Two Plead Guilty to Mustang Killings in Nevada
International Outcry Spurred by Wild Horse Shootings
Reno, NV (June 16, 2010)—The Cloud Foundation has learned that Todd Davis and Joshua Keathley have changed their pleas this morning from not guilty to guilty, waiving their planned trial in the case of shooting five free-roaming horses in northwestern Nevada (about 40 miles southeast of Cedarville, California). The pleas were made in Federal Court in Reno before US Magistrate Judge Robert McQuaid.
“We feel justice has been served at this point,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Sue Fahami told The Associated Press. She added that she and U.S. Attorney Dan Bogden combined received a total of approximately 24,000 e-mails and letters from around the world.
“We commend Nevada State law enforcement and BLM law enforcement for apprehending these wild horse killers and we applaud the apparent willingness of prosecute to ask for the maximum penalties provided for under the law,” stated Cloud Foundation Director Ginger Kathrens. “The public loves their wild horses. It is an understatement to say we are outraged at this horrible act.”
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Links of interest:
Disappointment Valley… A Modern Day Western Trailer- excellent sample of interviews regarding the issues http://bit.ly/awFbwm
Fact Sheet on Wild Herds & The Salazar Plan http://bit.ly/bfdX1y
CNN Report, Issues with Jane Valez-Mitchell, March 25th http://bit.ly/dvl7NE
Wild Horse and Burro Act http://bit.ly/a7hOeS
Vanity Fair: A Solution to America’s Wild Horse Crisis? June 2010 http://bit.ly/a7Esyd
Wild Horses: Management or Stampede to Extinction? Reno Gazette Special http://bit.ly/stampede2ext
Ken Salazar’s “candy shop”: Denver Post Guest Commentary, June 2010 http://bit.ly/aNbLz9
‘Herd-Watch: Public Eyes for Public Horses’ http://bit.ly/9Wvh58
Roundup Schedule- updated May 2010 http://bit.ly/a0xcq7
Informative Blog: American Herds http://americanherds.blogspot.com/
Photos, video and interviews available from:
The Cloud Foundation ~ email@example.com
The Cloud Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the preservation and protection of wild horses and burros on our Western public lands with a focus on protecting Cloud’s herd in the Pryor Mountains of Montana.
107 S. 7th St. – Colorado Springs, CO 80905 – 719-633-3842 www.thecloudfoundation.org