(Reno, NV) Final briefs were filed in Reno Federal Court yesterday to gain transparency of action and protections from slaughter for the last of the Sheldon mustangs. The hardy horses that have resided in the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge for more than a century are being permanently exterminated from the range and left vulnerable to slaughter. Horses from Sheldon served the US cavalry up until World War II.
The Refuge accelerated plans to completely removed the entire population of about 830 horses over the next five years to a plan intended to eliminate the herd in two years. This year a decision was announced shortly before the removal to increase the number to 415 removed this year. Sheldon NWR plans to send 252 horses to J&S Associates that has failed to account for all the horses they have taken in the last three years, with some admittedly ending up at auction. The cost of the contract with J&S this year will exceed $290,000. paid to the contractor. Read More>>