THIS BLOG TAKING A HOLIDAY BREAK…

until January 2, 2019. Happy Holidays! We wish all was well with the world’ wild animals…unfortunately not.

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board meeting in Salt Lake City concluded today, and once again, this Advisory Board voted to recommend that the BLM kill large numbers of wild horses & burros, and to sell other wild horses & burros without restriction (including international sales and adoptions) […]

via BLM’s National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board votes again to kill many wild horses & burros — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Western Watersheds Project “The agency plans to build new fences, refurbish stock ponds, install a cattle guard, create new monitoring programs using Park Service staff, and allow trailing in a closed allotment, all at taxpayer expense…” Kanab, UT – Late last Friday, the National Park Service announced its controversial plan to allow continued livestock grazing […]

via National Park at Risk as Feds Approve Expanded Livestock Grazing — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

This picture of a Sierra Nevada red fox was the first confirmed detection in Yosemite in nearly a century PHOTO BY NATIONAL PARK SERVICE “(T)hese bills go right at the key decision junctures in the act that protect species.” ~ Kieran Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity The Trump administration, of course, values […]

via Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Trump and Republicans work to gut the Endangered Species Act — Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife

Although this report came out in May, 2018, we wanted to focus more attention on burro/donkey issues worldwide, and wanted you to have an opportunity to read this. Source: Humane Society International A new investigative report released today, World Donkey Day, by Humane Society International Australia explores the current state of China’s donkey-hide gelatin (DHG or ejiao) market, an […]

via New report names Australia as 8th biggest importer of ejiao, a Traditional Chinese Medicine decimating donkey populations — Straight from the Horse’s Heart