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Is the U.S. Government Complicit in the Killing of Over a Thousand Wild Horses?

Published on Jan 29, 2013

By Billy House, National Journal

A bipartisan pair of lawmakers is urging Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to disclose whether as many as 1,700 federally protected wild horses now unaccounted for were sold to a middleman who illegally transported them to Mexico for slaughter.

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BLM Says it Cannot Track Cattle on it's Land

Published on Jan 24, 2013

By PEER

Washington, DC — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) says it was an absence of “reliable data”—and not politics—that caused it to exclude consideration of commercial livestock impacts from multi-million dollar assessments of environmental conditions on Western range lands

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Mesa Verde struggles with wild horses

Published on Jan 20, 2013

By Chuck Slothower, The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — Mesa Verde National Park is struggling with dozens of feral horses and cattle that have moved into the park, trampled archaeological sites, charged at park employees and intimidated visitors.

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All the Pretty Horses: Ken Salazar to Leave Interior

Published on Jan 16, 2013

By Andrew Cohen, The Atlantic

You know about the Gulf oil spill. You know about the relaxed regulatory oversight. But in the past four years, the Interior Department has also presided over a ruinous wild horse program.

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Wild horse preservation coalition hails resignation of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

Published on Jan 16, 2013

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Controversy stirs over selling wild horses

Published on Jan 13, 2013
By Jeremy Hubbard, Fox 31, Denver MOFFAT COUNTY, Colo. – A Colorado man is now under federal investigation after he sold hundreds of horses, and advocates fear the animals may have been slaughtered for food. Read more

Wild horse advocates fear 12 horses headed to slaughterhouses

Published on Jan 13, 2013

By Ed Vogel, Las Vegas Review Journal

CARSON CITY - Advocates bought 41 stray horses at a Fallon auction this week but fear 12 domesticated horses purchased by others will be slaughtered and used for human consumption.

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Nevada Horse Roundup Ban Lifted For Bureau of Land Management

Published on Jan 11, 2013

By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

RENO, Nev. -- The Bureau of Land Management can resume its roundup of dozens of wild mustangs in northern Nevada, but wranglers must limit their use of electric cattle prods and take other steps to ensure the animals are treated humanely, a federal judge said Thursday.

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Reno Federal Judge Chalks Up Another Defeat for BLM Against Laura Leigh

Published on Jan 11, 2013

By Wild Horse Territory Tribune

RENO, NV (Wild Horse Education) - Shortly after a hearing ended in a case brought by Wild Horse Education’s founder Laura Leigh and her attorney Gordon Cowan the Honorable Judge Miranda Du issued a restraining order to conduct at the Owyhee Complex wild horse roundup.

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Nev. mustangs saved from slaughter at sale

Published on Jan 10, 2013

By The Associated Press

Wild horse protection advocates saved dozens of free-roaming horses in Nevada from potentially ending up at slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico when they purchased them Wednesday night for about $10,000 at a state auction.

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LV senator calls for sanctuaries for wild horses in Nevada

Published on Jan 10, 2013

By Cy Ryan, The Las Vegas Sun

A state senator from Las Vegas believes the wild horses and burros roaming the range in Nevada "are living symbols of freedom and our American Western heritage".

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