Wild Horse and Burro Preservation Groups Announce Phoenix Press Conference and Rally to Call for Immediate Halt to Roundups

Dances with Wolves Author, Michael Blake, to join author Deanne Stillman, and filmmaker Ginger Kathrens in a wild horse advocates’ press conference on Thursday, March 10 preceding BLM Advisory Board Meeting Phoenix, AZ (March 6, 2011)— The Cloud Foundation, Respect4Horses, The Habitat for Horses Advisory Council, Grassroots Horse, and American Wild Horse Advocates will hold… Continue reading Wild Horse and Burro Preservation Groups Announce Phoenix Press Conference and Rally to Call for Immediate Halt to Roundups

We’re still throwing horses overboard

"We need the tonic of wildness," said Richard Nixon, quoting Henry David Thoreau as he signed the landmark Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act in 1971. "Wild horses merit protection as a matter of ecological right," Nixon added, "as anyone knows who has stood awed at the indomitable spirit and sheer energy of a mustang… Continue reading We’re still throwing horses overboard

The War Against the Horse

Written by DEANNE STILLMAN On June 22, two men will go on trial for allegedly killing five wild horses in Nevada. The federally protected horses were gunned down in December at a time when the debate over the plight of the country’s mustangs had reached a fever pitch. Last week, the men accused of the… Continue reading The War Against the Horse

Wild horse debate gallops on (US)

We are tired and irritable here this bright Tuesday afternoon. There is so much drivel in this story. Not from the charming Bill Welch of USA Today. He just reported it (poor man). Here's how it starts, after the thin gray line. Link to full story at the end. I guess you should read the… Continue reading Wild horse debate gallops on (US)

Wild horses head to gallows as cowboy Prez exits (US)

By DEANNE STILLMAN Selected excerpts cross-posted from the Huffington Post As if the situation were not disturbing enough, wild horses are once again heading for the gallows. Thanks to a report just issued by the GAO, the Bureau of Land Management - tasked with overseeing the country's mustang populations - should implement euthanasia as a… Continue reading Wild horses head to gallows as cowboy Prez exits (US)

No longer home on the range

Kill them, corral them, or let them run free—what's to be done with America's wild mustangs? Should mustangs be slaughtered? Our readers' views. By Tony Dokoupil | Newsweek Web Exclusive Jul 14, 2008 | Updated: 10:04 a.m. ET Jul 14, 2008 Photograph: Getty Images (not filed with original story) If you drew up a list… Continue reading No longer home on the range

Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West (Book Review)

"Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West," by Deanne Stillman Houghton Mifflin, 348 pp., $25 By Irene Wanner Special to The Seattle Times Just after Christmas in 1998, 34 wild horses were found shot to death near Reno, Nev. From the moment she heard the news, author Deanne Stillman knew the… Continue reading Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West (Book Review)

Wild horses are not free

THE PLIGHT OF OUR WILD HORSES OpEd by DEANNE STILLMAN for the LA Times ------------------------------------------ It's not news that America is a cowboy nation, but it may surprise many that we are destroying the horse we rode in on. Since the early 1970s, mustangs -- wild horses -- have been protected under the Wild Free-Roaming… Continue reading Wild horses are not free