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Update: Wild Horse and Burro Radio covers BLM’s “Final Solution” for Exterminating America’s Protected Wild Herds, TONIGHT!!



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Carol Walker (Dir. of Field Documentation) and R.T. Fitch (Pres. and Co-Founder) of Wild Horse Freedom Federation host tonight’s show.  Our guest is Charlotte Roe, Founder of Wild Equid League of  Colorado and Advisor to The Cloud Foundation.  We’ll be detailing BLM’s cruel experiments on wild horses and burros that are a launching pad for widespread use by BLM as “population suppression” on the remaining wild horses and burros on public lands.  These heartless experiments are the endgame for wild horses and burros.  We’ll also tell you how you can help to stop these experiments.

BLM experiments include senseless laser ablation on 8 month old foals and, with along with partner Oregon State University, risky ovariectomies via colpotomy (pictures below) performed by veterinarian Leon Pielstick.

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1/20/16 – Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation, on BLM’s plans to sterilize wild horse and burros.  Listen HERE.

1/27/16 – Marjorie Farabee, Dir. of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation, on threats to shoot wild burros in Arizona.  Listen HERE.

2/8/16 – Representatives of 4 major wild horse & burro advocacy groups and advocates speak out against BLM’s plans for barbaric sterilization experiments on wild mares.  Listen HERE.

2/10/16 – Jonathan Ratner, Western Watersheds Project’s Director for Wyoming, Utah and Colorado, talks about the environmental toll of privately owned livestock grazing on public lands.  Listen HERE.

2/24/16 – Kirsten Stade, Advocacy Director for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), on BLM’s skewed data minimizing the effects of livestock grazing on public lands.  Listen HERE.

3/2/16 – Marjorie Farabee, Dir. of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation, Equine Mgr. of Todd Mission Ranch (TMR Rescue) & founder of Wild Burro Protection League, joined by local wild burro advocates fighting to save the wild burros of the Black Mountain Herd Management Area in Arizona.  Listen HERE.

3/23/16 –  Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation interviews Susan W. Watt, Executive Director, Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, located in South Dakota.  Listen HERE.

5/4/16 – Gail A. Eisnitz, author of the book “Slaughterhouse” and Chief Investigator for the Humane Farming Association (HFA).  Listen HERE.

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  1. Medical Malpractice Related to UNNESESSARY Surgery
    By Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C.
    “Unnecessary surgery is a type of medical malpractice. A form of medical malpractice that has become an alarming and growing problem in the U.S. is unnecessary surgery.
    This type of malpractice can lead to life-threatening complications and completely alter an individual’s life. When a surgeon performs and unnecessary surgery, it is an act of medical negligence. Doctors should take every precaution before deciding to prescribe any type of invasive surgery to a patient. When there is a failure to do this and it results in unnecessary surgery, they may be held legally liable. Unnecessary surgery can lead to serious or even life-threatening complications. Some of the risks include hemorrhaging, damage to organs, infection, amputation and anesthesia errors. Putting animals through unnecessary surgery where they face complications that could significantly alter their life is a form of medical negligence.”


  2. Don Moore, DVM is a respected Veterinarian who has extensive knowledge about wild horses and wild horse behavior.
    He states, “The three surgical procedures for permanent sterilization of mares described in the mare sterilization research project, ovariectomy via colopotomy, tubal ligation and hysteroscopically-guided laser ablation of the oviduct papilla all require certain pre-operative and post-operative considerations for aseptic surgical protocol and pain management.
    Pre-operative bloodwork and a thorough examination are always performed on the relatively few domestic mares which are spayed. Other options other than surgery are always considered first due to the risk involved with any of these procedures. Aseptic surgical protocol and pain management is the standard of care for each and every surgery or the performing veterinarian would undoubtedly be sued by the owner and reprimanded by the state veterinary board.
    Wild mares will not have their surgeries performed in a sterile surgical suite. Their surgery will be performed in a non-sterile chute or standing in stocks at the local BLM facility without the benefit of the routine standard of care. Unlike domestic mare who are easily handled, the very handling of these wild mares presents additional pre-operative stressors, which cannot be mitigated.
    BLM does not possess the statutory authority to treat America’s wild free roaming mares as research test subjects to perform surgeries which are not the standard care for domestic mares.
    Case in point, is a photograph of Dr. Leon Pielstick a he was beginning to perform a surgery attired in bibs used predominantly for working cattle and performing the surgery with a non-sterile plastic sleeve that is used to pregnancy check cattle. This is not acceptable for a domestic mare, why wild mares? To learn this procedures has been performed on some of the Sheldon wild mares, undoubtedly in a similar manner, is gross negligence and inhumane on the part of the Department of Interior and the veterinarians who performed the surgery in less than aseptic conditions.
    This type of trial and error butchery is a violation of the least feasible management clause of the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act.
    Mass experimental surgeries performed under these conditions outlined in the proposal amounts to negligence and abuse. I believe experiments such as this proposal are unethical, inhumane and unwarranted. Any veterinarian(s) who would perform these experiments is in violation of the oath taken as a graduating veterinarian, ‘above all else, do no harm’. If a veterinarian in private practice performed these procedures in the manner described I this document they would most certainly be reported to and disciplined by the regulatory board of that state. Discipline would likely mean suspension of that veterinarian’s license to practice in that state.”


