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American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign rallies in Oklahoma City for horse slaughter ban

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.

BLM Advisory Board Meetings

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.

Feds round up last of wild mustangs in Carson City neighborhood

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.

Moving in the Wrong Direction for Horses

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.

U.S.D.A. May Approve Horse Slaughtering

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.

BLM to Webcast National Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board Meeting

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, 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.

Carson City neighborhood grieves as BLM traps local wild horses

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.

The Dark Side of the BLM’s Wild Horse Adoption Program

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.

Showdown Between BLM & Carson City Community: Feds Set Trap to Capture Beloved Herd of Wild Horses

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.

Letter: Horse group clarifies ecosanctuary position

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