Posted by Texas Mustang Project on March 16, 2010
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE NEWS RELEASE
Two Pershing, County Nevada men were charged in federal court today with killing five wild horses on federally-managed lands in northern Nevada, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.
Todd Davis, 44, and Joshua Keathley, 36, both of Lovelock, Nevada, are charged in a criminal information with causing the death of wild horses. According to the information, on November 28, 2009, in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buckhorn Horse Management Area of Northern Washoe County, Nevada, Davis and Keathley maliciously caused the death and harassment of five wild free-roaming horses by shooting them. Davis is employed by the Pershing County Water Conservation District in Lovelock. Keathley’s employment is unknown.
Davis and Keathley are scheduled to make initial appearances in court on the charges on April 27, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. If convicted, they face up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.
The investigation is being conducted by BLM’s Office of Law Enforcement and Security California State Office in Redding, California, with the assistance of the Lovelock Police Department, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Washoe County Forensic Services Division, the Nevada Department of Wildlife, and the California Department of Fish and Game. The Humane Society of the United States and the State of Nevada Commission for the Preservation of Wild Horses also contributed to the investigation.
The public is reminded that a criminal information contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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Posted by Texas Mustang Project on March 7, 2010
I got this link from a friend today… I wasn’t sure what all it entailed at first, but as I read further, I realized that Mr. Marvel (or AB’72) and I would probably get along just fine were we to ever meet. LOL I especially like the “pink pacifier”! T.
In a heated showdown with Western cattlemen, Idaho environmentalist Jon Marvel, AB’72, tries to outlaw livestock grazing on public lands.
By Lydialyle Gibson
Photography by Dan Dry
He can’t help looking. Even though Jon Marvel knows there’s probably no bluebunch wheatgrass here, that its numbers in this field have been declining for years, so that a person could walk a mile through the sagebrush—and Marvel has—without seeing a single delicate blond seedhead, he can’t help searching the ground for one. In central Idaho’s dry sage-steppe grasslands, bluebunch wheatgrass is a key native species, year-round forage for elk, deer, and antelope. It’s part of what keeps the ecosystem whole.
“Let’s just take a walk and see,” Marvel says, setting off through the sloping expanse, with sagebrush slapping at his knees and the Lost River Mountains climbing the sky in front of him. He traces a wide circle halfway around Swensen Butte, a high-shouldered mound of dirt and rock on the edge of the Sawtooth National Forest. After half an hour, he’s turned up a few… more
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Posted by Texas Mustang Project on February 27, 2010
These are some great TV shows for information on Cattle Grazing in the US, with highlights on legislation, daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly reports, and a ton of other important Land Use information. Check your local listings for channels & times. (Mine is RFDTV early in the mornings.) T.
“This Week in AgriBusiness” “Cattleman to Cattleman” “U.S. Farm Report”
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