- The New Mexico Senate has taken a step in the right direction as they voted unanimously to pass Senate Memorial 35 to establish a a wild horse park in Sandavol County. Led by Senator Komadina (R-Corrales), New Mexico believes that wild horses would make great ecotourism for New Mexico and they have begun to study the feasibility of getting one started on BLM lands near Placitas. Click Here to learn more.
- Now through February 29, the Artists Co-Op Gallery located in Reno, Nevada is producing a a Wild Horse Art show where you can wander through a dream world for horse lovers. Everything from wall sized photos and paintings to original horse jewelry, lariat baskets featuring horsehair and turquoise, autographed copies of The Phantom Stallion and Wild Horse Island books and more is available now. The Wild Horse Co-Op located at 627 Mill St. - near Wells Avenue, will be donating a portion of its proceeds from book and art sales at the gallery to benefit Hidden Valley's horse protection fund. Call (775) 322-8896 for more information.
- American Horse Defense Fund is growing and to help accomodate its success, they are providing a new toll free phone number to help their members reach them. Starting February 19th, 2008 the old phone number will no longer work (the one with a charge!) and you can reach them toll free at 1-866-956-AHDF (2433) and fax them at 1-866-676-9758.
- Australia finds a prize winning race horse escaping to run wild with the local "brumbies" (what Australia calls wild horses) and the owners have posted a reward for his return. Click Here to learn more.
- "Rescuing "brumbies" of Australia" again brings the spotlight on Australia's brutal policies of killing wild horses and burros and leaving them to suffer and die. One of the focuses is Jan Carter, grandmother and harpist turned horse rescuer as the founder of Save The Brumbies, who is dedicated to finding humane ways of dealing with Australia's 300,000 wild horses. Click Here to learn more.
- "BLM Recommends Smaller Herd" reports on the ongoing Pryor Mountain wild horse issues.Click Here to learn more.
- An inspirational story, "Roaming Free" about the Missouri Wild Horse Leagues successful efforts to STOP National Park Service in 1994 from completely zeroing out a historic herd in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Click Here to learn more.
- Nevada Allocates Aid for Wild Horses (called feral in the article) for $59k to round up and feed about 100 horses roaming near Virginia City, Nevada. Click Here to learn more. The Nevada Appeal reports that $60,000 was approved for wild horse management of Nevada's Virginia "estrays" (wild horses under state jurisdiction) managed by the Department of Agriculture. Click Here to learn more.
- Dr. Phil Sponenberg has become a specialist in identifying rare breeds of livestock brought to the Americas. Includes several wild horse groups including the Spanish mustang, Choctaw wild horses and Pine Tacky saddle horses in the deep South where only three have been discovered and indentified to date. States BLM consults with Dr. Sponenberg regarding Spanish mustangs within their care. Click Here to learn more.
- "OBX Wild Horses Becoming More Endangered" reports that the Corolla and Shackleford herds, listed under The American Livestock Breed Conservancy, has been moved from the Threatened category into the Critical category. The next step on the list is extinction. The 89 and 110 wild horses, respectively, are being managed at such critically low levels that their ability to survive at all has become critical. Click Here to learn more.
~~~~~WILD BURRO RESCUE UPDATE~~~~~
February 17, 2008
February 17, 2008
Posted by Preserve The Herds at 11:11 AM