#WildHorses Owyhee, the Orphan Pen (the faces that haunt) — Wild Horse Education

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BLM Signs Decision, Approves Oregon Spaying

Real Wild Horse News, Cruel Spaying approved. Please read, share and donate to the one group that gets things done. thank you.

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2018_dhFC_0604 - 1 (2) copyThe Record of Decision on the spay experiments in Oregon was approved by the Burns District BLM. You can read the letter here: ORSPAY_Cover letter_signed

Today the debate in Congress will cover funding for spaying (currently not approved) in the fiscal 2019 budget. The House voted “yes,” the Senate voted “no.” Funding is now in committee to rectify the bills. . https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6147

You can find your reps here: http://Govtrack.us


A note from WHE volunteer Juley Dyer.

I was talking with my vet during a visit. He offered the following:

Spaying for birth control in dogs is something that is done these days almost on a conveyor belt, so common and should be demanded.
But this procedure is barbaric butchery for a horse. For it to even be considered is insane! We have studies out there for birth control vaccines that should be utilized.
I wanted to tell you a…

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Backwards and Forward; Triple B and the “big picture”


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2018_0201 - 1 (3) Images of this mare, and warnings of others close to giving birth, were shown to BLM prior to the start of Triple B in 2018 We were able to warn BLM of her location and document the herd because we came before the chopper ever flew and know the range. We found her, she is still free but her band mates are not. Her family was shattered and she must have lagged behind or hid. One of the released studs found her… and they are now a small family of 3.


Each mile, each range, each wild horse, carries so much information critical in the fight for protection against physical abuse of the land, horse and abuse of power. Triple B is not just a “roundup,” it is a piece in the big picture. 

Many people only see these roundups when an expensive cameraman…

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“An Old Crippled Rat” – The Sad Story of Killean Cut Kid

Jason Moore, Killean’s owner and Mandy Jones the driver, you suck ass. I hope you never have peace for the lies you told about this poor horse being euthanized. Instead sent to auction to be sold and butchered brutally. That horse did not deserve any of that!!

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Shedrow Secrets

Killean Cut Kid
by Joy Aten

Killean Cut Kid, a 12-year-old Standardbred, was just acquired from the Bastrop, Louisiana, kill pen last Wednesday, August 30. According to the “Save Our Standardbreds from Slaughter” FB page, the gelding was due to ship to slaughter the next morning. The photos of Killean Cut Kid standing tied at the kill pen are heart wrenching – his rope halter’s lead secured short yet with slack, the compliant bay’s front ankles have massive wounds that encircle them entirely. There are large areas missing hair and hide, some with the rectangular pattern of the purposeful shaving before a joint injection…swollen and angry-red proud flesh is present…as are the scars of multiple freeze or pin firings. One can only imagine the pain he has endured – and for quite some time.

Any equine helplessly awaiting the tortuous transport to and the unspeakable butchering in a…

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The Wild in Wild Horses, the land they stand on (public land seizure movement, segment five)

Please read the entire series of articles and take the actions listed in here. Contact your representatives.

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BA_05192016_012 - 1 Will we be shot to satisfy a volatile political climate? It’s highly likely that the answer is “yes.” But it can be stopped… the fight does not end.

Part one; overview, big picture: https://wildhorseeducation.org/2017/09/16/the-wild-in-wild-horses-the-land-they-stand-on-timeline-public-land-seizure-movement/

Part two; some of the “wild horse” set up: https://wildhorseeducation.org/2017/09/17/the-wild-in-wild-horses-the-land-they-stand-on-public-land-seizure-movement-segment-two/

Part three; a barometer tool for you: https://wildhorseeducation.org/2017/09/17/the-wild-in-wild-horses-the-land-they-stand-on-public-land-seizure-movement-segment-three/

Section four; is the new frontier, the internet (footnote; if you are one of the people doing the “copy/paste” without citing us as a source you are part of what we have written about, please stop):  https://wildhorseeducation.org/2017/09/18/the-wild-in-wild-horses-the-land-they-stand-on-public-land-seizure-movement-segment/

The intended segment five was too broad a topic for one of these relatively short articles. We realize that each segment may appear to be a “long article,” when in truth it scratches only the surface of each topic. Connecting wild horses and burros to the larger picture of public land management is often lost in conversations overly rooted in…

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Velma Johnston, An Apology

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Tour Velma, in hat and glasses, at the first removal of wild horses under federal jurisdiction

Today is International Women’s Day. Velma Johnston’s birthday was the 5th. We have been busy on the road and addressing multiple concerns and will update you “on the range” soon. This article addresses issues faced in advocacy for wild horses and burros, then and now. It also addresses a sad reality.

EDIT: Since the writing of this piece the author of the book and Leigh have had contact. The book Leigh notes in this article has the unfortunate reputation of being the “least-read book,” in spite of great revues. Leigh said she chose this book to read because she had not seen it used as a gimmick by orgs looking to profit from it. She also notes that what Alan Kania has written to her, will be cherished. Link to the book on Amazon…

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President’s Budget Approves Selling Wild Horses To Slaughter

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fallon04 McDermitt horse at Fallon Auction.

It’s here. The Appropriations debate is on in full. We need to you call your reps and tell them to reject the proposed budget provision to sell or kill wild horses.

Find your Reps here: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

We will update soon.

We knew this was coming. Over the weekend Leigh penned an editorial for CounterPunch, flexing the writing muscles to get ready. You can check it out to get a few facts before you call: http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/23/this-land-is-your-land-except-if-youre-a-wild-horse-advocate/

Over the last few weeks we have been getting information to Congress.

You must tell your reps that the Wild Horse program is not suffering because of wild horses. It is a symptom of the fact that the federal grazing program is not based on science. The government must get the federal grazing program under control and then, and only then, can wild horses be integrated. Some info here: https://wildhorseeducation.org/2017/04/06/handouts-and-pamphlet-wild-horses/

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