WATCH THIS! Travel Channel - America Declassified - Sunday 11-10-13 @ 10pm EST Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Dave Philipps speaks with Sally Summers to find out what is behind the American West’s diminishing population of wild mustangs. Why is the federal government now spending millions to round up these American treasures and put them into captivity?… Continue reading Travel Channel featuring Missing Mustangs segment
Cross-posted from The Gazette WRITTEN BY DAVE PHILIPPS After months of false starts, state authorities have opened a formal criminal investigation into Tom Davis, a southern Colorado wild horse buyer who admitted to breaking state laws while shipping hundreds of federally protected wild horses to an unknown fate out of state. Last week, the Conejos… Continue reading Colorado sheriff opens wild horse investigation
Cross-posted from Colorado Spring Gazette by Dave Philipps Tom Davis has not been charged nor investigated Two state agencies dropped the ball when it came to prosecuting a southern Colorado wild horse buyer who admitted to breaking state laws while shipping hundreds of federally protected wild horses. The buyer, Tom Davis of La Jara, has… Continue reading Wild horse buyer goes uncharged due to state oversight
Cross-posted from ProPublica.com Co-Published with the Colorado Springs Gazette WRITTEN BY DAVID PHILIPPS Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar says he will tighten regulations of the federal government's wild horse program, restricting the number of horses people can buy and making it easier for the government to prosecute buyers who sell mustangs to slaughter. Salazar laid… Continue reading Interior Secretary moves to tighten rules re sale of wild horses
Cross-posted from the Pueblo Chieftain WRITTEN BY MATT HILDNER ALAMOSA — District Attorney David Mahonee said Thursday he had opened an investigation into whether a La Jara man who buys wild horses from the federal government had illegally shipped the animals across the state line. Mahonee, who had just returned from vacation, declined to discuss… Continue reading DA opens investigation into Davis’ sale of wild horses to slaughter
Go to 3:25 to 3:30 for the part where Dave Philipps begins asking Salazar about his job as Secretary of the Interior, sale of wild horses to slaughter, the BLM. The good news is that Politico.com picked up this story. Polico.com is highly read and regarded by people in Washington DC, particularly on the Hill.
We will highlight the salient points of this report by the Associated Press via Seattlepi.com: U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's office said he regrets threatening to hit a Colorado reporter who asked about problems in the government's wild horse program. In audio posted by The Gazette newspaper of Colorado Springs, reporter Dave Philipps is heard… Continue reading Salazar regrets threatening to hit reporter
Protect Mustangs call for peaceful protests to stop the roundups and stop the BLM from selling federally protected wild horses to kill-buyers American public outraged at cruel 'management' PROTECT MUSTANGS PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON (October 6, 2012)--Protect Mustangs announced on Facebook Friday their call for nationwide protests to stop the roundups and stop the BLM from… Continue reading Call for protests over wild horse roundups and slaughter