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State of Nevada, Wild Horse Advocates Reach Agreement

Published on Mar 21, 2013

By Pat Raia, The Horse

Wild horse advocates will get the first option to purchase horses collected from Nevada's Virginia Range by that state's Department of Agriculture under an agreement struck between the agency and Return to Freedom, Inc. (RTF), a California-based wild horse advocacy group and sponsor of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign.

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Editorial: Humane end for horses not really goal of slaughter legislation

Published on Mar 21, 2013

By Tulsa World

In Oklahoma, it appears, being connected to a family business can qualify a legislator as someone with special expertise to propose legislation that would benefit that business.

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How the Department of the Interior Sold Out America's Wild Horses

Published on Mar 21, 2013

By Andrew Cohen, The Atlantic

Say you were sitting in a law school classroom taking an exam, or you were on a panel of experts talking about ethics in government, or you were the Inspector General of the Interior Department or a member of Congress, or you were just a plain old citizen who still believes that public officials ought to be honest brokers in conflicts between competing interests -- and the following hypothetical were posed to you. What would you think? What would you say? What would you do?

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Government and Industry Are Colluding to Eliminate America's Wild Horses -- Will Sally Jewell Stop Them?

Published on Mar 21, 2013

By Suzanne Roy, Special to the Huffington Post

Wild horses capture the American public's imagination like no other animal. The image of magnificent mustangs running wild on the vast Western range embodies the best of America - our independent, free and untamed spirit. America's mustangs are even protected by an act of Congress that recognizes them as "living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West" that "enrich the lives of the American people."

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To Kill or not to Kill?

Published on Mar 20, 2013

By Emily Guerin, High Country News

Recently, it seems people on both sides of the pond have horse slaughter on the brain.

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All the wild horses

Published on Mar 20, 2013

By Michelle Hamilton, Farm Talk

Parsons, Kansas — Renewed interest in a decades-long controversy regarding horse slaughter emerged at the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board meeting at the Oklahoma City Sheraton earlier this month.

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Independent Review Confirms: BLM Lacks Justification to Remove Wild Horses Near Carson City

Published on Mar 18, 2013

Carson City, Nevada – March 18, 2013 – Today, responding to the independent confirmation that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lacked evidence to support the removal of a small family of wild horses in Carson City, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, and local community members are calling on the BLM to cancel the planned March 23 auction of the horses.

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Gov't to Get Rid of Wild Horses on Wyoming Checkerboard

Published on Mar 18, 2013

Cheyenne, WY ( March 18 2013) – A federal court in Wyoming is expected to rule imminently on a proposed settlement agreement between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Rock Springs Grazing Association (RSGA) that, if approved by the Court, would wipe out wild horses from the Wyoming Checkerboard, a two-million acre swath of public and private land in the southern part of the state.

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Nevada Reaches Deal With California-Based Wild Horse Advocates

Published on Mar 17, 2013

By CBS San Francisco

RENO (CBS/AP) — The state of Nevada has signed a cooperative agreement with wild horse protection advocates allowing longtime critics of mustang roundups to have the first chance at purchasing state-captured animals that otherwise might end up at the slaughterhouse.

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Was BLM justified in removing Carson horses?

Published on Mar 17, 2013

By Mark Robison, RGJ.com

The claim:
The Bureau of Land Management was justified in removing a family of wild horses off Deer Run Road near Carson City.

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State of Nevada & Wild Horse Group Sign Agreement to Protect State's Mustangs

Published on Mar 15, 2013

Carson City, NV (March 15, 2013). . . . Return to Freedom, the parent organization of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund, and community horse advocates praised the signing of a new cooperative agreement with the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) as a first step in establishing a humane approach to the control of the historic Virginia Range horses

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Advocates say massive gas project could harm wild horses

Published on Mar 15, 2013

By Willow Belden, Wyoming Public Media

Wild horse advocates say a proposed natural gas project in south-central Wyoming could negatively affect herds in the area.

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