“We are going to do something a little different for ‘Feel Good Sunday’, today. Over the past several weeks many long time advocates have contacted me with intense care and concern regarding the future safety and welfare of our wild equines, including the issue of predatory horse slaughter which also affects our domestic horses and donkeys. Many of these advocates we have known for years and you can hear the tension an desperation in their words, we echo the same emotions. My pat answer is that we can’t give up, we simply cannot turn our backs and slink back into the mass of lemmings that know not what is going on around them. We have seen the brutality, witnessed the cruelty and heard all of the lies so we are forever changed and committed to do what is right, what is just, and what is in alignment with the circle of life. We will fight on…and today, for Feel Good Sunday, our longtime friend and fellow advocate, Biologist Robert C. Bauer so eloquently pens our mutual thoughts and shares them with us, this day. Today we will not publish laughs and frivolity, instead we will speak from the heart and hold each other closely as we tighten our cinches for another week of battle. Be at peace, my friends, as you do not fight alone…we are an army of thousands on a crusade of compassion and caring. In the end; good shall win over evil. Feel GOOD this Sunday!” ~ R.T.
Source: RTF BLM intends to remove about 652 wild horses from the 475,460-acre Warm Springs Herd Management Area… The Bureau of Land Management has captured 226 wild horses and six burros and eight animals have died during the first three days of a helicopter roundup preceding a planned sterilization study of about 100 wild mares. […]
by Emma Marris – The Atlantic (via MSN)
The desert of south-central Australia is crenellated with sandstone hills in shades of ivory, crimson, and apricot. The ground is littered with dead trees and tree limbs, big hunks of transparent mica, dried cow dung, and thousands of stone spearheads and blades made by the Aboriginal people who lived here for tens of thousands of years — and live here still. Around the few water holes are the doglike tracks of dingoes, wild canines that were brought to Australia thousands of years ago and are now the country’s top predators.
I have come to the Evelyn Downs ranch, on the famously remote highway between Adelaide and Alice Springs, to meet Arian Wallach, a conservationist who thinks there is too much killing in conservation. Wallach has come to this massive 888-square-mile ranch because it is one of the few places in Australia where people aren’t actively killing wild animals. Tough, outback Herefords share the landscape with kangaroos, wild horses, wild donkeys, camels, emus, cats, foxes, native rodents, dingoes, and very large antediluvian-looking reptiles called perenties. Of the animals on this list, dingoes, cats, foxes, horses, camels, and donkeys are all killed in large numbers throughout Australia — but not here. Wallach has convinced the owners to experiment with a more hands-off approach.
This is a fascinating and important article on wildlife conservation and protection. Read the full article here.
Source: wildhoofbeats.com America’s Wild Horses and Burros urgently need your help today to save them from Sterilization and Eradication by Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations just announced that a Joint House and Senate Conference Committee meeting will take place tomorrow, September 13th, to begin discussions […]
Source: newsobserver.com A filly was born to North Carolina’s wild horse herd in Corolla on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. She’s pictured here with her mother. Cathy Forgnone BY ABBIE BENNETT North Carolina coastal residents are evacuating or battening down ahead of Hurricane Florence — at least the human ones. The wild horses that make their […]
Source: Alberta’s Free Roaming Horses Society Alberta’s Free Roaming Horses Society and have just begun legal action against the Alberta Provincial Government for, what appears to be, a violation of their Statutes and Regulations with regards to capturing and removing the wild horses from Public Lands. They have been gathering documentation from Freedom of Information Requests […]
Source: The Cloud Foundation Temporary Retraining Order prevents September 2 Trapping and Removal COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Susan P. Watters, United States District Judge, has ruled in favor of Ginger Kathrens and the Cloud Foundation in their efforts to protect the small Pryor Mountain mustang herd from capture and removal stating, “Plaintiffs’ application for TRO […]
Critics Say ‘Whoa’ to Federal Moves to Rein in Wild Horses By Dan Ross on September 6, 2018 Wild horses have long been an evocative symbol of the American West. When wild horses and burros were threatened with extinction nearly 50 years ago, Congress rode to the rescue with a law providing broad protections. Horse numbers have soared, however, along […]
Source: Ine RP Braat “It’s Sunday, it’s your day, it’s time for you to relax and “get your horse on” so we hope that this shared video inspires you to continue your great works and efforts to be the voices for those who are voiceless. Be safe, my friends.” ~ R.T.
Wild Horse Education has made the issues that threaten the Pancake HMA available to the public. We added a sign-on letter for those simply wishing to agree with our position letter (you can sign here). However we have received a few letters from those of you that took the time to craft one of your own. Crafting […]