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Her love of horses always a passion, now a career

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By Shelley Wigglesworth, Sea Coast Online

Marika (Clark) Ruppe grew up in the Kennebunks in the 1970s and 1980s, attending local schools in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel before graduating from Gould Academy in Bethel. No matter where Ruppe lived while growing up, she was always surrounded by horses. Little did she know then that her love affair with horses would turn into a life-long passion and career that would take her all over the United States.

Feds agree to help diversify Outer Banks’ wild horses

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By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — As the summer tourist season approaches on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, there’s a growing hope among horse advocates that the iconic wild horses of Corolla can be saved from a fate of inbreeding and deformities.

Local student fights against horse slaughter

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By Sea Coast Online

HAMPTON FALLS — Heronfield Academy student Declan Gregg, a Greenland resident, visited Washington D.C. last week to help Congressman Frank Guinta, R-N.H. introduce the SAFE Act — Safeguard American Food Exports Act — of 2015.

Former Seahawk raises awareness about horse slaughtering

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By Alex Rozier, KING 5 News

The Humane Society estimates every year, more than 100,000 horses are inhumanely transported outside the country for slaughter and shipped overseas for human consumption.

Federal Legislation Introduced to Prohibit Slaughter of American Horses

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By Wayne Pacelle, HSUS

Federal lawmakers today introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of horse slaughter operations within the U.S., end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad, and protect the public from consuming toxic horse meat.

Despite protests, BLM returns wild horses to range in Nevada

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By Associate Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Despite the protests of a rural county and rancher, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has returned some 160 wild horses to the range in central Nevada.

Federal Horse Play in North Carolina

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By Russ Ferguson, WSJ

One of the great prides of my home state of North Carolina is the Outer Banks. The narrow, 200-mile-long string of barrier islands sits off the North Carolina coast—a harrowing surprise for ships, but a peaceful and absurdly beautiful place for people. Horses run wild on the beaches, kicking up sand and frolicking in the waves.

Virginia Range Horses Under New Management

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By Terri Russell, KOLO TV

RENO, NV - Shannon Windle greets a wild horse on a fenced pasture in Washoe Valley.

Horses never forget human friends

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By Jennifer Viegasm, NBC News

Human friends may come and go, but a horse could be one of your most loyal, long-term buddies if you treat it right, suggests a new study.

Progress on the Range

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Spring Creek Basin HMA Model Program for Humane, In-The-Wild Management

Photo by TJ Holmes

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