Route 322 in and outside the Caliente Herd Areas (HA) Complex, and Eagle and Silver King Herd Management Areas (HMA) in eastern Nevada. The BLM removed 120 wild horses. Two wild horses were euthanized due to pre-existing conditions with a hopeless prognosis for recovery.

The District removed 39 wild horses from alongside U.S. Highway 93 at Oak Spring Summit west of Caliente, 48 wild horses from alongside U.S. Highway 93 and State Route 322 between Pioche and Eagle Valley, and 35 wild horses from alongside U.S. Highway 93 north of Pioche.

Wild horses removed from the range were transported to the Axtell Contract Off-range Corrals, in Axtell, Utah, to be prepared for the BLM’s adoption program. Un-adopted wild horses will be placed in long-term pastures where they will be humanely cared for and retain their “wild” status and protection under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. The BLM does not sell or send any wild horses to slaughter.

The Eagle-Caliente Complex Emergency Wild Horse Gather began on Monday, Feb. 8, and concluded on Sunday, Feb. 14. An Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) veterinarian was on site daily through the gather to evaluate animal conditions and provide recommendations to the on-site BLM wild horse and burro specialist for care and treatment.

Additional gather information is available on the district website at

For more information, contact Chris Hanefeld, BLM Ely District public affairs specialist, at (775) 289-1842 or

Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility Reopening



ROCK SPRINGS — The temporary closure of the Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility will end on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Although construction has not been fully completed, the BLM will reopen the facility for public tours and adoptions.

The facility will require several temporary closures through mid-summer while construction is completed. Included with the facility construction will be maintenance and improvements at the Kiosk site that overlooks the facility.

Parties interested in tours or adoptions should always pre-arrange activities by contacting Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292.

To learn more about the BLM Wyoming wild horse adoption program or the holding facility, please visit their website.