Originally posted on Wild Horse Education: These are wild horses in the wild. The wild needs YOU! Action item at the bottom of this page. ACTION ITEM Planning 2.0 is like the “finger in the dyke” holding back larger threats…
Commentary: We have been asked several times why are we seeing this year as the one where “the end of wild horses as we know them” is not simply another same old same old. Over the last 3 years we have been writing about the building blocks of a resource grab, that includes wild horses. It has been very difficult to break through the media’s need for “clicks” as they use the fictional headlines and ignore the depth (ie: accelerated removals when they were at the lowest rates since the late 70’s). If you need a sign that we have at least a clue of what we are talking about, this is it.
Video above seen at full zoom, 300 mm. Further enlarged in video editing program.
One of the requirements for any volunteer that signs up with WHE is that they journal. WHE requires a code of conduct, presentation of materials and ongoing engagement protocol as well. These other agreements focus on how to engage (WHE has a long investment in creation of advocating for the horses interests in a myriad of political traps). The journal process helps a new advocate sort through a myriad of personal feelings that can conflict or enhance commitment on the road to developing integrity as an advocate for the wild horse.
At Reveille WHE had two newcomers in tow; one a volunteer and one an independent film maker.
note from Leigh: “Sometimes I feel like the doctor that has told ten thousand people they have an illness and require surgery. We can all become a…
Introduction by Laura Leigh. I tell our volunteers to analyze issues, law and tools available. I tell them to look for facts, not farts (I know, brash and inappropriate). A lot of the gas passed has a foul smell like a lot of our riparian areas on public land and is filled with the fictions to justify exploitation. But there are also unicorn farts, the vapid vapors of those disconnected from reality and looking for a utopia of rainbows and jellybeans.
Our volunteers are concerned, justifiably, with the way all of this actualizes on the ground and impacts our wild ones. The following is a piece compiled by one of our volunteers and our board has chosen to share it.
Beth Quigley Lauxen, WHE Volunteer; Laura Leigh and Wild Horse Education have fought hard for our wild horses and burros, and have won amazing court battles. The legal strategy…
Originally posted on Tuesday's Horse: Pfizer’s international market for Premarin is open game for competitors without the U. S. Food & Drug Administration’s protection of the company’s monopoly trade secret. The key component for the production of Premarin is…
This color pencil artwork is currently for sale. It is 11×9 inches in size, un-matted and unframed. It will come in a protective sleeve. I love horses and this was a fun project that I worked on. I would really love to see it find a new home. If you have any questions, please ask!!
Many of our readers are upset by the “status quo political pandering of propaganda” storm that arises every spring as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) creates the list of areas to be targeted on the next “gather schedule.”
It should be noted that it is the fourth year of a deceleration in removal numbers that was forced by BLM running a broken program into the ground by relying on removals (that increase reproductive rates) and stockpiling wild horses into holding facilities. That statement is CONFIRMED by the 1.5 million dollar BLM commissioned study (where BLM controlled all the data reviewed) done by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). It should also be noted that since the findings of the study were released no mandate, memo, mention, effort has been made to correct the massive deficits outlined in the study, we just keep incorporating the old paradigm into…
I have been on the side of animal rights for years and know very well what is going on with wild horses. PZP is a fertility control drug that could be one of the keys that help KEEP wild horses in the wild! Friends Of Animals are a horrible organization! They did not even bother to collaborate or even talk with other advocates that have worked HARD to try and find a solution with the BLM! Fertility control program can help keep these horses wild and free. Friends of Animals is setting the course for these horses to be rounded up, separated, gelded and housed in government pens and possible slaughter for the older ones that are sold!!!
I have been blocked from commenting on their facebook page. Their legal action to stop the fertility control program puts these horses in DANGER! This group FOA is reckless.
“Administration of PZP to these wild horses is hereby suspended, pending further review,”
RENO, Nev. – Under the threat of another legal battle, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has pulled the plug on a public-private partnership in northern Nevada aimed at shrinking the size of a wild horse herd through the use of contraceptives, according to documents The Associated Press obtained on Tuesday.
BLM officials confirmed they have suspended the pilot fertility-control project southeast of Carson City pending completion of additional environmental analysis.
Unlike most conflicts over mustangs that pit protection groups against ranchers, the dispute in Nevada’s Pine Nut Mountains has divided horse advocates themselves over the appropriate use of fertility-control drugs on the range.
The federal agency approved the pilot project in 2014 working with the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign and the Gardnerville-based Pine Nut Wild Horse Advocates to treat…
It has been a long time since I blogged but I wanted to share my latest piece.
I call it ‘A Different Perspective’.
This piece actually took me MONTHS to finish. I hated it when I drew out the sketch. I wanted to see it through. This piece was so tough to work on because I had experienced the dreaded wax bloom that can happen when using color pencil. I erased the chest portion then painted over it with Gesso! Then I erased it again! I just knew I had ruined this piece.
I did not give up! I was able to work it out and it now looks pretty darn good. I have even already SOLD this piece. It pays to stick with it and finish it. People seem to love it. It has gotten a good laugh.