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Wednesday: House Subcommittee to Consider Lifting Ban on Wild Horse Slaughter

Published on Jul 10, 2017

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...

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Today We Celebrate America's Independence

Published on Jul 3, 2017

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...

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Cloud Foundation: Zinke Orders BLM to Categorize Wild Horses for Slaughter

Published on Jul 2, 2017

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...

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Sec. Zinke on Capitol Hill to Continue Crusade Against Wild Horses

Published on Jun 23, 2017

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...

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Interior Secretary Zinke to Testify Before Senate on Wednesday, June 21

Published on Jun 18, 2017

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...

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Interior May Give Ranchers' Lawyer the Reins at BLM

Published on Jun 17, 2017

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...

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Interior Secretary Zinke Demonstrates in Congressional Testimony That He is Fundamentally Misinformed about Wild Horses

Published on Jun 15, 2017

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...

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Home on the Range: A Guide for Viewing Wild Horses and Burros

Published by Mary Koncel, AWHC on Jun 5, 2017

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.

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Meeting with Navajo Nation on Horse Management

Published by Suzanne Roy, AWHC on May 18, 2017

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...

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Wild Burros

Published by AWHC for Medium on May 16, 2017

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”...

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National Monuments & Wild Horses and Burros: A Closer Look

Published on May 11, 2017

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? ...

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Pine Nut Mountain Wild Horse Adventure

Published on May 10, 2017

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...

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