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Controversy Over Wyoming Estray Horse Gather, Sale

Published on Apr 14, 2014

By Pat Raia, The Horse

A gather, conducted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), of horses belonging to the state of Wyoming drew fire from wild horse advocates, who say the animals were too quickly sold to a Canadian horse processing firm.

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Wild horses targeted for roundup in Utah rangeland clash

Published on Apr 12, 2014

By Jennifer Dobner, Reuters

ENTERPRISE, Utah (Reuters) - A Utah county, angry over the destruction of federal rangeland that ranchers use to graze cattle, has started a bid to round up federally protected wild horses it blames for the problem in the latest dustup over land management in the U.S. West.

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Trib Talk: Wild horse roundup – Iron County vs. federal law?

Published on Apr 9, 2014
By Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Salt Lake Tribune Does the wild horse population in Iron County need to be controlled? By law, can the herd be reduced? Read more

Amid criticism, Iron County, BLM plan wild horse roundup

Published on Apr 7, 2014

By Brett Prettyman, Salt Lake Tribune

Opponents of an emergency wild horse roundup proposed by Iron County Commissioners say the wrong animals are being targeted for reduction in the drought-stricken lands of western Utah.

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Tension grows on Nev. wild horse issue

Published on Apr 6, 2014

By Scott Sonner & Martin Griffith, Associated Press

Tensions bubbled over on the range in a turf battle that has been simmering for decades over one of the icons of the American West and scant forage on arid, high desert lands from Nevada to Wyoming.

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Tension growing between ranchers, mustang backers

Published on Apr 5, 2014

By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

RENO — Tensions are growing on the range in a turf battle that has been simmering for decades over one of the icons of the American West and scant forage on arid, high desert lands from Nevada to Wyoming.

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Advocates join wild horse lawsuit

Published on Apr 5, 2014

By Dylan Woolf Harris, Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO — Horse advocates successfully intervened Wednesday in a federal lawsuit that decried wild horses management in Nevada after arguing their interests were not represented by the plaintiffs or defendants.

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Coalition Sues Over Decimating Wild Horse Protections

Published on Mar 25, 2014

A coalition of groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to stop the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) from eliminating thousands of acres of protected territory for horses -- the largest area like it in California.

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American Mustang

Published on Mar 13, 2014
By Great Day Houston Houston, TX- Learn how a new documentary style film aimed at telling the story of the modern-day wild American Mustang has inspired a 13-year-old little girl. Read more

Take A Stand For The “American Mustang”

Published on Mar 8, 2014

By Janet McAfee, Coachella Valley Weekly

This week I had the pleasure of seeing the film AMERICAN MUSTANG which premiered here in Palm Desert at the Regal Rancho Mirage Stadium 16.

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Little of federal horse budget spent on fertility control

Published on Feb 19, 2014

By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The government spent less than 1 percent of its wild horse management budget on contraception programs and more than 60 percent on horse holding facilities last fiscal year despite a pledge to step up use of fertility control as an alternative to controversial roundups of overpopulated mustang herds on U.S. rangelands, agency records show.

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Elko County pitching in up to $10,000 for lawsuit against feds over wild horse management

Published on Feb 18, 2014

By Associated Press

ELKO, Nevada — Elko County has agreed to pitch in up to $10,000 to help cover legal fees for a lawsuit filed by two groups with rural Nevada ranching interests that have accused the federal government of mismanagement of wild horses.

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