The House Interior Appropriations Committee has scheduled a markup for the 2018 Interior Department spending bill on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. This will provide our first insight into where House members stand on the Interior Department’s budget request to lift the ban on destroying healthy wild...Read more
By Simone Netherlands
July 4, 2017
We celebrate America’s independence and freedom today.
But this Fourth of July, America’s symbols of freedom are under attack.
The Interior Department has asked Congress to lift the ban on slaughtering our federally-protected...Read more
Our friends at the Cloud Foundation report a tip from an anonymous source stating that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has ordered the BLM to categorize all wild horses in holding facilities by age and weight to prepare them for being sold for slaughter. If this is true, it shows that Zinke is...Read more
June 26, 2017
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke was on Capitol Hill again last week, hoping to get Congress to endorse his wildly unpopular plan to slaughter wild horses and burros. On Tuesday, in the first of three Congressional hearing appearances last week, Secretary Zinke sat...Read more
Interior Secretary Zinke to Testify Before Senate on Wednesday, June 21
Senators need to hear from you to oppose mustang slaughter!
The Senators on the Interior Appropriations...Read more
According to the article below, the Interior Department is considering the appointment of Wyoming attorney Karen Budd Falen as director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This should be troubling news to anyone that cares about our western public lands and the wild animals who...Read more
On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke appeared before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee to justify his 2018 budget request to Congress. Responding to a question from Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) about the abundance...Read more
We all agree – our wild horses and burros are magnificent animals. Seeing and experiencing them in their natural habitat, whether it’s the valleys, canyons, and steep ridges of northern Nevada or the rolling hills and slopes of central Wyoming, is truly the opportunity of a lifetime.... Read more
On Monday May 17, 2017, I joined Salt River Wild Horse Management Group President Simone Netherlands at the capitol of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, Arizona, to present information about humane wild horse management via PZP birth control.
At a meeting attended by representatives of the...Read more
Wild horses are often in the spotlight, but the wild burros of the West are just as fascinating and deserving of our attention and respect. Like mustangs, burros are a link to America’s past and are protected under federal law as “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West”...Read more
Recently, President Trump signed an Executive Order that would review 27 National Monuments on federal lands and waters that were created as far back as 1996. Of those, 22 are located in 10 Western states.
How will this order affect wild horses and burros on our public lands? ...Read more
How my dreams and journey through a life dancing with cancer led me there.
By Elisa Keena
This past weekend, I saw my lifelong childhood dream become a reality. I was on the range surrounded by wild horses. It was a MAGICAL...Read more