The Washington Post Magazine recently ran a misleading story on wild horses, focusing attention on anti-federalist ranchers in Nevada and the big money behind them. By failing to look beyond the superficial personality conflicts, and missing the real and important public lands issues, this article does its readers a disservice.
Source: Heber Wild Horses Sweet deal for public lands welfare ranchers, yet they still complain This year the grazing fee is $1.35 per cow/calf pair or bull or steer. That is the lowest rate the Forest Service is permitted to charge. We have heard over and over again […]
By Caitlyn Kim as published on CPR News The White House is expected to withdraw William Perry Pendley’s nomination to be director of the Bureau of Land Management, a White House official confirms. The move comes as a chorus of voices have raised objections or concerns about the […]
by ERIK MOLVAR as published on The Wildlife News ” I’ve never seen a rancher pipe up in protest when outrageous lies are uttered by the lobbyists who represent them…” A week ago, I was touring Montana public lands with my 13-year-old daughter. As we approached Yellowstone National Park, […]
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 George Wuerthner as published on The Wildlife News BLM plans to expand Public Land destruction caused by Welfare Ranching The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is rewriting its grazing regulations to allow more “flexibility” into range management. The agency even proposes increases in grazing seasons and numbers. […]
Federally subsidized ‘Good Ole Boys’ spout lies, propaganda and full blown BS to further line their pockets while decimating America’s protected Wild Treasures
“Long time advocate and friend, Grandma Gregg, has alerted us to this very important public comment and has gone so far as to allow us to print her communication to the BLM. The importance of posting her words, here, is not to copy and paste them but to give all of us talking points that we can utilize in our own personal comments. She has included BLM contact information in her letter, below. Thanks to all who are the voices for those who cannot speak for themselves” ~ R.T.
by Katie Fite as published on CounterPunch In early November, Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced the Malheur County Empowerment for the Owyhee Act, an astonishingly awful public lands and wilderness Bill The bill is aimed at enriching ranchers and other local interests. It is the […]
Exonerating Wild Horses & Burros, Fighting to Keep Them Free
“If ever there were a link, to forward to family and friends about the plight of our wild equines, this is it. Your Christmas present to the wild ones could be just that, getting the word out so that more people understand and join with us as we fight to preserve the future well being of those who cannot speak for themselves. Thanks Craig for a fine job of putting this together and as always, thanks Deb for your assistance with facts and information.” ~ R.T.