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May 20, 2005 | Associated Press
Lawmakers voted Thursday to block a six-month-old law that allowed the government to sell wild horses and burros, with opponents of the law protesting that the animals were ending up in processing plants and on the tables of foreign restaurants. The 249-159 House vote would stop the Bureau of Land Management from using any money in a $26.2-billion bill funding next year's natural resources and arts programs to sell horses that roam public lands in Western states.
December 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
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.
January 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
Three more wild horses have been found dead in a scenic area northwest of here, bringing the total number of horses and burros found shot to death in the area to nine. Federal investigators said a veterinarian confirmed that the three horses were shot to death about the same time as the others. The three horses were found badly decomposed over the weekend by U.S. Forest Service investigators looking into the killings in a scenic area near Mt. Charleston, about 40 miles from Las Vegas.
June 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Drought conditions are forcing the emergency gathering of more than 1,000 wild horses from the northern Nevada range, the Bureau of Land Management said. About 600 horses will be taken from the Little Owyhee Herd Management Area north of Winnemucca near the Idaho state line, said BLM spokeswoman Maxine Shane in Reno. "They're in good shape right now, but they won't be if we wait," Shane said.
September 29, 1988 | Associated Press
Nearly 130 wild horses have been gunned down in isolated areas of Lander County in central Nevada, and there are reports of another eight horses shot in southern Nevada. The federal Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday the count of horses found shot 30 miles north of the central Nevada town of Austin stands at 87. That is in addition to 41 horses slaughtered 30 miles away.
December 30, 1998 | From Associated Press
Thirty-one wild horses were shot to death at close range with a rifle in the worst slaughter of free-roaming horses in Nevada in a decade, investigators said Tuesday. "This kind of stuff is just sick and absolutely senseless," said Paul Iverson, administrator of the Nevada Division of Agriculture. "Some of them were shot and left to suffer for a long period of time." Twenty-five of the horses were found in and around a valley known as Devil's Flat on Sunday and Monday.
May 13, 1987 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
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.
June 27, 2000
If you love mustangs, thank a little girl. Once the prey of ruthless trappers and "mustangers," all wild horses and burros are now protected by the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971. Congress passed the act after thousands of horse-loving grade-school girls across the country joined a campaign organized by Nevada resident Velma "Wild Horse Annie" Johnston to halt the capture and destruction of the animals.
January 6, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
A wild-horse roundup staged by the state Department of Fish and Game in Siskiyou County has angered some area residents and prompted federal officials to call a halt to the capture effort. "We would do it differently if we had to do it over again. We would seek direction from the feds," Fish and Game spokesman Paul Wertz said last week.
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