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NEWS
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.
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NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2004 | Deborah Sullivan Brennan, Special to The Times
Legislation that would have returned a herd of wild horses to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park failed in a state Senate committee, leaving the fate of the animals uncertain. Sen. Bill Morrow (R-Oceanside) had proposed reintroducing a wild horse herd that park officials had removed last year from Coyote Canyon, a ravine at the park's northwestern end.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1998 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Worried about negative publicity that comes with allegations that some of its federally protected animals have wound up in slaughterhouses, the Bureau of Land Management's "Adopt-a-Horse or Burro Program" has indefinitely postponed an appearance at Pierce College. The adoption program, designed to find homes for roughly 42,000 wild horses and burros roaming in the western United States, canceled its plans to be at the college Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2000 | SUE FOX
Dozens of wild horses and burros gathered from roaming herds in the western United States will be put up for adoption next weekend in Burbank. Run by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the adoptions reflect an effort to curb overpopulation and maintain ecological balance on public range lands in California and Nevada. Since the program began in 1973, it has placed more than 175,000 horses with private owners across the country.
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