Are you familiar with the concept of “nuisance wildlife management”? It involves the removal of problematic or invasive species from areas where they are not wanted. Before you get all huffy and invoke the wraith of PETA, the idea is to protect humans from the transfer of diseases permitted by wild animals or protecting crops […]

via Arch Stanton Guest Post: Episode 13 in Today I Learned – The Great Emu War — Musings and Malarkey

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By Andy Stiny as published in The Santa Fe New Mexican “This was a horrific loss of a Mexican gray wolf and the perpetrator deserves far more than a slap on the hand,” A Mexican gray wolf identified as mp1385 had a lot working against him. As a threatened species, the nearly year-old male pup […]

via Advocates go after rancher’s forest permit after wolf’s death — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Pumas (AKA mountain lions, cougars, and Puma concolor) are adaptable cats that live throughout western North America and much of South America. But a large part of their range has been lost. Pumas have been extirpated from the eastern two-thirds of North America, largely due to indiscriminate hunting and targeted extermination efforts by the United States […]

via Nebraska’s Proposed Puma Hunt Threatens the Species’ Eastward Expansion — The Jaguar

Wild Horse Plan Would Guarantee Extinction, Pundits say…

By Kristin Hugo as published on Newsweek The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently proposed a series of options that would drastically reduce the number of mustangs on public lands. Some horse lovers think the plan would be too effective and wipe out the animals completely. The options include offering people $1,000 each to adopt a horse, reducing restrictions on adoptions—including allowing […]

via Wild Horse Management Plan Would ‘Guarantee Extinction,’ Mustang Advocates Say — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Nevada Horse Roundup!

By Henry Brean / Las Vegas Review-Journal “None of the captured horses will be returned to the wild…” Federal authorities have gathered 85 wild horses and killed four of them during the first five days of their emergency roundup in the mountains west of Las Vegas. As of Monday night, the operation led by the […]

via 85 wild horses captured, 4 euthanized in roundup near Las Vegas — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Wild Horses and Burros next to disappear?

By Ben Long as published on The Denver Post “Thanks to the unfathomable blood-lust of the BLM our native Wild Horses and Burros could be the next to disappear forever.” ~ R.T. To steal a line from the poet T.S. Eliot: This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a […]

via Idaho’s Caribou Teach a Harsh Lesson — Straight from the Horse’s Heart