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