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 […]
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 […]
Message from Equine Advocates Take Action: Our Wild Horses and Burros Need Your Help The Bureau of Land Management is still working to get Congressional approval for its “Path Forward” plan. We at Equine Advocates (and Wild Horse Freedom Federation) strongly oppose this plan, as it is more […]
by Grandma Gregg “BLM states biologically impossible annual wild horse population rates…” The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently posted their annual Wild Horse and Burro Herd Statistics. As in previous years, BLM’s report is full of obviously false, biologically impossible population growth data. WHY is it important […]
Open Letter from Charlotte Roe Environmental misdeeds are flourishing, as those who value their financial gain above clean air and water, wildlife, and measures to combat global warming are using the COVID-19 pandemic to make hay. One of the biggest is now before us — and calls for quick […]
New Report Outlines Mass Roundup Plan that Will Result in Fiscal Ruin and the Destruction of America’s Wild Horse & Burro Herds A surge in funding — $21 million of additional taxpayer dollars for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Management Program — will […]
Open letter from Charlotte Roe I urge the BLM to extend the deadline for comments to the Black Mountain Wild Burro Gather and Population Management EA, given the widespread disruption currently caused by the COVID pandemic. Given the strains placed on all agencies, those working in health and […]
“Now before everyone goes nuts on me, please take a deep breath and sit back. This PBS film is a really great story of the evolution of our beloved Equus…AND it validates and verifies what we all have been saying that world’s horses origins come from right here in North America. Now on the issue that Europeans brought them back to this country, I am not 100% sold on that theory.
My Ute friends tell me of times long before the Whiteman showed up that their ancestors worked with horses, for as long as their legends go back. Likewise, there have been reports that several small herds may have survived the great extinction event of 10,000 years ago so I, personally, lean towards the unproven theory that there is a chance that the horse never completely disappeared from North America.
Did the early explorers bring horses over and have an impact on the wild population, but of course, you can see the Spanish influence in Cloud’s herd. But are the horses from across the pond the exclusive source to our current wild equines? Me thinks not. Enjoy the video…it has a lot to offer the lover of horses and donkeys.” ~ R.T.
by Debbie Coffey as published on Wild Hoofbeats David Philipps’ New York Times article “A Mustang Crisis Looms in the West” (3/22/20) requires correction for falsely blaming degradation of public lands in the West on wild horses, in both the headline and the body of the article. Data […]