New AP article by Scott Sonner: “2 Nevada men plead guilty to killing wild mustangs”– Monterey Herald
Assistant U.S. Attorney Sue Fahami said they shot into a herd of eight to 10 horses and watched at least four fall to their deaths. “We feel justice has been served at this point,” Fahami told The Associated Press after the court appearance, adding that she and Bogden combined received a total of approximately 24,000 e-mails and letters. “There has been great public interest in this case. And it’s not just in Washoe County, not just in Nevada, not just in the United States,” she said. “We’ve received e-mails from all over the world.”
New press release from the Cloud Foundation online here regarding the guilty pleas – please share with media.
“Davis and Keathley admitted using public lands as their private shooting gallery, and to gathering their spent shells,” said Terri Farley, author of the Phantom Stallion series of books, and a wild horse advocate, “They knew it was illegal to kill America’s wild horses on public lands, but they didn’t care.”
“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.”