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New Gov’t Standards for Wild Horse & Burro Roundups A Charade, National Coalition Says

Published on Feb 1, 2013

Washington, DC -- February 1, 2013 -- Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition of more than 50 organizations, harshly criticized the wild horse and burro roundup “animal welfare” and transparency policies released today by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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Lawmakers Press for Answers on Sale of Wild Horses

Published on Feb 1, 2013

By Dave Philipps, Pro Publica

Two congressmen wrote to the Department of Interior this week to demand information on the progress of its investigation into whether more than 1,700 federally protected wild horses sold to a Colorado man may have been illegally sent to slaughter.

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The Man Who Could Save America's Wild Horses

Published on Jan 31, 2013
By Andrew Cohen, The Atlantic When Ken Salazar announced his resignation earlier this month as Secretary of the Interior, it set off quivers of speculation among wild horse advocates about who might replace him in the post most important to the fate of the nation's vulnerable herds. Read more

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

Washington, DC (January 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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