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Judge blocks auction of unbranded horses

Published on Aug 18, 2013

By SANDRA CHEREB, Associated Press

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Wild horse advocates Saturday hailed a judge's ruling that temporarily stops unbranded horses gathered by a Nevada tribe from being auctioned for possible slaughter.

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Wild horse roundup in Nevada is canceled amid outrage, fears over ‘stealth’ slaughter

Published on Aug 9, 2013

By Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times

The U.S. Forest Service late Thursday canceled a roundup of wild horses scheduled for Friday in northern Nevada after horse advocates learned about it and made it public, accusing the government of trying a “stealth” effort to break the law and send the horses to a slaughter auction.

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BLM Continues "Business as Usual" for Wild Horse Program 50 Days After Independent Report Urges New Course

Published on Jul 26, 2013

By Suzanne Roy, Special to Huffington Post

Last Friday at 5:33 p.m. ET, as thousands of captured wild horses sweltered in punishing heat in government holding pens, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a press release announcing plans to round up 1,300 more wild horses from the West over the next eight weeks.

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Wild horse advocates say 1,300 in BLM roundup is still too many

Published on Jul 23, 2013

By John M. Glionna, LA Times

The overheated debate between the federal government and animal advocates over the removal of wild mustangs from the Western range ticked a few degrees higher after the Bureau of Land Management announced plans to take fewer horses from the land this summer.

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Nev. requests info to manage Virginia Range horses

Published on Jul 23, 2013

By Sandra Chereb, Associated Press

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Agriculture wants to hear from nonprofit groups on developing a wild horse management plan for the Virginia Range southeast of Reno.

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1,300 wild horses, burros targeted

Published on Jul 22, 2013

By Martin Griffith, The Associated Press

RENO — U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they plan to remove only 1,300 wild horses and burros from the range across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens.

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Mustangs: How to manage America's wild horses? The debate rages

Published on Jul 1, 2013

By John M. Glionna, The Los Angeles Times

ANTELOPE VALLEY, Nev. – Just after dawn, a dozen mustangs stampede across the high desert, harassed by a white helicopter that dips and swoops like a relentless insect.

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Return to Freedom Leads Fight to Save Nation’s Mustangs

Published on Jun 28, 2013

By The Santa Barbara Independent

A national grassroots sign-on campaign to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, to stop federal wild horse roundups and secure lasting protection for these iconic animals, is being spearheaded by Santa Barbara County’s Return to Freedom (RTF) and the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition RTF launched in 2004 to create a strong grassroots base and a unified platform for the wild horse issue.

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State won't prosecute Colorado wild horse buyer

Published on Jun 24, 2013

By Dave Philipps, The Gazette

A Colorado man who repeatedly broke state brand laws by shipping hundreds of federally protected wild horses out of state will not be prosecuted for violating state brand inspection rules because of time limits on prosecution, authorities said this month.

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Horse lovers mount a full-scale Facebook protest

Published on Jun 21, 2013
By Cody Permenter, The Daily Dot It’s one of the largest citizen uprisings ever seen on Facebook. It left the U.S. Department of the Interior with hundreds of messages urging immediate action. And who’s behind it? People who love horses. Read more

Where the Wild Mustangs Roam

Published on Jun 21, 2013
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30 US House members want new Interior secretary to reform BLM’s costly wild horse program

Published on Jun 20, 2013

By Associated Press

RENO, Nev. — Thirty U.S. representatives urged new U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday to make a priority out of reforming the government’s wild horse management program and its spiraling budget that they say has created an “untenable situation” for both the mustangs and taxpayers.

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