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It's not just about mustangs: the battle over burros

Published on May 14, 2013
By Lisa Myers and Michael Austin, NBC News Public criticism of roundups is not limited to wild horses. The Bureau of Land Management also conducts annual “gather” operations to remove “excess” wild burros from herd areas in the West. Read more

The case of the missing mustangs; what happened to 1,700 wild horses?

Published on May 14, 2013

By Lisa Myers and Michael Austin, NBC News

The semis would rumble down country roads packed full of wild horses. Truckload after truckload, sometimes 36 horses at a time, all with the same destination: a ranch in the small town of La Jara, Colo.

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In their own words: opposing views of wild horse roundups

Published on May 14, 2013
By NBC News staff The Bureau of Land Management's roundups of wild horses and burros fire strong emotions on both sides of the issue. Here, in their own words, BLM Program Chief Joan Guilfoyle and singer-songwriter Carole King, a wild horse advocate, present their views: Read more

NBC News: Cruel or necessary? The true cost of wild horse roundups

Published on May 14, 2013
By Lisa Myers and Michael Austin, NBC News DELTA, Utah -- The mustangs run with a spirit that makes them legendary here in the West. On a bitter cold morning, they descend from the Swasey mountains of central Utah and gallop for miles across the plains. Stallions and mares, beautiful and strong, guiding their young. Read more

Contraceptive may help curb wild horse herds

Published on May 12, 2013

By Rosalie Rayburn, ABQ Journal

A nonprofit organization that advocates for the protection and preservation of free-roaming horses in Placitas has asked the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for assistance in addressing public safety concerns arising from the animals straying on the roads.

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In Memory Of Danny

Published on May 11, 2013

American Wild Horse Preservation,

Please find enclosed a donation to honor the life of "Danny," a loving little horse who enriched the lives of many of us two-legged critters. He passed on New Year's Eve, leaving behind a large collection of fans and a whole lot of broken hearts....

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Government can’t find room for America’s wild horses

Published on May 10, 2013

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — Wild horses, descended from the steeds of Spanish explorers, Native Americans, U.S. cavalry and ranch strays, are being offered for auction this weekend in Fort Worth, Texas, as part of a desperate effort by a federal government that can’t figure out what to do with them.

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Tedisco: Death of 30 Horses in Truck Fire on NYS Highway Highlights Need to Ban Transport of Horses for Slaughter

Published on May 9, 2013

By Jim Tedisco

Assemblyman says New York State should protect people and horses by closing state borders to those who would transport equines to be slaughtered for food for foreigners

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Colorado sheriff opens wild horse investigation

Published on May 9, 2013
By David Philipps, The Gazette After months of false starts, state authorities have opened a formal criminal investigation into Tom Davis, a southern Colorado wild horse buyer who admitted to breaking state laws while shipping hundreds of federally protected wild horses to an unknown fate out of state. Read more

How to use mustangs as scapegoats for livestock & why you shouldn't sit on an anthill

Published on May 6, 2013

By The Cloud Foundation

While fellow madcap mustang adventurer, Rachel Reeves, and I have visited the Sand Wash Basin herd a few times before, never have we been so successful. After getting into Craig and hitting the sack around 11 Friday night, we awoke begrudgingly to the 4:30 am alarm clock.

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Sonoma Valley's Ellie Phipps-Price a fierce advocate for wild horses

Published on May 5, 2013

By Mary Callahan, The Press Democrat

ELK CREEK, Calif. — The sun was beginning to angle behind the hills when a pack of wild horses swept through a gap in the terrain, turned and watched as a second band galloped into view.

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Proposed New Mexico horse slaughterhouse likely to get permit soon

Published on May 3, 2013

By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Time

The battle over the opening of the nation’s first domestic horse slaughterhouse since a government ban six years ago has ramped up as a company in Roswell, N.M., moves closer to reinstituting the practice.

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