Horse Slaughter

Ginger Kathrens (Exec. Dir., The Cloud Foundation) and Carol Walker, (Dir. of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation) with updates on wild horse roundups and the Bureau of Land Management (Wed., 10/18/17, on Wild Horse & Burro Radio)


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Our guests tonight are Ginger Kathrens, Founder and Exec. Dir. of The Cloud Foundation, and member of the Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board and Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation.

Ginger Kathrens will be calling in after Wednesday’s BLM National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board meeting, taking place in Grand Junction, CO, and will be talking about issues discussed at the meeting. Also, The Cloud Foundation, AWHC, Return to Freedom and Virginia Hudson, recently won a lawsuit and stopped the sterilization of the Saylor Creek wild horses in Idaho.

Carol Walker has been at the roundups in Wyoming, and will be giving us the latest update on the roundups and the lawsuit regarding the Wyoming roundups (Carol is a Co-Plaintiff).  Carol’s website is and you can see her photography of wild horses at

Ginger Kathrens speaking in front of the recent, secretive “Slaughter Summit” in Utah

Carol Walker and friends (photo: Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer)

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

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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 millions of donkeys around the world being killed to produce a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) called ejiao. 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.

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 “Slaughter Summit”), Protect the Harvest, secret spaying and more. Listen HERE.

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

9/20/17 – Cathy Liss (Pres.) and D.J. Schubert (Wildlife Biologist) of Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) on the USDA’s Wildlife Services’ out of control killing program that kills approximately 5 million animal each year, endangered species, wildlife and wild horse & burro issues. Read AWI brochure (2011) Managing for Extinction, & AWI Report (2012) Overview of the Management of Wild Horses & Burros. Listen HERE.

9/27/17 – Stephen Nash, the author Grand Canyon for Sale.” An extraordinarily powerful few are controlling public lands that belong to all Americans. Grand Canyon For Sale is a carefully researched investigation of the precarious future of America’s public lands: our national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, monuments, and wildernesses. Listen HERE.

10/1/17 – Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation on the Bureau of Land Management’s roundups of wild horses in the Checkerboard area of Wyoming. This roundup that will result in the devastation of the three largest remaining wild horse herds in Wyoming. Listen HERE.

10/4/17 – Sam Jojola, a former Deputy Resident Agent-in-Charge for U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) Office of Law Enforcement, on wildlife trafficking, trophy hunting, Safari Club International, the poisoning of birds by the mining industry and kill permits for the wind energy industry. Listen HERE.

10/11/17 – Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation. Carol with an update of the roundups of wild horses in Wyoming and the lawsuit filed to stop the BLM from illegally rounding up hundreds of wild horses in the helicopter capture in Wyoming. Carol is a co-Plaintiff. Listen HERE.

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  1. More media, tomorrow night in Boise:

    “There is perhaps no image more symbolic of the American West than a band of mustangs running wild across its open planes. Yet despite the iconic visual, wild horses are a controversial topic in Idaho and its surrounding states, where, according to a 2017 BLM population inventory, 73,000 horses and burros now roam free on public lands, competing with cattle for forage. In the first episode of its 35th season, the Idaho Public Television program Outdoor Idaho will examine the issue of wild horse overpopulation from both sides, describing the Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 and speculating on what the future will hold if the Trump administration cuts funding for BLM programs assisting wild equines. Featuring stunning footage of horses on the range, as well as interviews with cattle ranchers, wild horse advocates and BLM representatives, “Wild Horses” is an episode no Idahoan should miss.”

    Watch on KAID at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19; 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22; or online at Monday, Oct. 23.


  2. EXCELLENT show.
    As was stated on the program…”It is political suicide to be connected in any way with Horse slaughter…ESPECIALLY Wild Horses and/or Wild Burros”. Not good for Public Relations or political careers.

    Feds: Wild horses sent to slaughter, not pasture
    Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY

    Wild horses are an iconic symbol of the West, and their handling has long been politically touchy. Land managers say the herds can grow too large for the lands they roam and must be managed through sales or euthanization. But critics have made land mangers nervous enough that they ignored laws allowing them to kill horses or sell them to any willing buyer, calling it “political suicide” to take such actions.


    • Which show are you referring to?

      And if it was politically suicidal to send wild horses to slaughter, why do so many (Salazar, Davis come to mind) remain unprosecuted?


  3. IcySpots, the show that was on Wednesday night with Carol and Ginger.
    Salazar did step down after the Davis scandal. It’s doubtful that he had intended to do so, as Secretaries of the Interior generally stay for the length of the administration that appointed them.
    Not the justice that was deserved..for sure..but probably not the political career that he had intended.


    • Neither Salazar or Davis have faced prosecution, and Salazar was tagged to head Clinton’s White House transition team had she won the Presidency, so his political career has not suffered much. This is only one example, of course. I am aware of many instances of horses being killed or disappeared, but can’t think of a single incident of prosecution with any serious penalties enforced. Can you?


  4. And then there was Conrad Burns…

    An Interview with Former Sen. Conrad Burns
    by Steven Long, HORSEBACK MAGAZINEHorseback (reprinted with permission)

    In the world of equine welfare there may be no person subject to derision than former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns.
    An ardent supporter of horses as a commodity to be sold for whatever reason their owner deems profitable, the former auctioneer lost his seat in the U.S. Senate to a farmer, Jon Tester, after passage of the BURNS AMENDMENT. THE LAW WAS PASSED IN THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT after it was attached to an appropriations bill nobody had read. For the first time, in an exclusive interview with HORSEBACK MAGAZINE, Burns how revocation of the law came about.


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