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The continued efforts to put an end to the mass U.S. Bureau of Land Management roundups of America’s Wild Horses and Burros is a never ending BATTLE .

Recently a very important discovery was made:

Ancient DNA reveals late survival of mammoth and horse in interior Alaska

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/52/22352.full

http://www.savingamericasmustangs.org/news_and_events/article/read_this_ap_article-_1.4_million_year_old_fossils_found-_including_horse_f/

 http://www.livescience.com/animals/080724-nhm-wild-horses.html

http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/features/109-fossils.shtml   CA. boy unearth horse fossil

“A startling discovery by a young Californian boy has helped fill a key gap in the evolution of the horse. Gavin Sutter, aged eight, from Auburn, found the prehistoric bones of a horse dating back 15 million years.”

 

A long time champion for America’s horses Ms. M. Courtney writes:

 

“To whom it may concern:

In regards to the Wildlife Society’s latest press release, the below information and scientific evidence (Italic blue  link)  leads to wonder if the Wildlife Society’s release’s credibility may be seriously at stake and subject to refutation.

As the questionable, biased disposition of the Wildlife Society has puzzled and outraged many who prefer real science to propagated myths – one wonders if the special interest propaganda has infiltrated the Wildlife Society to a point where misinformation and half truths need to be rebuked.

As far as this recent press release   http://www.enn.com/press_releases/3790  of the Wildlife Society and its hoodwinked proclamations of wild horses and burros, I’d like to know:

–   Where is their press release against cattle grazing and its subsequent damage to range and wildlife  habitat ?

–   Is the Wildlife Society a big pro hunting and fishing organization with status quo supporters ?

–   What are the bases of Wildlife Society to dismiss the legitimate, profuse evidence, when clear historic  facts, DNA findings and increased acknowledgements and tributes within the scientific community

proof otherwise, such as below ?

As far as the release and “fact sheet” – it is very disturbing and misleading.  First of all, in big letters and numbers, 70,000 feral horses on the range and in corrals.  Why don’t you be accurate and honest and say 40,000 in corrals and 30,000* on the range?  (*Current independent studies/observations suggest those numbers are highly inflated) In perspective, this is on 35 MILLION acres shared at any given time with between 2 and 4 MILLION head of domestic livestock. It is noted you have 12 references, SIX are the same person, and three or four references are the BLM. Not very scientific in my opinion. I would suggest you Google Craig Downer to begin with. He is a nationally renowned wildlife biologist. Then Google “Yukon Horse” for a reference on modern equines evolving to present form and going extinct in North America a mere 10,000 (or less) years ago, the info you will find will shed much needed light to your present moot release.

It appears that the “fact sheet” is yet another attempt to advertise that all wild horses and burros should be removed, like Russian Olive Trees. The public and Congress simply will not continue to stand for the ongoing abuse and wipe out of our national icons and is calling for a Congressional investigation, which may well soon be forthcoming. ”

Sincerely,

Monika  Courtney

IN RESPONSE TO MS. COURTNEY’S COMMUNIQUE THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY RESPONDED:

And it is attitudes like this that will perpetuate these massive round ups and slaughter!!!!

Hi Monika,

The Wildlife Society commented on your link.

“The Wildlife Society wrote: “O.k., then let’s bring back elephants, rhinos, tapirs, camels, lions and other species back to the U.S. and let them loose on our landscapes! To bad we still don’t have saber-toothed cats, as maybe they could help control run-away feral horse populations. They were ALL around when ancient horses existed in North America. This so-called “rewilding” hypothesis has recently been strongly criticized by ecologists, who refer to it as “Frankensteinian ecology.” Using the arguments presented above, extremist horse advocates are pushing to declare domesticated horses (that had gone through generations of artificial selection in Europe) “native” to the U.S. What’s next feral pigs, domestic cats? Are you aware of how much damage feral horses do to our western landscapes and the negative influences they have on threatened species, such as bighorn sheep? Feral horses and cats are an extreme example of petishism in the U.S.; people like them, so why not declare them native and protect them? Not a good idea. Their numbers must be controlled.”

Thanks,
The Facebook Team

 

Ms. Courtney further writes:

 Imposing certain terms to intensify a campaign solely aimed to discredit the latest scientific findings or dismiss mustang advocates as extremists has long been the tool of wild horses’ traditional enemies. To perpetuate the existing evidence of their native status as a scientific value to the research community is the goal of those who agree that current views such as TWS’s reflect a pitiful status quo of misinformation.

