Branded Horses Going to Auction in Fallon, Order Prevents Sale of Unbranded Horses



Unknown-5RENO, Nev. — Branded horses are going to auction at the Livestock Exchange in Fallon, but the unbranded horses are off the market.

Reno Federal Court Judge Miranda Du granted a wild horse advocacy group a temporary restraining order blocking the sale of unbranded horses for this auction.

Advocates say the horses were gathered illegally from public range lands, and they were afraid the animals would end up at foreign slaughterhouses.

A man who answered the phone at the Livestock Exchange Saturday afternoon indicated they were selling horses but were five hours behind schedule. He declined to comment further until this evening after the auction.


( Further information – 149 unbranded horses were pulled to await the trial on the TRO. Around 200 horses were bought by KBers and sent to slaughter – Jerry)

AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
  • Suzanne Dunham

    That any of the horses are being sent to slaughter is WRONG!

    August 18, 2013
  • JanSchultz

    Three suuits were filed. Leigh’s failed and agered Judge Du. The Cloud Foundation filed and appeared via phone from Washiington DC (Western watersheds joined with Cloud, Wild Horse Preservation and added Leigh, not wild horse education, for using her atty’s bar number). This suit brought law and fact that Judge Du could rule on and she granted the TRO. A third suit was also file through a different local counsel than Cowan, Leigh was not added as a plaintiff) by Protect Mustangs and Citizens Against Equine Saughter. The Cloud and Protect Mustangs suit will bring justice to this incident. It was a hrrible day of reality.
    Please support Cloud, Western Watersheds, Protect Mustangs and Citizens Against Equine sLaughter who at the last minute saved hundreds of horses. Advocates were at the sale yesterday trying to buy those branded horses unfortunate enough to be caught up in this manmade mess.

    August 18, 2013
  • Robynne Catheron

    I don’t know what to say. Words aren’t enough to describe my anger, frustration and disappointment in my fellow man. I don’t know how those KBs live with tthemselves. Who was in attendance at that auction? Was the local public invited or even aware? I can’t imagine any nearby rescues or individuals allowing KBs to get any of those horses. Sounds like one shady operation.

    August 18, 2013
  • Nancy Albin

    I don’t know how to feel about this god i wish we could make them stop this horrible act of torture to these poor beautiful creatures I just don’t know why this has to be BLM has already been proven that they are lieing about the the money about not enough land for both horses & cattle etc… This is one of the most extreme cases of “Greed” one of the 7 deadly sins I have ever witnessed in my lifetime. My heart is with those horses i can’t get it out of my mind the severity of terror they are going through. Thank You for the TRO I know many of you are exhausted but still keep fighting many blessing to you.

    August 18, 2013
  • Arlene

    ( am sickened and saddened by this, I cannot believe this despicable sale of these horses was allowed to continue at all, the innocent ones will lose their lives, because of Greed filled horrible people,whom i hope karma will seek out immediately !!! Why must these awesome Beauties die at the hands of these poor excuses for Humans…………………I remain as in forever trying to put these Mustangs Back where they LONG to be ,where they can live in Peace ,and Run Free Beautiful Mustangs ~~~~ it is all so easy to do this for them…..

    August 18, 2013
  • Sharon Jacobs-Salinas

    SICKENING! Brand or no brand, they should NOT be slaughtered! Greed and blood money, as usual!

    August 19, 2013