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You Could Get $1K for Adopting a Wild Horse

Bureau of Land Management offering incentive program

(Newser) - Want a horse? Want $1,000? You can get both, as long as you don't mind that the horse in question will be a wild one. With nearly 82,000 wild horses and burros currently living on rangelands across the West, the Bureau of Land Management will give anyone... More »

Interior's Salazar 'Regrets' Threat to Punch Reporter

Said reporter ambushed him with questions about wild horse program

(Newser) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is backpedaling from his threat to punch a reporter who asked about problems in the government's wild horse program at a campaign event. "The secretary regrets the exchange," says a spokesman of the incident, which took place on November 6 while Salazar was... More »

Assateague Island: Where 'Wild' Horses Mooch Junk Food

Park officials worry the ponies are a little too used to humans

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Assateague Island National Seashore: home to stunning vistas, vacationing campers, and wild horses that hustle visitors for their marshmallows, potato chips, and watermelon? An island famous for its untamed horses is feeling the pains of heightened human-equine interactions taking place on its 48,000-acre seashore south of Ocean City,
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Feds to Sterilize Wild Mustangs

Thousands of wild horses to be shifted east to reduce strain on federal land

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of wild horses are to be sterilized and shifted from range land in the West to preserves in the Midwest and East under plans announced yesterday. The move will help manage the unsustainable numbers of horses and burros roaming free in Western states without having to resort... More »

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