Wild Horses/Mustangs

Carol Walker on BLM’s wild horse holding facility (feedlot) in Axtell, Utah and more (Wild Horse & Burro Radio on Wed., 7/18/18)



Join us for Wild Horse Wednesdays®, Wed., July 18, 2018

6:00 p.m. PST7:00 p.m. MST8:00 p.m. CST9:00 p.m. EST

Listen to the archived show (HERE!)

You can also listen to the show on your phone by calling (917) 388-4520, or call in to ask questions during the second half hour of the show, by calling (917) 388-4520, and then pressing the number 1

This show will be archived so you can listen to it anytime.

Wild horses in the BLM’s Axtell off-range holding facility.  Photo: Carol Walker

Our guest tonight is Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation.  Carol recently attended a rare public tour of the Bureau of Land Management’s wild horse off-range holding facility (feedlot) in Axtell, Utah.  Carol will report on this tour, on the condition of the wild horses, on the need for the adoption of these horses, and many other issues.

Carol’s website is http://www.wildhoofbeats.com/ and you can see her photography of wild horses at http://www.livingimagescjw.com/

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

To contact us: ppj1@hush.com

To find out more about Wild Horse Freedom Federation and our work to keep wild horses and burros wild and free on our public lands visit www.WildHorseFreedomFederation.org

Donate Here: http://wildhorsefreedomfederation.org/donate/





1/17/18 – Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation, on BLM denying her access to photograph wild horses at Axtell (Utah) and Bruneau (Idaho) off range corrals (where the public is not allowed to see them) to help facilitate adoptions.  Listen HERE.

1/19/18 – Erik Molvar, Executive Director of Western Watersheds Project.  Erik is a contributor to The Hill and his blog posts can be found here.    Listen HERE.

2/21/18 – Ann Marini, Ph.D., M.D., and John Holland of Equine Welfare Alliance on veterinary drugs banned in animals used for human consumption that the BLM gives to wild horses & burros.  Listen HERE.

3/14/18 – Jonathan Thompson, a Contributing Editor at High Country News and the author of River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster, on the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster, and other environmental disasters.  Listen HERE.

3/21/18 – Kirsten Stade, Advocacy Director for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).  Listen HERE.

3/28/18 – Stephany Seay, Media Coordinator for the Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC), working to stop the harassment and slaughter of America’s last wild buffalo. Listen HERE.

5/9/18 – Susan Wagner, President & Founder of Equine Advocates and Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation on the BLM’s new plan for “managing” America’s wild horses & burros, that is a blueprint to kill, to sterilize and to ship wild horses & burros overseas, where the BLM has no jurisdiction.  Listen HERE.

6/13/18 – John Horning, Exec. Dir. of WildEarth Guardians.  WildEarth Guardians protects the American West, and its programs focus on wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and climate and energy.  Listen HERE.

6/20/18 – Craig C. Downer (Wildlife Ecologist), Jesica Johnston (Environmental Scientist), and Marybeth Devlin (Researcher and wild horse & burro advocate) on the plight of America’s wild horses & burros.  Listen HERE.

7/3/18 – Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation on saving the wild horses of the Sand Wash Basin in Colorado.  Listen HERE.

2 replies »


    Letter to the editor: BLM plan to sterilize wild horses is dangerous
    POSTED: 07/12/2018

    The Burns, Ore., District Bureau of Land Management has put out a memorandum about its population management plan for the Warm Springs Herd Management Area: “The research project is proposed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Colorado State University (CSU) in cooperation with the Burns District Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The Burns District BLM proposes to allow the USGS and CSU to evaluate the safety, complication rate, and feasibility of ovariectomy via colpotomy on wild horse mares and the impacts to mare and band behavior once returned to the range as compared with an untreated herd.”
    The American Wild Horse Campaign wrote: “The weight of scientific evidence and public opinion clearly supports a BLM decision NOT to proceed with these sterilization procedures.

    “The ‘ovariectomy via colpotomy’ procedure is dangerous, costly and impractical for use in the field, due to the serious health risks they pose to the horses and their unborn foals, and also due to the great expense of purchasing the equipment and training the number of veterinarians necessary to implement these procedures on the range.”

    The WindDancer Foundation feels that the CSU vet college will tarnish its reputation with this proposed sterilization surgery. My personal veterinarian, both a graduate of CSU and a licensed MD, denounced this procedure as being reckless, an unprofessional ethics violation and cruel to these wild horses.

    Please stand with the WindDancer Foundation to denounce this project. Call on the hospital director of the CSU vet school to pull its participation from this project, and call the USGS office in Fort Collins and the Burns, Ore., BLM office to condemn this sterilization procedure.

    Michael Golembeski, Larkspur, Colo.


Care to make a comment?

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.