I-Team: Madeleine Pickens makes grisly discovery on her Nevada ranch

Straight from the Horse's Heart

By George Knapp Matt Knapp  as published on LasVegasNow.com

“What happened to these horses has been described as a massacre..”

LAS VEGAS – The owner of a sprawling ranch in northern Nevada has made a gruesome discovery — the carcasses of eight wild horses gunned down near a watering hole.

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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2 comments on “I-Team: Madeleine Pickens makes grisly discovery on her Nevada ranch

  1. I find this not only sad, but confusing. Is this because the US government owns the mineral (subsurface) rights for most of the west and the water is part of subsurface rights? It still doesn’t justify them being on her land and certainly not killing her horses. They must want to mine the land.

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    • It’s cattle country and the Bullies are pissed that the government sold her that ground, they don’t want her or the horses there, they want that ground for their cattle to graze and drink from that water and they’re going to make it miserable for her until the ‘Good Old Boys’ get what they want!!

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