By Andy Sheppard and Linda Broadhurst. Originally published on The Conversation. This week many people across the world stopped and stared as extreme headlines announced that one eighth of the world’s species – more than a million – are threatened with extinction. According to the UN report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services […]

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++ THIS ARTICLE MIGHT UPSET SOME ++ At the start of the 2000 deep within the Amazon Jungles the massacre began, even the baby dolphins were not spared nor the gestating females that had their young sliced out of womb hung up like a piece of dead flesh in a butchers shop. Without hesitation or […]

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NPR reports The Trump administration is postponing controversial plans to greatly expand oil and gas drilling off of the nation’s coasts, following a recent setback in court and months of pushback from coastal communities. Last month, a federal judge in Alaska ruled that President Trump exceeded his authority when he signed an executive order to lift […]

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Open Letter from AWHC, at WHFF we share their dismay. Dear Wild Horse & Burro Advocates, This is a difficult email to write, but our commitment to protecting America’s wild horses and burros requires us to share this update. AWHC has always placed a high priority on working collaboratively with other wildlife and animal protection […]

via Wild Equine Groups Continue to Cry “FOUL” on Coalition Plans — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: PR from the Center for Biological Diversity “New border-wall construction will decimate the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Texas…” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to release public records on President Trump’s plans to build border walls through protected national wildlife […]

via Lawsuit Seeks Public Records on Border Wall Plans in National Wildlife Refuges — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

“Read it and weep, unproven fertility control, increased “gathers”, etc.. Circumventing ALL other Wild Horse & Burro advocacy groups these masters of donations have decided to team up with the welfare ranchers and BLM to wipe out the last of the wild ones on their rightful land. These groups are driven by money and donations, EXCLUSIVELY, and have no regard for the future of our wild herds. They have shown their true colors and it is sickening. The propaganda is posted, below.!” ~ R.T.

via Alleged Humane Coalition Crawls Into Bed With BLM and Welfare Ranchers to Eradicate Wild Horses & Burros From Public Lands — Straight from the Horse’s Heart