Gail Eisnitz, author of “Slaughterhouse” and Chief Investigator for Humane Farming Assoc., on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., 5/4/16)

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Join us on Wild Horse Wednesdays®, May 4, 2016

4:00 pm PST … 5:00 pm MST … 6:00 pm CST … 7:00 pm EST

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Because of the sensitive nature of this issue, the beginning of the show will be more generic, and we’ll warn listeners before the topics become more graphic.

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Our guest tonight is Gail A. Eisnitz, author of the book “Slaughterhouse” and Chief Investigator for the Humane Farming Association (HFA).

Gail A. Eisnitz, a winner of the Albert Schweitzer Medal for outstanding achievement in animal welfare, has done work that has resulted in exposés by ABC’s Good Morning America, PrimeTime Live, Dateline NBC, and has been featured in newspapers including The New York Times, Miami Herald, Detroit Free Press, Texas Monthly, Denver Business Journal, Los Angeles Times, and US News & World Report.

Eisnitz was the driving force behind a front-page, award-winning exposé in The Washington Post documenting slaughterhouse atrocities entitled “They Die Piece by Piece.”  The Washington Post reporter later described Eisnitz as “the most courageous investigator I’ve ever seen” and the story was one of the highest reader-response pieces ever run by The Washington Post.

It’s often assumed that farm animals are slaughtered in a clean, orderly process that minimizes stress and pain.  But nothing could be further from the truth.  HFA’s groundbreaking investigations have exposed the fact that farm animals are routinely dismembered while still fully conscious in U.S. slaughterplants.

HBO’s Death on A Factory Farm, focused exclusively on the groundbreaking work of the Humane Farming Association, and revealed mistreatment of animals within the pork industry.

HFA details how (for decades) the USDA’s Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) in Nebraska has been using taxpayer dollars to fund meat-industry research to genetically and chemically alter farm animals.  In addition to torturing and mutilating live, defenseless animals, MARC has starved to death as many as 6,500 animals.

indexSlaughterhouse is available on Amazon

This show will be hosted by Debbie Coffey, V.P. & Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation.

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BLM Nevada Director John Ruhs urges roundup of 4,000 wild horses in Elko county this summer

BLM Nevada Director John Ruhs crawls into bed with welfare ranchers and Nevada Gov. Sandoval by urging this massive roundup of wild horses in Nevada.

635792205939979811-Ruhs-Photo     BLM Nevada Dir. John Ruhs

Source:  krqe.com

In this June 5, 2013 photo, some of the hundreds of mustangs the U.S. Bureau of Land Management removed from federal rangeland peer at visitors at the BLM's Palomino Valley holding facility about 20 miles north of Reno in Palomino Valley, Nev. The Cloud Foundation and Friends of Animas are petitioning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to declare wild horses threatened or endangered in North America under the Endangered Species Act. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

In this June 5, 2013 photo, some of the hundreds of mustangs the U.S. Bureau of Land Management removed from federal rangeland peer at visitors at the BLM’s Palomino Valley holding facility about 20 miles north of Reno in Palomino Valley, Nev.                (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

US agency’s Nevada boss urges roundup of 4,000 mustangs

RENO, Nev. (AP) – The Bureau of Land Management’s Nevada director wants to round up 4,000 wild horses in Elko County this summer in response to the continued deterioration of drought-stricken rangeland.

That’s more mustangs than were gathered across 10 Western states combined last year.

BLM Nevada Director John Ruhs says it won’t be possible to consider lifting livestock grazing restrictions in the northeast corner of the state without removing the mustangs from four herd management areas.

He says the horse gathers also would benefit the greater sage grouse.

Conservationists say the call for more roundups is a misguided attempt to placate ranchers at the expense of horses and grouse. They say cattle do far more damage than mustangs to the parched range and the imperiled bird.