Public lands ranchers win, wild horses lose — again

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WASHINGTON (February 14, 2020) – Public Lands Council (PLC) Executive Director and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Natural Resources, Kaitlynn Glover, today released the following statement in response to a ruling in a case related to the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. This week, Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S.… Continue reading Public lands ranchers win, wild horses lose — again

Who’s grazing public lands infographic by Vickery Eckhoff

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We have been asked by a wild horse advocate to share this far and wide, so here we are. And it is certainly well worth viewing and using. The link we received was in .png format. We converted it to a .jpg which is a smaller file and downloads more quickly. What's particularly good about… Continue reading Who’s grazing public lands infographic by Vickery Eckhoff

Wild horses, federal grazing and America’s billionaire welfare ranchers

Some years ago, Ellen Cathryn Nash wrote an insightful report for our website called: Rolex Ranchers and the Living Legends 10% of BLM Land Lease Subsidy Recipients are Billionaires and Control 65% of all BLM Lands Nash subsequently issued this information as a Press Release in March 2005 which we posted on Tuesday's Horse. Some… Continue reading Wild horses, federal grazing and America’s billionaire welfare ranchers

Too big to fact check? ‘Not our job’ says AP Editor

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by VICKERY ECKHOFF 89 mainstream media outlets picked up the AP's flawed Valley Meat coverage. Only one (The Christian Science Monitor) responded to public requests for correction. A series of 18 AP news stories that repeated significant factual errors for a year and a half will not be corrected, according to AP West Editor, Traci… Continue reading Too big to fact check? ‘Not our job’ says AP Editor

Vickery Eckhoff sacked by Forbes after publication of wild horses, Cliven Bundy article

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BY PAULA TODD KING Once again, it appears that good journalism at Forbes.com has been sacrificed on the altar of corporate power. Vickery Eckhoff, Forbes writer was fired after publication of Federal Grazing Program in Bundy Dispute Rips-Off Taxpayers, Wild Horses. The straw that broke Forbes' back was published Friday on the complexities of wild… Continue reading Vickery Eckhoff sacked by Forbes after publication of wild horses, Cliven Bundy article

The heralded openings of horse slaughter plants by the press in the US

Vickery Eckoff reports on the Associated Press and other US media coverage about the return of domestic horse slaughter for human consumption There is an excellent, detailed article by Vickery Eckoff -- writing for Forbes -- concerning media coverage on the subject of the re-opening of domestic slaughterhouses for the production of horse meat. To… Continue reading The heralded openings of horse slaughter plants by the press in the US