#ThrowbackThursday: In the summer of 2013, several groups litigation forced the U.S. Forest Service to withdraw from a backroom deal with the Ft. McDermitt Paiute Shoshone Tribe to roundup wild horses from public and private lands in Nevada and send them to a slaughter auction. Although the tribe proceeded with the roundup, hundreds fewer horses were captured, thanks to the federal withdrawal from the plan.
American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign- Governor Brian Sandoval, the Nevada Department of Agriculture treats the historic & iconic Virginia Range mustangs like feral pests, inhumanely capturing & removing them from on the range. Dumping them at livestock auction, where kill buyers purchase horses to ship to slaughterhouses in Canada & Mexico. State refuses to work directly with local advocacy groups, forcing them to outbid the kill buyers to save the captured horses from slaughter.