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Re: Wild Horse Shooting Fund

The reward money is presently at approximatly $35,000. You can contribute
to Virginia Range Wildlife Protection Association, P.O. Box 996, Virginia
City, NV 89440.  For all of us who love the horses, lets get em.  Remember
Money TALKS.

At , , <> wrote:
>At 06:54 AM 1/2/1999 -0800, Earl Davis wrote:
>>So, Where DO we send the $$$ we want to contribute?  Hugs, Linda the Lurker
>>To: Joie Rowles <>;
>>Subject: Re: wild horses shot to death in nevada
>>Date: Thursday, December 31, 1998 4:56 PM
>>Having ridden with the wild mustangs in Nevada I think the best we could do
>>is each an every one of us send a dollar to that reward.  You know if it
>>gets high enough some one will squeel.  2:05 PM 12/31/1998, Joie Rowles
>>>The recent post from Karen Clanin about the killing of these horses filled
>>>me with such emotion; tears to outrage and about everything in between.  I
>>>can't recall when I have ever wanted to do SOMETHING about something as
>>>much as I do now; the only thing is, What do I do?  My first response was
>>>to kill the person(s) that did this, but this goes against my pacifist
>>>nature(and after some reflection, I truely don't think this would solve
>>>anything).  If it is true what the authorities think, that it was done by
>>>'sadistic sickie' (see articles below), I am left to question what is
>>>happening to our world.  Perhaps the best thing that I can do is to teach
>>>to all that I come in contact with as much love toward our selves and the
>>>other animals (and plants) with which we share our home (the earth) as
>>>Joie, Arizona
>>>the following are the full length articles:
>>>Psychologist Ponders Horse Killer 
>>>                  By Scott Sonner
>>>                  Associated Press Writer
>>>                  Thursday, December 31, 1998; 12:43 p.m. EST
>>>                  RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Investigators completed the last
>>>autopsis on 34 wild horses slaughtered in northern Nevada today and began
>>>trying to figure out what kind of person would shoot dozens of mustangs,
>>>leaving them for dead. 
>>>                  ``It's hard to guess who would do something like this,''
>>>Washoe County Sheriff's Lt. Janice Lee said today. 
>>>                  ``You don't get a good feel for it until you get up in a
>>>helicopter and see they are just randomly littered along the mountains.'' 
>>>                  Law officers found the 34th victim late Wednesday when
>>>they widened their helicopter search because dead horses were turning up
>>>miles from
>>>the original shooting scene, apparently limping away wounded before they
>>>                  ``I believe we will probably find a few more,'' said
>>>Iverson, administrator of the Nevada Division of Agriculture. 
>>>                  Leaders of the investigation in the hills five miles
>>>of the Reno-Sparks area were expressing growing confidence they would
>>>capture the horse killers as total rewards for a conviction grew to more
>>>than $35,000. 
>>>                  ``We have some very good physical evidence,'' said John
>>>Tyson, a Storey County range management officer and deputy state brand
>>>                  ``I have enough good leads to fill up a folder. There's
>>>no question in my mind we're going to catch this guy or persons,'' Tyson
>>>                  Iverson, Tyson and other investigators have dismissed
>>>possibility that the shootings stem from a dispute between ranchers and
>>>government over wild horses competing for feed for livestock. 
>>>                  ``I think this is just an act of wanting to kill
>>>something,'' Iverson said today.
>>>                  ``It has nothing to do, I don't think, with the ranching
>>>                  A leading psychologist in the area suggested a sadistic
>>>personality was at play. ``This is someone who takes pleasure in the pain
>>>of other creatures,''said Ole Theinhaus, chairman of the Psychology
>>>Department at the University of Nevada-Reno, told the Reno
>>>                  All of the horses appeared to have been shot multiple
>>>                  Investigators started discovering the horse carcasses on
>>>Sunday about five miles east of Sparks. Several young colts and pregnant
>>>mares were among the victims, including one filly that was clinging to
>>>but had to be destroyed. 
>>>                                Copyright 1998 The Associated Press
>>>CBS News
>>>Bill Whitaker
>>>                33 Horses Shot Dead In Nevada
>>>                 Horses Were Tortured And Shot At Close Range
>>>                 $25,000 Reward Offered For Information
>>>                                AP
>>>            RENO, Nevada
>>>            Wednesday, December 30,1998 - 08:01 PM ET 
>>>            (CBS) They were shot at close range with a high-powered
>>>            rifle. Thirty-three wild horses slaughtered over the weekend -
>>>            each shot numerous times by killers unknown...apparently
>>>            shot for target practice. CBS News Correspondent Bill
>>>            Whitaker reports. 
>>>            Members of a local animal rescue group were some of the
>>>            first at the scene. They made a video, which was obtained
>>>            exclusively by CBS News. 
>>>            "We only saw two horses at first," said Bobbi Royle, of
>>>            the horse adoption group Wild Horse Spirit. "Then, oh my
>>>            God, we saw another one. And then a fourth and a fifth.
>>>            It was horrible." 
>>>            By Wednesday, the death toll had grown to 33, the biggest
>>>            single shooting of wild horses in Nevada since as many as
>>>            600 were killed during a two-year period in the mid 1980's. 
>>>            "All of the horses appeared to have been shot multiple
>>>            times before dying," Washoe County Sheriff's Sgt. Bob
>>>            Towery said Wednesday after a helicopter search discovered
>>>            the two latest bodies. 
>>>            A $25,000 reward was offered for information leading to the
>>>            arrest and conviction of the killers who apparently used the
>>>            horses for target practice several miles east of Reno. 
>>>            "This kind of stuff is just sick and absolutely
>>>            senseless," said Paul Iverson, administrator of the Nevada
>>>            Division of Agriculture. "Some of them were shot and left
>>>            to suffer for a long period of time." 
>>>            Several young colts and pregnant mares were among the
>>>            victims, including "one little filly still alive, probably
>>>            8 or 9 months old," Royle said. 
>>>            "She was shot in the back and paralyzed," Royle said.
>>>            "She could only move her front a little, her head. She
>>>            had to be put down." 
>>>            Twenty-five of the horses were found in and around a valley
>>>            known as Devil's Flat on Sunday and Monday. Six additional
>>>            horses were discovered Tuesday. 
>>>            "I think it's absolutely tragic that somebody would
>>>            come up and do this. These animals, you know, they're
>>>            fine here. They're not bothering anybody," says one
>>>            official. 
>>>            Some of the horses were maimed and at
>>>            least one was tortured with sprays to the
>>>            head from a fire extinguisher after being
>>>            shot, Towery said Tuesday. 
>>>            "There's no rationale for it," Towery
>>>            said. 
>>>            The horses were not technically considered wild horses as
>>>            defined by the Federal Wild Horse and Burro Act because
>>>            they did not descend from horses living on public land at the
>>>            time the act was passed in 1969. 
>>>            Investigators do not believe the killings are related to
>>>            long-standing tensions between ranchers and managers of
>>>            wild horses over limited desert food, said John Tyson, a
>>>            Storey County range management officer. 
>>>            State officials used a metal detector Tuesday to locate and
>>>            remove bullets from the carcasses to be sent to a forensics
>>>            lab. 
>>>            "There's just total outrage. People are so upset," said
>>>            Lydia Hammack, president of Virginia Range Wildlife
>>>            Protection Association. "These animals are magnificent
>>>            animals and I really can't understand how somebody
>>>            can do this. It's a real sicko out there."

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