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BLM moving 700 wild horses to Ennis area ranch; neighbors miffed

Published on Feb 23, 2013

By Francis Davis, Independent Record

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Horse advocates anxious for First Amendment ruling

Published on Feb 22, 2013

By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

RENO, Nev. — There may or may not be too many horses on federal lands in the West, but a U.S. district judge says there’s not enough judicial staff in Nevada to deal anytime soon with an appeal over First Amendment rights at wild horse roundups.

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Horse slaughterhouse bill approved in House, Senate

Published on Feb 21, 2013

By Tulsa World

OKLAHOMA CITY — Both chambers of the Oklahoma Legislature have passed separate measures allowing horse slaughterhouses to operate in the state.

The House of Representatives passed House Bill 1999 on a 82-14 vote.

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Swasey Roundup, February 12, 2013

Published on Feb 21, 2013

Eyewitness Report on BLM Swasey Roundup, February 12, 2013

The Swasey Herd Management Area is a vast, 120,000-acre stretch of land about 160 miles southwest of Salt Lake City in Utah

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Opinion: Scandal shines spotlight on murky horse trade

Published on Feb 19, 2013

By Roly Owers, Special to CNN

(CNN) -- Welcome spotlight is now being shone on the murky trade in European horsemeat, but the public are still being left in the dark about the brutal treatment and needless suffering of the horses destined for their plates.

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Interior secretary faces questions over wild horse program

Published on Feb 18, 2013

By Greg Campbell, The Daily Caller

While outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar may be ready to hang up his boots, a bipartisan group of congressmen and a national coalition of wild horse advocates aren’t ready to let him ride off into the sunset just yet.

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Home on the Range: Feds running out of options for horses

Published on Feb 18, 2013

By Dylan Woolf Harris, Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO — “Horses and burros are fast disappearing from the American scene,” Congress wrote in 1971 in a landmark bill designed to protect the animals. Today, the Bureau of Land Management — the agency tasked with wild horse management — has nearly run out of space for them.

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Utah wild horse roundup part of controversial program

Published on Feb 18, 2013

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune

Delta • The horses appear over a rise in the Whirlwind Valley, their hooves breaking through a blanket of crusty snow as they run north. The pace alternates between a gallop and canter as they trail a stallion in single file. A gray mare is pregnant and a foal appears to limp as it struggles to keep up.

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Public invited to observe roundup of Utah’s wild horses

Published on Feb 15, 2013

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune

The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday commenced rounding up wild horses from Utah’s Swasey herd, which federal officials say has five times as many animals as the range can support.

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Contraceptive Vaccine for Wild Horses, Burros Gains EPA Registration

Published on Feb 15, 2013

By The Horse

The USDA's Wildlife Services' (WS) National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) announced Feb. 13 that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted regulatory approval for the use of an equine immunocontraceptive vaccine (GonaCon-Equine) in adult female wild or feral horses and burros.

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Congress turns up the heat on Administration over handling of wild horse program

Published on Feb 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC -- Twenty-one members of Congress sent a strong message of disapproval today to outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar over his handling of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) wild horse program with just weeks left before he steps down.

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Grijalva, Whitfield Lead Letter to Interior Sec. Salazar Urging Public Explanation of Wild Horse Policy Reforms Ahead of His Departure

Published on Feb 13, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), along with a bipartisan group of 19 other Members of Congress, sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today outlining concerns with the management of wild horses and burros on federal lands.

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