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Saturday, December 01, 2012

RESCUED Hidden Valley Horses

All photos by Cat Kindsfather
RENO, NV  These are a few of the 125 wild horses rescued from death at the hands of kill-buyers at Nevada Livestock Marketing in Fallon, NV. The Nevada Department of Agriculture authorized the sale of the horses after capturing them in a pen baited with  with the cooperation of the property owners.

Shannon Windle, president of Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund, explains that after the horses are trapped, the Department of Agriculture hauls them to the prison in Carson City where they are branded, micro-chipped and the stallions are castrated. They are then taken to the auction where they are sold to the highest bidder. There are no restrictions on what happens to the horses after they are sold. Windle and other advocates are not allowed access to the horses during this time to photograph them in order to begin the process of getting them adopted.

“This practice is wrong, unethical and represents the policy of a department that has openly stated it does not want the horses under their departmental responsibility and that has no interest in managing them”, states Windle.

Safe in a secret pasture

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Comments: Thanks for using my photos of some of these horses rescued by Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection.

We need to get them freed from ill management by NDoA! Our wild horses deserve protections & humane considerations.

Thank you Terri for fighting for America's wild horses. I think the world of you btw. <3
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