The American people and Congress have been deceived and betrayed too long. These are concerns that must be addressed. The myths about water for mustangs being scarce and damage/range deterioration is getting old. (Are the millions of cattle starving?) The propaganda that is BLM obviously has infected your outfit as well. Is it any surprise ?

The reintroduced, native wild horses of America enhance the eco-system on the range and should be protected as integral components of the public lands ecosystem here in America, their evolutionary cradle. Livestock permittees should be phased out, natural predators reintroduced to fulfill their age old ecological role, adequate water rights established, so natural springs are not monopolized by ranchers and developers, and mining should not contaminate waters. Mustangs keep wildfires in check through the consumption of nutrient poor, flammable grasses, herbs and shrubs that equids are digestively equipped to handle.

The mustangs are scapegoated victims of the new West. With massive PR gigs the BLM tries to convince of a problem that does not exist (They ought to still justify the loss of over 20 million acres of federally protected habitat for mustangs, since 1971, when WFRHBA was passed).

It is every American’s duty to explore truth and factual evidence. As rational minds rest their case on the latest independent scientific findings to contribute to the education library about the important historic presence of wild horses in Northern America, the Wildlife Society’s contributors and paying mouths ought to get a clue on the jaundiced views which are a product of pro hunting, special interests and reflect an obstinate lack of knowledge.

Monika Courtney

https://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/saving-americas-wild-horses-a-global-concern/

 

 

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The fight to save America’s Horses continues.  Dedicated individuals across the United States and Canada have been working diligently to bring the message to everyone across North and South America as well as to the International Community Worldwide.  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management continues to conduct brutal round ups of these magnificent equines for the purpose of slaughter, Canada and Mexico import these victims of greed, treatment of these horses is horrific.  Terrified and already injured in most cases, these horses are processed for horse meat.  The U.S. banned such slaughterhouses within their own country in the early 2000’s; yet these roundups continue.

IS IT BAD ENOUGH FOR YOU 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu_1KDf8bwY

SUPPORT IS DESPERATELY NEEDED TO END THESE ROUNDUPS.  TO PUT AN END TO THE SEEMINGLY UNNECESSARY PLANNED EXTERMINATION OF A NATIONAL HERITAGE!!!

SUPPORT IS DESPERATELY NEEDED TO PUT AN END TO A U.S. NATIONAL DISGRACE!!!

SUPPORT IS NEEDED TO PUT AN END TO CANADA’S PARTICIPATION IN THIS SLAUGHTER!!!!

https://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/canada-bloodies-her-hands-as-usual-end-this-now/

WHAT ACTION ARE YOU WILLING TO TAKE???  WILL YOU STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE???  WILL YOU SHOUT FROM THE ROOFTOPS???

ONE DOES NOT NEED TO BE A U.S. OR CANADIAN CITIZEN TO SPREAD THE WORD, OR TO PROTEST THE CONTINUED ACTIONS OF THE U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, OR TO CONTACT THE WHITE HOUSE AND CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER!!!

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6931/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1177094

Contact the Prime Minister Of Canada

http://pm.gc.ca/eng/contact.asp

Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

Fax: 613-941-6900

E-mail: pm@pm.gc.ca

For Immediate Release
Wild for Life Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
Sept 17, 2011




Wild for Life Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
Sept 17, 2011

Now see “Saving America’s Horses” in Canada at the International Film North Film Festival! The festival will feature a special advance screening on Saturday, Sept 24th at 2PM. If you are in the Ontario area you won’t want to miss this historic event. The filmmaker Q & A will follow the screening at 3:30PM with speakers from CHDC, Twyla Francois and Shelley Grainger.

The horses will continue to take center stage into the evening at a special reception, The “Saving America’s Horses” tea party, where the director of “Saving America’s Horses” and members of her team will be available to mingle, for press interviews and also for photo opps on the Green Carpet.. This reception is open to festival attendees and begins at 5PM.

