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Wild Horses / Nevada Dispute #484617

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 03, 1975
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(Studio) Report on wild horse issue.
REPORTER: Tom Snyder

(Stone Cabin Valley, NV) Wild horses protected under 1971 wild horse and burro act. Bureau of Land Management says herd incrd. 20% yearly in size. Cattlemen offer to reduce their herds at same time B. L. M. began rounding up 400 wild horses. [B. L. M. district manager Sam ROWLEY - says range deteriorating due to number of animals grazing.] B. L. M. recs. 2000 applications from people who want to adopt horses. 1971 law forbids commercial usage or slaughter. Law declared unconst. by 3 judge panel in NM. American Horse Protective Association files suit to stop roundup. AHPA representative Chris Hawkins feels there's enough land to graze on and horses wouldn't be properly cared for in new homes. Suit pending, but roundup halted when NV impounds 81 horses. Director Agriculture Tom Ballow says many of horses belong to ranchers and government violating ranchers rights. [BALLOW - hopes everyone will fight for state and individual rights.] Ballow wants roundup contd. but Nevada to decide where horses to go. Supreme Court will probably make decision.

Brown, Jim;
Snyder, Tom

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