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 […]

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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 […]

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by George Wuerthner as published on The Wildlife News “There is probably no activity that does more damage to our public lands, and in particular, degrades our wilderness areas, than livestock production…” Livestock grazing occurs on some 260 million acres of federal lands, including lands administered by the Forest Service (FS), Bureau of Land Management […]

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“It is appalling to consider the use of this medieval, gruesome procedure in the unsterile environment of the Hines Corrals, let alone out on the range.” Portland, OR (Oct. 1, 2018)—A coalition of animal protection and wild horse advocacy groups filed a motion Friday for a preliminary injunction in U.S. District Court in Oregon to […]

via Horse Advocates Seek Injunction to Block Trump Administration from Surgically Removing Ovaries of Wild Mares — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Carol Walker as published on Down to Earth.org The nation’s wild horses are under siege by oil, gas, mining and other special interests, with total disregard for public lands The still-untamed, Wild West is part of the American fabric, which includes thousands of wild mustangs roaming free on public lands. However, these treasured animals—known […]

via Enemies of the State: America’s Mustangs — Straight from the Horse’s Heart