As a serious student of horses and their place in our world, I take strong exception to the biased editorial: “Petition confirms horses aren’t wild” republished from the Elko Daily Free Press on July 19th. This fails to recognize the horse’s greater story/truth as proven by fair-minded scientists. Continue reading
” Today, I found out about something that is really bad, putting ALL of America’s Wild Horses and Burros in danger. For the last 3 months, we have been opposing SJR007, a Utah Senate Joint Resolution to have states lethally control Wild Horses and Burros. SJR007 is now a thing of the past, because today Representative Chris Stewart and Senator Orrin Hatch introduced an Act (The Wild Horse Oversight Act), that would amend the 1971 Wild Horse and Burro Free Roaming Act to have the states and registered Indian tribes, manage our Wild Horses and Burros in America.
This would mean no more BLM management (that follows set HMA regulation standards), but rather the Fish and Wildlife Service managing Wild Horses and Burros along with the States. This would also mean that the States could set the numbers for the amount of Wild Horses and Burros removed from the lands, rather than the Federal Government. If you know how the States operate, you will know that the number of Wild Horses removed would rise drastically, which could result in no more Wild Horses and Burros. Not to mention, it has not been disclosed how the Wild Horses would be removed, if they will be adopted, or even if they will be sold to slaughter. This is an absolutely HORRIBLE THING that we ALL need to act on NOW!!! The main motive that Stewart has is – he thinks there are too many Wild Horses on the land. This is absolutely untrue and unproven! “
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Yesterday, after seeing a photo posted by Patty Summerson-Bumgarner on facebook of a dead mare at Palomino Valley Center, I was urged to contact the correctional facility where the foal was taken. I called them and was told they had no idea what I was talking about. So I called Palomino Valley Center 775-475-2222 Saturday morning at 11:48 AM to ask about the new foal that was born as mentioned in the news report posted by KTVN:
Protect Mustangs™ has started an education and discussion forum on facebook to discuss the use of contraceptives on wild horses and burros.
The forum members have been exploring the pros & cons, myths & facts about Porcine Zona Pellucida (PZP) currently in use on America’s federally protected wild horses and burros on public lands.
Join the discussion in the group or just read the posts and documents there – it’s an open group and everyone is welcome to post the research they’ve found or just read and learn more about PZP and its various forms (Native PZP, PZP22, ZonaStat), research and study reports and much more.
Join the discussion on Forum on PZP for Wild Horses & Burros on Federal Land
Besides some of the comments made by ranchers, and Boyd Spratling DVM, BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory board member, I could not believe my eyes when I got to the end of the video and saw that Protect the Harvest and UNITED HORSEMEN made and produced this video! Continue reading
More roundups in Nevada are scheduled to start soon and one of them is Triple B HMA. It’s been more than 3 years since the Triple B roundup in the summer of 2011 – my first roundup! Going to this roundup (BLM speak: ‘gather’) was an eye opener for me and deepened my commitment to speak out about the roundups. [My first posts on this blog were about going to the Triple B roundup!] Continue reading
Watch and listen carefully as the video posses excellent arguments about the markings on some of the wild horses and debunks the myth that all the wild horses are descendants of the Spanish horses set free in North America. Continue reading
It’s time everyone who loves the wild horses and burros and want them to continue to run free on their legally given land, stood up en-masse to put a stop to this madness by the BLM Wild Horse and Burro program. WE are their voices and MUST do everything we can to stop the BLM from raping the horses and burros off their home.
I’m considering organizing a tweetstorm for those who can not attend the Rock Springs protest in person on September 22 due to expenses of travel or too short a notice. I will know in a few hours whether I have the support necessary to start a tweetstorm event. We need to make as much noise as we can to support the wild horses and burros we love.
Monday, Sept 22, 10:30 a.m. Rock Springs, Wyoming-Press Advised to Call for Embargoed Details
In Wyoming 179 wild horses have been ripped from their families and rounded up this week-three have died as a result – due to the Bureau of Land Management’s criminal reign of terror, and hundreds more are set to be brutally removed off the land and imprisoned in barren holding facilities where many are then “adopted” and end up in slaughterhouses. Friends of Animals has had enough of the agency stealing horses from public lands and will organize a protest/civil disobedience action 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in Rock Springs at a location to be disclosed to media upon request.
Edita Birnkrant, Friends of Animals’ Campaign Director says, “We refuse to allow the BLM to operate without disruption while these sadistic roundups are occurring, so we’re showing up at a…
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Spencer Lennard: Subsidies turn Emigrant Wilderness into grazing nightmare – California Forum – The Sacramento Bee15 Sep
Even though this situation is disgusting, I’m glad that someone other than a wild horse advocate sees and writes about the damage that has been done by domestic cattle. Not one mention of wild horses causing the damage in this article. The domestic cattle are not native to the Americas but the wild horses are native!
Click these titles to blog posts to learn more on the history of horses in the USA:
Spencer Lennard wrote the article below he is an avid hiker, mountaineer and public lands advocate who lives in Oregon.