Horse Slaughter

John Holland (Pres., Equine Welfare Alliance) and Simone Netherlands (Pres., Salt River Wild Horse Management Group) on Dept. of Interior’s plan to kill over 46,000 wild horses in BLM facilities and on public lands, and on fighting against horse slaughter in the U.S., on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., 9/13/17)


Wild_Horse_Burro_Radio_LogoJoin us on Wild Horse Wednesdays®, this Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

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Our guests tonight are John Holland, Pres. of Equine Welfare Alliance and Simone Netherlands (Pres. of The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, and Spokeswoman for American Wild Horse Campaign).  They will be talking about issues including stopping horse slaughter from being approved in the U.S., and the Dept. of the Interior’s language in the 2018 Budget to kill over 46,000 wild horses & burros in holding, and tens of thousands more on public lands.

Equine Welfare Alliance (EWA), is a dues free, all volunteer 501(c)(3) umbrella organization representing over 330 member organizations, over 1,200 individual members worldwide in 23 countries and the Southern Cherokee Government. EWA is dedicated to ending the slaughter of American horses and the preservation and protection of Wild Horses & Burros on public lands.

The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) is an Arizona-based nonprofit organization dedicated to monitoring, studying and protecting the Salt River wild horses.

Advocates of Arizona’s wild horses delivered a 300,000-signature petition to Sen. Jeff Flake’s office in Phoenix, opposing the mass killing of federally protected horses and burros across the U.S.

The treatment tank at the Cavel horse slaughterhouse in DeKalb, IL, taken just months before it closed in 2007. Cavel was never in compliance on its discharge during its period of operation.

This show will be co-hosted by R.T. Fitch (Pres.) and Debbie Coffey (V.P. and Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs) of 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 the wild horses & burros from slaughter from 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. Listen HERE.

8/23/17 – Terri Farley, best selling author of the Phantom Stallion series for young readers and Susan Wagner, President & Founder of Equine Advocates, on the 2018 Budget threat to kill over 46,000 wild horses and burros, the National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition Summit (aka the “Horse Killer Summit”), Protect the Harvest, secret spaying and more. Listen HERE.

8/30/17 – Ginger Kathrens, Founder and Exec. Dir. of The Cloud Foundation, and member of the BLM’s National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board, on language in the 2018 Budget that would mean 46,000 of our wild horses & burros in BLM holding facilities, and tens of thousands more on public lands, would be killed immediately. LISTEN HERE.

9/6/17 – Russ Mead, Esq., the Vice President & General Counsel of Animal Law Coalition, a 501(c)4 that lobbies for legislation in support of animal welfare. Russ talks about wild horses, advocacy, legislation and his efforts to stop horse tripping at rodeos in Oregon. Listen HERE.


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    Tell them 1) you don’t want wild horses & burros killed, “euthanized” or sterilized, and also 2) that you do not want horses slaughter to be allowed in the U.S.


    (CHAIR) Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) 202-224-5054 202-224-9450
    Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) 202-224-5744 202-224-3416
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) 202-224-6665 202-224-5301
    Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) 202-224-4843 202-228-1371
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) 202-224-3841 202-228-3954
    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) 202-224-4041 202-224-9750
    Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) 202-224-5042 202-228-3075
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 202-224-3041 202-228-0285
    Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HW) 202-224-3934 202-228-1153
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) 202-224-2152 202-228-0400
    Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) 202-224-6521 202-228-6966
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KS) 202-224-2541 202-224-2499
    Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) 202-224-4623 202-228-0447
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) 202-224-2523 202-224-2693
    Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) 202-224-4654 202-228-0629
    Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) 202-224-5721 202-224-8149
    Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) 202-224-2644 202-224-8594
    Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) 202-224-2651 202-228-1236
    Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) 202-224-2841 202-228-3194
    Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) 202-224-2551 202-224-7999
    Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) 202-224-5754 202-228-1015
    Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) 202-224-3753 202-228-3997
    Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) 202-224-4642 202-224-4680
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) 202-224-4944 202-228-3398 (Big Pro-Horse Slaughter Supporter)
    Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) 202-224-0238 202-224-3479
    Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) 202-224-2621 202-224-0238
    Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) 202-224-5653 202-224-9787
    Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) 202-224-6472 202-224-7665
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) 202-224-3954 202-228-0002

    Please only call Senators Udall and Graham to thank them for the Udall-Graham Amendment:

    Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) 202-224-6621 202-228-3261 Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 202-224-5972 202-224-3808

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      • Thanks Debbie. One more question, once the bill is presented to the full Senate (and presumablly the House at the same time?) are any further revisions possible or do they simply vote up or down? In other words, are the only revisions made during the committee markups, or can they happen at any time as long as enough Congressional members vote them in?


    • We apologize for the background noise during the first 5-10 minutes of this show. Hopefully, you can still hear John Holland speaking.


  2. This is an atrocity!!! Disgusting & horrific what lengths humans will go to.. 2 get land that by all rights belong to these magnificent creatures of Gods making. Its human greed that’s going to be their own undoing. Man had better quit playing God in deciding whom or what comes & goes in this world. God has already begun his rath all over this world with the devistations of many countries to bring all of us together as friends again instead of killing each other.
    When will we quit trying 2 play God!
    Leave the horses alone.. Let them run free!!


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