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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

The Dark Side of the BLM’s Wild Horse Adoption Program

Published on Feb 27, 2013

All of the horses below were born as federally-protected wild horses on public lands in the West. They were captured in Bureau of Land Management (BLM) roundups and adopted through the agency’s adoption program.

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Showdown Between BLM & Carson City Community: Feds Set Trap to Capture Beloved Herd of Wild Horses

Published on Feb 27, 2013
Carson City, Nevada – February 27, 2013 – Today, ignoring the wishes of the local community, including a mayor, county supervisor and State Senator, the BLM has moved ahead with its plan to capture a small herd of cherished wild horses near Carson City, Nevada. 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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Elko man to temporarily head BLM

Published on Feb 26, 2013

By Steve Tetreault, Las Vegas Review Journal

WASHINGTON - Nevada native Neil Kornze will soon be named acting national director of the Bureau of Land Management, officials confirmed Monday.

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BLM Ignores Pleas of Local Community to Keep Wild Horse Family Free

Published on Feb 26, 2013
Carson City, NV – February 26, 2013 – Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, joined forces with a Nevada State Senator and local community leaders in and around Carson City to harshly criticize the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for refusing to work with local residents to keep a small group of wild horses free. Read more

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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BLM moving 700 wild horses to Ennis area ranch; neighbors miffed

Published on Feb 23, 2013

By Francis Davis, Independent Record

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Horse advocates anxious for First Amendment ruling

Published on Feb 22, 2013

By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

RENO, Nev. — There may or may not be too many horses on federal lands in the West, but a U.S. district judge says there’s not enough judicial staff in Nevada to deal anytime soon with an appeal over First Amendment rights at wild horse roundups.

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Horse slaughterhouse bill approved in House, Senate

Published on Feb 21, 2013

By Tulsa World

OKLAHOMA CITY — Both chambers of the Oklahoma Legislature have passed separate measures allowing horse slaughterhouses to operate in the state.

The House of Representatives passed House Bill 1999 on a 82-14 vote.

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Swasey Roundup, February 12, 2013

Published on Feb 21, 2013

Eyewitness Report on BLM Swasey Roundup, February 12, 2013

The Swasey Herd Management Area is a vast, 120,000-acre stretch of land about 160 miles southwest of Salt Lake City in Utah

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Opinion: Scandal shines spotlight on murky horse trade

Published on Feb 19, 2013

By Roly Owers, Special to CNN

(CNN) -- Welcome spotlight is now being shone on the murky trade in European horsemeat, but the public are still being left in the dark about the brutal treatment and needless suffering of the horses destined for their plates.

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