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American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign rallies in Oklahoma City for horse slaughter ban

Published on Mar 4, 2013

By Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Members of an animal rights group plan to request a ban on horse slaughtering during a meeting of the federal Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Committee.

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Carson City neighborhood grieves as BLM traps local wild horses

Published on Feb 28, 2013
By John Glionna, The LA Times LAS VEGAS – A grass-roots community group in northern Nevada watched helplessly Wednesday as federal officials removed most of what remained of a band of wild mustangs with which residents say they have peacefully coexisted for years. Read more

Letter: Horse group clarifies ecosanctuary position

Published on Feb 27, 2013

By Suzanne Roy, Letter to the Editor of Elko Daily Free Press

Editor: Thank you for your coverage of the wild horse issue. I wanted to clarify the position of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign with regard to issue of “ecosanctuaries” proposed by the Bureau of Land Management for storage of captured mustangs

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Saving America’s Mustangs hopes proposed eco-sanctuary alleviates horse holding problem

Published on Feb 25, 2013

By Dylan Woolf Harris, Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO — Facing a horse holding predicament, the Bureau of Land Management will soon find itself with an abundance of animals running on allotted rangeland and long-term holding facilities crammed to capacity.

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Interior secretary faces questions over wild horse program

Published on Feb 18, 2013

By Greg Campbell, The Daily Caller

While outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar may be ready to hang up his boots, a bipartisan group of congressmen and a national coalition of wild horse advocates aren’t ready to let him ride off into the sunset just yet.

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Home on the Range: Feds running out of options for horses

Published on Feb 18, 2013

By Dylan Woolf Harris, Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO — “Horses and burros are fast disappearing from the American scene,” Congress wrote in 1971 in a landmark bill designed to protect the animals. Today, the Bureau of Land Management — the agency tasked with wild horse management — has nearly run out of space for them.

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Congress turns up the heat on Administration over handling of wild horse program

Published on Feb 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC -- Twenty-one members of Congress sent a strong message of disapproval today to outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar over his handling of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) wild horse program with just weeks left before he steps down.

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Wild horse advocates split over interior nominee

Published on Feb 11, 2013

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Wild-horse advocates may be unified in opposition to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, but they're split over President Barack Obama's choice to replace him.

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BLM issues new animal welfare policy

Published on Feb 4, 2013

By Phil Taylor, E&E reporter

The Bureau of Land Management today issued long-awaited guidance to improve how wild horses and burros are gathered and treated on Western rangelands, an effort to appease animal rights groups who have called the agency's roundups inhumane.

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Horse advocates tell Obama to lasso Grijalva for Secretary

Published on Feb 4, 2013

By Phil Taylor, E&E reporter

Wild horse advocates today announced a campaign urging President Obama to nominate Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) to replace Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who plans to retire by the end of March.

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Saving America's wild horses

Published on Feb 3, 2013
By HLN.com Staff Secretary of Interior, Ken Salazar, is resigning from his position, leaving the Obama administration in March. Animal advocates say this is the time for the U.S. government to end the controversial practice of horse roundups. Read more

U.S. Bureau Of Land Management Emphasizing 'Compassion And Concern' For Wild Mustangs

Published on Feb 1, 2013

By Scott Sonner and Matthew Daly, Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is issuing new policy directives emphasizing "compassion and concern" for wild horses on federal lands in the West, in response to a growing public outcry over alleged abuse during roundups of thousands of mustangs in recent years.

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