CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1987 |
Wild horse advocates joined Hollywood celebrities Tuesday in launching a campaign to protest a government proposal to kill thousands of wild horses rounded up off the range. Calling for "suitable humane alternatives," actors Marty Kove, Alex Cord, Loretta Swit and others appeared at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Griffith Park to contest a new proposal by the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management.
December 20, 2000 |
A federal judge has asked the Bureau of Land Management to tell him the number of adopted wild horses sold for slaughter despite their new owners' pledges to care for the animals. U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben also asked the BLM to disclose how many of those cases agency officials recommended for prosecution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2000 |
Peering up at the molasses-and-eggshell-colored horses as they stood Saturday in front of a green metal fence, Cindy Hicks and her daughter, Amy, 16, seemed to know what they were looking for almost by instinct. "It's like you can see a part of their soul through their eyes," Hicks said of the animals. The Lake View Terrace family found what they wanted when they took home two of the 79 wild mustangs put up for adoption at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1990 |
Nine-year-old Laura Riedman knew exactly what she wanted at the Bureau of Land Management's wild horse and burro adoption Friday at Pierce College in Woodland Hills. And she found it. The blonde fourth-grader chose a 6-month-old black and brown filly because "she was pretty, she looked calm, she had nice eyes, she had a strong back, she had straight legs and she had a good strong chest. "I love horses," said the gum-chewing youngster from La Mesa, east of San Diego.
August 5, 2003 |
Wild Horse Winery has been corralled. The Central Coast maker of $15 to $20 vintages has been acquired by conglomerate Fortune Brands Inc., which owns the Geyser Peak and Canyon Road labels, the companies said Monday. They didn't reveal the terms of the deal, which closed Friday, though a source said the sale price was $35 million. Wild Horse is the most recent mid-size independent California winery to sell to a corporate giant. Last fall, E.&J. Gallo Winery, the second-largest U.S.
October 20, 1988 |
Far back into an empty mountain range in central Nevada, the horse carcasses are scattered along a wash. A small herd of wild mustangs had come here, in the heat of the summer, to catch a drink at a small spring. As they came near the water, or as they left, someone began to shoot. At the sound of the first shot, almost certainly, the horses spooked and ran. But the shooters were ready for this, and one by one they picked off the herd.
November 29, 2002 |
The Bureau of Land Management plans to round up more than 2,000 wild horses from the northern Nevada range to reduce herd sizes, a move a horse advocacy group calls misguided and unnecessary. Beginning Sunday, BLM officials will round up 2,650 wild horses to keep the herds in check, preventing them from starving and destroying rangeland already damaged by overgrazing and drought. Animals taken off the range will be screened and placed in the BLM's wild horse adoption program.
August 24, 1989 |
Debbie L. Rhodes was thinking to herself, "Well, here we are and I'm stuck with him," as she tethered the potbellied wild horse at the Mission Trails Stables in San Juan Capistrano. The 1 1/2-year-old-mustang she bought for $125 from the Bureau of Land Management was a good buy even though it was a beggarly looking maverick. "I just felt sorry for him," she recalled. "He looked so bad." The buy was made at a government sale at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base near Oceanside.
September 22, 1991 |
Dozens of wild horses that some assert are descended from Sitting Bull's war ponies are to be captured this fall at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota. Chief ranger Bob Powell says the wild horse population is nearing 120, and he hopes that the Oct. 1 roundup will reduce the herd by at least 75 animals. "If we didn't remove some of the horses, they would start to compete with the park's bison, elk and bighorn sheep," Powell said.
May 5, 1986 |
For 2,000 years, Chinese literature referred to wild horses roaming the steppes and deserts of western Asia. But by the late 19th Century, when scientists finally confirmed the existence of the Mongolian wild horse--the only wild horse species in the world--its survival in the wild was already precarious. And in the past quarter-century, the animal, also known as the Przewalski horse after the Russian who discovered proof of it, has become extinct in its natural habitat.