By Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Members of an animal rights group plan to request a ban on horse slaughtering during a meeting of the federal Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Committee.
Statement of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign BLM Advisory Board Meeting, March 4, 2013
I am Suzanne Roy, director of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign. I speak today on behalf of our parent organization Return to Freedom, our more than 50 coalition partners, as well as the Campaign’s tens of thousands of supporters throughout the U.S. and the world.
The Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board have been meeting to discuss issues relating to the management, protection, and control of wild horses and burros on Western public rangelands.
Raging Wild Horse Controversy Heads to Oklahoma City as Federal Advisory Board Meets & State Prepares to Legalize Horse Slaughter
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (March 4, 2013) . . . At a Monday, March 4, 2013 meeting of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Committee, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, will call for a halt to federal wild horse roundups, an end to the government’s policy of selling wild horses for as little as $10 a piece, and an outright ban on horse slaughter. AWHPC will also offer humane solutions to keep wild horses out of government holding facilities.
By John M. Glionna, The Los Angeles Times
LAS VEGAS -- Federal officials say they have finished rounding up 11 “problem” wild mustangs in northern Nevada and that the horses will now be offered for adoption.
By Ed Sayres, Special to the Huffington Post
The media has been in an absolute frenzy this past month over the appalling discovery that horse meat has been co-mingled and passed off as beef in frozen food products distributed across Europe.
By Stephanie Strom, The New York Times
The United States Department of Agriculture is likely to approve a horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico in the next two months, which would allow equine meat suitable for human consumption to be produced in the United States for the first time since 2007.
By The Bureau of Land Management, Press Release
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will webcast the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board's day-and-a-half meeting set for March 4-5 in Oklahoma City, Okla. The live webcast, accessible at http://www.blm.gov/live/, will stream online the proceedings of the advisory board, which meets March 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 5, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., local time.
By John Glionna, The LA Times
LAS VEGAS – A grass-roots community group in northern Nevada watched helplessly Wednesday as federal officials removed most of what remained of a band of wild mustangs with which residents say they have peacefully coexisted for years.
All of the horses below were born as federally-protected wild horses on public lands in the West. They were captured in Bureau of Land Management (BLM) roundups and adopted through the agency’s adoption program. All ended up in the slaughter pipeline before being rescued by the Mustang Freedom Foundation.
Carson City, Nevada – February 27, 2013 – Today, ignoring the wishes of the local community, including a mayor, county supervisor and State Senator, the BLM has moved ahead with its plan to capture a small herd of cherished wild horses near Carson City, Nevada.
By Suzanne Roy, Letter to the Editor of Elko Daily Free Press
Editor: Thank you for your coverage of the wild horse issue. I wanted to clarify the position of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign with regard to issue of “ecosanctuaries” proposed by the Bureau of Land Management for storage of captured mustangs