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Mustangs: How to manage America's wild horses? The debate rages

Published on Jul 1, 2013

By John M. Glionna, The Los Angeles Times

ANTELOPE VALLEY, Nev. – Just after dawn, a dozen mustangs stampede across the high desert, harassed by a white helicopter that dips and swoops like a relentless insect.

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Advocates Fighting Cold Creek Wild Horse Roundups

Published on Jun 29, 2013
By George Knapp, KLAS-TV Las Vegas COLD CREEK, Nev. -- Wild horses and burros living in the Spring Mountains in southern Nevada aren't likely to remain free much longer. Read more

Reactions to USDA Permitting of New Mexico Horse Slaughter Plant

Published on Jun 29, 2013
Despite overwhelming opposition and ample grounds on which to deny a permit, the USDA announced on June 28, 2013 that it would issue an inspection permit for a horse slaughter plant proposed by Valley Meats of Roswell, NM. Read more

Horse slaughterhouse in New Mexico approved

Published on Jun 29, 2013

By Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials cleared the way Friday for a return to domestic horse slaughter, granting a southeastern New Mexico company's application to convert its cattle facility into a horse processing plant.

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N.M. moves to halt first U.S. horse slaughterhouse

Published on Jun 29, 2013

By Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times

New Mexico’s attorney general has ruled that horse meat is an adulterated product, which animal rights advocates said should halt a slaughterhouse that had applied to become the first in the U.S. to resume horse slaughter for human consumption.

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BLM, community square off over Fish Springs wild horse issue

Published on Jun 28, 2013

By Jeff Munson, Carson Now

Local residents gathered at the Bureau of Land Management field office in Carson City Wednesday, amid concerns over pending action that may include removal of wild horses.

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Return to Freedom Leads Fight to Save Nation’s Mustangs

Published on Jun 28, 2013

By The Santa Barbara Independent

A national grassroots sign-on campaign to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, to stop federal wild horse roundups and secure lasting protection for these iconic animals, is being spearheaded by Santa Barbara County’s Return to Freedom (RTF) and the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition RTF launched in 2004 to create a strong grassroots base and a unified platform for the wild horse issue.

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Fish Springs: Community Tells BLM Keep Wild Horses Wild

Published on Jun 27, 2013
Tonight, the BLM Carson City District held a meeting to address wild horses in the Fish Springs area of the Pine Nut Mountains Herd Management Area (HMA). Read more

The Deer Run Wild Horse Family

Published on Jun 27, 2013
This is a story about family -- a small family of horses and the community that embraced these horses and stood up for them. Read more

Wild horse advocate finishes ride

Published on Jun 27, 2013

By Bonnie Matton, Reno Gazette Journal

The Nevada Discovery Ride–the first-of-its-kind equestrian event to bring attention to the plight of wild horses–was planned by Wild Horse Preservation League member Samantha Szesciorka.

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George Knapp: The BLM is not listening

Published on Jun 27, 2013

By George Knapp, Las Vegas City Life

Maybe you are one of those hard-bark, Western cowpoke types who doesn’t exactly get misty-eyed by the vision of a herd of wild mustangs majestically galloping across the sage-dotted open ranges of Nevada. You think of the mustangs as pests or varmints, an invasive species that needs to be eliminated from public lands so there will be more than enough water and forage for the rightful end-users of the public range — cows.

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National Coalition Urges BLM to Work with Community to Keep Wild Horses on the Range

Published on Jun 26, 2013

Carson City, NV (June 26, 2013) -- Tonight, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, is attending a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) "public workshop concerning wild horses in the Fish Springs area" which is located on the outskirts of Gardnerville, Nevada. Joining local community members, AWHPC is calling upon the BLM to abandon its "business as usual" approach of removing wild horses and to instead work with the community on solutions to humanely manage the horses on the range.

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