Bringing this film to Canada is part of the “Saving America’s Horses” On World Stage campaign just recently launched by Wild for Life Foundation. The chief objective is to get the truth out through the public release and distribution of this lifesaving film. Founder of CHDC and Advisory Board Member to “Saving America’s Horses”, Sinikka Crosland underscores the importance of bringing this film from the U.S. to Canada because the problems exist on both sides of the federal border.

Saving America’s Horses – A Nation Betrayed” features lead investigator Twyla Francois and exclusive undercover footage from the Canadian Horse Defense Coalition (CHDC). This important documentary resource provides a platform to over 40 of the world’s most renowned equine professionals bringing their voices to the world stage through cinema on behalf of ending equine cruelty.

If you can’t make this screening you can still support the horses by making a donation and by telling your friends about this film. Donations can be made by mail or on line in any amount.

Maximize your gift through the Match the Good challenge

Do Good and Feel Good; help the horses by taking a vacation!

“Saving America’s Horses” is a project under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charity which relies solely on donations and is dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving equines.

To pre-schedule an interview with filmmaker Katia Louise please contact Mario James

mario[@]humanionfilms.com

http://www.causes.com/causes/631649-help-bring-saving-america-s-horses-the-lifesaving-film-to-canada#

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Save Lennox The Dog Sentenced to be Executed for Looking like a Pitbull

Time

Tuesday, May 24 at 10:30pm – September 24 at 11:30pm

Location

Around the World

 

The Belfast City Council seized a dog that had done nothing wrong because it looks like a pitbull..a banned breed…The sentence will not be carried out until an appeal is heard…The date for the appeal has not been set…..

They seized the dog based on a warrant that was for a different address…

****Please…simply state your support and where you are from…opinions are not helpful..this is a matter of law…we all feel the same and know it is wrong…what we need to show is global support…please state where you are from*****

Please read…see more section…and please..”Like” the Save Lennox page…link in the text of this info section…

Here is the you tube link to the Life with Dogs report…

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lifewithdogs.tv%2F2011%2F03%2Flennox-sentenced-to-death-in-trial-by-tape-measure-appeals-planned%2F&h=087cb

Video of Lennox and a plea from a little girl

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fbslnews.org%2F2011%2F01%2F28%2Fsave-lennox-victim-of-bsl-in-ireland-lennox-needs-help%2F&h=09e87

The family is looking to have the judges decision overturned by Appeal.

Let’s invite guests and share this event around the world.

in law…a wrong warrant would mean the case would get thrown out…why doesn’t that apply here…they are in court…and the law should be the law..
The whole premise of the seizure is based on lennox looking like a banned breed….and the not only is the premise of banned breeds wrong…but to execute a dog because it looks like a banned breed and crush a little girl who health is deteriorating based on her physians statement in the above link…if you read this and happen to have legal power or connections…please leave a comment…

They also plan to make this wrongfully damaged family pay for the costs of the deplorable detainment of lennox for a year…we need big time help!!!

****Here is how you can help….right click on the link below…copy shortcut…and paste it in the biggest news facebook page you can leave a comment at..and paste the link….if we all do this…maybe we can create a media storm….you can do this in less time than it takes to type your opinion which only echos everyone elses and does help…Activists….Act******

here is a link to a news article….

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.viewshound.com%2Flifestyle%2F2011%2F5%2Fthe-fight-for-lennox&h=e1216

Article by a real dog behaviorist with links to Lennox page and other links

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fctechwebhosting.co.uk%2Fsavelennox%2Fwordpress%2F%3Fp%3D845&h=6f1f2

****Please leave a comment of where you are from and that you are sharing or inviting guests….I will be adding a Howl for lennox******

Here is a link to the Save lennox page…

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Lennox/125005200853097

Here is a link to the online petition…

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.petitiononline.com%2Fsl190510%2Fpetition.html&h=09e87

Here is a list of Ireland MP e-mails….some e-mails from around the world between now and the appeal date in Sept could help…

http://www.facebook.com/notes/wade-shaw/irelands-mp-e-mail-list/2065865518730

French translation of this event….

http://www.facebook.com/notes/deanna-bliuvas/save-lennox-virtual-event-en-francais/343831229956

A German translation of this event…

http://www.facebook.com/notes/deanna-bliuvas/save-lennox-virtual-event-deutsch/343832584956

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Our journey continues and LOKI is doing just fine.  I expect to get his shelter up in my backyard within the next couple of weeks.  Just hope he decides to use it.

