Here is what they are NOT telling the public in the below news article…
The USFS discontinued all funding for long term holding for wild horses and burros a few years ago. During the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Management Advisory Board meeting in 2015 and again on April 14, 2016, Barry Imler, Forest Service Rangeland Management Specialist provided the USFS “new” flow chart for wild horses captured on USFS lands. The chart shows that all captured wild horses not returned to public lands or young ones not adopted after 3 attempts and all wild horses over the age of ten will be euthanized or sold without limitation (KB). They will not be going to any long term holding. I quote, USFS Modoc Forest Supervisor, Kimberly H Anderson, “Disposition of older animals will be as stated above, consistent with law regulations and policy. This may include, but would not be limited to, turning them back out to the range, adoption, placement in long-term facilities, or euthanization.” “Should animals be euthanized, the manner of euthanasia would be in the most humane manner possible. In a field setting, they may be euthanized through the use of firearms or drugs…”
by Dianne L Stallings, Ruidoso News “My biggest advice to the community is that our stance is that these horses are wild,” The Alto “wild” horse herd was delivered quietly back to Lincoln County Tuesday, ending a month’s battle between herd advocates and officials with the New Mexico […]
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By Arno Rosenfeld as published on the Casper Star Tribune “The Rock Springs (Welfare) Grazing Association did not respond to a request for comment…” A federal court battle over the fate of wild horses in Wyoming’s high desert could have implications for the management of public lands across […]
By Hilary Wood as published on AlterNet The interests of the nation’s wild horses on taxpayer-supported public lands have been neglected in favor of profit-driven special interests. Earlier this month, the federal Bureau of Land Management decided to withdraw its plan to perform sterilization experiments on 225 wild […]
“Sorry gang, I don’t mean to demean or overshadow our earlier Feel Good Sunday installment but I just could not resist the urge to include the funniest moment that I had this week. Although this video, below, is a commercial it speaks to where a lot of us have been, MANY TIMES! I showed it to Terry and we mutually had a great laugh but she quickly sobered up and said, “‘t was a good marketing move not to highlight a woman.’ I replied with, ‘No comparison intended,’ with all of my fingers crossed behind my back!!!’ ” ~ R.T.
By Karin Brulliard as published on The Washington Post “Our aim was . . . to develop a tool to ‘ask’ horses whether or not they prefer to wear a blanket under different weather conditions,” Twenty-two horses in Norway can tell you whether they want to wear a blanket […]