Archive for August, 2013





Welcome to the holocaust being inflicted upon the wild horses of the US. Terrorized by helicopter round-ups and held prisoner. Left to dehydrate and bake in BLM Hoarding Pens without shelter from burning sun, 100+ temps, given unsafe drinking water, foals dying from dehydration, adults and yearlings collapsing and dying in relentless heat and exposure…..why..awaiting slaughter…why so special interest big buck cattle producers can infringe on the lands given to the horses and protected by Federal Legislation. Hell they gotta feed their cattle right!! Govt coffers have to be filled with tax dollars, wildlife and protected lands must be exploited to make room for human greed. Enjoy:


  Each and every person employed by BLM and who takes part in these round-ups and inflicts this incredible needless suffering should be charged with GROSS ANIMAL NEGLECT AND CRUELTY AND FACE THE MAXIMUM PENALTY THE LAW CAN LEVY.

BLM is clearly in violation of ALL Animal Cruelty Laws so the question is:  Why have these people not faced Criminal Charges?

Because the are paid by the Government of the United States of America!!!

With your Tax Dollars!!!


BLM Hoarding Pen  Posted on Buzzfeed


Below has been provided to this writer via email and the word is now being spread.

“Here is an article on Stull’s comments versus her position on horses in California.  Her position on horses in California goes along with the comments you have gotten from other vets HSUS, Guilfoyle,.Did she compromise her integrity for the BLM on Tuesday night.  I would like for the the man who is in charge of securing shelters ( he was presented at the meeting but I didn’t get his name) and the public to know about Stull’s double standard.”

Dr. Carolyn Stull appears to have one set of standards for horses in California and another for horses in Nevada.

Dr. Stull, along with others at UC Davis, wrote the code for standards of care for horses in California in 2010 and 2013.

In this code she says, “Shelter in the form of a structure must be available for horses in cases of extreme weatherconditions(below freezing temperatures, excessively high temperatures, and/or humidity, high winds, excessive

rainfall) regardless of the horses’ age, breed, or body condition. It appears, contrary to what Dr. Stull said in Reno,Nevada, on August 6, all horses, not just compromised horses, are to be provided shelter in excessively high temperatures. In addition,” all horses “should ” be monitored for heat stress in hot, ambient temperatures.  A horse facing heat stress  may appear weak or disoriented. Other signs of heat stress include muscle tremors and shallow or rapid breathing.” (Google “Standards of Care for Horses in California.)

links:   www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/ceh/sp_standards.cfm , www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/ceh/docs/…/pub_HorseCareStandards
Rev2-sec.p,  awic.nal.usda.gov/farm_animals/livestock_species/horses       Google: Standards of Care for Horses in California to get Standards with Stull as an author 





 Animals’ Angels investigation of BLM mortality discrepancies continues


Lack of accountability remains questionable




This is Reno

 By Monika Courtney, Evergreen, Colo.

Was the quick organizing of a BLM workshop in Reno a courteous act or another PR stunt – pulling a hand brake on bad publicity pertaining to animal cruelty at Palomino Valley government holding facility?


OPINION: Elements relief and a hot debate on horses in holding



The Obama Administration’s Stealth Horse Slaughter Program

The Obama Administration has said repeatedly that it opposes horse slaughter. But actions speak louder than words. What’s happening now in Nevada suggests that the Administration — through its federal agencies — is actually complicit in sending horses to a slaughter auction. posted on August 15, 2013 at 12:46pm EDT


Please join the campaign to end the continued suffering of these Wild horses across the US.  If it were not for the history of the blood and sweat of horses throughout the development of the US, the United States of America would not be where it is today.  A DEBT OF GRATITUDE is owed to these magnificent heritage animals.

Please use the link below to address President Obama with your support of these animals now facing mass extinction due to BLM and the personal agendas of those who infringe upon the lands given to these horses and which is protected via passed Federal Legislation.




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Straight from the Horse's Heart

Source: Multiple

“The burden is high, but plaintiffs have demonstrated to this court that potential harm to the environment outweigh defendant’s concerns…”

ALBUQUERQUE  – The Roswell horse slaughter facility is on hold.

U.S. District Court Judge M. Christina Armijo granted a temporary restraining order against the Valley Meat Co., which received approval from the U.S. Department of Agricultureto become the first processing facility for horse meat in the U.S. in seven years.

