“I’m not going to speculate on what Congress is going to do about money,” Pendley adds. FORT COLLINS, Colorado; CALGARY, Alberta––Returning the U.S. wild horse population to the officially estimated sustainable level of about 27,000, without mass roundups for slaughter, will take 15 years and $5 billion of investment, acting Bureau of Land Management […]
Four schemes to save 70,000 wild horses from a BLM Apocalypse
What the Trump administration plans & what wild horse advocates hope to do about it WASHINGTON D.C.––The infamous Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, riding a white horse, red horse, black horse, and pale horse to sow Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death, are prophesied to come galloping at wild horses in the guise of Oil, […]
Wild horses on non-BLM land: showdowns in the High Sierras
Where the Bureau of Land Management does not reign, it’s the wild west ALTURAS, Calif.; VIRGINIA CITY, Nevada––Two hundred miles and strategic worlds apart, on either side of the California/Nevada border, side-by-side experiments are underway in how to most effectively prevent wild horses from being sold to slaughter when […]
Sages testify about overgrazing in wild horse habitat
Western range issues can be seen from space BILLINGS, Montana––No one needs to take anyone else’s word about the condition of the western range. Monitor Google Earth for a while and ancient sages will tell you all about it. First, though, it is necessary to understand the evolutionary and ecological relationships among sagebrush, grasslands, […]
Shoot wild horses, sell them to slaughter, or just let them die?
Navajo Nation & BLM look at grim options CAMERON, ARIZONA––Why did 111 wild horses die stuck in the mud at a Navajo Nation stock pond near Cameron, Arizona, during the last week of April 2018? Photos distributed by Navajo Nation spokesperson Mihio Manus “showed clusters of horses with dried mud on their bodies, some overlapping one […]
Tony, the truck stop tiger since 2001, dies at 17––will he be the last?
Had at least 13 predecessors in 30 years IBERVILLE PARISH, Louisiana––Tony, 17, the latest and perhaps the last of a succession of at least 13 tigers exhibited for 30 years at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, was euthanized due to advanced kidney failure on the evening of October 16, […]