Wild horses in the highlands of Virginia

SOURCE: capegazette.villagesoup.com

t1200-IMG_3684   Photo by: Dennis Forney   I would say this one is profiling, wouldn’t you?

by Dennis Forney

A group of us traveled ten hours to the southwest to ride bicycles and hike trails in the Virginia highlands.  In Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, the mountains rise to over 5,700 feet.  No peaks, but the trees at that level approximate the vegetation of Nova Scotia, especially the dark-trunked red cedars.  On the summit of Mount Rogers – more of a hump than a peak – a National Geological Survey metal marks the highest point in Virginia.

Wild horses also mark the Virginia highlands. The herds look very healthy and it seems like every spring when we go – about mid May – many of the horses have just foaled. The horses see plenty of people and aren’t fearful.  They don’t seem to have much in the way of natural predators on the Alpinish meadows where they like to hang out.  We picnicked alongside a meadow where the horses were grazing. One particularly handsome specimen – looked a little like Rod Stewart – strolled over to where we lounged amid rocks and rough grass.  Then it proceeded to start licking the salt off my arms and others too.  Up close and personal.

Grayson Highlands State Park, considered one of the nation’s best, offers great hiking and horse watching.  The Appalachian Trail passes through the park and the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.  As a ridge trail, it takes full advantage of the magnificent views and the endless ridges of the Appalachians.  Here are a few photographs to give you a sense of the horses and the highlands.

t600-IMG_3677  This shows the herd of horses that our friend strolled away from for a visit.

t600-IMG_3760  A foal and its mother.

Do you see what I see?

Star Valley Com. Grazing Allt & Little Owyhee

by Grandma Gregg

I don’t know about you, but I know in my heart that the 78 horses referred to in the Public Notice below were MY wild horses that had strayed off the Little Owyhee HMA, but were still on public land when they were captured by the BLM (and/or associates), and then sent to auction and sold to the highest bidder, most likely to slaughter.  Gone.

Take a look at the attached map – you will see that the Star Valley grazing allotment (upper left), where the 78 unbranded wild horses were captured, adjoins the Little Owyhee HMA and is very near the Owyhee HMA.

The capture was on the Star Valley Community grazing allotment, near the corner of Oregon and Idaho and Nevada.  The Star Valley grazing allotment permittee ranchers are (per BLM RAS) Gene Watson and the Fort McDermitt Stockmen’s Assoc. (who use 6,836 of our public land AUMs to graze their livestock).

The source of the Public Notice was The Humboldt Sun (a Winnemucca, NV newspaper) but I found only one announcement of this sale online (Carson City, NV – hundreds of miles away) and I found no NEPA document (a “nuisance” complaint from the permittee usually results in the BLM issuing a CX or DNA).  Although requested, no NEPA document has been provided for this capture and removal.  BLM and their welfare rancher associates continue to make deals and work collusively behind the backs of United States citizens to eliminate all our wild horses and burros.


Feb 11-19, 2015 – 78 Wild Horses Captured and Removed by BLM from Public Lands within the Jordan Field Office, Vale District, Star Valley Community Allotment of the BLM in Malheur County, Oregon.

March 6, 2015 – Public Notice of Sale Printed in Carson City, Nevada (461 miles away).

March 11, 2015 – Wild Horses Auctioned off in Vale, Oregon, to the Highest Bidder (only 5 days after the sale notice).

I know we are all doing the best that we can for our wild ones, but meanwhile, the BLM continues to sneak around with their main mission, which is managing for extinction of our wild horses and burros.  Just thought you should know what is likely going on.

Sad … yes.

Wrong … yes.

Really happening behind our backs to our wild ones that belong to you and me and our future generations … yes.

I hope this auction sale did not include wild horses … but I’m afraid that I’m correct.

