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U.S. Bureau Of Land Management Emphasizing 'Compassion And Concern' For Wild Mustangs

Published on Feb 1, 2013

By Scott Sonner and Matthew Daly, Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is issuing new policy directives emphasizing "compassion and concern" for wild horses on federal lands in the West, in response to a growing public outcry over alleged abuse during roundups of thousands of mustangs in recent years.

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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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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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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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Nev. mustangs saved from slaughter at sale

Published on Jan 10, 2013

By The Associated Press

Wild horse protection advocates saved dozens of free-roaming horses in Nevada from potentially ending up at slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico when they purchased them Wednesday night for about $10,000 at a state auction.

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More than $20,000 raised to save wild horses

Published on Jan 9, 2013

By Cy Ryan, The Las Vegas Sun

CARSON CITY — More than $20,000 has been raised to protect 41 wild horses being put on the auction block by the Nevada Department of Agriculture.

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Nevada mustangs likely saved from slaughter

Published on Jan 9, 2013

By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press

RENO - Wild horse protection advocates were confident they had raised enough money to buy 41 horses at a state auction in Nevada on Wednesday, animals they feared otherwise would be headed to slaughterhouses in Mexico and Canada.

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Sandoval: No need to intervene in wild horse auction

Published on Jan 8, 2013

By Sean Whaley, Las Vegas Review Journal

CARSON CITY - Gov. Brian Sandoval said Tuesday he sees no need to intervene in an upcoming auction of 41 stray horses trapped by the state Department of Agriculture on private and state-owned lands near Virginia City.

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What Do Wild Horses, the Scottish Parliament and LA’s Neighborhood Councils have In Common?

Published on Jan 8, 2013

By Greg Nelson, City Watch

THE POWER OF ONE - In a previous CityWatch column, I wrote about the plight of America’s wild horses, and the battles that community organizations have waged against the federal government’s Bureau of Land Management to prevent these majestic animals from being rounded up and sold for slaughter in Canada and Mexico.

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Wyoming ranch is first to house wild horses for tourism

Published on Jan 8, 2013

By Kelsey Dayton, The WyoFile

There was a charge in the air, the smell of incoming cold weather on a late November afternoon.

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