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Wild horses facing slaughter after US government proposes new regulations

Published by Gloria Riviera, Shannon Crawford, Jake Lefferman, Lauren Effron, ABC on Jan 26, 2018

A wild mustang charging across an open plain is a symbol of the untamed majesty of nature. But the predators chasing these horses are anything but natural.

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This federal bureau wants to slaughter tens of thousands of wild horses

Published by Rachel Leah, Salon on Jan 26, 2018

Thousands of wild horses' lives are at stake as the government considers ways to control their population and limit their impact on public lands.

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Success! Beloved Wild Horses in Arizona Are Officially Protected

Published by Alicia Graef, Care2 on Jan 8, 2018

Animal advocates are celebrating a major victory for a beloved herd of wild horses in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest, who are now officially protected from being removed and slaughtered.

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Advocates Ask Governor To Reverse Virginia Range Wild Horse Decision

Published by Bree Zender, KUNR on Jan 8, 2018

The Nevada Department of Agriculture decided last month to sell 3,000 wild horses in Northern Nevada to private owners. And now, wild horse advocates are calling upon Governor Brian Sandoval to reverse the decision.

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Horse advocates to hold vigil on Saturday in Carson City

Published by Nevada Appeal Staff, Nevada Appeal on Jan 8, 2018

Advocates seeking to protect the Virginia Range horses will hold a candlelight vigil Saturday in front of the state Capitol.

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Wild horse advocates urge Nevada to undo giveaway plan

Published by Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal on Jan 5, 2018

Wild horse advocates want Nevada to reverse a decision they say puts free range horses between Reno and Carson City in grave danger.

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Protesters want Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval to protect Virginia Range horses

Published by Geoff Dornan, Nevada Appeal on Jan 5, 2018

About two dozen protesters from several wild horse advocacy groups gathered outside the Nevada Capitol on Wednesday to call on Gov. Brian Sandoval to overrule his Agriculture Department and protect the Virginia Range horses.

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Salt River Wild Horse group commends state, feds for agreeing to protect horses

Published by The Daily Courier on Jan 2, 2018

The Salt River Wild Horse Management and its national coalition partner, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) commended Gov. Doug Ducey and the U.S. Forest Service for reaching an agreement for the management of the Salt River Wild Horses, according to their news release Friday.

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Appeal To Allow Sterilization Of Wild Horses In Idaho Dismissed

Published by Keith Ridler, OPB on Dec 27, 2017

A federal appeals court has dismissed an effort to allow the sterilization of a herd of wild horses in Idaho.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month granted a request by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to stop the effort.

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D.C.’s new conundrum: What to do about the population explosion of wild horses

Published by David Sherfinski, The Washington Times on Dec 27, 2017

After a years-long battle over an effective ban on horse slaughter in the U.S., advocates on both sides are grappling with how the federal government should handle the tens of thousands of excess wild horses, largely on western lands.

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Don't sign away ownership of Nevada's wild horses: Williams

Published by Suzanne Morgan Williams, Reno Gazette Journal on Dec 26, 2017

In a move toward privatization of our state’s assets, Nevada’s Department of Agriculture Board voted to give title to all the wild horses living between I-80 and Highway 50 and between U.S. 395 and U.S. 95 to an undetermined nonprofit group.

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Federal Budget Could Put Horses at Risk of Slaughter

Published by Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue on Dec 26, 2017

On December 22, Congress will have to pass a federal budget for the rest of the fiscal year or face a government shutdown.

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