By George Knapp , Matt Adam as published on LasVegasNow.com “You take the hatred of horses aside, there is no good reason why anybody should be opposed to this here, or anywhere else,” LAS VEGAS – A California businesswoman who invested $25 million in creating a tourist attraction […]
By George Knapp , Bill Roe as published on lasvegasnow.com “Looks like the nature loving, highly educated, welfare ranching ‘Good ole Boys’ been busy’!” ~ R.T. A reward of $100,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons who caused the deaths […]
By George Knapp, Chief Investigative Reporter for Las Vegas KLAS TV Part of the continuing 8 News NOW project, “Rebellion on the Range, LAS VEGAS — A task force believes Nevada could reap hundreds of millions of dollars annually if it can wrest control of vast chunks of […]
“George Knapp does it again! We’ll post updates and let you know what you can do to help the advocates in Southern Nevada save these wild horses.” ~ Debbie Source: 8newnow.com By George Knapp, Chief Investigative Reporter – bio | email By Matt Adams, Chief Photojournalist – email […]
Source: George Knapp as published on Las Vegas City Lights The BLM’s virtually unstoppable plan to round up the few wild horses that remain in Southern Nevada comes less than two weeks after the wild horse program was described as abysmal failure in a study conducted for the […]
Source: By George Knapp, Chief Investigative Reporter – bio | email of KLAS TV “The BLM spends more than $70 million per year to round up horses that most likely don’t need to be gathered…” “George Knapp has always been a friend to the wild horses and in […]
LAS VEGAS — Any wild horse advocates who were hoping for big changes when the Texas cowboy president gave way to the urbanite from Chicago have been sorely disappointed. During the past four years, the number and pace of wild horse roundups have seemingly increased.
After spending millions to create a world-class wild mustang eco-sanctuary in Northern Nevada, philanthropist Madeleine Pickens finds herself at odds with the very people she’s trying to help. In all likelihood, some of the best-known wild horse advocates in the country — many of whom are meeting in Las Vegas this week — will end up filing a lawsuit to stop Pickens’ plan from moving forward.
Officially, anyway, the news that the BLM is finally willing to consider a public-private partnership with wild horse advocate Madeleine Pickens is a good thing. After all — as reported in this space many times — the federal wild horse and burro program is a dismal failure. So any proposal that might reinvigorate the program, do a better job of caring for the mustangs and the public range, while also saving millions of taxpayer dollars, is a step in the right direction, even if it is a small step. In that sense, the BLM deserves a round of applause.
Forty years ago this week, the American people spoke with one voice on an issue that clearly touched the heart of the nation. The Wild Horse and Burro Act was signed into law, over the objections of the powerful cattle industry. Congress was flooded with more letters and telegrams about wild mustangs than for any other issue save the Vietnam War. They insisted that wild horses must be preserved on public lands. That demand became law.