Nevada Public Notice


County: Humboldt
Printed In: The Humboldt Sun
Printed On: 2015/03/06

Public Notice:
Legal No. 26451 PUBLIC SALE OF IMPOUNDED LIVESTOCK Pursuant to the U.S. Department of the interior’s regulations as contained in Title 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Subpart 4150 (including 4150.2, 4150.3, and 4150.4 through 4150.4-5 and the Notice of intent to Impound on public lands. On February 11, 12, 18, and 19, 2015, the BLM removed 78 unauthorized horses for the public lands within the Jordan Field Office, Vale District, Star Valley Community Allotment of the BLM in Malheur County, Oregon. An Oregon State brand inspector examined all 78 horses, and no brands were observed. Prior to the time of sale, the horses may be redeemed upon making settlement with the United States as provided for by 43 CFR 4150.1(b), 4150.3, and 4150.4-4 by payment of the following: 1. The value of the forage consumed. 2. The damage to the public lands and other property of the United States. 3. The cost of detecting, investigating, and resolving unauthorized use violations and for livestock impoundment including gathering and care of impounded livestock. Any claim for redemption and payment or settlement must be made before 10:00 am Mountain Time March 11, 2015, to the United States Department of the Interior, BLM, Vale District Office, 100 Oregon Street, Vale, OR 97918. Redemption will not discharge the remaining obligation to remove all unauthorized livestock for m public lands and the liability for continuing damage to public lands, the value of the forage consumed, and the costs associated with ongoing, unauthorized use/trespass. If the livestock are not redeemed as specified above the BLM will offer the animals for public sale to the highest bidder as specified under 43 CFR 4150.4-5. The sale will take place on March 11, 2015, at Producers Livestock Marketing Associates in Vale, Oregon. The horses are presently being held and will only be available for inspection by scheduling an appointment in advance. Appointments must be made by calling Field Manager Thomas Patrick “Pat” Ryan, Jordan/Malheur Resource Areas, at (541) 473-3144 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, please contact Supervisory Rangeland Management Specialist Bill Lutjens or Field Manager Pat Ryan at the BLM Vale District Office at (541) 473-3144. Jerome E. Perez State Director Oregon/Washington Published in the Humboldt Sun March 6, 2015 (Humboldt)


How the deck is stacked against wild horses & burros

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) streamlines “uses” like mining that use huge amounts of water (while there is a drought in the West), yet cites the need to remove wild horses and burros to maintain a “thriving ecological balance.”  Just one mine in Nevada, Barrick Gold’s Goldstrike mine, has pumped over 383 BILLION gallons of water from an aquifer.   It seems that the BLM FAVORS “USES” THAT GENERATE MORE MONEY, which is in violation of the Federal Lands Management Planning Act (FLPMA).

To learn more, read “The Mining of our Aquifers” and “Neil Kornze, A BLM Gift to the Mining Industry”.  You can read more about the Pan Mine Project, that Kornze refers to in the article below, HERE.  –  Debbie

5550dd0a15be2.image  Neil Kornze (photo:  Dylan Woolf Harris, Elko Daily Free Press)

BLM aims to lower mine permitting timeline

SOURCE:  Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO – From the planning stages to production, the time for a mine to be up and running can feel like a long wait – but it’s not as long as it used to be.

Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze, who comes from a mining family and spent most of his childhood and teenage years in northeastern Nevada’s mining community, said the agency is actively working to cut down on the permitting process for mines on federal land.

“We’re requesting (from mining companies) more information up front, which allows us to be more timely in the processing of the application,” he said during a May stop in Elko.

Kornze cited the Pan Mine in White Pine County as a notable example. Exploration in 2011 led to an operating plan. The scoping period began in early 2012, and the record of decision was signed in December of 2013.

A few other projects were also permitted within about three years, he added.

“The prior standard used to be more like 10 years,” he said. “I think we’re pretty pleased with the big step forward on that.”

The long process has been criticized in the past by county officials.

“We’re very proud that mining continues to be a key driver of the economy here in Northern Nevada,” he said.

The plans for Midway Gold U.S. Inc.’s Pan operation called for main north and south pits. The BLM also approved three satellite pits, a heap leach pad, three rock disposal sites and a transmission line, altogether adding up to 3,301 acres of surface disturbance.

Kornze became BLM chief in December 2013.

At his confirmation hearing, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., remarked on Kornze’s link to mining country.

