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What Will Happen to the Horses in the Bartlesville, OK Long-term Holding Facility?

Published on Aug 22, 2017

About 45 miles north of Tulsa in Bartlesville, Oklahoma is the Hughes Ranch where thousands of horses graze on its 12,000 acres.  Although horse ranches in the Sooner state are a common sight, the Hughes Ranch is somewhat unique.  It’s home to approximately 2,000 previously wild horses...

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International Fertility Control Conference Highlights Momentum in Humane Management of Wildlife

Published on Aug 16, 2017

Last month, the Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control hosted the 8th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control International Conference, which was promoted as a “continuation of an international forum for research into the management of wildlife through contraception...

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Report: Bible Springs Wild Horse Roundup, Utah

Published on Aug 16, 2017
August 15, 2017: Day 1

UPDATE: According to BLM: One five-year old bay stud was euthanized due to a preexisting injury to the fetlock area of the left rear leg which caused a severe lameness and a hopeless prognosis for recovery. 

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Upcoming Wild Horse Roundups: What You Need to Know

Published on Jul 31, 2017

Apparently emboldened by the Interior Department’s lethal plan to kill tens of thousands of federally-protected wild horses and burros (even though the Congress has not yet approved it), the Bureau of Land Management is galloping ahead with plans to remove nearly 10,000 wild horses from their...

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Update from Capitol Hill: The Good and the Bad and What's Next

Published on Jul 21, 2017

July 21, 2017

It’s been an eventful week on Capitol Hill for horse protection issues, and the upshot is:  AMERICA’S HORSES ARE NOT YET SAFE FROM SLAUGHTER.

THE GOOD NEWS: Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations committee approved an amendment to...

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Five Things You Need To Know Right Now About Congress & America’s Horses

Published on Jul 19, 2017
#1. The House Appropriations Committee just approved two pro-slaughter measures that endanger the lives of America’s horses:

·         The FY 2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill – Passed last week by the Committee, the bill does not...

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Wild Horses: What’s Happening Today on Capitol Hill

Published on Jul 18, 2017

July 20, 2017

8:30 a.m. PST - Good News! The Senate Appropriations Committee just approved an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2018 Agriculture spending bill to prohibit federal funding for USDA inspections of horse slaguhter plants. The amendment was offered by Senator Tom...

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USFS Tour of Devil's Garden Wild Horse Territory

Published on Jul 13, 2017

On July 6, 2017, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) hosted a tour of the Devil's Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory (WHT) in the Modoc National Forest to discuss the wild horse situation, gather public input, and identify solutions to manage the wild horse population.  

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What Happened Yesterday with Horses on Capitol Hill?

Published on Jul 12, 2017

By Suzanne Roy

July 13, 2017

Two important votes – one bad, one good -- took place in the House of Representatives yesterday regarding the future of America’s horses.

The Bad Vote: Ag Spending...

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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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