There are many ongoing issues and events surrounding wild horses in the United States. Here are some of the latest news and updates on wild horse issues, as well as upcoming events and opportunities for people to get involved in advocacy efforts.

News and Updates:

In March 2021, the Biden administration announced that it was reviewing the previous administration’s policies on wild horse management. This review could potentially lead to changes in policy and more protections for wild horses on public lands.

In April 2021, a federal court in Montana ruled that the BLM’s plan to remove 1,500 wild horses from public lands violated federal law. The ruling highlights the need for more effective and humane management practices for wild horse populations.

In June 2021, the House of Representatives passed a spending bill that includes language that would prevent the BLM from using funds to conduct sterilization experiments on wild horses. The language is a response to a controversial plan by the BLM to sterilize wild mares using a surgical procedure.

In July 2021, a federal judge in Nevada issued a preliminary injunction that halted a BLM roundup of wild horses in the Caliente Complex. The injunction was issued in response to a lawsuit filed by wild horse advocates who argued that the roundup would have been inhumane and unnecessary.

The ongoing drought in the western United States is posing a significant threat to wild horse populations, as it limits their access to food and water. Many advocacy groups are working to raise awareness about the issue and to promote conservation efforts that can help protect wild horses and their habitats.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities:

The American Wild Horse Campaign is hosting a series of virtual events in August and September 2021, focused on wild horse advocacy and conservation. The events will feature a variety of speakers and sessions on topics such as wild horse management, advocacy campaigns, and habitat restoration.

Many wild horse advocacy groups offer volunteer opportunities, including advocacy campaigns, habitat restoration efforts, and adoption events. Interested individuals can contact these groups to learn more about volunteering and how to get involved.

Wild horse adoption events are held regularly throughout the year, and provide an opportunity for individuals to adopt wild horses that have been removed from public lands. These events also offer opportunities for volunteers to help with tasks such as grooming, feeding, and exercising the horses.

Overall, there are many ongoing issues and events surrounding wild horses in the United States. By staying informed and getting involved in advocacy efforts, we can help to protect these iconic animals and ensure that they continue to thrive in the wild.

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