A Witness to the Wreckage

A Witness to the Wreckage.

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Milanne Rehor, trying to save the world’s most endangered wild horse, on Wild Horse & Burro Radio on Wed., July 30th

Without your help, these horses will be extinct.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014

4:00 pm PST … 5:00 pm MST … 6:00 pm CST … 7:00 pm EST

Listen Live Here!

Call in # 917-388-4520

This is a 2 hour show, and you can call in with questions at any time.  Marjorie Farabee, Director of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation will be co-hosting this show, and wildlife ecologist Craig Downer, Board member of The Cloud Foundation, will be calling in.

The shows will be archived, so you can listen anytime.

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“Think Tank” pinpoints problems with Dept. of Interior’s resource fees

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Report compiled by Lisa LeBlanc

Sometimes, when exploring for the Perfect Morsel with the hope that it that might bring about actual changes in the myriad issues surrounding wild horse and burro policies, we find ourselves in some unexpected places, and discover that even people & organizations of opposing beliefs can have a common ground.

The Cato Institute is portrayed as a “Libertarian think tank,” an organization which was founded in 1974 by, among others, Charles Koch.

The Institute’s website states, “The mission of the Cato Institute is to originate, disseminate, and increase understanding of public policies based on the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace.”  And “…offers guidelines on Federal programs that should be terminated, transferred to states or privatized…”

A few years ago, Chris Edwards, a budget expert and Director of Tax Policy Studies for the Cato Institute and other contributors wrote…

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BLM poised to eradicate last large wild horse herds in Wyoming

When your great-grandchildren ask “Where have all the Wild Horses and Burro’s gone” what will you tell them? If you do not act now, there will not be any Wild Horses for the next generation.

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US Congressman, Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), supports listing of wild horses as endangered species

THE CLOUD FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE

ROCK SPRINGS, WY (July 23, 2014) – The Cloud Foundation (TCF) with 280,000 followers, as well as numerous wild horse and animal advocacy groups, condemns the Bureau of Land Management’s scheduled roundup which will eliminate all wild horses on 1.2 million acre checkerboard land (alternating one mile square sections of private and public land for 20 miles on either side of Interstate 80) within the Great Divide Basin, Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek Herd Management Areas (HMA). The roundup of 946 wild horses is the first step in the planned total elimination of all wild horses in Great Divide Basin and Salt Wells Creek.

“Adobe Town, Salt Wells and Great Divide Basin are home to the largest free-roaming wild horse herds left in Wyoming,” states Carol Walker, renowned equine photographer and…

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Horse Slaughter: No Steps Forward – Many Steps Back

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Guest Editorial by Lisa LeBlanc  ~ member, Advisory Board Wild Horse Freedom Federation

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana

By the end of the First World War, more than 827,000 horses and mules had served in the military. The British Army alone saw 415,179 animals die in the conflict. After the Armistice was signed, these soldier equines weren’t honored for their service and retired to pasture with the appreciation of grateful nations. They were, instead, sent to slaughter.

Most of the meat was delivered to hungry European civilians, but with the exception of some European immigrants, there was no market for horse meat in the United States. So in 1921, naturalized citizen Phillip Chappel, with experience in both the meat and horse industries, decided to enter horse meat into another market – that of dog food. Eventually, local pet owners became so…

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Pushing Premarin: Big Pharma, Big Bucks — Part 1

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Image: PremarinVaginalCream.com Don’t be fooled by the pretty flower. This drug is produced using pregnant mare’s urine. They removed the “equine” from “conjugated estrogens” long ago. Not good for marketing. Image: PremarinVaginalCream.com

It seems lately that everywhere you look there are ads for Premarin, Premarin Cream and the new kid on the block Duavee*, also derived from Pregnant Mare’s Urine.

These sinister advertisements have been materializing repeatedly in numerous US magazines and more recently as a TV ad on iSpot.tv (http://www.ispot.tv/brands/onI/premarin).

Pfizer seems intent on peddling these ghastly drugs and are busy infiltrating various media sources in an attempt to retain and grow a solid market share for these HRT therapies regardless of the inherent and proven risks they pose to menopausal women. This is by no means a mystery or surprise.

To start, Pfizer had a lackluster first quarter this fiscal year – a trend of enduring profit…

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Humane Slaughter: Can it be done?

Important questions that we should be discussing. Under the Humane Slaughter Act, all animals should be treated with dignity and compassion, but we all know that most if not all do not adhere to those standards. We really need to start insisting that these animals receive compassion over profits.

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If you have read any other posts from this blog, you know I love animals.  Horses and dogs primarily.  Although I think all animals are incredible in their own way.  I may not be a fan of some, but I don’t wish any of them ill-will.

It’s on that note that this post may take an odd turn.  A departure for me, but needed nonetheless (as far as I’m concerned).

I’ve been horrified at the brutality of horse slaughter.  For a wide variety of reasons that you can read my previous posts to see why.  I don’t need to rehash them here.

cowWhat I haven’t covered is that the slaughter process for all animals is horrific.  While slaughtering a horse using the same methods designed for cows is appalling, it’s not humane for cows either. Or pigs. Or chickens.

Don’t care about chickens? Does that still apply if they have to…

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