By : William E. Simpson II Native species American wild horses are vanishing from the American landscape at an unprecedented rate. Why? A lone wild stallion looks into a valley that once was home to hundreds of native-species American wild horses. Under guidance from the Department of Interior (‘DOI’) Secretary Deb Haaland and executed by […]The Last Days of American Wild Horses? — Straight from the Horse’s Heart
By Erik Molvar as published on the Sierra Nevada Ally “The Nevada legislature is debating a resolution to fast-track the removal of wild horses from public lands…” Opinion The Nevada legislature is debating a resolution to fast-track the removal of wild horses from public lands. Once again, the livestock industry is painting wild horses into […]The ugly truth about the wild horse issue — Straight from the Horse’s Heart
By Ginger Kathrens & Charlotte Roe as published on The Washington Examiner Environmental travesties are on the rise, many obscured by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the biggest ones will soon be taken up by Congress. In its long-overdue report to Congress, the Bureau of Land Management proposes capturing and removing 220,000 wild horses and burros over 10 years to achieve […]
Source: In Defense of Animals Private “Welfare Cattle” being herded onto BLM Antelope Complex in Nevada, while Wild Horse roundup was being conducted ~ photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation Recently we have been writing about individual militant anti-wild horse ranchers who take up arms to intimidate government agents regarding public land […]Good News: Anti–Wild Horse Rancher Denied New Grazing Permit — Straight from the Horse’s Heart
The International Union for Conservation of Nature has recently updated its red list of endangered species. Their assessment of 71,576 species concludes that 21,286 are now threatened with extinction. Some of their recent updates serious declines in the population of the Okapi (Okapia johnstoni), a close relative of the giraffe, unique to the rainforests of […]Endangered Species Updates — Natural History Wanderings
A former cattle farm in Panama, Finca Cuango, is helping restore Panama’s forests through agroforestry, making the soil resilient to erosion and helping it retain scarce water. The 1,450 hectare property will contribute to a target of one million hectares of degraded land that Panama plans to restore by 2035 through its Allianza por el Millio […]Former cattle farm in Panama helping to save forests and water through agroforestry — Life & Soul Magazine
by Duane Morris LLP The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently rejected claims challenging actions by the U.S. Department of Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to remove wild horses from an area of federal land in Nevada known as the Caliente Complex. In 2008, BLM issued a resource […]
Often, the persecution of predators like jaguars (Panthera onca) is blamed – at least in part – on livestock depredation: jaguars kill cattle, and hence people kill jaguars. But what happens when there are no cattle? In areas where human communities do not rely on livestock for their livelihoods, would they be more tolerant of jaguars? That is the question that Jillian Knox and her co-authors set out to answer.
December 11, 2019//-Mongolia’s livestock industry, once the primary engine of the economy, now faces threats from climate change and overgrazing. Without prompt policy action, the national and regional costs will continue to grow, weighing on both economic growth and inequality.
Essential to the identity and economy of Mongolia—more than half of the country’s 3 million people live there—the grasslands are under increasing threat from overgrazing and climate change. Multiple studies over the past decade have shown that the once lush Mongolian steppe, an expanse twice the size of Texas that is one of the world’s […]