“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!!

Horseracing Wrongs

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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Zinke to Head Interior, Here’s Your Sign

All this work is By: Laura Leigh

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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.

For those of you that want more depth of understanding we are offering a webinar this weekend. Information at the bottom of the page in this link:https://wildhorseeducation.org/2017/02/26/the-threats-have-new-meaning/

If this quote does not give you chills, you…

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Volunteer Story, A First Roundup

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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…

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Facts on PZP and why

Good read.

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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…

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