Slaughter auction of wild horses allowed by Federal Judge

Nearly 500 wild horses will go on the block Saturday, August 17, 2013, at the Fallon Livestock Auction, which is frequented by slaughterhouse buyers WILD HORSE EDUCATION PRESS RELEASE Reno, NV (Aug. 16, 2013) -- Today Wild Horse Education’s (WHE) President Laura Leigh and her attorney had an in In Chambers hearing today on a… Continue reading Slaughter auction of wild horses allowed by Federal Judge

Cows ate BLM’s homework; say they cannot track cattle on public lands

SOURCE: PEER NEWS RELEASE Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility BLM SAYS IT CANNOT TRACK CATTLE ON ITS LANDS Blames Lack of “Seamless Data” for Excluding Livestock from Range Assessments Washington, DC (Jan. 24, 2013) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) says it was an absence of “reliable data”—and not politics—that caused it to… Continue reading Cows ate BLM’s homework; say they cannot track cattle on public lands

Wild horses are running out of room on and off the range

Carol Walker, who lives outside Longmont, Colo., adopted three wild horses, from the Bureau of Land Management for $125 each. Photo: Matthew Staver / NYT.

“Seeing these horses out in the wild and then seeing them in a holding pen, it will break your heart,” Carol Walker tells The New York Times. in an article by Dan Frosch, “I’d rather they be free than live with me.” Walker recently adopted three wild horses from the Bureau of Land Management and… Continue reading Wild horses are running out of room on and off the range

Interior Secretary moves to tighten rules re sale of wild horses

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Photo Brendan Hoffman/Bloomberg.

Cross-posted from ProPublica.com Co-Published with the Colorado Springs Gazette WRITTEN BY DAVID PHILIPPS Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar says he will tighten regulations of the federal government's wild horse program, restricting the number of horses people can buy and making it easier for the government to prosecute buyers who sell mustangs to slaughter. Salazar laid… Continue reading Interior Secretary moves to tighten rules re sale of wild horses

BLM investigates death of 19 wild horses at inmate program facility

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE BELOW. Oh, look. 19 wild horses found dead in Interior Secretary Ken Salzar's home state of Colorado. The horses were part of an inmate training program. Local Colorado NBC News Ch. 11 reports: A mystery is unfolding at a wild horse inmate program facility in Cañon City. Bureau of Land Management officials… Continue reading BLM investigates death of 19 wild horses at inmate program facility

BLM horses unloading at Mexican slaughterhouse (Video)

Trailered horses. Destination slaughter in Canada or Mexico. Google image.

ANIMALS' ANGELS VIDEO Please view on YouTube, "like" it (horrible choice we know) and comment so more people will see how America's heritage is being butchered. See also http://youtu.be/oYVvXmHd3so >>

Outrage over advisory board proposal to sterilize wild mustangs

Wild mustangs running free by Brian Murphy

PROTECT MUSTANGS PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON (October 31, 2012)–Protect Mustangs strongly opposes the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board’s proposal to spay wild mustangs due to health risks including death and because no accurate independent headcount has been provided to prove alleged overpopulation is an issue despite multiple requests for such evidence. “This cruel plan could… Continue reading Outrage over advisory board proposal to sterilize wild mustangs

George Knapp: Wild horses targeted for possible slaughter

The Nevada quarter features three wild horses roaming freely. Three is about all that may be left if the BLM and State of Nevada has their way.

George Knapp, who has been a voice crying out from the wilderness on the wild horse and burros issue for some years, published a report yesterday that includes an interview with U.S. Interior Ken Salazar. Here's the introduction to the interview and first exchange: The Sheldon refuge is controlled not by the BLM, but by… Continue reading George Knapp: Wild horses targeted for possible slaughter

The lasso tightens around America’s wild horses

BLM Branded Mustang

With 45,000 or so wild horses in federal control, the Bureau of Land Management selects a "pro-slaughter cattlewoman" to be the public's voice on its advisory board. ANDREW COHEN writes another excellent in depth article on the destruction of America's wild horses and the lethal bureaucracy that dogs their every step. As things stand, it… Continue reading The lasso tightens around America’s wild horses

Wild horse allies: BLM panel stacked against them

Captured Mustangs nuzzle for comfort. Image / Elyse Gardner.

Via the Associated Press Scott Sonner writes: RENO, Nev. - (Feb. 12, 2012) Wild horse protection advocates are accusing the federal Bureau of Land Management of stacking a public advisory board with friends of cattle ranchers at the expense of mustangs, and warning that the panel is increasingly sympathetic to the idea of slaughtering excess… Continue reading Wild horse allies: BLM panel stacked against them