Center for Biological Diversity News Release The U.S. Interior Department has reduced fees for grazing cattle and sheep on federal public lands to the minimum allowed under federal law ― $1.35 an animal-month. Yesterday’s announcement applies to grazing in national forests and on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management. The 41-year-old formula […]

via Trump Administration Lowers Grazing Fees, Endangering Public Land — Natural History Wanderings

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by George Wuerthner as published on CounterPunch “… the BLM failed to note that livestock grazing is by far and away the biggest factor in sage grouse decline across the West…” The BLM just released its decision on its proposed Bruneau Owyhee Sage-grouse Habitat Project (BOSH Project) which will degrade 617,000 acres of southern Idaho […]

via How the BLM Serves the West’s Welfare Ranchers — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By: Jennifer Martinez as published on Fox 10 Phoenix “This is the second time that our facility has been shot at…” PHOENIX (FOX 10) — There were some scary moments for volunteers with the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, after they say they were shot at Sunday. Sheriff’s officials are investigating, but volunteers are […]

via Wild horse management group volunteers claim they were shot at over the weekend — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

IDB reports show that over 60 percent of food is destroyed during the stages of production, storage, and transportation. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has convinced some of the world’s leading food companies to adopt its Latin American and Caribbean campaign against regional food loss and waste. United behind the hashtag #SinDesperdicio (#WithoutWaste), producers such […]

via Food Giants Join Latin America, Caribbean Anti-Waste Campaign — Repeating Islands

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

By Dale Kasler as published on The Sacramento Bee “…animals that are at least 10 years old will be put up for sale “without limitation” for $1 apiece if they aren’t adopted within 30 days…” A controversial roundup of 1,000 wild horses, some of which could wind up being sold for slaughter, began Wednesday in […]

via Wild horse roundup begins in Modoc despite Feinstein’s last-minute protest — Straight from the Horse’s Heart