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James Kleinert and co-writer Kurt Brungardt on their new wild horse documentary (Wed., 8/22/18, on Wild Horse & Burro Radio)



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Watch the trailer for “Disappointment Valley: A Modern Day Western” HERE.

Our guests tonight are documentary filmmaker James Kleinert, and co-writer Kurt Brungardt, who will be talking about their new documentary “Disappointment Valley: A Modern Day Western.”

James Kleinert wanted to find the reasons behind the brutal roundups by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that are pushing wild horses to the edge of extinction, and discovered that the extraction industries have been perverting the laws that protect both wild horses and public lands.  Oil and gas fracturing, uranium and other “rare earth” mining is immanent in Disappointment Valley in Colorado.

Kleinert was tagged as a potential eco-terrorist and was put under surveillance by the government.  He partnered with Dan Stotter, one of the nation’s leading Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) attorneys, to investigate the surveillance.  His FOIA case, Kleinert vs. BLM, won a major victory.  Kleinert recently attended BLM roundups of wild horses in the Red Desert Complex in Wyoming.

The co-writer for this documentary, Kurt Brungardt, also wrote the articles “Galloping Scared” and “A Solution for America’s Wild Horse Crisis?” for Vanity Fair.

website:  theamericanwildhorse.com

You can watch their previous documentary, “Wild Horses & Renegades” HERE.

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

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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.

7/18/18 – Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation on the wild horses in the BLM’s Bruneau, Idaho feedlot, on the need for the adoption of these horses, and many other issues.  Listen HERE.

8/15/18 – Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation and Charlotte Roe, Founder of Wild Equid League of Colorado and Science Advisor to The Cloud Foundation, discuss the deaths of foals at recent roundups, sterilization, BLM’s new policy to sell large numbers of wild horses & burros, and more.  Listen HERE.

7 replies »

  1. Colorado Wild Horse and Burro Coalition, Inc. v. Salazar, No. 06-1609 (D.D.C 2009), the Court ruled, to wit:

    “It would be anomalous [not in agreement with] to infer that by authorizing the custodian of the wild free roaming horses and burros to manage’ them, Congress intended to permit the animals’ custodian to subvert the primary policy of the statute by capturing and removing from the wild the very animals that Congress sought to protect from being captured and removed from the wild.”


  2. The title of this show could be
    “Uranium, Russia and Government Corruption” and our Wild Horses and Burros are smack dab in the middle
    All the more reason to protect our American Symbols of Freedom


  3. I do not understand why this is happening and how to stop it.Who is doing this? Nixon signed to protect the wild horses why is this not being enforce.How to stop this?


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