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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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Tomorrow: Press Conference with U.S. Congressman to Demand Reform of BLM Wild Horse Roundup Program

Published on Sep 3, 2013
RENO, Nevada (September 3, 2013)…. The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, and its founding organization, Return to Freedom (RTF), will hold a press conference on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Palomino Valley National Adoption Center near Reno, Nevada to spotlight the need for reforms to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wild horse and burro program. Read more

Wild Horse Advocates Call Press Conference on Sept. 4 to Demand Reforms to BLM Roundup Program

Published on Aug 30, 2013
RENO, Nevada (August 29, 2013)…. The American Wild Horse Preservation (AWHPC), a national coalition, and its founding organization, Return to Freedom (RTF), will hold a press conference on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Palomino Valley National Adoption Center near Reno, Nevada to spotlight the need for reforms to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wild horse and burro program. Read more

Fed'l Court Lifts TRO on Sale of Wild Horses

Published on Aug 21, 2013

Reno, NV (August 21, 20013) Today in U.S. District Court in Reno, Judge Miranda Du lifted a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) barring the sale of unbranded wild horses captured by the Fort McDermitt Paiute Shoshone Tribe under an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service.

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Judge Grants TRO to Stop Sale of Wild Horses At NV Slaughter Auction

Published on Aug 16, 2013

Reno, Nevada (August 16, 2013 . . . A federal court judge in Reno, NV has granted a coalition of wild horse advocacy and conservation groups a Temporary Restraining Order to block the sale of unbranded horses at a slaughter auction tomorrow in Fallon, Nevada. The groups sued to stop the sale of unbranded horses who were captured last weekend on public and tribal lands in northern Nevada, alleging that unbranded horses were likely federally-protected wild horses originating from the nearby Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Little Owyhee Herd Management Area.

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Wild Horse & Conservation Groups Allege Feds Failed to Protect Wild Horses in Tribal Roundup; 467 Horses Await Fate at Slaughter Auction

Published on Aug 16, 2013

Reno, Nevada (August 16, 2013) . . . A coalition of wild horse advocacy and conservation groups last night filed a federal lawsuit to block the sale of wild horses at a slaughter auction in Fallon, Nevada scheduled for August 17, 2013.

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