Update from RTF By a vote of 92-6, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday handed a win to wild and domestic horses by approving a Fiscal Year 2019 “mini-bus” appropriations package that included protective language for wild horses and burros as well as an anti-slaughter provision. Our work is far from over, however. That’s because the […]

via Good News for Wild Horses — but There’s Still Work to Do! — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

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The New York Times reports The Interior Department on Thursday proposed the most sweeping set of changes in decades to the Endangered Species Act, the law that brought the bald eagle and the Yellowstone grizzly bear back from the edge of extinction but which Republicans say is cumbersome and restricts economic development. The proposed revisions […]

via Interior Department Proposes Severely Weakening Endangered Species Act — Natural History Wanderings

Source: Earth Justice New proposed changes aim to change the way the agency upholds the Endangered Species Act July 19, 2018 Washington, D.C. — Today, Ryan Zinke’s Department of Interior released a series of proposed changes to the way the agency interprets and carries out actions under the Endangered Species Act. Among the proposals are: […]

via “Dinky” Zinke’s New Department of Interior Regulations Target Wildlife Protections — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

photo by Carol Walker taken at recent BLM tour of the Bruneau feedlot Source: BLM News Release Idaho Contact: Heather Tiel-Nelson For immediate release (208) 736-2352 July 19, 2018 Bruneau Wild Horse Off-Range Corrals to temporarily close due to strangles outbreak BRUNEAU, Idaho—The BLM is voluntarily closing the Bruneau Wild Horse Off-Range Corrals (ORC) to horses entering […]

via BLM’s Bruneau Wild Horse feedlot temporarily closed due to strangles outbreak — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

While allowing only 40-60 wild horses, the BLM will allow these numbers of privately owned livestock on public lands (remember that the BLM counts a cow/calf pair as only one animal, so the cattle numbers will double). 40-60 wild horses is not a high enough number for a viable herd. BLM is managing wild horses […]

via BLM roundups to leave only 40-60 wild horses on the proposed North Hills Joint Management Area in Utah (Public comments needed on this) — Straight from the Horse’s Heart