“Neil Kornze is somebody that is just perfect for the job, raised in rural Nevada, Elko County,” he said. “Nevada has 17 counties. But in the northeastern part of the state is a large county that is really a remarkably beautiful place. It now has more mining in it than any place in America. The State of Nevada produced about 6 million ounces of gold last year, and much of it came from Elko County.”


Put in your 2 cents worth on BLM’s $2 per acre oil and gas leases on public lands

Please submit a comment in your own words, asking that the minimum rate per acre for oil and gas leasing be MUCH higher than $2 an acre, and ask the BLM to remove caps established by current regulations on civil penalties that may be assessed under the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act.

Most importantly, be sure to demand that the BLM NOT approve any more land for oil & gas development/leasing on Wild Horse & Burro Herd Management Areas (HMAs) (since there supposedly isn’t enough water and forage for wild horses and burros on their federally protected HMAs).  – Debbie

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BLM Extends Public Comment Period to June 19, 2015 on Oil and Gas Royalty Rulemaking

SOURCE:  goldrushcam.com

May 29, 2015- WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today that it is extending the public comment period on its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to seek public comment on potential updates to BLM rules governing oil and gas royalty rates, rental payments, lease sale minimum bids, civil penalty caps and financial assurances.

Notice of the two-week extension, which extends the comment period deadline to June 19, 2015, will be published in the Federal Register on June 3, 2015.

Modernizing the BLM’s royalty rate structures can provide greater flexibility, especially given the dramatic growth of oil development on public and tribal lands, where production has increased in each of the past six years, and combined production was up 81 percent in 2014 versus 2008. Potential changes to BLM’s regulations would also respond to concerns expressed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Interior’s Office of Inspector General, and others that the BLM’s existing rules lack flexibility and could be causing the United States to forgo significant revenue to the detriment of taxpayers.

The GAO has repeatedly concluded that the BLM’s regulations do not provide a reasonable assurance that the public is getting appropriate fair share of the revenue from these resources. The BLM’s current rules lack the flexibility to offer new competitive leases at higher royalty rates.

The ANPR also addresses the value of these resources by inviting comment on how the BLM might update its rules regarding the minimum acceptable bid that must be paid by parties seeking a lease at auction, and the annual rental payments that are due after a lease is obtained. The current minimum acceptable auction bid is $2 per acre, which is well below the rate at which most parcels sell, suggesting that the rate could be higher. After obtaining a lease, a lessee is currently required to make annual rental payments until the lease starts producing oil or gas. These rental rates currently are $1.50 per acre for the first five years and $2 for years five through 10. The ANPR invites comment on how rental payments might be better structured to incentivize diligent development of leased areas.

The BLM encourages the public to be actively engaged in this process by submitting comments on the revised proposed rule before June 19 in one of the following ways:

Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Director (630), Bureau of Land Management, Mail Stop 2134 LM, 1849 C St. NW, Washington, DC, 20240, Attention: 1004-AE41.

Personal or messenger delivery: Bureau of Land Management, 20 M. St. SE, Room 2134 LM, Attention: Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20003.

Online at the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments at this Website.

To read the original advance notice of public rulemaking go to: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-04-21/pdf/2015-09033.pdf

Action Alert: Comment on BLM’s Removal Plan for Youngsters from Cloud’s Herd

Information provided by The Cloud Foundation

The BLM is seeking your comments on their proposal to remove “up to 25” young horses from the range starting this year.

Cloud and Encore ~ Photo by Carol Walker of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Cloud and Encore – photo by Carol Walker of Wild Horse Freedom FederationBackground: The Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range (PMWHR is a spectacular wilderness but a high percentage of the 39,651 acres is rocky and unproductive for grazing. The herd now exceeds 160 adult horses. Without range expansion which TCF actively pursues, there must be some limited removals to ensure that the range continues to support the herd. There are no livestock on the range. The BLM is seeking your comments on their proposal to remove “up to 25” young horses from the range starting this year.

