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- 1713 days ago -
Reno, Nevada (August 16, 2013) . . . A coalition of wild horse advocacy and conservation groups last night filed a federal lawsuit to block the sale of wild horses at a slaughter auction in Fallon, Nevada scheduled for August 17, 2013.

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Christeen A (370)
Friday August 16, 2013, 7:42 pm
Kudos to everyone who helped with this effort. Thank you.

B Lewenza (76)
Friday August 16, 2013, 7:57 pm
This is horrible, they were ordered safe and now they are going to be moved else where to be slaughtered any ways. So very sad, bless these poor horses, no wonder they backed down this was the plan. I am sickened by this, truly.

Patricia H. (440)
Friday August 16, 2013, 8:07 pm

Nancy Billings (125)
Friday August 16, 2013, 8:10 pm
Been on this for the past couple of days ~ Called the White House & the Tribe & Visilak to add my voice to Many to try and save at least the unbranded horses . The Precious branded ones we have to say Extra Prayers for !

Paula Carew (2)
Friday August 16, 2013, 8:50 pm
Thank God the horses are saved Wake up America and stop the slaughter You are destroying your country from within by your slaughter of animals and human rights abuses.

Mandi T (390)
Friday August 16, 2013, 9:21 pm
Thank you Carrie, some good news!

Barb K (1687)
Friday August 16, 2013, 9:33 pm
Thank God they were saved but I'm a little confused; the web site claimed that three out of fifty got slaughtered!! Did that happen BEFORE the BLM agreed to drop the latest slaughter? Where is God when we need Him the most? Has He forgotten about His precious wild horses? I still believe in God/Jesus it's just hard to 'keep the faith' sometimes. Thnx Carrie.

Jerry B (128)
Friday August 16, 2013, 9:57 pm
Noted, excellent geart news ..thanks Carrie!

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:39 am

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 3:04 am
Noted, thanks.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 3:45 am
The fight is not over, this battle won but not the war!

Birgit W (160)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:32 am
Thanks Carrie.

Jeanne R (1203)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 6:29 am
Great news!

Anne P (174)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 6:34 am
Most of these wild horses are young and healthy, and federally protected. They should be allowed to live out their lives in peace. However, the kill buyers specifically seek out young, healthy wild horses as their flesh is the most prized in countries that eat horses. Even if this group of horses gets a reprieve and is sent back to federal lands, there are hundreds more that will be rounded up and mercilessly slaughtered. I blame the Obama Administration for this mess. And the tribal leaders have blood on their hands.

. (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 6:48 am
Great news! Thanks for sharing, Carrie.

Lona G (80)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 7:41 am

. (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 8:36 am
Then, you read the followitg story...

Carrie B (306)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:29 am
I fear this is an ongoing never ending struggle to protect these majestic creatures.

Roseann d (178)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:46 am
The update from American Wildhorse Preservation says a legal injunction has been granted. The unbranded horses were granted a reprieve. Tragically, the branded horses went to auction and their fate is most likely slaughter unless some horse rescues were there to buy and intervene.

Diane K (134)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 12:47 pm
At least there's an effort to stop sales of horses. I previously read from emails I receive from American Wild Horse Preservation group. Good news for now. thx Carrie!

Diane K (134)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 12:50 pm
"AWHPC is on hand at the auction today to ensure that the no wild horses are sold to the kill buyers, whose trucks will soon be lining up outside the auction." Hope these horses will have good homes after the auction.

Kathleen R (138)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:27 pm
noted & read

Barbara V (51)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:10 pm
well< it"s Saturday__did it work? HOW i HATE THESE BASTARDS IF IT DIDN'T.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:38 pm
Noted, thanks.

Diane L (110)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:49 pm
I'd like to know how long these "wild horses" have been in captivity. When were they captured and why were they captured in the first place? If the BLM rounded them up and has kept them in captivity with no prospects of adoption, then preventing them from going to slaughter is just a "stop gap" in the fight to clean up the BLM's actions. The Wild Horse Protection Act of 1971 specifically prohibits rounding up wild horses for profit, and that includes sending them to slaughter.

In the meantime, assuming that slaughter is prevented for these horses, what happens to them? Who is going to take care of them? Us? The Taxpayers?

Diane L (110)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:55 pm
Sorry, I didn't read the article that was linked. Anne P., it's not the Obama Administration's fault, but the BLM knuckling in to cattle ranchers and doing this "under the table" so to speak. I also don't blame tribal leaders as it's been customary for Native Americans to eat horses for a long time as part of their ability to survive. Of course, there are other ways now, but if they own the herds, and many Native American tribes DO own herds of horses, not specifically WILD horses, it's their right to do with them as they wish.

God also has nothing to do with this, and it is annoying to read references to religion in a discussion about BLM mustangs and horse slaughter.

Debra Tate (17)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:10 pm
Why isn't Sally Jewell doing what she was appointed for?

Inge B (202)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 4:36 am
When people have understood the unlimited love, then there is no meat or fish industry left.

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B Lewenza (76)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 4:58 am
I read on Twitter last night the results of the auction, not the best news but it does have a bit of silver lining. There were 200 horses that were auctioned off to meet their demise and 149 were bought up through advocacy. I am not sure if this is 100% yet because I haven't read any more on it yet. The problem was we were focused on one company that had intentions of opening a slaughter house and while we had them tied up in court there were two others waiting silently in the wings.

Kenneth Davies (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:15 am
sadl noted

Joy M (169)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 12:43 pm
Noted.. Great news..

Muriel Servaege (53)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 1:37 pm
Noted. I really feel sorry for the horses that will now be slaughtered. Those animals have such soft eyes, I wonder how it's possible to find people to kill them.

Petra M (259)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 2:32 pm
Great News...Kudos to everyone who helped with this effort!

Barbara V (51)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 2:40 pm

Winn A (179)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 5:03 pm

Shawna S (45)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 9:15 pm
Noted. Thanks Carrie :")

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Monday August 19, 2013, 11:56 am

Past Member (0)
Monday August 19, 2013, 7:00 pm
I'm not as optimistic as some on here---I fear the worst if not soon than sometime in the coming months. Thanks Carrie

Klaus Peters (14)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 12:31 am
The greedy seem to win again, the law stinks, lawyers looking for loopholes, the horse are on death row.
Thank you Carrie, you have done your best, I have great respect for you.
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