The Cloud Foundation Denounces BLM Wild Horse Research Plans

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Press release issued by The Cloud Foundation

BLM sterilization studies spell doom for remaining wild horses on public lands

photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, (July 8, 2015) – “The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) announcement of plans for managing wild horses on public lands is not only disturbing but highlights their commitment to managing wild horses to extinction,” stated Ginger Kathrens, Volunteer Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation (TCF).

Four of the seven proposals being researched at taxpayer expense include permanent sterilization of stallions and/or mares. While the BLM claims they are committed to developing new tools that allow us to manage this program sustainably and for the benefit of the animals and the land,” and “for the enjoyment of generations to come,” their proposed solutions are contrary to that goal.  Permanent sterilization of wild horses on…

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U.S. Horses Deserve Lasting Protection

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by Matthew Bershadker as published in the Huffington Post

“During those long-distance trips, horses are treated as if they’re already dead, kept in crowded containers and denied adequate food, water, and rest…”

photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Last year, the federal appropriations bill for 2015 renewed a ban on the use of tax dollars for inspections of horse slaughterhouses, keeping the vile horse slaughter industry from operating anywhere in America… for a time.

This September, that ban expires, putting horse slaughter facilities once again in a position to potentially reemerge in America, and putting the burden on Congress to reinstate its temporary halt.

But while renewing the ban every year stops slaughterhouses from opening on U.S. soil, it cannot prevent American horses — approximately 150,000 every year — from being legally trucked to slaughterhouses in Mexico and Canada.

Even when horse slaughter plants were allowed…

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Navajo Nation eyes agreement reining in the slaughter of wild horses

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Navajo wild mare and foal. ScenicAperture.com. Navajo wild mare and foal. ScenicAperture.com.

Report via Reuters »

By LAURA ZUCKERMAN

The first effort of its kind to prevent wild horses roaming the Navajo Nation in the U.S. Southwest from being sent to slaughter in Mexico has gained the preliminary approval of tribal leaders, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson said on Thursday.

Under a draft agreement that still must be reviewed by the tribe, a foundation established by Richardson and actor Robert Redford would provide funds and expertise to the Navajo Nation to halt reservation roundups that have seen thousands of wild horses shipped to slaughterhouses in Mexico.

The impact of intensive grazing by wild horses in a high-desert reservation that spans roughly 27 square miles (70 sq km) of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah has been compounded by drought and led to competition with livestock for sparse vegetation, said Rick Abasta, spokesman for Navajo Nation…

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ProSlaughter Group Releases More Rancher Propaganda Against Wild Horses

this is why we fight. this agency needs to be done away with and all those elite mother frackers sitting on their thrones following dirty harry’s orders —makes me so sick.

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Fish Creek Roundup  2015 Fish Creek Roundup 2015

As we enter into a fourth year of drought propaganda against wild horses and burros is increasing west wide. In Nevada it becomes particularly disturbing as more wild horses and burros live on federally managed land than all other states combined. Nevada is the last stronghold of “wild horse country.”

However perspective must remain ever present in our minds on the reality of the range wild horses and burros occupy. Over 66% of your public land is open to private profit operations for domestic livestock production. Only about 11% of your public land is open to wild horses and burros. Yet even in the 11% of rangeland wild herd can legally occupy livestock operations have historically been allotted about 80% of all available forage. The equations used to allocate forage for livestock are not based on any scientific evaluation of how livestock utilized a range. If…

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WILD HORSES TRAPPED IN A WASTELAND WITH NO WIND OR SHELTER BREAKS AND INADEQUATE WATER

lots of agencies need to step-up an be counted if they are really American’s .

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By Jetara Séhart of LoveWildHorses.org

“The horses are suffering at the BLM PVC, Nevada facility now and soon temperatures will rise…”

photo by Patty Bumgarner photo by Patty Bumgarner

Approximately, three years ago in Reno, Nevada, The Bureau Of Land Management held a workshop to discuss whether horses held within their facilities required shelter, or not to survive. The introduction of this workshop, stemmed to appease public outrage surrounding the BLM facility located near Burning Mans’ land and near Reno, the Palomino Valley Center, in Nevada and stemmed from the photographic evidence of wild horses, dying and suffering in extreme heat with no way to escape searing hot, deadly desert Sun’s rays, held behind bars in the BLM facility.

Sunday, Patty Bumgarner, Nevada citizen and wild horse photographer visited the Palomino Valley Center and what she witnessed was heart wrenching.

