Government and Industry Are Colluding to Eliminate America's Wild Horses -- Will Sally Jewell Stop Them?
By Suzanne Roy, Special to the Huffington Post
Wild horses capture the American public's imagination like no other animal. The image of magnificent mustangs running wild on the vast Western range embodies the best of America - our independent, free and untamed spirit. America's mustangs are even protected by an act of Congress that recognizes them as "living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West" that "enrich the lives of the American people."
By Emily Guerin, High Country News
Recently, it seems people on both sides of the pond have horse slaughter on the brain.
By Michelle Hamilton, Farm Talk
Parsons, Kansas — Renewed interest in a decades-long controversy regarding horse slaughter emerged at the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board meeting at the Oklahoma City Sheraton earlier this month.
Carson City, Nevada – March 18, 2013 – Today, responding to the independent confirmation that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lacked evidence to support the removal of a small family of wild horses in Carson City, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, and local community members are calling on the BLM to cancel the planned March 23 auction of the horses.
Cheyenne, WY ( March 18 2013) – A federal court in Wyoming is expected to rule imminently on a proposed settlement agreement between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Rock Springs Grazing Association (RSGA) that, if approved by the Court, would wipe out wild horses from the Wyoming Checkerboard, a two-million acre swath of public and private land in the southern part of the state.
By CBS San Francisco
RENO (CBS/AP) — The state of Nevada has signed a cooperative agreement with wild horse protection advocates allowing longtime critics of mustang roundups to have the first chance at purchasing state-captured animals that otherwise might end up at the slaughterhouse.
By Mark Robison, RGJ.com
The Bureau of Land Management was justified in removing a family of wild horses off Deer Run Road near Carson City.
Carson City, NV (March 15, 2013). . . . Return to Freedom, the parent organization of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund, and community horse advocates praised the signing of a new cooperative agreement with the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) as a first step in establishing a humane approach to the control of the historic Virginia Range horses
By Willow Belden, Wyoming Public Media
Wild horse advocates say a proposed natural gas project in south-central Wyoming could negatively affect herds in the area.
By John M. Glionna, LA Times
Proposed federal legislation would ban the export of American horses for slaughter, reinstitute a ban on slaughtering them in the U.S., and protect the public from consuming "toxic" horse meat.
By Jeff Munson, Carson Now
The Bureau of Land Management will hold an adoption on March 23 for several wild horses recently removed from the outskirts of Carson City.