- Kentucky's Courier-Journal prints a story titled, "Kentucky's Unwanted Horses Crisis Spiraling" as they recant a story of epic crisis of unwanted horses and attempt to prove it by establishing an unwanted horse hotline. This same kind of story was printed back in March of 2007 titled, "Kentucky Overrun with Unwanted Horses" but real investigations into Kentucky's horse "problem" found absolutely no evidence or cases of unwanted horses throughout the entire state. Ernie Fletcher, Kentucky's Governor issued a letter that publicly stated that article was "filled with inaccurate statements and information" and Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitefield also publicly came forward stating NO ABANDONED HORSES were found in Kentucky. So I guess we are all going to have to remember the journalists who are putting their names to these unfounded stories do get paid. Now the only question is - by whom? Click Here to read the article in full then Click Here to read the truth about Kentucky's unwanted and abandoned horse population in this investigative report, "Deleting The Fiction", which proved every single story published over the last year turned out to be unsubstantiated and completely false.
- Tuesday's Horse, the weekly publication for the International Fund For Horses, provides graphic videos and reports on a hotbed of abuse occuring in Colorados rodeo and veterinarian community. Citing it as a "blizzard of corruption", Tuesday's Horse shares a recently released video by SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness) that graphically illustrates how Colorado treats their rodeo horses and just exactly who has been put in charge of maintaining "humane standards" to all animals. Includes a horrendous undercover video showing Dr. Maulsby attempting to break the neck of an tiny elk calf after slaughter workers refused to kill it and when this failed, Dr. Maulsby slits open the babies throat instead. For mature audiences only and even then, nobody should have to watch this kind of thing! Click Here to learn about the whole shocking expose and shame on Colorado!
- Patricia Fazio of the Wyoming Animal Welfare Network has recently issued an alert about a bill floating around the U.S. House, H.R. 767 - the Refuge Ecology Protection, Assistance, and Immediate Response Act, that aims to target the erradication of any species classified as a "harmful non-native" on federal wildlife refuges and private lands, potentially leaving hundreds of animal and plant species subject to wholesale slaughter, including wild horses and burros not protected under the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act. The source of the alert comes from an organization called Alley Cat Allies as "feral cats" may also be targeted for elimination. Click Here to read their report and stay abreast of the latest developments and possible actions needed or check with The Library of Congress' website (Click Here) and type in the bill number in the search engine.
- Horse Talk provides an update on the development of wildlife contraception through darting fertility control drugs to excessive populations, which include deer, bison, elk and wild horses. Click Here to learn more.
- A recent post by Elan Vacations of North Carolina provides a brief history of the Corolla wild horses and the increasing human encroachment that has threatened them to the point of almost vanishing. Click Here to learn more.
- In "Wild Ponies Arrive At Aptos Horse Refuge", the history and journey of foals born to endangered wild herds is chronicled. Includes interviews with President Karen Sussman of the International Society of the Protection of Mustangs and Burros. Click Here to learn more.
- ISPMB is also found urging support for the passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act and recounts how America's wild horses and burros went from 2-3 million in the 1900's to merely 60,000. Karen Sussman states today that merely 23,000 wild horses and 4,000 wild burros still exist on public lands. Click Here to learn more.
- "Saving Australia's Wild Horses From Slaughter" discusses the wild horse crisis in Australia and what one grandmother is doing to make a difference. Click Here to learn more.
~~~~~WILD BURRO RESCUE UPDATE~~~~~
February 27, 2008
February 27, 2008
Posted by Preserve The Herds at 10:39 AM