Bumgarner, watched many horses coughing and noticed still only one water trough is…

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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

there are things that have one to hell in a handbasket . then there are human factors going on here to but mainly we all need to try to worked together and be mindful of each other.

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Source: Cowspiracy.com

Official Trailer

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.

As eye-opening as Blackfish and…

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“Data Trespass,” Wyoming’s Fancy Name for Ag-Gag

dear god: let all the right minded people get through to all those that do harm . and may all those harmed please be in your loving arms , please be with us doing your work under your supervision and always feel your love . sometimes we feel discourage as things go south real fast . may your love and your light shine for us, amen

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By Sue Udry, Dissent NewsWire | Op-Ed

Jonathan Ratner tests water. He visits streams in Wyoming, takes samples and tests it for E. coli. He’s been testing streams for years, concerned that waste from Wyoming’s 1.3 million cattle is polluting streams. And it is.

There's a lot of BULL rambling around in the office of Wyoming's Governor There’s a lot of BULL rambling around in the office of Wyoming’s Governor

Ratner sends his results to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, or DEQ so that streams with too much E. coli can be put on the impaired waters list. That list goes to the Environmental Protection Agency, and, under the Clean Water Act, state and federal regulators should then take action to reduce the level of pollution. Ratner says that means keeping cattle from grazing too close to streams.

But this is Wyoming, “the cowboy state,” and ranchers don’t take kindly to being told where their cattle can roam. So last…

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What is BLM Director Neil Kornze saying about wild horses?

what is wrong with this picture other than everything America stands for. wh&b’s needs a winner and this damned demon is not it nor is his mentor “dirty harry reid”. and this will continue until we get rid of these traitor’s.

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“According to the article below, Kornze didn’t even mention wild burros, probably because there are hardly any left on public lands.  It is troubling if he brought up sterilization of the herds.  And, if Kornze thinks capturing wild horses and maintaining them throughout their lives is “too expensive,” he should leave them on their federally protected Herd Management Areas.”  – Debbie

“Kornze also asked for more money to reduce the herds of wild horses that trample sage-grouse habitat and otherwise imperil the rangelands, as HCN has reported.  He said some 50,000 wild horses now roam BLM rangelands, about twice what the territory can handle.  Some $10 million of the funding would go to develop better techniques for birth control vaccines or sterilization of the herds. 

Kornze suggested that capturing a horse and maintaining it throughout its life with federal funds is too expensive. “We spend $45,000 on that…

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Native Wild Horses & Burros Misclassified to Push for Massive Removals

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Press Release from Protect Mustangs.org

Conservation group wants error fixed and wild horses used to combat desertification

BLM Removing Native Wild Horses from Nevada’s Antelope Complex ~ photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. (November 28, 2012)–Native wild horses have been erroneously classified as “feral” horses in the recent publication in the journal Environmental Management. The authors of the report call for wild horse removals from U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management rangeland–to fight climate change. The report also calls for the removal of livestock grazing on public land and reintroduction of predators to control native ungulate populations. Protect Mustangs is asking for the errors to be corrected because America’s wild horses are a native species and play an important role in reversing desertification. The horse E. caballus originated in North America. The Conquistadors reintroduced the native species to it’s…

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Montana: A field of dead horses angers neighbors

why steal other peoples animal to do this kind of damage. was it the massage your ego. well if you are seeing this . you have got to know you have got to be the most disgusting evil pychopathic person that have really proud parents. bet they are just so proud to have you as a son ,just the luckiest people as there ever was . to tell the truth bet they are sticking their heads in the sand and covering for you so as not to be associated with you. sick, sick, sick.

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Cross-posted from the Billings-Gazette »
by TOM LUTEY

Remains of dead horses, some decapitated, found in Lodge Grass, Montana. Billings Gazette image. Remains of dead horses, some decapitated, found in Lodge Grass, Montana. Billings Gazette image.

LODGE GRASS — The discovery of up to two dozen horses shot dead and dumped in a field has angered people in this reservation town.

Residents looking for their missing horses several days ago discovered the dead animals in piles in a hay field roughly a mile west of Lodge Grass.

“That was (my) son’s best friend that got killed,” said BethYana Pease-Takes Horse. “He’s the one who found him. He’s had that horse since he was 5.”

Pease-Takes Horse’s son is J’Ree Old Bull. The boy’s horse, named Tank, discovered Feb. 7 piled with two other horses, was the one J’Ree rode in the full-speed Custer Battlefield Trading Post Little Big Horn Re-enactment. Speckled with magpie droppings, Tank and one of the other animals appeared to be…

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