AWHPC In The News

Judge's ruling paves way for Nevada horse slaughter

By John Glionna, LA Times

LAS VEGAS -- The 148 horses stand in corrals outside a rural Nevada auction house, awaiting their fate as a legal battle continues to swirl over whether the animals are domestic horses that can legally go to slaughter or wild mustangs that deserve the government’s protection.

Judge allows Nevada tribe's mustang sale; lifts order blocking auction of 149 with no brands

By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

RENO, Nevada — A federal judge cleared the way Wednesday for a Nevada tribe to sell 149 mustangs over the objection of critics who claim the unbranded animals are federally protected wild horses that should not be auctioned off for possible slaughter.

Wild Horse Chaos, Thanks to Obama

By Andrew Cohen, Special to Esquire Magazine

It's hard to believe or describe what just happened to hundreds of horses who were, until last week, roaming free in northern Nevada.

CCSO keeps the peace at wild horse auction

By Nevada Appeal

Churchill County Sheriff Ben Trotter and wild horse advocates attended Saturday’ auction at the Fallon Livestock Exchange but for different reasons.

Lawsuit Stalls Fallon Horse Auction

By Catherine Van,  KOLO-TV

Sale of unbranded horses delayed by judge's order

By Ashley Cullins, KRNV &

FALLON, Nev.-- A horse auction in Fallon Saturday was delayed after a judge issued a temporary restraining order to stop the sale of some of the horses.

Interior chief let down horses

By Steven Rose, Reno Gazette Journal

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said she would look at the National Academy of Sciences’ two-year study of the Bureau of Land Management’s wild horse program and make changes to improve it.

Judge blocks auction of unbranded horses

By SANDRA CHEREB, Associated Press

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Wild horse advocates Saturday hailed a judge's ruling that temporarily stops unbranded horses gathered by a Nevada tribe from being auctioned for possible slaughter.

Wild horse roundup in Nevada is canceled amid outrage, fears over ‘stealth’ slaughter

By Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times

The U.S. Forest Service late Thursday canceled a roundup of wild horses scheduled for Friday in northern Nevada after horse advocates learned about it and made it public, accusing the government of trying a “stealth” effort to break the law and send the horses to a slaughter auction.

BLM Continues "Business as Usual" for Wild Horse Program 50 Days After Independent Report Urges New Course

By Suzanne Roy, Special to Huffington Post

Last Friday at 5:33 p.m. ET, as thousands of captured wild horses sweltered in punishing heat in government holding pens, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a press release announcing plans to round up 1,300 more wild horses from the West over the next eight weeks.

Wild horse advocates say 1,300 in BLM roundup is still too many

By John M. Glionna, LA Times

The overheated debate between the federal government and animal advocates over the removal of wild mustangs from the Western range ticked a few degrees higher after the Bureau of Land Management announced plans to take fewer horses from the land this summer.