The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Wild Horses and the Bureau of Land Management — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

The Sale Authority Change, The Adoption Incentive and Private Corrals at Bruneau, Idaho by Carol Walker, Director of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation Because it has been in such short supply this past year, I am going to start this article with the good. On Wednesday we heard that the BLM had rescinded […]

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ACTION ALERT: Please Comment by March 17 to Save the Wild Horses and Burros of Warm Springs in Oregon — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Carol Walker Director of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation We won our lawsuit to prevent the gruesome sterilization experiments that the BLM proposed conducting on 100 mares from the Warm Springs HMA, which is almost 500,000 acres. I, American Wild Horse Campaign, the Cloud Foundation and Animal Welfare Institute blocked the study […]

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BLM Stops Sterilization Experiments, But Returns Very Few Wild Horses and Burros to the Range — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

BLM Drops Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments, Plans to Return Very Few Horses & Burros to the Range Burns, Oregon (February 15, 2019)—Wild horse advocacy groups are hailing an announcement today by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to officially abandon any plans to use mares rounded up from Oregon’s Warm Springs Herd Management Area (HMA) […]

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Galloping across the steppes — TwilightBeasts

Around 50 million years ago, long before the Epoch of the Twilight Beasts, a little mammal, Eohippus, scurried about in the forests of North America. This creature, about the size of an average dog, was the ancestor of the magnificent horse we know today. During this Period, called the Eocene, the environment and climate was […]

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Globe trotter — TwilightBeasts

Horses are one of Europe’s last big mammals. They shouldn’t really be here: they should have vanished a long time ago with most of the other large mammals from the Pleistocene. Europe once had herds of gigantic, hairy mammoths; solitary, shaggy woolly rhinoceros; deer with antlers wider than I am tall; and so many more. […]

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Judge blocks slaughter of horse named ‘Lady’ ensnared in roundup, but horse’s fate unknown — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette Journal Residents of Nevada’s Palomino Valley who lost horses and burros during a multi-day roundup coordinated by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe filed suit in federal court Wednesday to order the animals returned. A horse named ‘Lady,’ thought to be ensnared during a roundup should be saved from slaughter, a […]

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On an island famous for wild ponies, a dangerous infection is killing horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Steve Hendrix as published on The Washington Post “In recent months, seven of the horses have picked up a fungus-like infection in their hoofs and legs…” CHINCOTEAGUE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Va. — In the cold months, this barrier island is a place of austere stillness, its famed wild ponies grazing along brown marshes, […]

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December Moments — The Wild Horses of Alberta Society

As December begins wild horse country has started to quieten down from all the traffic that surrounds the big game hunting season. Now a week later the wild horses are starting to change their movement and feeding habits back to normal. This beautiful mare stands peacefully looking out over her home range. Right now there […]

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A Wild Horse Angel’s Letter to Santa — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

“We have annually posted Ace’s letter since 2012 and most regrettably, Ace no longer walks this earth and graces us with his physical presence; but his thoughts and insights continue to impact us as much today as when he first started touching the heart of our good friend, Grandma Gregg. We miss you Ace and […]

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