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Elko man to temporarily head BLM

By Steve Tetreault, Las Vegas Review Journal

WASHINGTON - Nevada native Neil Kornze will soon be named acting national director of the Bureau of Land Management, officials confirmed Monday.

BLM Ignores Pleas of Local Community to Keep Wild Horse Family Free

Carson City, NV – February 26, 2013 – Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, joined forces with a Nevada State Senator and local community leaders in and around Carson City to harshly criticize the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for refusing to work with local residents to keep a small group of wild horses free.

Saving America’s Mustangs hopes proposed eco-sanctuary alleviates horse holding problem

By Dylan Woolf Harris, Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO — Facing a horse holding predicament, the Bureau of Land Management will soon find itself with an abundance of animals running on allotted rangeland and long-term holding facilities crammed to capacity.

BLM moving 700 wild horses to Ennis area ranch; neighbors miffed

By Francis Davis, Independent Record

BUTTE — The Bureau of Land Management is proceeding with a plan to move 700 wild horses to the Spanish Q Ranch northwest of Ennis, with the first truckloads of horses due to arrive as early as next week — despite the fact that pending appeals have yet to be ruled on by the Interior Board of Land Appeals.

Horse advocates anxious for First Amendment ruling

By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

RENO, Nev. — There may or may not be too many horses on federal lands in the West, but a U.S. district judge says there’s not enough judicial staff in Nevada to deal anytime soon with an appeal over First Amendment rights at wild horse roundups.

Horse slaughterhouse bill approved in House, Senate

By Tulsa World

OKLAHOMA CITY — Both chambers of the Oklahoma Legislature have passed separate measures allowing horse slaughterhouses to operate in the state.

The House of Representatives passed House Bill 1999 on a 82-14 vote.

Without debate, the Senate passed Senate Bill 375 on a 38-6 vote.

Swasey Roundup, February 12, 2013

Eyewitness Report on BLM Swasey Roundup, February 12, 2013

The Swasey Herd Management Area is a vast, 120,000-acre stretch of land about 160 miles southwest of Salt Lake City in Utah

Opinion: Scandal shines spotlight on murky horse trade

By Roly Owers, Special to CNN

(CNN) -- Welcome spotlight is now being shone on the murky trade in European horsemeat, but the public are still being left in the dark about the brutal treatment and needless suffering of the horses destined for their plates.

Interior secretary faces questions over wild horse program

By Greg Campbell, The Daily Caller

While outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar may be ready to hang up his boots, a bipartisan group of congressmen and a national coalition of wild horse advocates aren’t ready to let him ride off into the sunset just yet.

Home on the Range: Feds running out of options for horses

By Dylan Woolf Harris, Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO — “Horses and burros are fast disappearing from the American scene,” Congress wrote in 1971 in a landmark bill designed to protect the animals. Today, the Bureau of Land Management — the agency tasked with wild horse management — has nearly run out of space for them.

Utah wild horse roundup part of controversial program

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune

Delta • The horses appear over a rise in the Whirlwind Valley, their hooves breaking through a blanket of crusty snow as they run north. The pace alternates between a gallop and canter as they trail a stallion in single file. A gray mare is pregnant and a foal appears to limp as it struggles to keep up.

Public invited to observe roundup of Utah’s wild horses

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune

The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday commenced rounding up wild horses from Utah’s Swasey herd, which federal officials say has five times as many animals as the range can support.