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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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Number of wild horses in government warehouses reaches all time high

Published on May 3, 2013

A recent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) report reveals that the number of wild horses stockpiled in government holding facilities has reached an all time high, a national wild horse preservation coalition announced today.

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Put an end to the slaughter: Robert Redford

Published on May 3, 2013

By Duane Ranger, Harness Link

American actor and environmentalist Robert Redford has come out strongly against the slaughter of America's wild and domestic horses, which also includes our wonderful harness racing breed.

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Horse deaths at BLM's Palomino Valley facility more than twice as high as reported, rendering receipts reveal

Published on May 2, 2013

By Mark Robison,

The number of horse deaths at the BLM’s Palomino Valley wild horse facility is vastly underreported, according to rendering receipts uncovered by a Freedom of Information Act request made by the farm animal advocacy group Animals’ Angels.

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Vilsack: New Mexico horse slaughter plant should open

Published on May 1, 2013

By Courier-Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the southern New Mexico plant that has been fighting for more than a year for permission to slaughter horses will open soon, unless Congress reinstates a ban on the practice.

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Wild horse eco sanctuary proposed to alleviates horse holding problem

Published on May 1, 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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Wild Horses

Published on Apr 30, 2013
By Rosalie Rayburn, ABQ Journal “Somebody has got to take responsibility. I think it’s gotten to where it’s dangerous,” Sandoval County Commissioner Orlando Lucero said. “My concern is that (the horses) might get onto the freeway and cause a major traffic accident.” Read more