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Wild horse dilemma must be solved with funding, compromise: RGJ Editorial Board

Published by RGJ Editorial Board, Reno Gazette-Journal on Feb 2, 2018

It’s time for Nevada to get serious about a long-term solution for the Virginia Range horses. Unfortunately, that will require resources that have been in short supply so far: sufficient funding, trust and compromise.

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Nevada could give away nearly 3,000 free-range horses in May

Published by Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal on Jan 31, 2018

Nearly 3,000 free-range horses in Nevada’s Virginia Range could be under new ownership by the end of May, according to state officials.

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Phipps Price: Americans want wild horses protected, not slaughtered

Published by Ellie Phipps Price for East Oregonian on Jan 29, 2018

Most Americans want to preserve wild horses on the Western range. Their independence and unbridled freedom symbolize the qualities that make our country great.

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Wild horses aren’t overrunning the West

Published by Ellie Phipps Price for High Country News on Jan 26, 2018

Most Americans want to preserve wild horses on the Western range. Their independence and unbridled freedom symbolize the qualities that make our country great.

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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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