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Legislation to Protect Salt River Wild Horses Advances to Arizona Senate

By Elizabeth Stuart, Phoenix New Times

March 8, 2016

The Arizona Senate Federalism and States' Rights Committee voted unanimously today to move forward a proposal to make it illegal to take, harass, kill, or otherwise interfere with a herd of horses that runs free along the Salt River.

Bill to Protect Salt River Wild Horses Passes Unanimously Out of AZ Senate Committee

 
Phoenix, AZ (March 8, 2016). . . . Wild horse advocates are cheering a unanimous vote this morning by the Arizona State Senate Committee on Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility in favor of HB 2340, a bill to protect the famed Salt River Wild Horses in the Tonto National Forest near Mesa.

Today: Bill to Protect Salt River Wild Horses Heard by Arizona Senate Committee

Phoenix, AZ (March 8, 2016). . . . Today at 9 a.m., the Arizona State Senate Committee on Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility will hear HB 2340, a bill to protect the famed Salt River Wild Horses in the Tonto National Forest near Mesa.

Sturdy Through Storms and Sun, Corolla Wild Horses Plod On

By Katie Quine, Our State

February 18, 2016

As the clouds and sea roiled, we were on our knees, digging for our lives.

Bill Relating to the Salt River Wild Horses Gains Support of Horse Advocates; Passes House

Phoenix, Arizona (February 25, 2016). . . . The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group and the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign are dropping their opposition to HB 2340, a bill relating to the management of the Salt River wild horses, after bill sponsor Representative Kelly Townsend today amended the legislation to better protect the horses.

Animal Advocates, New Mexico Win Fight To Block Horse Slaughter

By Mark Richardson, Public News Service

February 8, 2016

SANTE FE, N.M. - A state district judge's order has put an end in New Mexico to plans for the slaughter of horses for human consumption. The state and the Front Range Equine Rescue sued Valley Meat Company in Roswell in 2013 over its plans to slaughter horses and sell meat overseas.

Joe Arpaio's Headless Horse to Be Buried; Horse Group Picks Fight with State Representative Over Blame

By Stephen Lemons, Phoenix New Times

February 5, 2016

About four months too late, Dotty the wild Salt River horse, left to rot headless on a sandy bank by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's crack team of animal investigators, finally will be buried this weekend by a group of spade-wielding volunteers.

Commentary: Taxpayers benefit when horses managed with science

By Patience Dowd, Elko Daily Free Press

January 20, 2016

The recent news that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management sold a Colorado rancher nearly 1,800 wild horses that illegally went to slaughter highlights the fact that our nation is doing a poor job by these animals at the taxpayers’ expense.

America's Wild Horses Continue to Lose Habitat to Special Interest Groups

By Sonia Luokkala, Alternet

January 22, 2016

Chief, a Kiger mustang born in the remote wilderness of Utah, lives with 400 other rescued wild horses and burros in a 1,500 acre sanctuary, hundreds of miles from his original home. Years ago the stallion was captured in a round up led by the Bureau of Land Management. After a long helicopter chase, he ended up in a government-run holding facility for years before being adopted by Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary in Lompoc, CA. Not all horses rounded up by the BLM are as lucky.

Arizona Proposal to Protect Salt River Wild Horses Sparks Controversy

By Elizabeth Stuart, Phoenix New Times

January 21, 2016

The U.S. Forest Service recently backed off plans to round up and auction off a popular herd of horses that runs free along the Salt River following months of fervent public protest. But the horses' future remains uncertain because the issue that prompted the removal order remains: The herd doesn't qualify for protection from the federal government.

Get over the stress of the holidays with wild horses

By April Davis, KKCO News

December 29, 2015

The New Year calls for new ways to overcome fatigue and find fulfillment in our work and daily activities.

Arizona Wild Horses Destined For Auction Will Remain Free … For Now

By Amanda Lindner, One Green Planet

December 12, 2015

Wild horses are celebrating this month as a federal plan to round up, impound, and sell about 100 wild horses that live along the Salt River in Arizona has been axed.