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Horse advocates sue over transfer of Virginia Range horses

Published by Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau, Nevada Appeal on Mar 21, 2018

The American Wild Horse Campaign is suing the state to block the Department of Agriculture from turning over the Virginia Range horses to a private organization.

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Adopted wild horse mentioned in lawsuit once walked in Nevada Day parade, owner says

Published by Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal on Mar 21, 2018

An escaped mare whose owner says once marched in the Nevada Day parade in Carson City is now part of a legal fight to keep horses freely roaming the state’s Virginia Range.

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Wild Horse Board Meeting Postponed

Published by Geoffrey Roth, Western Slope Now on Mar 20, 2018

An advisory board that makes recommendations about the management of wild horses on Bureau of Land Management land has postponed its latest meeting because of threats of legal action.

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Nevada woman sues, fears missing horse could be slaughtered

Published by Scott Sonner, Bradenton Herald on Mar 20, 2018


A Nevada woman who fears her missing horse could end up at the slaughterhouse has joined a lawsuit challenging state plans to transfer ownership of thousands of free-roaming mustangs to private hands

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Back on the horse

Published by Jeri Chadwell, News Review on Mar 15, 2018

Wild horses have garnered significant attention from the national media in recent months as government agencies, Congress and horse advocates debate the best way to manage swelling horse populations in states across the West.

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Nevada’s horse giveaway plan under fire

Published by Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal on Mar 13, 2018

Opponents of Nevada’s plan to give away nearly 3,000 publicly owned, free range horses in the mountains east of Reno are cranking up the legal, political and financial pressure against the plan.

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Nevada industrial park developer says horses should stay

Published by Scott Sonner, The Sacramento Bee on Mar 13, 2018


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Nevada developer Gilman urges governor to reverse horse plan

Published by Associated Press, KTNV on Mar 13, 2018

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The head of the largest industrial park in the world is urging Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval to reverse plans to transfer state ownership of nearly 3,000 free-roaming horses to private owners who likely would sell them for slaughter.

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Trump Budget Sells Out Wild Horses Again

Published by Lorraine Chow, Eco Watch on Feb 15, 2018

The Trump administration's $1 billion budget request for the Bureau of Land Management (

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80+ Organizations Oppose Trump Administration Plan to Slaughter America’s Mustangs

Published by American Wild Horse Campaign Special to Yuba Net on Feb 15, 2018


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TRIC developer to governor: Horse giveaway will put GOP candidates at risk

Published by Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal on Feb 12, 2018

The developer of a Northern Nevada industrial park that’s home to Tesla, Google, Walmart and other major companies stepped up his campaign to convince the state to backtrack on a plan to give up ownership of about 3,000 free range horses.

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