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Nevada Terminates Virginia Herd Management Agreement

Published by Pat Raia, The Horse on Dec 18, 2017

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) has voted to terminate its cooperative agreement with American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) and to transfer ownership of a herd of estray horses from the NDA to a yet-to-be-named nonprofit organization.

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After a bitter falling out, Nevada agriculture officials vote to transfer ownership of mustangs

Published by Daniel Rothberg, Elko Daily Free Press on Dec 18, 2017

The relationship had been tense for months.

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After a bitter falling out, Nevada agriculture officials vote to transfer ownership of mustangs

Published by Daniel Rothberg, Elko Daily Free Press on Dec 15, 2017

The relationship had been tense for months.

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Another Public-to-Nonprofit Handoff as Nevada Turns Over Wild Horses

Published by Carrie Collins-Fadell, Non Profit Quarterly on Dec 15, 2017

The Nevada Board of Agriculture voted 8–1 to hand over control of as many as 3,000 wild horses in the Virginia Range to a yet-to-be-determined nonprofit group in a year-end move that angered wild horse enthusiasts, who say it puts the horses at risk of slaughter and at the mercy of business inter

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Dept. of Agriculture Votes in Favor of Feral Horse Ownership Change

Published by Elizabeth Olveda, 2 News on Dec 13, 2017

The Nevada Board of Agriculture voted 8-1, with one member absent, Tuesday, in favor of transferring ownership of the approximately 3,000 Virginia range feral horses to a nonprofit group. 

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Board rules in favor of transferring wild horses to private party

Published by Terri Russell, KOLO TV on Dec 13, 2017

RENO, Nev (KOLO) In a nine-to-one vote, Nevada's Agriculture Board set the agriculture department on the road to handing the responsibility of the Virginia Range Herd to someone else.

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Nevada Board of Agriculture votes to transfer 3,000 wild horses to private ownership

Published by Karsen Buschjost, News 4 on Dec 13, 2017

SPARKS, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The Nevada Board of Agriculture has voted 8 -1 on Tuesday, December 12 to give away or transfer ownership 3,000 Virginia Range wild horses to a private entity.

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Nevada board OKs transfer of control of wild horse herd

Published by Associated Press, Las Vegas Review-Journal on Dec 13, 2017

RENO — Over the objections of wild horse advocates, Nevada’s Board of Agriculture voted Tuesday to transfer control of as many as 3,000 free-roaming mustangs in Northern Nevada to a nonprofit group.

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Nevada officials vote to transfer management of mustangs

Published by Caroline Bleakley, Las Vegas Now on Dec 13, 2017

RENO, Nev. - Over the objections of wild horse advocates, Nevada's Board of Agriculture has voted to transfer control of as many as 3,000 free-roaming mustangs in northern Nevada to a non-profit group.

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Nevada board votes to give up control over fate of wild horses in Virginia Range

Published by Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal on Dec 13, 2017

The Nevada Board of Agriculture voted 8-1 to hand over control of as many as 3,000 wild horses in the Virginia Range to a yet-to-be-determined non-profit group.

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Nevada ag board could vote to unload thousands of free-range horses

Published by Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal on Dec 12, 2017

Wild horse advocates are worried a proposal to shift ownership of thousands of Northern Nevada horses from the state to a non-profit group could lead to mistreatment or slaughter of the animals.

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Congress fights over whether to allow Interior to kill wild horses

Published by Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner on Dec 12, 2017

John Ruhs, the Bureau of Land Management’s director in Nevada, helps oversee 37,700 wild horses and burros roaming federal lands in the state, more than three times the number the agency has determined the ranges there can sustain.

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