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The case of the missing mustangs; what happened to 1,700 wild horses?

Published on May 14, 2013

By Lisa Myers and Michael Austin, NBC News

The semis would rumble down country roads packed full of wild horses. Truckload after truckload, sometimes 36 horses at a time, all with the same destination: a ranch in the small town of La Jara, Colo.

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In their own words: opposing views of wild horse roundups

Published on May 14, 2013
By NBC News staff The Bureau of Land Management's roundups of wild horses and burros fire strong emotions on both sides of the issue. Here, in their own words, BLM Program Chief Joan Guilfoyle and singer-songwriter Carole King, a wild horse advocate, present their views: Read more

NBC News: Cruel or necessary? The true cost of wild horse roundups

Published on May 14, 2013
By Lisa Myers and Michael Austin, NBC News DELTA, Utah -- The mustangs run with a spirit that makes them legendary here in the West. On a bitter cold morning, they descend from the Swasey mountains of central Utah and gallop for miles across the plains. Stallions and mares, beautiful and strong, guiding their young. Read more

Government can’t find room for America’s wild horses

Published on May 10, 2013

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — Wild horses, descended from the steeds of Spanish explorers, Native Americans, U.S. cavalry and ranch strays, are being offered for auction this weekend in Fort Worth, Texas, as part of a desperate effort by a federal government that can’t figure out what to do with them.

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Sonoma Valley's Ellie Phipps-Price a fierce advocate for wild horses

Published on May 5, 2013

By Mary Callahan, The Press Democrat

ELK CREEK, Calif. — The sun was beginning to angle behind the hills when a pack of wild horses swept through a gap in the terrain, turned and watched as a second band galloped into view.

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Wild horse eco sanctuary proposed to alleviates horse holding problem

Published on May 1, 2013

By Dylan Woolf Harris, Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO - Facing a horse holding predicament, the Bureau of Land Management will soon find itself with an abundance of animals running on allotted rangeland and long-term holding facilities crammed to capacity.

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Ranchers, BLM settle suit over Wyoming wild horses

Published on Apr 4, 2013

By Associated Press

CHEYENNE — A legal settlement between ranchers and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management would reduce wild horse numbers by about half on more than 4,300 square miles of sagebrush country in the Red Desert of southwest Wyoming.

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BLM Digs in Heels Over Costly Approach to Wild Horses Despite Sequester

Published on Apr 4, 2013

By Suzanne Roy, Special to Huffington Post

If a budget is a statement of priorities, then what are we to make of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) recent decision to sign a $6 million contract with a company that provides helicopters for wild horse roundups while cutting back spending at the largest wild horse adoption facility in the country?

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Wild horse “ecosanctuary” to allow horses to roam free off public lands

Published on Mar 30, 2013

By Willow Belden, Wyoming Public Radio

Every year, the Bureau of Land Management removes thousands of horses from public land in Wyoming. They ship most of the horses to long-term holding facilities in the Midwest. But that’s expensive … and they’re running out of space

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Oklahoma Poised to Lift Ban on Horse Slaughterhouses

Published on Mar 28, 2013

By Kelsey Gee and Bill Tomson

Oklahoma's governor is expected to sign a new bill permitting horses to be slaughtered in the state to produce meat for human consumption, the latest salvo in a national debate over how to deal with wild and abandoned horses.

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Budget cuts hit wild horse adoption center

Published on Mar 28, 2013

By Jaime Hayden, Fox Reno

Even though the economy seems to be picking up, it has claimed one casualty in the form of the biggest wild horse adoption center.

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Deer Run group adopts Carson City wild horses removed from BLM

Published on Mar 23, 2013

By Jeff Munson, Carson Now

A herd of wild horses removed from an area off of Deer Run Road last month were purchased Saturday at a Bureau of Land Management adoption in Carson City.

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