Wild Horses are Dying Under Zinke’s Lack of Care

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by Equine Advocates

As Corruption Allegations Against Pro-Horse Slaughter Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke Continue to Mount, Wild Horses & Burros Continue to Die!

“I told ya before and I’ll tell ya again, my friggen ‘Brain’ is this big, really!”, drawled Dinky Zinke

Long before Ryan Zinke slithered his way to be confirmed as Interior Secretary under Trump, his views and agendas for wild and domestic equines were well-known. From the period long before he became a Montana Congressman when he was pushing for the return of horse slaughter so that a horse slaughterhouse could be built in his home state, and throughout his time in Congress, his famous quote basically sums up what he continues to stand for:

“If a horse is too old to breed, too old to ride or too expensive to feed, a horse is disposed of,” he said.

With that said, accusations about Zinke’s past and…

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The United Horse Killers of America

The United Horse Killers of America
Part 3 – Forrest Lucas

Forrest Lucas, billionaire, Lucas Oil/Lucas Stadium owner, rancher and founder of the pro-horse slaughter, pro-horse soring, pro-puppy mill, anti-animal lobbying group. Protect the Harvest, is a major threat to the fight to end horse slaughter and to the protection and preservation of America’s Wild Horses and Burros.

Lucas is one of the loudest and most out-spoken horse slaughter proponents in the nation. He said, “…we’re out here organized…” and “…we need to get horse slaughter back.” That was before he was given power by the current administration. Now that he has it, he is taking this country on a downward spiral and attempting to use his money and influence to destroy as many humane policies as possible. […]

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More Wild Horses Including Curlies Lose Their Freedom in Salt Wells Creek

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Source:  wildhoofbeats.com

Wild Horses Including Curlies Lose Their Freedom in Salt Wells Creek

by Carol J. Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Maestro and a yearling

Maestro and a yearling

Yesterday I went out to see wild horses that were still free after the horrible morning watching 167 get captured. It usually serves as a balm and helps combat the feelings of helplessness generated by watching large groups of wild horses that should never be captured rounded u with helicopters. But this time I knew that freedom was fleeting for these horses. I had heard that the BLM was going to round up horses the next day who were near the 191 highway in Salt Wells Creek because some horses had been killed on the highway and it was a hazard for public safety. We passed a game warden who told us that there was a big group at…

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Losing the Beautiful Wild Horses of Salt Wells Creek

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Source:  wildhoofbeats.com

Losing the Beautiful Wild Horses of Salt Wells Creek

by Carol J. Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation

 A grey stallion at dawn

A grey stallion at dawn

His family

His family

Just after dawn we arrived at Bitter Creek Road, way down Highway 430 in Salt Wells Creek, Wyoming.  I was dreading this day when the helicopters would be taking most of the wild horses in this area, within sight of Kinney Rim.

We saw a small family right by the road as we were driving in, and it was sad to see how unafraid the horses were when we got out of our cars to photograph them.

The little family I knew leading the way

The little family I knew leading the way

On the way to the trap

On the way to the trap

We drove down the road to a gas pad with a view of the run into the trap and I set up my tripod and camera and…

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Advocates File Suit to Stop Illegal Removal of Wild Horses in Wyoming

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Equine Photographer, Carol Walker – by R.T. Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Cheyenne, WY (October 6, 2017) . . . The American Wild Horse Campaign and wildlife photographers Carol Walker and Kimerlee Curyl filed suit today in U.S. District Court in Wyoming to stop the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from illegally rounding up hundreds of wild horses in a helicopter capture operation currently underway in southwestern Wyoming.

The lawsuit charges the BLM with violating three federal laws by rounding up hundreds more horses than previously disclosed by excluding foals and weanlings from its official count of horses removed from the range. It also challenges the agency’s shipment of captured mustangs to two privately-owned feedlots that are not open to the public for viewing and adoption.

According to attorney William Eubanks of Meyer Glitzenstein and Eubanks, “BLM’s action of permanently removing hundreds more horses than it determined to…

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BLM National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board meeting in Grand Junction, CO, on Oct. 17-19

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NOTE:   The BLM hasn’t yet updated a photo of their National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board yet (the old one on their website is shared below).  The BLM must’ve been too busy taking photos of oil fields and mines for their main BLM website page.  It’s like playing “Where’s Waldo?” to try to find anything on the new BLM website, and I can’t seem to find the names and bios of the members of its National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board.  Can you?   While the BLM has busy erasing data from the internet and throwing out data that used to be easily available to the public, it has added useless youtube videos on the Wild Horse & Burro Program website pages.  See the BLM’s website page on the National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory BoardHERE.

Source:  Federal Register

The Advisory Board will hold a…

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Fabulous Fake Facts About American’s Wild Horses and Burros

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By Charlotte Roe

“PLEASE call your Senator and share this Misinformation with them before they vote on the Appropriation Bill.  Let them know that you will NOT tolerate the murder of federally protected wild horses and burros.  AND if money is the issue, why in the hell are horses being rounded-up as I type.  It is pure insanity.!” ~ R.T.

http://wildhorsefreedomfederation.org/white-paper/


3 HMAs destroyed, wild horses gone forever ~ photo of Antelope Complex taken by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

FAKE: Wild horses and burro populations are exploding on the range.

The BLM’s claims that free-roaming equine populations double every four years is not backed by evidence (even their own version of such). Real world population rates are context-specific. They vary widely depending on management techniques, climate, forage, water resources and predation. The BLM’s population estimates are notoriously sketchy, often contradictory, and in many cases biologically impossible. It…

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Wild horses vs cattle: Who will win the waterhole?

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Source:  Heber Wild Horses

Public lands ranchers, in their effort to convince Forest Service and others that the wild horses need to be removed from the Sitgreaves National Forest, often fall back on their old propaganda spiel that the horses guard the waterholes and won’t let the cattle drink.  So we uploaded this little video showing what really takes place at a waterhole on a regular basis when cattle and wild horses wind up at the same waterhole at the same time.  Observe the drama unfold as you watch this action packed video of wild horses picking on poor little cows…see the terrified looks on the faces of the cattle as the horses plot against them!  LOL

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Scoping notice for capture and removal of wild horses on Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range

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Source:  The Mustang Center

Attention: Scoping Notice for Capture and Removal

The Mustang Center would like to bring your attention to a BLM Scoping Notice that was issued on September 14, 2017.  It is for the “Capture and Removal of Excess Wild Horses and Continued Fertility Control in the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range”.  We encourage you to carefully read the information and follow the procedures if you choose to provide a comment.  We do know the BLM responds best to comments that are respectful and objective.  Comments are due on October 6, 2017.

Scoping Notice p. 1Scoping Notice p. 2Scoping Notice p. 3

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On the Eve of the Checkerboard Roundup, An Old Adobe Town Friend is Found

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SOURCE:  wildhoofbeats.com

Mica’s Dad, still wild and free

On the eve of the 2017 Checkerboard Roundup, an old Adobe Town Friend is Found

by Carol J. Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation forWild Horse Freedom Federation

In 2010 I was staying in Rawlins, Wyoming to observe the Adobe Town Roundup. The day before the roundup started, I had an encounter with a family of wild horses who would change my life forever.

A wild family through the sagebrush

“Sunrise Stallion”

Just before dawn, I saw a small family peeking out at me through the sagebrush – a grey mare, a pale palomino colt and two other youngsters. I turned and saw a sight that took my breath away – a majestic sorrel stallion with the early light falling on his reddish coat. He looked at me for a few seconds, then he and his family disappeared into the sagebrush.

Mica…

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