Please enjoy these new videos.  More pictures have been uploaded to FB “Friends of Loki”

Very windy, you can hear it in one video.

September 9 2011 002

http://youtu.be/5EkCeVVEB_Q

 

Quiet time with LOKI and important personal message

http://youtu.be/uxbf2iUJbvA

Meet just one of LOKI’s friends

http://youtu.be/TxeYy6pp0-M

www.youtube.com

 

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For Immediate Release
Wild for Life Foundation
Los Angeles
Sept 5, 2011
  All New Power Trailer from “Saving America’s Horses” 

WFLF announces the official release of the all new power trailer from “Saving America’s Horses”. Award winning filmmaker  Katia Louise brings to the screen the ultimate sneak peek at her lifesaving film. “This 1:44 minute trailer captures the heart of the issue and leaves viewers begging for more.” – Mario James, Wild for Life Foundation.

As recently announced, “Saving America’s Horses – A Nation Betrayed” just began post production and is working toward distribution far and wide.  Saving America’s Horses on World Stage Through Cinema puts the story of America’s horses front and center, by bringing the award winning feature documentary film, “Saving America’s Horses – A Nation Betrayed” to the public eye. You can Match the Good and double or even triple the value of your donation right now. Every dollar you give will be matched up to $2500!

Help spread the word about this film and the new power trailer by sharing the news with your friends. Tweet about the Trailer using this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeOqVLyGGxE 

Or tweet about the Match the Good Challenge.  By helping to spread the word and telling your friends about “Saving America’s Horses“, you will be giving the horses the voice they so very much deserve.

Links:

http://www.savingamericashorses.org

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeOqVLyGGxE

http://www.causes.com/causes/331757-saving-america-s-horses

 

Contact: Mario[@]wildforlifefoundation.org

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FOR THREE YEARS IN A ROW THE ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND HAS NAMED THE NWT AS “BEST PLACE TO ABUSE ANIMALS”……..continuing to live up to that dubious distinction!!!

Hay River animal neglect trial continues

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2011/09/07/hay-river-dogs.html

Hay River woman not guilty of animal cruelty

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2011/09/09/north-hay-river-linda-hobson-animal-cruelty-trial-dogs.html

Not guilty verdict in NWT animal cruelty case

http://www.mix100.ca/news_and_sports/news/Local/11/09/9/Not-guilty-verdict-in-NWT-animal-cruelty-case

September 9, 2011

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We have all seen so many Blogs listed on the Net haven’t we?  Some write about their travels, others write on social issues, others their pet peeves.

Some Blogs and Websites make valiant efforts to educate and illuminate.  Many do so very effectively, getting the truth, however obscene it may be out there to millions of readers.

One has to wonder if this is the new form for Journalism.  There is no monetary reward derived from spending countless hours and often days researching a topic.  Writing, editing and re-editing a Blog post is time consuming.  A Blogger’s only reward comes from the comments made on each post, be they of a positive nature or a negative one…at least the Blogger knows that their posts are being read.

One is able to express their opinions, voice concerns, pass along concerns of others, bring to the attention of millions the issues that larger syndicated news media often steer away from…unless of course the headline brings in the big bucks.  Often times too, perhaps a journalist who has spent countless days researching a story, may ruffle feathers and thereby have their story buried.  Not so with a Blogger.

Of course Big Brother is watching, recent media broadcasts have said so, said that the net is monitored to see who googles what, what key phrases are used, what key phrases are used in emails…all in the name of a Nation’s security. Heck, China has been accused of hacking into government computers, and then there is always Wikileaks.

With this new media, the Internet, the World has become an intellectual playground, it has also become very dangerous.

So what does a Blogger Do?  What they do best I suppose…perhaps offer a fresh perspective?  Keep the issues out there as best is possible…offer comment;  call to action; inform,  educate and enlighten wherever and whenever possible.

Hopefully those of you who have followed this Blog from its beginnings have gained some insight, it is hoped that you have enjoyed the many posts and been inspired to act or even to start your own Blog.  Passion motivates this Blogger.

To those of you who have only recently just come across this particular Blog, it is presented with sincerity and the hope that you will enjoy it and draw something positive from it.

From this Bloggers perspective, I have learned much and I am grateful to be able to share the issues and the research with all of you.

 

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