The Cost of BLM’s Cycle of Rounding Up Wild Horses

by Nicole Meyer

There is a high cost for our government’s wild horses and burro program, it starts with the waste of tens of millions of tax dollars each year but ends with the devastation to wild horses who have their freedom, family and homes stolen from them. This tragedy has befallen hundreds of thousands of wild horses […]

Marching on Washington to Save Wild Horses & Burros

by Nicole Meyer

Last week more than 100 citizen-delegates gathered for the “March on Washington” in our nation’s capital. It was wonderful to see more than one hundred citizen-delegates, representing millions of Americans, gathered in our nation’s capital to demand that President Obama and Congress change course and fix the broken wild horse and burro program. Wild horse […]


Time For Congress To Rein In & Reform BLM’s Wild Horse & Burro Program

by Nicole Meyer

Congress has begun reviewing the President’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2011 which includes the budget for the Wild Horse and Burro program under the Department of Interior. Congress’ appropriations (budgeting) process is long and complex. Numerous committees and subcommittees review and modify the President’s proposed budgets for the various departments before they are ultimately […]

Nevadans Stand Up For Wild Horses

by Nicole Meyer

This past weekend, hundreds of Nevadans and horse advocates took to the streets to voice their opposition to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s gross mismanagement of the wild horse and burro program. At Nevada’s state capital in Carson City nearly 150 people joined together for a hugely successful “Truth Rally” demanding that the BLM […]

Protesters Greet Obama in Las Vegas

by Nicole Meyer

Yesterday and today, President Obama was greeted in Las Vegas by wild horse advocates calling for a halt to the roundups and reform of the Wild Horse & Burro program. With much hard work and determination, the wild horse advocates were able to get four up close encounters with President Obama in his motorcade. Each […]

“Guided Tours” Attempt to Replace Humane Observers in The Calico Mountains

by Webmaster

As IDA gears up for 2 Nevada demonstrations this weekend, (Las Vegas on Thursday, Carson City on Saturday), the BLM announced on February 12 that beginning February 21st, the wild horses rounded up from Nevada’s Calico Mountain complex can only be seen on guided tours of 10 people per week during a two-hour window on […]

Media Hit for the Horses!

by Nicole Meyer

Wanted to share a terrific investigative news segment on the consequences of the Calico Mountain Complex. Kudos to George Knapp,  chief investigative reporter with KLAS I-Team (Las Vegas), for asking good questions and exposing this story. (note: in the piece you may some images of a downed mare which were taken by an IDA observer […]

Eagle Roundup Postponed

by Nicole Meyer

After receiving 9,000 public comments, the BLM announced yesterday that it is postponing the roundup of nearly 500 horses living in the Eagle Herd Management area in eastern Nevada.The announcement came just three days after IDA’s attorneys notified the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that they would sue to stop the helicopter stampede and capture, which had […]

BLM Wild Horse Roundup at Calico Ends

by Nicole Meyer

The BLM announced today that it has ended the Calico roundup, with 1,922 horses captured. This is 600 fewer horses than the BLM had targeted in its capture plan, which had estimated the horse population in the five Herd Management Areas (HMA’s) at Calico to be 3,040. According to its press release, the BLM now […]