SOURCE: news.yahoo.com By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – The first effort of its kind to prevent wild horses roaming the Navajo Nation in the U.S. Southwest from being sent to slaughter in Mexico has gained the preliminary approval of tribal leaders, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson said on […]
Bill Richardson, former Gov. of New Mexico SOURCE: santafenewmexican.com Newly installed Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is renegotiating a wild horse protection agreement with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and actor/activist Robert Redford. Richardson and Redford formed the Foundation to Protect New Mexico Wildlife in 2013 […]
Source: by Leslie Macmillan as published in Esquire Celebrities are fighting it, deals are being brokered, and two proposals are sitting in Congress to end it. So why are horses still being slaughtered in droves? BLACK MESA, Ariz. — The West is on the verge of a wild […]
Source: New York Times “Our land is precious to the Navajo people as are all the horses on the Navajo Nation. Horses are sacred animals to us.” PHOENIX — Under pressure by animal welfare groups and many of his own people, the president of the Navajo Nation, Ben […]
Source: by Gary Gerew of the Albuquerque Business First “Secretary Vilsack made it clear to me that he opposes horse slaughter…” Former Gov. Bill Richardson Thursday met in Washington D.C with meet with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and urge him to stop the reopening of horse slaughterhouses, but […]
By Dan Flynn of Food Safety News USDA meat inspectors are now set to provide inspection services to qualified applicants The federal court in New Mexico next Friday will hear the motion for a preliminary injunction against USDA granting inspections to equine meat packing houses that are close […]
Announce Formation of Foundation Focused on Protecting Animals and Wildlife SANTA FE, NM- Former Governor Bill Richardson and legendary actor, director, and conservationist Robert Redford today announced they are joining the fight to stop horse slaughterhouses from reopening in the United States. The action is the first of […]
The hopes of Wild Horse and Burro advocates across the country were dashed, today, when New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson announced from abroad that he had changed his mind about developing a state funded wild horse sanctuary in the state.
Since March, we have been working with the State of New Mexico and the Federal government on developing a horse park and preserve for the Santa Fe area.
While the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sends mixed signals over the state of New Mexico’s attempt to establish a state run Wild Horse sanctuary Governor Bill Richardson stands firm in his conviction that the wild horses need proper protection.