Utah State Slaughter Veterinarian Resigns after Investigation

Straight from the Horse's Heart

Source: as published in Ogden, Utah’s HeraldExtra.com

“he padded his pockets with work on the side and engaged in other questionable practices.”

“Hmmm, Utah State Slaughter Inspector AND a illegal Vet at Central Utah Correctional Facility’s Wild Horse Ranch?  Looks like a perfect storm for ushering wild horses out the back gate for slaughter across the border, to me.  Perhaps that angle should be looked into by the authorities, also.  Remember, it was King who pushed for domestic horse slaughter in Utah, Click (HERE).  Once a crook, always a crook” ~ R.T.

(P.S. from Debbie – It seems Bruce King was the veterinarian at Gunnison prison when many wild stallions were dying from the gelding process.  This information was given to the National Academy of Science.)

Dr Bruce KingOGDEN, — Utah’s chief state veterinarian and outspoken horse slaughter proponent Dr. Bruce King, has resigned after an investigation into a…

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Have the Tentacles of Horse Slaughter Touched the Set of Heartland?


Horseshoe in the grassWritten By:  Heather Clemenceau

After a night of careful deliberation and a rigorous boxing match between each direction of my moral compass, I’ve finally decided to write about this issue.  I’ve written about Alberta a few times before – Canadian slaughterphile and HWAC Chair Bill DesBarres, the Calgary Stampede, and our anti-slaughter billboard have featured predominantly in the past.  DesBarres is also the paid public representative of Claude Bouvry – the owner of Bouvry Exports.  Horse slaughter seems to be almost an entrenched tradition in Alberta, with Bouvry’s two plants and the Stampede setting the tone for institutionalized animal abuse and neglect.

Fort McLeod is the capital of horse slaughter in Canada. In their white paper “Horse Slaughter – Its Ethical Impact and Subsequent Response of the Veterinary Profession,” the U.S.-based group Veterinarians for Equine Welfare denounces horse slaughter as inhumane and

“an unacceptable way to end a…

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Racing focuses on drop in owners, registered horses

A Time that has passed finally. I hope in my lifetime that A. they clean it up or B. it goes away completely.

Tuesday's Horse

Cross-posted from The Blood-Horse

    Declines in the number of foals and registered horses have created challenges for the equine industry at large, though the situation has raised another major question: Where have all the owners gone?

    This year’s American Horse Council National Issues Forum was titled, “Where Have All the Horses Gone?”

    During the June 24 forum in Washington, D.C., the question was answered on several levels, but the data also led to more questions.

    Breed registries have largely the same story to tell, and it’s one about fewer horses either through declines in the number of mares bred or the fact horses aren’t registered.

    In any event, racing and other disciplines are feeling the impact that comes from fewer people participating in horse ownership.

    For instance, the Thoroughbred foal crop was more than 51,000, an all-time high, in 1986, but The Jockey Club projects it will…

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Welfare Ranchers Deceive Public and Press While Planning on Duping D.C. Over Wild Horse Issue

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OpEd by R.T. Fitch ~ president/co-founder of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Federally Subsidized Private Ranchers at Odds with Truth, Facts and Common Decency

Iron County's Wild Horse Apocalypse - "there are killer horses everywhere" Iron County’s Wild Horse Apocalypse – “there are killer horses everywhere”

The “good ole welfare boys” of Iron County, Utah aren’t satisfied with the press coverage they received over their trumped-up Wild Horse Apocalypse story; now they plan on packing up their tales of deceit and deception and are heading out east to D.C. where they hope they can make a “big impression”…yeah, they make a big impression alright but most civilized people clean that stuff up with toilet tissue.

In a recent St. George News article the wild horse hating ranchers claim that the horses “pose a threat to livestock forage, watershed and wildlife habitat”…don’t any of these guys know what they are talking about, have these welfare ranchers lost their morale compasses, has a…

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WILD HORSES AS AN INDIGINOUS SPECIES: One Introspective – Part 1 Nature

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“The historical sense involves a perception, not only of the pastness of the past, but of its presence”
― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

To resolve the situation of the Wild Horses of today, to form an informational basis to establish the American Wild Horse (i.e. currently the Mustang) in the Western United States as an Indigenous Species, remains the objective of this series of articles. Ultimately, upon resolving the issues of Indigenous Species we can then, and only then, establish an Endangered Species status for the Wild Horses on America’s Public Lands. This will defend America’s Heritage, from greed and destruction — The Wild Horse.

This series of articles will aspire toward intellectual history as well as develop a literary analysis or cultural history of the Mustang. The basis for this two-fold:

1. Much of the literal history of the Wild Horse in the Western United States has been, and…

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BLM Director should go to Canon City when they’re gelding stallions

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Let’s hope Neil Kornze, Director of the Bureau of Land Management, goes to the Canon City prison facility while they’re gelding wild stallions, to determine why so many stallions (including cryptorchids) have died from the gelding process.  Hopefully he will review the mortality reports from this prison and other prisons.  –  Debbie Coffey

SOURCE:  canoncitydailyrecord.com

National BLM director visits Cañon City’s Wild Horse Inmate Program

By Carie Canterbury


Bureau of Land Management National Director Neil Kornze, center, and Steve Ellis, deputy director, right, talk to Fran Ackley, wild horse and burro leader
Bureau of Land Management National Director Neil Kornze, center, and Steve Ellis, deputy director, right, talk to Fran Ackley, wild horse and burro leader for Colorado BLM, about caring for the horses during a visit Wednesday to the Wild Horse Inmate Program at the East Cañon Correctional Complex. In the background, offenders are trimming the hooves of a horse and administering vaccinations. (Courtesy…

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Wild Horse Roundups Undermined by New BLM Data

This is a very important post, thank you again for hitting the proverbial nail on the head Ms. Eckhoff!

Vickery Eckhoff

Cattle arriving after wild horses rounded up — 2011 Antelope Valley (photo: Terry Fitch) Photo: Terry Fitch

The facts are in: There are 10.6 times as many livestock as wild horses grazing public range lands in Utah’s Iron and Beaver Counties.

For anyone following the news about ranchers looking to round up 697 wild horses there on the taxpayers’ nickel, this is an auspicious (and overdue) piece of BLM (Bureau of Land Management) data. For everyone else, pay attention: that 10:6 to 1 ratio is significant to you as a U.S. taxpayer and citizen—and my latest article on AlterNet (“Ranchers Want Our Public Lands for Their Livestock, and Want the Govt. to Stick It to Wild Horses and Taxpayers”) explains why.

What’s auspicious about the figure of 10.6 to 1? Everything.

The story behind the story

The wild horse issue is a numbers story shaped by two taxpayer-supported federal programs: the BLM’s Wild Horses and Burros Program and the Federal Grazing program. Together, these two programs…

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