By Andrew Cohen, The Atlantic
When Ken Salazar announced his resignation earlier this month as Secretary of the Interior, it set off quivers of speculation among wild horse advocates about who might replace him in the post most important to the fate of the nation's vulnerable herds.
By Billy House, National Journal
A bipartisan pair of lawmakers is urging Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to disclose whether as many as 1,700 federally protected wild horses now unaccounted for were sold to a middleman who illegally transported them to Mexico for slaughter.
Washington, DC — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) says it was an absence of “reliable data”—and not politics—that caused it to exclude consideration of commercial livestock impacts from multi-million dollar assessments of environmental conditions on Western range lands
For Immediate Release-
Washington, DC -- The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, a coalition of more than 50 organizations, today announced that it has launched a national campaign to convince President Obama to appoint Congressman Raul Grijalva as the next Secretary of the Interior.
By Chuck Slothower, The Daily Times
FARMINGTON — Mesa Verde National Park is struggling with dozens of feral horses and cattle that have moved into the park, trampled archaeological sites, charged at park employees and intimidated visitors.
By Andrew Cohen, The Atlantic
You know about the Gulf oil spill. You know about the relaxed regulatory oversight. But in the past four years, the Interior Department has also presided over a ruinous wild horse program.
Washington, DC (January 16, 2013). . . The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition of more than 50 organizations, today hailed the news that Ken Salazar will step down from his post as Secretary of the Interior in March.
By Jeremy Hubbard, Fox 31, Denver
MOFFAT COUNTY, Colo. – A Colorado man is now under federal investigation after he sold hundreds of horses, and advocates fear the animals may have been slaughtered for food.
By Ed Vogel, Las Vegas Review Journal
CARSON CITY - Advocates bought 41 stray horses at a Fallon auction this week but fear 12 domesticated horses purchased by others will be slaughtered and used for human consumption.
By Scott Sonner, Associated Press
RENO, Nev. -- The Bureau of Land Management can resume its roundup of dozens of wild mustangs in northern Nevada, but wranglers must limit their use of electric cattle prods and take other steps to ensure the animals are treated humanely, a federal judge said Thursday.
By Wild Horse Territory Tribune
RENO, NV (Wild Horse Education) - Shortly after a hearing ended in a case brought by Wild Horse Education’s founder Laura Leigh and her attorney Gordon Cowan the Honorable Judge Miranda Du issued a restraining order to conduct at the Owyhee Complex wild horse roundup.
By The Associated Press
Wild horse protection advocates saved dozens of free-roaming horses in Nevada from potentially ending up at slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico when they purchased them Wednesday night for about $10,000 at a state auction.