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BLM rushes to deliver herd management plan to Congress

Published by Scott Streater, E&E News on Mar 30, 2018

The Bureau of Land Management is poised to deliver a long-awaited comprehensive plan to Congress outlining strategies to reduce growing herds of wild horses and burros on federal rangelands and the escalating costs to manage them.

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Congress’ spending bill spares thousands of wild horses and burros

Published by Jeff Horseman, The Press Enterprise on Mar 28, 2018

A longstanding ban on federal funding for euthanizing and slaughter sales of wild horses and burros on public lands will continue through the omnibus spending bill approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump last week.

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Victory! Wild Horses and Burros Get a Reprieve From Slaughter

Published by Alicia Graef, Care2 on Mar 28, 2018

Animal advocates are applauding Congress for protecting wild horses and burros from roundups and 

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Special interest groups win big under new spending bill

Published by David Sherfinski, The Washington Times on Mar 26, 2018

Republicans and Democrats sparred over which party emerged victorious from the $1.3 trillion spending bill fight, but the real winners are thousands of interest groups — including wealthy foreign investors, striped bass fishing enthusiasts and cranberry researchers — to whom the bill doles out so

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Horse advocates sue over transfer of Virginia Range horses

Published by Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau, Nevada Appeal on Mar 21, 2018

The American Wild Horse Campaign is suing the state to block the Department of Agriculture from turning over the Virginia Range horses to a private organization.

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Adopted wild horse mentioned in lawsuit once walked in Nevada Day parade, owner says

Published by Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal on Mar 21, 2018

An escaped mare whose owner says once marched in the Nevada Day parade in Carson City is now part of a legal fight to keep horses freely roaming the state’s Virginia Range.

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Wild Horse Board Meeting Postponed

Published by Geoffrey Roth, Western Slope Now on Mar 20, 2018

An advisory board that makes recommendations about the management of wild horses on Bureau of Land Management land has postponed its latest meeting because of threats of legal action.

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Nevada woman sues, fears missing horse could be slaughtered

Published by Scott Sonner, Bradenton Herald on Mar 20, 2018

RENO, NEV. 

A Nevada woman who fears her missing horse could end up at the slaughterhouse has joined a lawsuit challenging state plans to transfer ownership of thousands of free-roaming mustangs to private hands

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Back on the horse

Published by Jeri Chadwell, News Review on Mar 15, 2018

Wild horses have garnered significant attention from the national media in recent months as government agencies, Congress and horse advocates debate the best way to manage swelling horse populations in states across the West.

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Nevada’s horse giveaway plan under fire

Published by Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal on Mar 13, 2018

Opponents of Nevada’s plan to give away nearly 3,000 publicly owned, free range horses in the mountains east of Reno are cranking up the legal, political and financial pressure against the plan.

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Nevada industrial park developer says horses should stay

Published by Scott Sonner, The Sacramento Bee on Mar 13, 2018

RENO, NEV. 

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Nevada developer Gilman urges governor to reverse horse plan

Published by Associated Press, KTNV on Mar 13, 2018

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The head of the largest industrial park in the world is urging Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval to reverse plans to transfer state ownership of nearly 3,000 free-roaming horses to private owners who likely would sell them for slaughter.

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