Horse killings

Urgent! If you can help law enforcement track down the killers of the following horses, we would so much appreciate it. They are US based killings. 2 mini horses shot, killed at Tangipahoa, La. rescue A miniature mare and her miniature filly were killed in a back pasture. An Amite woman, who has spent decades… Continue reading Horse killings

Montana: New Angel Horses unveiled and on display in downtown Billings

"Tally Ho" by Carol Spielman. Angel Horses, Billings MT 2015.

Cross-posted from KTVQ.com BILLINGS - The annual fundraiser for Angel Horses now has a stable of colts ready for auction later this summer. The four horses were unveiled Tuesday before they go to a local gallery. Five artists helped create the beautiful works of art. If you remember last year, Angel Horses displayed four horses… Continue reading Montana: New Angel Horses unveiled and on display in downtown Billings

Leachman appeals horse abuse conviction

Leachman on trial for horse abuse. Photo: Paul Ruhter/Billings Gazette.

Do you remember the James Leachman story? It is a tragic story of horses left to die at a Montana ranch while disputes raged between Leachman, who owned the ranch where they were kept (situated on tribal lands) and a neighboring cattle ranching family who bought the ranch when it was foreclosed on. No one… Continue reading Leachman appeals horse abuse conviction

Leachman sentenced to jail for horse abuse

Leachman on trial for horse abuse. Photo: Paul Ruhter/Billings Gazette.

WRITTEN BY JAN FALSTAD / BILLINGS GAZETTE Cross-posted from The Independent Record BILLINGS, MT (Dec. 13, 2012) -- Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace Larry Herman sentenced Billings livestock breeder James Leachman on Wednesday to serve five years in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility, with all but 120 days suspended, for horse abuse. The judge… Continue reading Leachman sentenced to jail for horse abuse

Leg bands not humane testifies expert in Leachman trial

Expert Jenifer Gold testifies in Leachman horse abuse trial. Photo: Bob Zellar.

Cross-posted from the Billings Gazette WRITTEN BY JAN FALSTAD A nationally recognized horse specialist testified Wednesday at James Leachman’s animal abuse trial that unbreakable plastic identification bands should not be used on horses, especially those running loose on the range. Missoula-based veterinarian Jenifer Gold, who taught equine science at Texas A&M University and worked for… Continue reading Leg bands not humane testifies expert in Leachman trial

Leachman horse abuse trial begins

Leachman on trial for horse abuse. Photo: Paul Ruhter/Billings Gazette.

Cross-posted from the Billings Gazette WRITTEN BY JAN FALSTAD BILLINGS -- ( A jury was selected Monday during the opening day of trial for James Leachman of Billings, who is charged with abusing five horses on a ranch he once owned on the Crow Reservation. A jury of six with two alternates was sworn in… Continue reading Leachman horse abuse trial begins

BLM bait trap Cloud’s herd

Cloud the Stallion watches over his territory. The Cloud Foundation.

This is beyond disgusting, made even more so because -- like all of the other BLM roundups -- they are unnecessary. Men in the white hats indeed, playing cowboy. What a despicable way to make a living. To be proud of it is even more shameful. The Associated Press reports: POWELL, Wyo. — Cloud, the… Continue reading BLM bait trap Cloud’s herd

Jay Kirkpatrick team get $100K for wild horse fertility control drug PZP

Jay Kilpatrick darts wild mares with PZP

Cross-posted from the Billings-Gazette Written by ZACH BENOIT It’s been a good couple of months for the Science and Conservation Center, a Billings-based nonprofit that develops wildlife contraceptives. The center produces porcine zona pellucida (PZP), which is the active ingredient in a contraceptive vaccine. In February, the Environmental Protection Agency approved the vaccine for use… Continue reading Jay Kirkpatrick team get $100K for wild horse fertility control drug PZP

Leachman given 10 days to move horses

Cross-posted from Billings Gazette Written by JAN FALSTAD BILLINGS, Montana (April 20, 2011) -- Yellowstone County Justice Court Judge Pedro Hernandez accepted rancher James Leachman's not guilty plea Wednesday to an eighth primary count of misdemeanor animal cruelty. The judge then gave Leachman 10 days to move the last of his horses off the Home… Continue reading Leachman given 10 days to move horses

Leachman denied public defender in horse abuse case

The Leachman horse abuse case belongs in the "Believe It or Not" category. Cross-posted from Reno Gazette Written by GREG TUTTLE James Leachman, the Billings-area rancher charged with animal abuse for alleged mistreatment of a large herd of horses, has been denied a public defender. Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez filed an… Continue reading Leachman denied public defender in horse abuse case