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Admidst Gov't Shutdown, Miss. Man Receiving $250,000 to Help Feds Dispose of 240 Wild Horses

Published on Oct 11, 2013

Feds Paying Mississippi Man $250,000 to Take Captured Nevada Wild Horses

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Fish & Wildlife Service Spending $250,000 to Launder Nevada Wild Horses into Slaughter Pipeline, Advocates Charge

Published on Oct 11, 2013

Reno, NV…. The government shutdown may be preventing many operations, including full staffing of federal wild horse and burro holding facilities, but it has not stopped officials at the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in northern Nevada from shipping 108 wild horses to a slaughter middleman in Mississippi.

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2 contract workers caring for 2,000 horses at BLM's Palomino Valley center, advocates say

Published on Oct 10, 2013

By Mark Robison

The following comes from a press release sent out by Beverlee McGrath, who represents Hidden Valley Horse Rescue, among other groups:

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1st Amendment cited in Nev. wild horse court fight

Published on Oct 10, 2013

By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

RENO, Nev.—Wild horse advocates trying to block shipment of hundreds of mustangs gathered from a national wildlife refuge on the Nevada-Oregon line told a federal judge Thursday the U.S. government is using a "cloak of secrecy" that prevents them from observing the handling of the animals in violation of the First Amendment.

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Navajo President Shelly and Former New Mexico Gov. Richardson Form Agreement

Published on Oct 10, 2013

By Return to Freedom

FARMINGTON, N.M. – Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson have reached an agreement in principle in which the Navajo Nation would suspend horse round-ups, making way to halting the sale of Navajo horses to horse-processing plants.

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Hearing on U.S. wild horse fight to go ahead despite shutdown

Published on Oct 10, 2013

By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

RENO, Nev.-- The government shutdown is not a good enough reason to postpone a hearing scheduled in U.S. District Court in Reno on Thursday in a legal battle between the Interior Department and wild horse advocates over hundreds of mustangs gathered from a wildlife refuge on the Nevada-Oregon line, a federal judge has ruled.

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Navajo Leader Drops His Support for Slaughter of Wild Horses on the Reservation

Published on Oct 8, 2013

By Fernanda Santos, New York Times

PHOENIX — Under pressure by animal welfare groups and many of his own people, the president of the Navajo Nation, Ben Shelly, has reversed his stance on horse slaughtering, saying he will no longer support it and will order the temporary suspension of the roundups of feral horses on the reservation.

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At Mesa Verde National Park, wild horses have become unwanted nuisance

Published on Oct 6, 2013

By Nancy Lofholm, Denver Post

At Mesa Verde National Park, wild horses are referred to as "trespass livestock." They have trampled archaeological sites, damaged ice-making machines trying to get to water, and broken through fences meant to keep them out.

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Palomino Valley horses taken care of despite government shutdown

Published on Oct 5, 2013
By Madison Corney, KRNV & MyNews4.com Wild horse advocates claim horses are not being taken care of at the Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro center since the government shutdown. Read more

Cowboy Fights to Protect the Wilderness and our Nation's Wild Horses

Published on Oct 5, 2013

By Meg Grant, AARP Blog

Dayton O. Hyde describes the 13,000 acres of land in South Dakota that is home to his Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, along with the wild horses that live there, as “a national treasure.”

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Badlands Horses Saved From Slaughter

Published on Oct 3, 2013

By The Cloud Foundation

Team effort prevents 103 wild horses from going to slaughter

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'Running Wild': New film tells the remarkable story of a wild horse rescuer

Published on Oct 2, 2013

By Gerri Miller, Mother Nature Network

At the age of 88, most people might prefer to sit back, relax, and leave the hard work to the youngsters. Not Dayton Hyde.

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