“There is an age old adage that asks, “How do you know when ‘so and so’ is lying, when their lips are moving.” That does a pretty good job of describing one of America’s most corrupt federal agencies, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). For years the BLM […]
“It’s that time of year again where humans dress their defenseless little two and four legged children in unimaginable costumes in an effort to forever damage their frail egos and to humiliate the living crap out of them. (Sniff) it is shameless what is done and as a male who cares about the mental integrity and emotional well being of our four legged charges I will have nothing to do with this alleged custom and will continue to protect our hairy kids from such abuse…but, the photos below are worth a giggle or two. It all goes to prove that some people just have way too much time on their hands. Have fun.” ~ R.T.
Source: SacredStoneCamp.org “One rider was reportedly hit with up to four rubber bullets his horse was reported to be hit in the legs by live rounds. Another horse was shot and did not survive.” Cannonball, ND – Over 300 police officers in riot gear, 8 ATVs, 5 armored […]
The Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program is Not Maximizing Efficiencies or Complying With Federal Regulations
“BREAKING NEWS: The Department of Interior’s own investigation agency has uncovered the facts that the BLM is mismanaged, shoots from the hip, has no plan and violates federal law. OH MY GOODNESS, I am SHOCKED, STUNNED…the sky is falling and we must tell the king. Duhhhhhhh, why does this make the pain in my chest hurt more? STUPID permeates the agency that is entrusted with protecting the well being of our wild horses and burros. As usual, I am NOT impressed!” ~ R.T.
by Arno Rosenfeld as published on the Casper Star Tribune The appeals court ruled that while the BLM claimed it was justified in treating the entire checkerboard as private, given the “unique land management situation” the agency lacked the authority to make this judgement. The Bureau of Land […]
Hilary Wood, Pres. of Front Range Equine Rescue and Bruce Wagman (partner, Schiff Hardin law firm) on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., 10/26/16)
Join us on Wild Horse Wednesdays®, Oct. 26, 2016 5:00 pm PST … 6:00 pm MST … 7:00 pm CST … 8:00 pm EST Listen to the archived show (HERE!) You can also listen to the show on your phone by calling (917) 388-4520. You can call in […]
Call to Action: Please Comment to Stop the Dangerous and Cruel Adobe Town Wild Mare Radio Collar Study
by Carol Walker, Director of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation Published on WildHoofBeats “This herd is not even above AML by the BLM’s own count, only 648 adult horses in the flyover count in April 2016” The BLM is planning to roundup wild horses in the […]
Story by Monique Griego as published on Channel 12 TV “They’re like family and to see something like this happen it just breaks your heart,” MESA, Ariz. – A family of Salt River Wild Horses went from 9 to 8 members after one of the band’s youngest foals, […]
By RACHEL STEFFANRSTEFFAN as published on The Washington Times “ideally there would be a way to find space for the horses within the 40,000 acres that the Army does not use for training.” FORT POLK, La. – Horse advocates continue to raise questions and concerns about whether removing […]
“It’s Feel Good Sunday and time to lift ourselves up in preparation for another week of intensive warfare, be it fighting to survive on the job, struggling for ways to keep horses and burros on the range and free of slaughter or just getting through the evening news…we need strength.
Often, here, we laugh and slap each other on the back in an effort to bolster ourselves up and prepare for that slide out of the bed on Monday morning but it is also important to remember that many times it is necessary to look deep within prior to looking forward and out upon the horizon of life, and today we do just that.
The link to this video was sent to me by someone who works quietly behind the scenes, here, at Straight from the Horses Heart as many do because this is a community and not a one man show. During the week she sends me various links to newsworthy stories and always throws in a few FGS (Feel Good Sunday) stories for good measure. Her assistance has freed up much of my early morning time and allowed me to write more frequently versus searching for the latest and greatest to share…today is a case in point and after watching this video, I am both moved and anxious to step out the door of the house with my little boarder collie assistant and get to cooking breakfast for the horses, our equine children. I am blessed to, now, spend each and every daybreak with our horses, Roxy my canine keeper, the Koi and even our little monarch butterfly community where we are on our 4th batch of baby caterpillars this season. The quiet beauty, the deep feeling of connection and retrospective look back gives me strength, centers my soul and propels me forward into the harsh daylight of the intense and often times stressful day.
Sit back, breath deeply, wrap the lyrics of show business’s most delightful woman around you and claim this day to be your own, you most assuredly deserve it. Peace to you, my friends.” ~ R.T.