  3. This is just another act of a sexual depravity low, that our country and the world is sinking too. SICK ~ SICK ~SICK


  4. Stop this horrific crime of making Premarin that causes cancer. Do you know the horses are suffering from you sticking that object up the rectum.

    This practice needs to stop now. These horses were not meant to be in stall 24/7 for the rest of there life’s.


  5. The BLM and Department of the Interior have only themselves to blame for the extremely poor confidence and heightened skepticism from yesterday’s and today’s public. It is clear that the BLM has had a wanton disregard for science, evidence and best-practice. What level of self-deception, ignorance, and incompetence must exist for the BLM to believe for so long it was doing a good job? What sort of unprofessional ethic must exist for a tax-payer funded government agency to knowingly use dubious data to meet public interest and defend its policy in the face of public concerns?

    For the past 40 plus years the BLM and associates have been chipping away at these legal wild horse and wild burro lands and obviously the recovery and reinstatement of wild horses and wild burros would be unfavorable to any financial stakeholders, i.e. livestock permittees, mining and energy corporations, large lobbying trophy hunting “clubs” and many more. But let’s face it … the only persons that have worked for 40 plus years for the extinction of wild horses and burros are those with a financial interest. This has been and continues to be unacceptable, illegal and the American citizens including me are disgusted at the “sell-out” of our lands and resources by the agency that is responsible to protect them … BLM.


  6. Thank you for the great radio show … as with all these informational radio shows … it should have been 2 or 3 or 4 hours!

    Chariman of this committee (my rep), Tom McClintock is a known wild horse and burro hater and his statements in this meeting make him GUILTY of
    violation of Title 18 (18 U.S.C. § 1001). Making false statements (18 U.S.C. § 1001) is the common name for the United States federal crime laid out in Section 1001 of Title 18 of the United States Code, which generally prohibits knowingly and willfully making false or fraudulent statements, or concealing information, in “any matter within the jurisdiction” of the federal government of the United States, even by mere denial
    18 U.S. Code § 1519 – Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal
    Current through Pub. L. 114-38. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)
    US Code

    This is a big deal, and there are a thousand examples of this problem. The Forest Service is tied to the lumber industry, and the BLM is full of cattlemen.
    There is a legal term for how the BLM operates. It is “Regulatory Capture”. Regulatory capture is a form of political corruption that occurs when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or special concerns of interest groups that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating. Regulatory capture is a form of government failure; it creates an opening for firms to behave in ways injurious to the public (e.g., producing negative externalities). The agencies are called “captured agencies”.
    After listening even to only part of today’s committee meeting, there is no doubt (as if there ever was … grrrrr) that BLM AND THIS COMMITTEE is guilty of regulatory capture.


  7. We need to KEEP calling Oregon State University

    Action Alert! Tell the President of Oregon State University to Stop Pregnant Wild Mare Sterilization Experiments

    by Carol Walker, Director of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation

    Tell the President of Oregon State University to Stop Pregnant Wild Mare Experiments

    President Edward Ray of Oregon State University – we want to persuade him to do the right thing.

    You may call his office at: 541-737-4133
    Fax: 541-737-3033
    and email here:
    Here is his page:

    If you have the time to reach out to more people at Oregon State University, here is a list:

    Dean of the Veterinary College:

    The Board of Trustees:

    V.P. Relations and Marketing:

    V.P. Research: link to email form at:

    Alumni Association: Alumuni Association Board Members:


  8. Is BIG PHARMA is involved these universities/ animal experiments?


    Oregon State University’s College of Pharmacy students spend the third year of their studies at Oregon Health & Science University’s new Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) in Portland.
    The CLSB brings together Oregon Health & Science University,
    Portland State University in a collaboration of education, research, patient care and community service.

    The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program at Oregon State is a fruitful collaboration with OHSU—the degree is conferred by both universities, and both OSU and OHSU are noted on the diploma.

    This collaboration is beneficial to our students, but also to each school, with joint faculty appointments and close proximity allowing a healthy exchange of knowledge, ideas and technology.

    Along with spending their third year in labs and classrooms on the Portland campus, many Pharm.D. students also do part of their fourth-year Advance Experiential Program clerkships at OHSU, rotating through various hospitals and clinics at the university.

    Our new facilities at OHSU have provided us with technologically advanced classrooms that include audience response modules, allowing the instructor to receive immediate feedback from students. The new space also has seminar rooms, a brand new computer lab and patient rooms.
    Learn what it’s like to be an OSU Pharm.D. student from Dan Rackham (’08), who discusses his experience as a third-year Pharm.D. student at OHSU.

    Monkeys Burned, Overdosed, and Bled to Death at Oregon Primate Center
    Written by Jennifer Bates | June 6, 2016
    Written by Jennifer Bates | June 6, 2016

    The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has a long history of abusing monkeys in cruel and painful experiments.

    Documents recently obtained by Jefferson Public Radio show that a monkey at the center bled to death after he removed a catheter from his vein and laboratory employees failed to monitor him effectively. Another monkey was forced to drink so much alcohol-the equivalent of 17 drinks in 30 minutes-in an addiction experiment that he became unconscious and had to be resuscitated.


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