Because BLM’s email system is inadequate to accept large volumes of correspondence they request that you send a snail mail letter. Please formulate a polite letter in your own words. Here are some points to make:

  • Strongly Encourage BLM to adopt Alternative A, which calls for small, incremental removals as opposed to one large removal. Alternative A comes in response to suggestions made by responders to the Scoping document.
  • Ask that a time limit of three years be placed on these small removals, then assess whether further removals are needed based on the new PZP protocols as well as unpredictable limiting factors (i.e. weather/predation).
  • Remove no more than 6-10 young animals in any one year, so all the horses removed will have the opportunity to find good homes and the fragile genetics of this unique Spanish herd are not placed in jeopardy.
  • Do not eliminate the yearlings from the removal protocol. Yearlings are traditionally the most easily adopted, and adapt more readily to a domestic setting. Spreading the limited removals over mainly the yearling and two-year old quadrants will ensure that no unique animals will be removed and that the horses will be more likely to find homes and successfully adapt to a domestic life.
  • Remove as few three year-old as possible. Many three year-old fillies are settling in to life with their new bands and most three year-old males have become bachelor stallions, honing the skills they will need to one day win a mare. Because of this and their age, three year-olds typically require more time and expertise to gentle and train than most yearlings and two year-olds.
  • Do not remove any young horse that threatens the loss of a genetic line.
  • Do not remove any young horse that threatens the loss of a color. Encore is a low priority based on her sex and color. Mato Ska is the only blaze-faced roan that has ever been born on the Pryor Mountains to our knowledge. Palominos, Blue Roans and Buckskins are rare colors that must be preserved.
  • Please acknowledge that we appreciate being listened to!

Send your letter postmarked by June 6 to:
BLM Billings Field Office
Attn: Jared Bybee
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, Mt. 49101-4669

For More Information call Jared Bybee: 406-896-5223
Environmental Assessment.
BLM Press Release
TCF Action Alert on Scoping Notice

Equine Advocate’s Summit a Success

Report by Carol Walker ~ Director of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation

“The Summit was packed full of extremely useful information…”

I arrived at Equine Advocates on Friday afternoon, and was warmly welcomed by Susan Wagner, and given a personal tour of the Sanctuary. I got to meet horse, and burros and minis and two mustangs, Nelson and Hayden. All the horses looked very content, and were happy to greet new human visitors.

Equine Advocate’s Education and Welcome Center

The Summit took place in the beautiful Education Center at the Sanctuary, which seats up to 140 but was cozy enough to not feel impersonal. In the morning there were morning treats and juice and coffee for the all the conference participants and speakers who mingled and talked before the conference started.

When it began, Susan Wagner spoke about the Summit Agenda and a desire to keep moving forward. She read a wonderful letter from Gloria Steinem about ending the use of PMU.

The first, keynote speaker was Paula Bacon, the former Mayor of Kaufman, Texas and passionate proponent of ending horse slaughter. She was charming and funny and dedicated to the welfare of the horses.

The second speaker was John Holland, President of the Equine Welfare Alliance. His report on horses being shipped to Mexico was extremely detailed and well researched, and gave a detailed picture of what has been happening and the changes that are taking place.

Vicki Burns was next, formerly of the Winnipeg Humane Society, and she gave us insight into the PMU industry in Canada, now moving/moved to China.

We had a wonderful catered vegan lunch outside under the tent where we could enjoy views of the sanctuary as we ate.

After lunch, Dr. Jerilynn Prior, Professor of Endocrinology at the Department of Medicine at the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research gave us the answers we have all been wanting to have handy – what to use instead of Primarin – she says there are many solutions none of which include Premarin, to help women dealing with side effects of menopause.

The emotional end of the day was the first showing of a film“One Day” by Victoria Racimo and TanNa Young about the rescue of the racing mare “Our Mims” and the woman who saved her and started a sanctuary for older race mares.

Day Two began with opening remarks from Karen and Susan Wagner.

Then I (Carol Walker of WHFF) gave my presentation about fighting to save Wyoming’s wild horses which included a slideshow set to music of horses in Adobe Town, the roundup, the holding facilities, and the rescued horses going to Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. Then I outlined the BLM’s plans for sterilization studies.

Next Debbie Coffey of WHFF gave a short summary of wild horse issues focusing on the online adoption process, the secret bait trapping and ending giving an update about Cloud.

Loni Stewart, of the Canadian Horse Defense was next with a comprehensive report on Canadian Horse Slaughter today complete with documentation and videos.

