Monthly Archives: September 2010

USA: Sept. 28 2010 – Straight from the Horse’s Heart: Advocates Condemn Wild Horse Stampede at Sheldon Refuge

Laura Leigh of Grass Roots Horse Speaks out on “Transparency”

Federal agencies and a helicopter contractor last week conducted an unannounced wild horse gather of nearly 400 mustangs at the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge 200 miles north of Reno, a operation that led to legal action by wild horse advocates.
On Friday, advocates who documented the Sheldon mustang gather filed affidavits to their ongoing federal court action in Reno, which requests a restraining order against federal roundups. The advocates allege that their observer at Sheldon last week was harassed by the contractor and federal employees and that the observer discovered a grave site strewn with the bones of horses killed during previous roundups.
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USA: Silver King wild horse roundup proceeds as BLM is slapped with complaint over lack of public access

The wild horses of the Silver King Herd Management Area south of Ely, Nevada are about to know their last day of freedom.  When the day dawns on Saturday, September 25th, almost 600 stallions, mares, and unweaned foals will flee their homes with fear and terror as a belligerent helicopter whirls down upon them with one goal in mind:  capture.

Using its own brand of twitsted logic, the BLM has determined that 600 wild horses are about 546 too many for the 606,000-acre basin in Nevada’s Lincoln County.  In the 21-year period between 1985 and 2006, the agency removed 792 horses from the Silver King HMA.  Why the BLM has now decided to decimate the wild herds in this area by removing so many horses at once is a question that defies a rational answer.
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The Silver King legal action is supported by Grass Roots Horse, a nonprofit equine welfare charity with a focus on citizen action.

Australia: Victory! Wild Horses of the Kimberley Saved!

We are thrilled to report that following a massive public outcry, the West Australian Government has called off the planned aerial killing of wild horses at Lake Gregory in the Kimberleys.

picture from : www.animalsaustralia.org/features/kimberleys-wild-horses-saved.php

If you were one of the 8,146 caring people who joined our recent online campaign to stop the cruel slaughter of these magnificent animals, then thank you!
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USA: Need Help in Arizona – this is what happens to ‘protected wild burros’

In a few short days, the government agency, Bureau of Land Management, for no explained reason  will target exclusively wild burros in Arizona, Cibola-Trigo herd. The ancestors of the wild burros truly built America. If anyone knows burros or donkeys the horror of their fate at hands of contractor sadists will hit you hard, especially if you look at the three pictures at the end of this page. Continue reading

USA: BLM Horse Slaughter Business Gets DC’s Attention

Where Have All Your Wild Horses Gone?

Wild horses are federally protected and cannot be sold in slaughter auctions.  Feral domestic horses are not covered by the same laws. The two groups can look identical.

Animal advocates and Congress want the Bureau of Land Management to explain the criteria they use to determine which horse gets to live and which horse will die.

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Australia: Help for the Australian Brumbies

Welcome To HOOFS2010 Inc – Help Our Old Friends Survive
LET THE WORLD UNITE FOR THE SAVING OF OUR HERITAGE HORSES.

WORLD RALLY – 30TH SEPTEMBER 2010
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At HOOFS2010 you will be able to find all sorts of information from the History of our Brumbies, Events , News and all so information about the cruel Aerial Culling and slaughter that we are trying to stop.  We want to inform Australians about the beauty and the waste that occurs in this country and be an active part in the change for the betterment of our future

Please feel free to email us at: brumbyteam@hoofs2010.com  Here you can read more