Horse Slaughter

Author Terri Farley and Susan Wagner (Pres., Equine Advocates) on the 2018 Budget threat to kill over 46,000 wild horses, the “Horse Killer Summit” in Utah, Protect the Harvest & secret spaying (Wild Horse & Burro Radio, Wed., 8/23/17)


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Our guests tonight are: Terri Farley, best selling author of the Phantom Stallion series for young readers and Susan Wagner, President & Founder of Equine Advocates. Terri and Susan will be talking about the the 2018 Budget that threatens the killing of over 46,000 wild horses and burros, the National Wild Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Summit (aka the “Horse Killer Summit”) that is currently taking place in Utah, Protect the Harvest and secret spaying.

Terri Farley, is also the author of Seven Tears into the Sea, a contemporary Celtic fantasy nominated as a YALSA best book. Terri is an advocate for the West’s wild horses and she works with young people learning to make their voices heard. Terri’s first non-fiction book, “Wild at Heart: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them,” was chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection. Terri was honored by the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame and her books have sold more than two million copies in 28 countries.

Susan Wagner founded Equine Advocates in 1996. Equine Advocates has helped rescue thousands of equine from slaughter, abuse and neglect. Equine Advocates originated undercover investigations in the U.S. and Canada that exposed horse slaughter auctions, horse slaughterhouses, the tragic fate of camp horses, the abusive treatment of mules and work horses by Amish farmers, the miserable lives of PMU mares who are continually impregnated and turned into 4-legged drug machines to produce the drugs, Premarin, PremPro and Premphase, and other equine abuse. Equine Advocates maintain the Equine Advocates Rescue and Sanctuary and sponsor events at the Equine Education Center.

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

To contact us:, or call 320-281-0585


1/8/17 – Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation on BLM’s dangerous Radio Collar Study on the Adobe Town wild horses in Wyoming. Listen HERE.

2/15/17 – Marjorie Farabee, Dir. of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation and donkey advocate David Duncan (Donkey Rescue World), talk about the killing of the world’s donkeys for ejiao. Listen HERE.

3/8/17 – Marjorie Farabee, Dir. of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation and Australian donkey advocate Andrea Jenkins, a member of Good Samaritan Donkey Sanctuary, on the ejiao issue in Australia. Listen HERE.

4/12/17 – Dawn Vincent, Head of Communications for The Donkey Sanctuary UK, and Marjorie Farabee, Dir. of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation. In January 2017, The Donkey Sanctuary (UK) issued a report titled “Under the Skin,” about the global demand for donkey skins used to produce a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) called ejiao. Listen HERE.

5/24/17 – ELAINE NASH, Founder and Dir. of Fleet of Angels, and Palomino Armstrong, founder of CHILLY PEPPER – MIRACLE MUSTANG, on the logistics of the rescue of the ISPMB horses and about the many wild horses that still need to be adopted. Listen HERE.

6/14/27 – Nancy Turner, Pres. of This Old Horse, a Minnesota nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide sanctuary to retired, rescued, and recovering horses, and Elaine Nash, Founder and Dir. of Fleet of Angels, a not-for-profit organization offering crisis management and transportation assistance during equine-related emergencies, talk about the ISPMB horses that still need to be adopted. Listen HERE.

6/21/17 – Bonnie Gestring, Northwest Circuit Rider for Earthworks, on contamination of U.S. waters in perpetuity, caused by mining. Bonnie is co-author of the report Polluting the Future: How mining companies are polluting our nation’s waters in perpetuity. Listen HERE.

6/28/17 – Neda DeMayo, Founder and President, and Cory Golden, Advocacy & Communications Director, of Return to Freedom, on the need for ALL of us to urge Congress to stand against a presidential budget proposal that threatens the lives of tens of thousands of horses. Listen HERE.

7/8/17 – Ginger Kathrens (Founder and Exec. Dir. of The Cloud Foundation), John Holland (Pres. of Equine Welfare Alliance), Katlin Kraska (Equine Lobbyist for ASPCA), Cory Golden (Advocacy Coordinator for Return to Freedom), and R.T. Fitch, (Pres. of Wild Horse Freedom Federation), on what you can do to help save over 46,000 wild horses & burros from slaughter due to language in the 2018 Budget. Listen HERE.

7/12/17 – Gayle Hunt, President & Founder of the Central Oregon Wild Horse Coalition, on their efforts to preserve the wild horses on the Big Summit HMA, in the Ochoco National Forest, about 30 miles east of Prineville, Oregon. Listen HERE.

8/16/17 – Ginger Kathrens, Founder and Exec. Dir. of The Cloud Foundation, and member of the BLM’s National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board and Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation on what you can do to help save over 46,000 wild horses & burros from slaughter due to language in the 2018 Budget.  Listen HERE.

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    • Just wanted to let everyone know that Ginger Kathrens will be calling in during the 2nd half hour to let us know about the press conference outside the Slaughter Summit

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  1. Why Cabinet Secretaries Should Not Threaten Members of Congress
    Aug 14, 2017
    Cary Coglianese, Gabriel Scheffler and Daniel E. Walters
    Among the many twists and turns in this summer’s legislative drama involving Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, one sideshow revealed an important lesson worth highlighting about American government-specifically, about the appropriate relationship between executive branch officials and members of Congress.

    In the days leading up to the Senate’s late-night crescendo, where Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) joined with Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to reject a last-ditch effort to pass a “skinny” repeal bill, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke apparently made phone calls to Alaska’s two Senators threatening adverse departmental actions toward their state if Murkowski did not get behind the health care repeal effort.

    Although Zinke’s phone campaign failed to sway Murkowski, it skirted close to, if not over, the line of illegality. It also flipped the roles of agency officials and members of Congress. The head of an executive department is Congress’s delegate, not its boss.

    The federal Anti-Lobbying Act, for example, prohibits agencies from devoting federal government resources “directly or indirectly” to support “any … telephone [use]…intended or designed to influence in any manner a Member of Congress… to favor, adopt, or oppose, by vote or otherwise, any legislation, law, ratification, policy, or appropriation.” This act exempts “proper” communications in the course of official business, but threatening calls about legislation outside the scope of an agency’s purview seem neither proper nor official.

    Zinke’s alleged conduct also offended the spirit of the Hatch Act’s restrictions on “political activity” by federal officials. Although the Hatch Act typically restricts federal employees’ ability to get involved in campaigns, at least in a colloquial sense the words “political activity” encompass more than campaigning.

    Even more concerning, Zinke may have skirted close to bribery-which occurs when someone “directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official … with intent . . . to influence any official act.” Dangling federal resources or approval of projects and policies over a U.S. Senator would seem to amount to something “of value


  2. Not sure just how many enemies the Secretary of Interior wants to take on, but he is on a roll.
    At the rate he’s going he’s bound to be the “sacrificial lamb” for the Robber Barons that are hoping to take OUR Public Land and it’s rich natural resources.
    Cabinet member are also expendable.
    Does he fully realize the repercussions of being remembered as the “executioner” of America’s Wild Horses & Burros?
    Will that be his legacy?

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