The last speaker before lunch was Russ Mead, Esq., General Council for the Animal law Coalition. He gave strategies for making changes in animal welfare, and stories about making a difference on the local, regional and national level.

We had another lovely catered lunch under the tents and this time the sun was out. Summit participants strolled the grounds of the sanctuary and became acquainted with the horses and burros.

After lunch, Holly Cheever, DVM presented about professional equine groups and their support of horse slaughter, and why.

The day ended with Alex Brown showing his new three part series Horses, Sports, Culture and Slaughter.

The Summit was packed full of extremely useful information, and was a wonderful opportunity to network with and talk to experts in many different areas of equine welfare, all with a common goal of improving the lives of horses.

The presentations, with the exclusion of Russ Mead’s, will all be online and available to listen to soon at the Equine Advocates website.

US Equine Summit calls to end Premarin Industry

Source: HorseTalk.co.nz

EquineAdvocatesHorse welfare issues are in the spotlight next weekend as equine and medical experts get together for the fourth annual American Equine Summit.

Topics under discussion at the summit held at Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary in Chatham, NY, will include horse slaughter; the transfer of Premarin (PMU – pregnant mares’ urine) production to China; alternatives to ERT/HRT drugs made from horse urine; and wild horse and sporting horse issues. The Summit will also include a statement by famed writer and political activist Gloria Steinem calling for an end to the 73 year-old PMU industry.

“I want to thank you for helping to alert the public to the dangers – to horses as well as to women – that have come with the use of pregnant mares’ urine as a source of human treatment,” Steinem wrote…(CONTINUED)

Click (HERE) to read the rest of the story and to comment at HorseTalk

Watch wild horses for Mom’s Day on CBS Sunday Morning

A Special Mother’s Day Treat from our good friend Carl Mrozek:

Carl Mrozek“Wild horses have incredibly strong family values. See them for yourself tomorrow morning on CBS Sunday Morning in the wild horses that I filmed in Cold Creek Nevada a few years ago. The ‘Moment of Nature’ is the last segmet of the 90 minute program and appears 3-4 mins. from the end of the show, or at around 10:26 AM  E S T in most of the East. ” ~ Carl

Update: link to video ~ http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/nature-cold-creek-nevada/

Feds agree to help diversify Outer Banks’ wild horses

Story by Sean Cockerham as published in The Alaska Dispatch News

“It’s almost too good to be true,”

Photo courtesy of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund

Photo courtesy of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund

WASHINGTON — As the summer tourist season approaches on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, there’s a growing hope among horse advocates that the iconic wild horses of Corolla can be saved from a fate of inbreeding and deformities.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which considers the horses “nuisance animals” that compete with federally protected birds for habitat, has loosened its stance and is allowing the introduction of new horses into the threatened herd in order to bring in fresh genes.

“It’s almost too good to be true,” said Karen McCalpin, executive director of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, which protects the Spanish mustangs.

The horses have survived on a narrow barrier island in the northern edge of North Carolina’s Outer Banks for some 500 years, believed to be descendants of colonial mounts that swam to shore after Spanish galleons ran aground on the shoals and sandbars of the Outer Banks.

They are some of the last remaining wild horses in the Eastern United States and a hugely popular tourist attraction. But the herd of about 100 horses has become severely inbred and is down to a single maternal line, resulting in deformities and fears of extinction.

Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., repeatedly pushed a bill to allow the herd to grow to 130 horses and to let the Corolla Wild Horse Fund bring in horses from a different island at the far southern tip of the Outer Banks in order to infuse fresh genes into the herd. But the Fish and Wildlife Service successfully opposed the bill — some of the horses cross into the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge, and the Fish and Wildlife Service considers them a problem.

Under pressure from horse advocates and members of Congress, though, the Fish and Wildlife Service is now letting outside horses join the Corolla herd under a new management plan for the horses.

“We aren’t objecting to the new horses for genetic diversity, and we are part of the new management plan for the Corolla herd,” said Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Tom MacKenzie.

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund has taken advantage of the green light by quickly adding a 4-year-old stallion, Gus, bringing him to join the herd from Cedar Island, some 100 miles to the south.

