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Controversy stirs over selling wild horses

Published on Jan 13, 2013
By Jeremy Hubbard, Fox 31, Denver MOFFAT COUNTY, Colo. – A Colorado man is now under federal investigation after he sold hundreds of horses, and advocates fear the animals may have been slaughtered for food. Read more

Wild horse advocates fear 12 horses headed to slaughterhouses

Published on Jan 13, 2013

By Ed Vogel, Las Vegas Review Journal

CARSON CITY - Advocates bought 41 stray horses at a Fallon auction this week but fear 12 domesticated horses purchased by others will be slaughtered and used for human consumption.

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Nevada Horse Roundup Ban Lifted For Bureau of Land Management

Published on Jan 11, 2013

By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

RENO, Nev. -- The Bureau of Land Management can resume its roundup of dozens of wild mustangs in northern Nevada, but wranglers must limit their use of electric cattle prods and take other steps to ensure the animals are treated humanely, a federal judge said Thursday.

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Reno Federal Judge Chalks Up Another Defeat for BLM Against Laura Leigh

Published on Jan 11, 2013

By Wild Horse Territory Tribune

RENO, NV (Wild Horse Education) - Shortly after a hearing ended in a case brought by Wild Horse Education’s founder Laura Leigh and her attorney Gordon Cowan the Honorable Judge Miranda Du issued a restraining order to conduct at the Owyhee Complex wild horse roundup.

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Nev. mustangs saved from slaughter at sale

Published on Jan 10, 2013

By The Associated Press

Wild horse protection advocates saved dozens of free-roaming horses in Nevada from potentially ending up at slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico when they purchased them Wednesday night for about $10,000 at a state auction.

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LV senator calls for sanctuaries for wild horses in Nevada

Published on Jan 10, 2013

By Cy Ryan, The Las Vegas Sun

A state senator from Las Vegas believes the wild horses and burros roaming the range in Nevada "are living symbols of freedom and our American Western heritage".

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More than $20,000 raised to save wild horses

Published on Jan 9, 2013

By Cy Ryan, The Las Vegas Sun

CARSON CITY — More than $20,000 has been raised to protect 41 wild horses being put on the auction block by the Nevada Department of Agriculture.

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BLM removing 300 wild horses from Utah range

Published on Jan 9, 2013

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune

In the face of growing unease in the way wild horses are "warehoused" for years at taxpayer expense and sometimes sold to questionable buyers, federal officials in Utah have recently completed two roundups and are poised to initiate another near Delta.

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Wild horse 1st Amendment case in Reno Feb. 19

Published on Jan 9, 2013

By The San Francisco Chronicle

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge in Nevada has set a hearing Feb. 19 to determine whether the Bureau of Land Management violated the First Amendment rights of a photographer and wild horse protection advocate when it restricted her access to mustang roundups.

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Today: NV Sends Wild Horses To Slaughter Auction as Governor Inundated with Public Outrage

Published on Jan 9, 2013

Nevada Governor’s Office Flooded with Faxes In Protest of Sale of Wild Horses at Slaughter Auction

Global Support Behind Rescue of 41 Mustangs Headed for Auction Today

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BLM assessing wild horse sanctuary plan in Nevada

Published on Jan 9, 2013

By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

RENO, Nev.—Federal land managers have identified a wide range of issues that must be addressed to move forward with a proposal to establish a wild horse ecosanctuary over 820 square miles in northeast Nevada, from the impact on neighboring mustangs, livestock and wildlife to fencing, water supplies and the local economy.

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Nevada mustangs likely saved from slaughter

Published on Jan 9, 2013

By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press

RENO - Wild horse protection advocates were confident they had raised enough money to buy 41 horses at a state auction in Nevada on Wednesday, animals they feared otherwise would be headed to slaughterhouses in Mexico and Canada.

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