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BLM Ignores Tens of Thousands of Public Comments; Gallops Ahead with Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout

Published on Jan 13, 2014

Rock Springs, WY (January 13, 2014)…. As of Friday’s deadline, more than 12,000 citizens had submitted comments opposing the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) plan to conduct a wild horse roundup in the Great Divide Basin Herd Management Area (HMA) this summer.

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Coalition Reacts to Horse Slaughter Ruling by Tenth Circuit

Published on Dec 14, 2013

Each year, more than 150,000 American horses -- domestic and wild -- are cruelly trucked across the border to slaughter plants in Mexico and Canada where they face a brutal end.

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BLM to Begin Massive Wyoming Wild Horse Roundup to Appease Ranchers

Published on Nov 21, 2013

Rock Springs, WY (November 21, 2013) . . . Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition of more than 50 organizations, blasted the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for continuing business as usual with the massive removal of wild horses in Wyoming, scheduled to begin as early as today in the 1.6 million acre Adobe Town Salt Wells Herd Management Area (HMA) Complex in southern part of the state.

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Renowned Horse Artist Ritch Gaiti Uses Art to Support Wild Horses

Published on Nov 11, 2013

Lompoc, California -- November 11, 2013 -- Horse artist Ritch Gaiti, known for his unique horse paintings, donates art piece to the

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Senate Investigation Sought for Federal Agency Misuse of Tax Dollars on Laundering Scheme to Send Wild Horse to Slaughter Pipeline

Published on Nov 6, 2013
Washington, DC (November 6, 2013). . . .The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign today sent an official request to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee for immediate action and investigation of the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for the shipment of 252 wild mustangs, captured from the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada, to a slaughter middleman in Mississippi. Read more

Jewell dodges easy question on status of reforms

Published on Oct 31, 2013

In a Q&A session today at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., Secretary Jewell refused to answer our simple question about the status of reforms to the Bureau of Land Management's wild horse program.

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Admidst Gov't Shutdown, Miss. Man Receiving $250,000 to Help Feds Dispose of 240 Wild Horses

Published on Oct 11, 2013

Feds Paying Mississippi Man $250,000 to Take Captured Nevada Wild Horses

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Fish & Wildlife Service Spending $250,000 to Launder Nevada Wild Horses into Slaughter Pipeline, Advocates Charge

Published on Oct 11, 2013

Reno, NV…. The government shutdown may be preventing many operations, including full staffing of federal wild horse and burro holding facilities, but it has not stopped officials at the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in northern Nevada from shipping 108 wild horses to a slaughter middleman in Mississippi.

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Federal Agencies Contradict Obama Administration Anti-Horse Slaughter Stand; Send Wild Horses Into Slaughter Pipeline

Published on Sep 19, 2013

Washington, DC (September 19, 2013)…. Despite receiving 14,000 faxes and emails from concerned citizens and inquiries from Congress, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is still poised to turn over an estimated 240 wild horses, captured from the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada last week, to a slaughter middleman in Mississippi.

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Interior Dept. to Turn Captured Wild Horses Over to Mississipi Middleman Who Previously Sent Fed'l Horses to Slaughter Pipeline

Published on Sep 19, 2013

Pelahatchie, MS (September 19, 2013)…. A Pelahatchie, Mississippi man is the center of a national controversy over the fate of wild horses rounded up from federal land in northern Nevada.

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Sheldon Wild Horse Roundup Ends: Interior Dept. to Turn Horses Over to Slaughter Middleman Despite Citizen Outcry

Published on Sep 19, 2013
Denio, NV (September 19, 2013)…. Despite receiving 14,000 faxes and emails from concerned citizens and inquiries from Congress, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is still poised to turn over an estimated 240 wild horses, captured in Nevada last week, to a slaughter middleman in Mississippi. Read more

17,000+ Citizens Protest Feds' Plan to Roundup & Send NV Wild Horses to Slaughter Pipeline

Published on Sep 5, 2013

Denio, NV (September 5, 2013)….A national wild horse advocacy coalition– joined by thousands of American citizens – is making a last-minute plea to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to rein in her Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), which plans to launch a massive roundup of wild horses on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in northwest Nevada on Monday.

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