Lawmakers fear wild horses are being sold to slaughter

Seek to halt adoption program WASHINGTON (June 13, 2021) — Outraged lawmakers are urging Interior Secretary Deb Haaland (pronounced "Holland") to halt the wild horse adoption program and conduct an investigation following a report that some of the adopted horses are subsequently being sold to slaughter for their meat. A wild horse rescue group also… Continue reading Lawmakers fear wild horses are being sold to slaughter

Wild horse and burro advocate takes to Facebook live to save America’s national icon

STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE'S HEART (R.T. Fitch) — Long time Wild Horse & Burro advocate and co-founder of Wild Horse Freedom Federation intends to speak to the release of their detailed and informative White Paper on the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse & Burro Program, with a Focus on Problems Related to Holding Facilities. Released just last… Continue reading Wild horse and burro advocate takes to Facebook live to save America’s national icon

Still no prosecution of Tom Davis, former Interior Secretary Salazar’s Mustang slaughter merchant

Wyoming Wild Horses free on the open range, where they belong.

by STERLING BURNETT Ph.D Cross-posted from Heartlander Magazine Despite Slaughter of Wild Horses, No Prosecution of BLM or Rancher Involved Just two weeks after Ken Salazar was selected by President Barack Obama to become the 50th Secretary of the Interior in 2009, the Bureau of Land Managment (BLM), an agency within the Department of Interior… Continue reading Still no prosecution of Tom Davis, former Interior Secretary Salazar’s Mustang slaughter merchant

Colorado sheriff opens wild horse investigation

Cross-posted from The Gazette WRITTEN BY DAVE PHILIPPS After months of false starts, state authorities have opened a formal criminal investigation into Tom Davis, a southern Colorado wild horse buyer who admitted to breaking state laws while shipping hundreds of federally protected wild horses to an unknown fate out of state. Last week, the Conejos… Continue reading Colorado sheriff opens wild horse investigation

Are BLM selling wild horses directly to slaughterhouse dealers?

Wild Horses Scour for Hay. Photo: Susan Montoya Bryan / AP.

Investigative reporter Dave Philipps is doing what most journalists used to do, report in the public interest. On September 28, 2012, he released a report via Pro Publica relating to a wild horse and burro issue that is garnering a high degree of interest and not a little excitement around wild horse protection circles: Are… Continue reading Are BLM selling wild horses directly to slaughterhouse dealers?

Feds unnecessarily round up wild horses, complain about costs, recommend slaughter

Red Desert Band of Wild Horses

ANDREW COHEN reporting for The Atlantic writes about appointee Joan Guilfoyle: It surely cannot be easy these days being Joan Guilfoyle, the (relatively) new director of the Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro Program. On the one hand she works for a federal agency, the Interior Department, which is largely beholden to the… Continue reading Feds unnecessarily round up wild horses, complain about costs, recommend slaughter

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

Outrage over secret documents planning to kill or slaughter 50,000 native wild horses

Red Desert Band of Wild Horses

Preservation group asks for pro-slaughter activist to be replaced on national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Panel UPDATED 8:20 PM WASHINGTON (February 10, 2012)—Protect Mustangs asks Secretary Salazar, overseeing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to replace the pro-slaughter appointment of Callie Hendrickson, for the ‘General Public’ position on the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory… Continue reading Outrage over secret documents planning to kill or slaughter 50,000 native wild horses

BLM appoints second supporter of horse slaughter to National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

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

CLOUD FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE BLM on road to slaughtering wild horses in holding? COLO. SPRINGS, CO (Feb. 8, 2012) – The Cloud Foundation strongly protests the appointment of another pro-slaughter member to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. On February 5, 2012, Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, named… Continue reading BLM appoints second supporter of horse slaughter to National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

Statements from Abbey and Wallis released on Summit of the Horse

David Duquette, Executive Director, United Horsemen's Front, released the following statements/letter to The Desert Independent. ----------- By BOB ABBEY Director, Bureau of Land Management As Director of the Bureau of Land Management, which manages America's public lands for multiple uses, I am committed to meeting with diverse stakeholders who have an interest in public land… Continue reading Statements from Abbey and Wallis released on Summit of the Horse