Feral is as Good as Wild: “No Garden of Eden”

The wild, free-roaming horses and burros of America are under attack again; this time by federal employee Ben Noyes of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely, Nevada office, who is quoted by undergraduate blogger for the New York Times Max Bearak in his post (Wild Horses and Hard Choices, October 11, 2001) on the BLM claim that … Continue reading

Animal Abuse and Slaughter

The Livestock Marketing Association (LMA), based in Kansas City, Missouri, is a trade association for livestock auction markets in the United States, where animal “producers” truck their “commodities” (live animals) to be sold at auction to buyers.  Current LMA President David Macedo is president of Tulare Sales Yard in Tulare, California.  According to the LMA … Continue reading

Lobbyist Charles Stenholm: “Grasshopper Killer”

Explains a lot. GRASSHOPPER KILLERPolitically embattled Charlie Stenholm, 57, was definitely among friends that night, but even the longtime congressman couldn’t escape the sharp-pointed recollections offered up. Most tales told seemed guaranteed to leave their subjects red-faced. Mark Lundgren, who was emceeing the evening, recalled how his aunt, Minnie Taylor, had spoken highly of Charlie … Continue reading

“Return-to-Sensibility” Problems of Horse Slaughter Proponents

Due to their sensitive nature and flight response, there is no humane way to slaughter horses for food. (Conclusion of Humane Society International) Veterinarian’s Oath(Approved by the HOD, 1954; Revision approved by the HOD, 1969; Revision approved by the Executive Board 1999, 2010)Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use … Continue reading

Sheldon No “Refuge” for Horses and Burros or for Their Advocates

A discovery by Leslie Peeples of what she described as “freshly dug” and “recently covered” horse graves on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada drew an offhand response from Refuge manager Paul Steblein of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.  Steblein said the burial pits date back to roundups in the 1940’s when … Continue reading