Source: By Rob Nikolewski at Watchdog.org “I think horses are a part of our culture,…” ALBUQUERQUE — Even though it’s looking as if the U.S. Department of Agriculture will approve a horse slaughterhouse in southern New Mexico, Gov. Susana Martinez told reporters Wednesday she’s still against it. “I think horses […]
By STEPHANIE STROM as published in the New York Times Horse-Eaters Duquette and Wallis’ Panties in a Wad The Obama administration has included a proposal in its 2014 budget that would effectively ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Technically, the proposal would prevent money from being […]
By Jordan Steffen as appearing in the Denver Post “They are selling horses to known individuals that operate horse-slaughter businesses.” Wild-horse advocates are calling on the Bureau of Land Management to suspend its annual roundup following an investigative report suggesting that some animals are being sold to slaughterhouses. […]
Update by SFTHH ~BLM live link Covert/Secret Bait Trapping Operations Not Disclosed
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal officials have approved a final management plan for the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Nevada that calls for the removal of all wild horses and burros from it within five years.
The Humane Society of the United States expressed its concerns about the actions of the Bureau of Land Management after an HSUS executive witnessed a BLM contractor appear to hogtie and leave a lost foal in the path of stampeding mustangs at the Desatoya Wild Horse Gather near Austin, Nev. The continued negligence and inhumane treatment of animals in the field is at odds with the agency’s stated vision and goal of improving and reforming its wild horse gather procedures.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) – Two people were arrested during a burro roundup taking place in the Cibola Trigo herd management area, 20 miles outside of Yuma.
An independent journalist and a woman in her 70’s who was observing the event were taken into custody by BLM officials.
Yuma, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Yuma Field Office plans to begin gathering 350 burros from the Cibola-Trigo Herd Management Area north of Yuma, Arizona, on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. The gather was announced earlier to begin on June 4.
SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. (June 2, 2012)—Protect Mustangs, the Bay Area-based preservation group, has been in negotiation with BLM California and is happy to announce that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has agreed to postpone the California helicopter and motorized use public hearing to a later date. Using helicopters at wild horse and burro roundups is controversial. Americans nationwide call helicopter roundups cruel.
The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) covert holiday weekend announcement of a planned public hearing on the use of controversial helicopters during much contested wild horse stampedes, to take place only hours later, drew the nation’s ire and resulted in the federal grazing agency conducting the sparsely attended meeting on May 29th while extending the period for comment until June 12th.