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Woman charged with animal cruelty after 21 dead horses found in Wake County

Woman charged with animal cruelty after 21 dead horses found in Wake CountyJanet Elaine Laven Burleson, 64, has been charged with felony cruelty to animals and felony kill animal by starvation.



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North Carolina's Wild Horses Will Ride Out Hurricane Florence In The Wild

North Carolina's Wild Horses Will Ride Out Hurricane Florence In The WildAs Hurricane Florence approaches the North Carolina coastline, many people



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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye: 797 Horses

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye: 797 HorsesThe new top-dog Hellcat makes 797 hp, 707 lb-ft of torque, and does 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and a 10.8-second quarter-mile. If you can get it to hook up.



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Nearly 200 horses found dead on Navajo land in drought-hit Arizona 

Nearly 200 horses found dead on Navajo land in drought-hit Arizona The animals lie in neat circles around the pond that was supposed to sustain them as spring temperature rose and water became harder to find. Instead, they collapsed in the mud, exhausted and weakened from drought. Almost 200 feral horses have been found dead around a pond in Navajo land in northern Arizona, according to tribal leaders, the victims of overpopulation and dwindling water resources. Jonathan Nez, vice president of Navajo Nation, said the deaths were an annual problem that had been getting worse. “These horses weren’t shot or maliciously killed by an individual,” he said. “These animals were searching for water to stay alive. Navajo leaders say they see same problems every year as a result of growing herds of feral animals Credit: AP “In the process, they, unfortunately burrowed themselves into the mud and couldn’t escape because they were so weak.” Photographs show the carcases of dozens of horses were they had fallen around the stock pond in Gray Mountain. Tribal officials say they are struggling to cope with a feral population that has grown to as many as 70,000 feral horses on the Navajo Nation. Animals were once accustomed to finding water at the stock pond, but locals say it has dried up more quickly in recent years. Skeletal remains close to the pond Credit: AP This time around a particularly dry winter has made conditions even worse. In California it made for a season of extreme wildfires while New Mexico and Arizona are still struggling with intense water shortages.  “This tragic incident exemplifies the problem the Navajo Nation faces in an overpopulation of feral horses,” said President Russell Begaye. Federal and tribal officials have begun the gruesome business of disposing of their remains, spreading hydrated lime over the animals before burying them. In all, they counted 191 carcases. “The horses are anywhere from thigh to neck deep in the mud. Some are even buried beneath others,” said Nina Chester, of the office of the president. “This is our most humane and safest option.” The plan is to cover over the pond completely, redirecting its meagre water flows elsewhere.



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500 Horses Seen Galloping for Their Lives as Training Facility Falls Victim to California Wildfires

500 Horses Seen Galloping for Their Lives as Training Facility Falls Victim to California WildfiresThe horses were released after the stables went up in flames.



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Trump budget 2018: Thousands of wild horses could be sold for slaughter under president's proposal

Trump budget 2018: Thousands of wild horses could be sold for slaughter under president's proposalDonald Trump’s latest budget proposal could allow thousands of wild horses to be sold for slaughter by reversing nearly fifty years of protections for an American icon. “The current program is wholly unsustainable and a new approach is needed, particularly when considering the sharp and consistent growth in resource requirements,” the budget proposal reads. America’s estimated 59,000 mustangs live across about 40,000 square miles (103,600 square kilometres) of land controlled by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).



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The Latest: Police: Woman who spooked horses turns self in

The Latest: Police: Woman who spooked horses turns self inCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Charleston carriage horses spooked by someone in a dinosaur costume (all times local):



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