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Feds Sign $6M Helicopter Contract for 'Wild Horse and Burro'

Published on Apr 2, 2013

By Jeryl Bier, The Weekly Standard

As the sequester bore down on Washington, the dire warnings from the Obama administration gave the impression that wild horses couldn't drag another dime out of the treasury for a whole host of vital government services. Aircraft carrier refueling, the Head Start program, and White House tours were among the high profile victims.

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Bill targets BLM's wild horse shipments to Montana

Published on Apr 1, 2013

By Associated Press

A state lawmaker has introduced legislation aimed at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's plan that relocates to Montana wild horses from other states.

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Wild horse “ecosanctuary” to allow horses to roam free off public lands

Published on Mar 30, 2013

By Willow Belden, Wyoming Public Radio

Every year, the Bureau of Land Management removes thousands of horses from public land in Wyoming. They ship most of the horses to long-term holding facilities in the Midwest. But that’s expensive … and they’re running out of space

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Deer Run wild horses sold at auction, BLM answers lingering questions

Published on Mar 29, 2013
CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & The memories of the herd of wild horses removed from an area on the outskirts of Carson City, still weighs heavy on the community and advocates who fought hard to have them returned to the land they came from. They are further discouraged by a statement made by the Bureau of Land Management indicating a compromise was made. Read more

Oklahoma Poised to Lift Ban on Horse Slaughterhouses

Published on Mar 28, 2013

By Kelsey Gee and Bill Tomson

Oklahoma's governor is expected to sign a new bill permitting horses to be slaughtered in the state to produce meat for human consumption, the latest salvo in a national debate over how to deal with wild and abandoned horses.

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Budget cuts hit wild horse adoption center

Published on Mar 28, 2013

By Jaime Hayden, Fox Reno

Even though the economy seems to be picking up, it has claimed one casualty in the form of the biggest wild horse adoption center.

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Wild horses couldn't drag her away

Published on Mar 24, 2013

By Liesl Bradner, Los Angeles Times

For the last seven years, Culver City-based artist Jennifer MaHarry has been photographing wild horses in the West.

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Deer Run group adopts Carson City wild horses removed from BLM

Published on Mar 23, 2013

By Jeff Munson, Carson Now

A herd of wild horses removed from an area off of Deer Run Road last month were purchased Saturday at a Bureau of Land Management adoption in Carson City.

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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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