“What happened to these horses has been described as a massacre..”
The identity of the gunmen is not mystery though. The horses were shot multiple times by a federal agency — the Bureau of Land Management. It’s the latest skirmish in a running battle between BLM and advocates for wild horses.
Businesswoman Madeleine Pickens offered to take as many as 30,000 wild horses out of government pens and put them on her own 600,000 acre ranch in Elko County. That plan would save the government an estimated $100 million. But Elko County is cattle country so Pickens has faced opposition at every step.
What happened to these horses has been described…
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