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Gloria Successfully Strengthens California Horse Protection Laws, Saves Horses from Slaughter

Published by Assembly Member Todd Gloria Press Release on Oct 14, 2019

October 12, 2019

Governor Newsom Signs Gloria Bill Enacting Stronger Protections for California Horses

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Indy Environment: A wild horse plan in Congress, backed by animal welfare groups, angers advocates

Published by Daniel Rothberg, The Nevada Independent on Oct 14, 2019

October 10, 2019

As Congress takes up wild horses, Nevada is front and center. 

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Controversial wild horse plan headed to Senate floor

Published by Scott Sonner, AP News on Sep 30, 2019

September 30, 2019

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Congress is closer to approving a contentious wild horse initiative backed by national animal welfare groups and the livestock industry but condemned by leaders of the largest and oldest coalition of mustang advocates in the West.

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Massive U.S. geothermal lease sale draws few bids

Published by Nichola Groom, Reuters on Sep 19, 2019

September 17, 2019

(Reuters) - A massive government sale on Tuesday of geothermal energy leases in Nevada generated bids on just 26% of the land parcels offered, with most selling at the minimum price of $2 an acre.

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The battle over wild horses

Published by Karin Brulliard, The Washington Post on Sep 19, 2019

September 18, 2019

ELKO COUNTY, Nev. — Wild horses may be symbols of the wide-open American West, but J.J. Goicoechea watched them warily. Under a bright desert sky, about 20 mustangs munched on the crested wheatgrass meant for the Angus cattle he grazes here on public land.

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Government plan to manage wild horse populations comes under fire

Published by Zach Fitzner, on Aug 29, 2019

August 29, 2019

As I have previously reported, management of wild horses in the western United States is contentious, and views differ on what the ‘wildness’ of horses in North America means. 

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Mysterious Burro Killings Unite Frequent Enemies in West

Published by Jim Carlton, Wall Street Journal on Aug 29, 2019

August 29, 2019

Federal authorities and animal nonprofits have more than tripled the reward for information on the mysterious killing of 42 burros in the California desert.

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More Than 40 Wild Burros Have Been Found Shot, Killed in California Desert: 'This Is A Mass Killing'

Published by Christine Pelisek, People on Aug 28, 2019

August 27, 2019

Federal authorities are looking for the culprits responsible for the deaths of more than 40 wild burros in California.

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42 wild burros have been shot dead along California freeway — in just three months

Published by Gabby Ferreira, San Luis Obispo Tribune on Aug 27, 2019

August 25, 2019

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Over 40 Wild Burros Illegally Shot To Death In Mojave Desert

Published by CBS Los Angeles on Aug 27, 2019

August 26, 2019

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$10,000 reward offered for arrest of wild burro killers

Published by John Rogers, KGET on Aug 27, 2019

August 26, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Someone has been killing the wild burros of California’s Mojave Desert, and the Bureau of Land Management is offering up to $10,000 to anyone who can help catch the culprit or culprits.

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