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State Senate committee advances bill on commercial slaughter of horses

Published on Feb 13, 2013

By Wayne Greene, Tulsa World

A state Senate committee unanimously passed a bill to allow the operation of horse slaughterhouses in the state.

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Wild horse advocates split over interior nominee

Published on Feb 11, 2013

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Wild-horse advocates may be unified in opposition to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, but they're split over President Barack Obama's choice to replace him.

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Sally Jewell's Nomination Could Be A Step in the Right Direction For America's Wild Horses

Published on Feb 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC --- The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) today responded optimistically to reports that President Obama will nominate Sally Jewell, current CEO of REI, to replace Ken Salazar as Interior Secretary.

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BLM issues new animal welfare policy

Published on Feb 4, 2013

By Phil Taylor, E&E reporter

The Bureau of Land Management today issued long-awaited guidance to improve how wild horses and burros are gathered and treated on Western rangelands, an effort to appease animal rights groups who have called the agency's roundups inhumane.

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Horse advocates tell Obama to lasso Grijalva for Secretary

Published on Feb 4, 2013

By Phil Taylor, E&E reporter

Wild horse advocates today announced a campaign urging President Obama to nominate Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) to replace Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who plans to retire by the end of March.

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Saving America's wild horses

Published on Feb 3, 2013
By HLN.com Staff Secretary of Interior, Ken Salazar, is resigning from his position, leaving the Obama administration in March. Animal advocates say this is the time for the U.S. government to end the controversial practice of horse roundups. Read more

U.S. Bureau Of Land Management Emphasizing 'Compassion And Concern' For Wild Mustangs

Published on Feb 1, 2013

By Scott Sonner and Matthew Daly, Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is issuing new policy directives emphasizing "compassion and concern" for wild horses on federal lands in the West, in response to a growing public outcry over alleged abuse during roundups of thousands of mustangs in recent years.

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New Gov’t Standards for Wild Horse & Burro Roundups A Charade, National Coalition Says

Published on Feb 1, 2013

Washington, DC -- February 1, 2013 -- Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition of more than 50 organizations, harshly criticized the wild horse and burro roundup “animal welfare” and transparency policies released today by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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Lawmakers Press for Answers on Sale of Wild Horses

Published on Feb 1, 2013

By Dave Philipps, Pro Publica

Two congressmen wrote to the Department of Interior this week to demand information on the progress of its investigation into whether more than 1,700 federally protected wild horses sold to a Colorado man may have been illegally sent to slaughter.

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The Man Who Could Save America's Wild Horses

Published on Jan 31, 2013
By Andrew Cohen, The Atlantic When Ken Salazar announced his resignation earlier this month as Secretary of the Interior, it set off quivers of speculation among wild horse advocates about who might replace him in the post most important to the fate of the nation's vulnerable herds. Read more

Is the U.S. Government Complicit in the Killing of Over a Thousand Wild Horses?

Published on Jan 29, 2013

By Billy House, National Journal

A bipartisan pair of lawmakers is urging Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to disclose whether as many as 1,700 federally protected wild horses now unaccounted for were sold to a middleman who illegally transported them to Mexico for slaughter.

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BLM Says it Cannot Track Cattle on it's Land

Published on Jan 24, 2013

By PEER

Washington, DC — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) says it was an absence of “reliable data”—and not politics—that caused it to exclude consideration of commercial livestock impacts from multi-million dollar assessments of environmental conditions on Western range lands

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