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All The Pretty Horses Must Die

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This article published in The Daily Beast was two years in the making. Almost a “novelette” this amazing piece by Christopher Ketcham describes how our wild horses were “set up,” not only for failure since the 1971 Act to protect them was passed, but how this “push to slaughter” laid it’s tracks.

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For now, grab a cup of tea and read… bookmark… and read again. This article was two years in the making and there is no “ending,” just the pending budget that threatens to shoot tens of thousands of our wild horses. YOU can take action to stop it. Just make a simple call, send a FAX or email. Details at the bottom of this page.

All The Pretty Horses Must Die (click title to go to The Daily Beast)

The beginning

On the day I visited the wild horses of Onaqui, in northern Utah near the Nevada border, the night had been very cold, but when the sun hit noon and bathed the desert, they were relaxed enough to play.

The middle

Rep. Raul Grijalva wrote in a statement, “My staff and I take seriously all allegations of government waste, fraud and abuse that come to us. The allegations surrounding the events in Nevada related to wild horses, including known violations of federal law, are troubling and merit a full explanation.” One of his staffers added in an email to Leigh, which she shared with me, that they were “very concerned” for her safety.

The end

When she came to Nevada she expected something better for the horses that were wild and free-roaming. “You know, I think about Velma. Here she is, polio, this woman who beat all odds, and we’re going to lose all she fought for. When I beat the cancer, I thought that was the worst thing I’d ever face. But it’s not. Cancer I can take. This, what’s happening now, to these horses? Maybe the last myth of my youth is cracking. Maybe it was all bullshit, the wild and free horse, wild and free America, the American dream. That’s the mythology. Nevada is the reality.”

WHE reached out to the NV Resource Advisory Councils (RACS) for help in April. Racs were shut down nation wide shortly after.

Read the article here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-cowboy-allies-say-all-the-pretty-horses-must-die

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