- Kaufman Zoning Horsemeat, Common Horse Sense and Animals-Angels have all provided a link to the newly released report, Deleting the Fiction: Abandoned Horses-Part II. There is also a link on American Herds Equine Protection section. Click on each organizational name to access the report. To all the people that worked diligently to verify the claims of abandoned horses now running amok, THANK YOU for setting the record straight on the spin and propaganda bought by the pro-horse slaughter industry.
- The Oregonian posted a story on 3/16 that has ominous sounds for the wild horse herds roaming Northwest Indian tribes reservations. Sounding very much like a cut-n-paste press release of anti-horse behaviors, one of the quotes includes, "They consume forage better used by elk, deer and bighorn sheep that tribal members hunt for food". I didn't know bighorn sheep were eaten by Indians, did you? Wonder what the wildlife/big game specialists who have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars in increasing big horn populations think of those trophy heads going only for dinner without the costly price to hunt them.... Click Here to learn more.
- "Katie" posts a very lengthy, informative and factual article titled, "Why the Organizations Opposing the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act are Wrong" - a paper by Duane L. Burright. Worth a read. Click Here to learn more.
- The News Virginian issues a standard type BLM press release of a wild horse and burro adoption seeking to place 70 animals at the Virginian Horse Center. However, a little added twist is thrown in this story as the article states "the range" can now only support 20,000", which happens to be about 7,500 less than the current National AML in all Western states. Sign of things to come? Click Here to learn more.
- Press Release: A new book titled, "Mines, Minerals and Mustangs" is expected to be released April 10, 2008 in which it is described as a "....beautiful book [that] honors the mustang and is a treat to the eye". Click Here to learn more.
- Dog Ear Diary does a quick overview of the book, "All The Wild Horses" by Dayton O. Hyde and hails the comparison of wild horses and their zebra cousins as well worth reading. Labeled a "beautiful book with absolutely stunning photography" 3/20/08. Click Here to learn more.
- In an opinion piece from Science Alert, a view of Australia through a scientists eye as they explore the implications of introduced species to Australia, report on the almost sure extinction of the Tasmanian Devil due to man's influence and hail the positive outcome of equine flu spreading to Australia's wild brumby population. Some things never change though as the author notes that "Australian society-as evinced by the action (or lack thereof) of its representative governments-is far more concerned about economic issues than environmental ones". Big news there, huh? Click Here to learn more.
- A story about the Wine of the Week christened "Wild Horse Pinot Noir" named so for the "dynamic spirit manifested in their constant exploration of wine grape varieties and wine making techniques". Click Here to learn more.
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March 20, 2008
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March 13, 2008
- "Three-Hundred Wild Horses Spared from Canadian Slaughter Help Still Needed". The Native Times prints International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros article written by Karen Sussman about the recent heroic efforts ISPMB has demonstrated as they saved 300 wild horses from slaughter. Click Here to learn more and help ISPMB in their ongoing efforts.
- Maryland reporter Denise Koch does a report on America's "dirty little secret", aka sending America's horses to Canada and Mexico to be slaughtered for human consumption by foreigners. Includes video, a link to a previous story and a poll on just where you stand on the subject of the horse meat industry. Click Here to learn more.
- American Horse Defense Funds blog, Hooflinks has posted a lot of great articles lately worth checking out. One is about what is going on in Asia to wild donkeys (WARNING! This is NOT pretty!), one is about how the beef recall is affecting horses, another about the economies impact to EVERYTHING, not just horses and there's even a report on how the anti-horse slaughter lobbying went in D.C. Check it out! Click Here to learn more.
- Tuesday's Horse, a blog for the International Fund 4 Horses, reports on the SPCA seizing 100 starving horses from a Canadian ranch in Alberta. Click Here to learn more.
- FORD Motor Company partnered with the Bureau of Land Management to create the Save the Mustangs fund. FORD reports it has raised $215k to help America's wild equines and is heavily involved in promoting the Extreme Mustang Makeovers. Click Here to learn more or donate to the Save the Mustang program.
- The Bureau of Land Managements monthly Internet Website Adoption kicked off yesterday with 70 wild horses and burros available. There are 12 days left. Click Here to view horses or learn more.
- Arizona Gold Prospectors Blog did a quick report on the issue of having to pay to drive OHV's on public lands and added a quick blurp about "It looks like there might be a run on the burro's again". American Herds is checking into just exactly what that means.... Click Here to read the article in full.
- Northern Nevada author of the Phantom Stallion children's series will lead a three-day creative writing workshop and is limited to 30 seats. Click Here to learn more.
- "Egyptian Tomb Holds First Known Domesticated Donkey" is the title and includes a photograph of the deceased donkeys that were volunteered to join their Pharaoh in the afterlife. Has a brief history of the ass evolution and some the controversies that surround it. Click Here to learn more.
- The Mustang Diaries blog has various stories posted about horses and their training. Published by Desperate Horsewife looking for support for her involvement in the Mustang Makeover, a June 2007 post caught my eye. Labeled "Stolen Horses", Michelle reported that her two horses, one a mustang named Christmas Fire, were delivered to a trainer (Paul Heape-is there anything to a name?) on May 5th, 2007 and neither horses or trainer were ever heard from again! Something to keep in mind when you deliver your horses to someone you may not know very well......Will follow up on this story to see what happened as Michelle reported that Christmas Fire was still titled to the BLM when she disappeared with the Heape. Click Here to read the article in full.
- Team Barbaro poses a fabulous question to the bold statement of Tracey Kessner issued in her letter titled, "The Horse Industry is in Peril". Click Here to read more.
- Dog Ear Diary does its own write up on the book, "Wild Horses I Have Known" by Hope Ryden. Click Here to read the review.
- An honest statement of "another shameless plug for my business" begins the tiny story titled, "Wild Horses Nuzzling" that states "several bans of feral horses have made their homes in the Badlands (North Dakota) since the 1800's." Wonder why they weren't protected by the 1971 Act? Click Here to view the "shameless plug" and the photo of the two wild horses nuzzling.
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