“I DNA tested him first to make sure that he was indeed a colonial Spanish mustang … so that is the first introduction of new colonial Spanish banker strain genes into the herd in five centuries,” McCalpin said.

Now McCalpin hopes to add a pair of Cedar Island mares.

“I actually prefer that they use mares. They incorporate into a population easier, a stallion is going to receive a challenge from other stallions and may not succeed in actually getting in and contributing genes,” said Gus Cothran, an expert in equine genetics at Texas A&M University who has studied the herd.

He said the introduction of new horses gives him hope for a herd he identified in 2012 as dangerously inbred.

“The concern is whether it’s too late,” Cothran said. “I don’t think so, but that would be something to think about.”

McCalpin is still pressing for Congress to pass Jones’ bill letting the herd go up to 130 horses. Without it, she fears the Fish and Wildlife Service might decide at any time to limit the herd.

“This has got to be our year, because I’m basically just holding the population steady because of birth defects,” she said.

North American Experts to Present at Equine Advocates 2015 Horse Summit

Press Release from Equine Advocates

Gloria Steinem to Welcome Invitation-Only Audience with Letter Calling for PMU Ban

EquineAdvocatesCHATHAM, N.Y., May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The fourth annual 2015 American Equine Summit will be held on Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17. Horse slaughter; the transfer of PMU (pregnant mares’ urine) production to China; alternatives to ERT/HRT drugs made from horse urine; and wild horse and sporting horse issues highlight this year’s Summit. Featuring presentations from highly respected equine and medical experts in North America, the Summit includes a statement by famed writer and political activist Gloria Steinem calling for an end to the 73 year-old PMU industry.

“I want to thank you for helping to alert the public to the dangers — to horses as well as to women – that have come with the use of pregnant mares’ urine as a source of human treatment,” Steinem wrote.

A preview of the new film, “One Day,” by Victoria Racimo about the rescue of 1977 Thoroughbred champion Our Mims promises an emotional conclusion to Saturday’s schedule.

The Summit, which will be held at Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary (www.equineadvocates.org) in Chatham, N.Y., was first held in 2012 in response to the threat of horse slaughter returning to the US.  A meeting between Summit presenter, equestrian and philanthropist Victoria McCullough, and Vice President Joe Biden resulted in Biden adding language to the 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act to defund horse meat inspectors.

A 2010 toxicology report (http://www.equinewelfarealliance.org/uploads/Food_and_Chemical_Toxicology_FINAL.pdf ) proved that individuals who consumed the meat of equines treated with the common anti-inflammatory drug Phenylbutazone could be at risk for life-threatening diseases. “The 2010 report and other studies about toxicity in horse meat changed the way our government and the EU view the slaughter of American-bred equines for food,” said Equine Advocates President, Susan Wagner. “It’s not only unethical, it also poses serious risks to human health and food safety.”

Presenters for the 2015 American Equine Summit include (in alphabetical order):

  • Paula Bacon, former Mayor of Kaufman, Texas  – Keynote
  • Alex Brown, Horseman and Author
  • Vicki Burns, Conservationist and Animal Advocate, formerly of Winnipeg Humane Society
  • Holly Cheever, D.V.M., Award-winning Large and Small Animal Veterinarian
  • John Holland, Equine Welfare Alliance
  • Russ Mead, Esq., Animal Law Coalition
  • Victoria Racimo, Filmmaker, President of Palomino Entertainment Group
  • Jerilynn C. Prior, MD FRCPC, Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research, University of British Columbia
  • Loni Stewart, Canadian Horse Defence (sic) Coalition
  • Susan Wagner, Equine Advocates
  • Carol Walker, Wild Horse Freedom Federation
  • TanNa Young, Coordinating Producer, CBS’s “The Good Wife,” Filmmaker

Founded in 1996, Equine Advocates is a national non-profit equine protection organization based in Chatham, N.Y. Its mission is the rescue, protect and prevent the abuse of equines through education, investigation, rescue operations, the dissemination of information to the public and through the operation of a horse sanctuary for slaughter-bound, abused and neglected equines. For more information, contact info@equineadvocates.org or (518) 245-1599.