“The burden is high, but plaintiffs have demonstrated to this court that potential harm to the environment outweigh defendant’s concerns,” Armijo said from the bench, effectively shutting  the Roswell facility and another proposed horse slaughterhouse in Sigourney, Iowa, from opening as early as this Monday.

A bond hearing will be set Monday, and the two sides will meet again within 30 days before Armijo to hear arguments about a permanent injunction,

“This is out of left field, and we never…

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Our Compass

Source Gawker.com

A no-kill shelter in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is still reeling after nine Department of Natural Resources agents and four sheriff’s deputies suddenly descended on its barn and euthanized an abandoned baby deer that was one day away from being moved to a wildlife reserve.

“It was like a SWAT team,” shelter staffer Ray Schulze told WISN 12 News, noting that the DNR agents and the deputies were all “armed to the teeth.”

The Society of St. Francis Animal Shelter was being raided for temporarily housing a young fawn that was abandoned by her mother.

The shelter had named the animal “Giggles,” because “when it made a little noise, it sounded like it was laughing,” according to Schulze.

The shelter was on the verge of sending Giggles off to a wildlife reserve that specialized in rehabilitating deer.

Schulze informed the agents of this, but was ignored.

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Wild Horse Education

The Bureau of Land Management roundup of wild horses in the Blue Wing Complex ended at 9 am today. BLM reached their removal goal of 200 horses. As of today BLM has reported that 3 mares were killed. at the trap. It is also of note that on day one it was reported that there was an injury to the side of the face of one of the horses (we were not permitted to document). This injury to the side of the face that causes significant injury is common during roundups. We are unable to report the contention of “blindness in one eye” as accurate or as the result of injury as we are not allowed to document. Yesterday a mare showed signs of colic after arrival at short term holding.

From BLM website: Animal deaths: 3 
Acute:   2
Cause:  7-year-old sorrel mare, captured Aug. 2 was euthanized this…

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Canadian Horse Defence Coalition's Blog

beautiful pair

Urgent Call to Support Bill C-322 and End Horse Slaughter! 

September will soon be here and after the summer recess MP Alex Atamanenko will choose a bill to debate on – a bill that stands the best chance of succeeding.  We want him to choose Bill C-322, an Act that would stop the slaughter of horses in Canada as well as their shipment to slaughter in other countries.

There are two ways in which you can help at this time:

1) Contact your Member of Parliament and tell him/her that you are seeking their support for Bill C-322.  Contact information for Canadian MPs can be found here.

Make sure to copy MP Alex Atamanenko and MP Malcolm Allen, NDP Critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food, on your correspondence:
alex.atamanenko@parl.gc.ca;malcolm.allen@parl.gc.ca.  Your action will communicate to MP Atamanenko and MP Allen that the public staunchly supports Bill C-322.  We want this crucial Act to move forward!

2) Recently…

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Tuesday's Horse

Cheltenham heads list of courses where most animals die, and jump racing carries most risk

Cross-posted from The Observer

A thousand horses have died on Britain’s racecourses since 2007, according to records kept by an animal rights organisation. Animal Aid’s “Death Watch” list reached the 1,000 mark late last month when a seven-year-old gelding, Hired Hand, was destroyed at Bangor-on-Dee, Clwyd, after being injured in a race.

An analysis of Animal Aid’s figures shows that the racecourses where most horses have died since the list was started are: Cheltenham (47), Sedgefield (44), Market Rasen (40), Newton Abbot (32) and Aintree (31).

However the true number of deaths is suspected to be significantly higher. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) confirmed in response to a recent parliamentary question that there were 162 more equine fatalities over the past three years than Animal Aid has recorded.

trainers and owners are increasingly…

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Straight from the Horse's Heart

Source: Multiple

American Icon by Terry FitchALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  – A federal judge in Albuquerque has postponed until Thursday a bond hearing for the equine advocacy groups who won a temporary ban on domestic horse slaughter.

Front Range Equine Rescue, the Humane Society of the United States and others on Friday won a temporary restraining order that blocked plans by companies in Roswell, N.M., and Sigourney, Iowa, to start slaughtering horses this week.

But before their lawsuit challenging the Department of Agriculture’s June decision to open the plants can proceed, a bond must be posted to cover the companies’ losses should the animal groups lose.

Blair Dunn, who represents Valley Meat Co. in Roswell, says he will seek at least $10 million.

The hearing was scheduled Monday. But federal Magistrate Robert Scott says he needs more time to hear arguments.

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