Well, they did it. The U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2021 Interior appropriations legislation doling out to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) $102 million for its wild horse and burro program; which the agency said that it intended to use the funding to cruelly […]
by Shawn Soper as published on The Dispatch “You just can’t fix STUPID!” ~ R.T. ASSATEAGUE — Before the arrival of the Fourth of July weekend, one individual who last week thought it was a good idea to actually mount one of the horses at Assateague provides a […]
The Dodo Ronnie the donkey was so depressed after he lost his baby boy. But the woman who adopted him knew exactly what he was going through and figured out the sweetest way to make him feel at home.
“It’s hard to believe that this is the second holiday, this year, where we find ourselves hunkered down on the ranch and not out traveling or enjoying the company of our friends and associates.
Playing it safe today; smoking turkey on a spit, making dinner for Terry and her Mom all while the dogs play, cats observe, horses and deer quietly graze on ample green grass in the pastures and Koi quietly languish in the pond.
But is that bad, is this really sad, should we feel sorry for ourselves?
Heck no…this is quality time: we are healthy, together, enjoying our little piece of heaven while the world outside our gate is turned upside down not only by a foreign virus but by people who have lost their moral compass if not their collective minds.
As Terry now says, “It took a pandemic for me to realize that I was anti-social from the git-go, my schedule has not changed”, living and caring for critters will do that to you.
So while the world rages with stupid and stupider the silent majority sits back, observes, gathers courage and waits for the right moment to pounce. Personally, the time to stand up is now not later…so with that said, I share with you the words of John Boston, perhaps a bit localized but when applied to the big picture, speaks for many of us.
Enjoy the day, eat well, build good memories and don’t traumatize your domestic and wild critter friends with simulated gun fire tonight. Instead, sip an adult beverage, watch the flames dance in your campfire ,or your Tiki torches, hug your soul mate and plan for a better tomorrow, it shall come.
Keep the faith; enjoy the company and embrace of those you love! ” ~ R.T.
by Mark Price, The Charlotte Observer The history of those wild horses roaming North Carolina’s Outer Banks has long been shrouded in mystery, with most historians believing they descend from mustangs brought by Spanish settlers 500 years ago. An exact origin may never be proven, but an ambitious […]
By Ginger Kathrens & Charlotte Roe as published on The Washington Examiner Environmental travesties are on the rise, many obscured by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the biggest ones will soon be taken up by Congress. In its long-overdue report to Congress, the Bureau of Land Management proposes capturing and removing 220,000 wild horses […]
ThisMustangLife.com “Wild Lands Wild Horses” is an exploratory docu-series traveling across 10 states within 150M+ acres of public lands. Wild Horse advocate and photographer, Jamie Baldanza & Deb Lee Carson, transports us through America’s western landscape bringing national awareness to the majestic lives and politically complicated lives of […]
Source: The Dodo “This cool zebra’s favorite thing to do is take care of the baby cows at her sanctuary”
by Katie Fite as published on CounterPunch.org The Bureau of Land Management has spent the pandemic churning out rapacious public land projects at breakneck speed. This includes egregious grazing decisions drastically increasing livestock numbers for powerful ranchers. After complaints, Idaho BLM Director John Ruhs responded that ranching was […]
by Bobby Magill as published on Bloomberg Law Usually when public comments are filed with a federal agency, they are made, well, public. Not so for the Bureau of Land Management, which is demanding that in some cases, such comments only be obtained through the cumbersome Freedom of […]