House Committee Votes to Hand BLM $102,000,000 to Steal Freedom and Families from 20,000 Federally Protected Wild Horses, Annually — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Well, they did it. The U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2021 Interior appropriations legislation doling out to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) $102 million for its wild horse and burro program; which the agency said that it intended to use the funding to cruelly round up as many as 20,000 protected, […]…

Savagery in the Great Basin — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Katie Fite as published on CounterPunch.org The Bureau of Land Management has spent the pandemic churning out rapacious public land projects at breakneck speed. This includes egregious grazing decisions drastically increasing livestock numbers for powerful ranchers. After complaints, Idaho BLM Director John Ruhs responded that ranching was an essential service. At the same time, […]…

BLM AGAIN Releases Fraudulent Population Statistics for Wild Horses and Burros — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Grandma Gregg “BLM states biologically impossible annual wild horse population rates…” photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently posted their annual Wild Horse and Burro Herd Statistics. As in previous years, BLM’s report is full of obviously false, biologically impossible population growth data. WHY is […]…

Stopping Wild Horse Slaughter — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Assemblymember Marie Waldron, Patch Contributor Protecting a National Treasure This year I was principal co-author of AB 128 (Gloria), which requires any person purchasing a horse at auction, many of which are rounded up on public lands, to sign a sworn statement that the animal won’t be sold for slaughter. Since 1971, federal law […]…