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  • Have you heard of the Burns Ammendment?

    Take care how loud you yell about how tax $$$ are being used to feed the 40,000 or so wild horses held in captivity by the BLM.

    Read about it.
    The Burns Ammendment

  • Have you heard?

    Obama Legalizes Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption

    Read about it.

  • Do you know what your senators are doing? Any one from WI, GA, or MO?

    "Conference Committee Chair Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) voted to reject de-funding of inspections for equines for slaughter for human consumption. Only Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA) voted to support continued de-funding of the inspections.

    Read about it.

  • Did you know?

    ".....Hallmark Channel Movie 'Wild Horse Annie'"

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  • Did you know?

    "Nevada Department of Agriculture sends Wild Horses to Slaughter"

    Read about it.

  • Did you know?

    "Traditional Dakota/Lakota people firmly believe that the aboriginal North American horse did not become extinct after the last Ice Age, and that it was part of their pre-contact culture."

    "Dakota/Lakota people have an extensive "horse vocabulary," and they distinguish between their "own" horses, which among other names they call "sunkdudan," the small-legged horse, and the European imported horse which they call the long-legged horse, or the American Horse."

    Read about it.

  • Did you know?

    It's not just about the horses.

    "From 1987 to 1994, the park service shot 400 burros in Death Valley alone — just one of various burro sites all over the desert West. When Death Valley went from monument to park status in ’94, the park service amped up its plans to remove burros — and Death Valley’s remaining wild horses."

    Burros: They Also Served - So long, Mojave burros

  • Do you know?

    What are the issues? Why all the fuss over a bunch of horses?

    The Issue

  • Did you know?

    "Hunting caused the extinction of the Eastern bison (Bison bison pennsylvanicus) by 1800. This race of bison was larger than the plains bison and very dark; some of the bulls were coal black with grizzly white hair around the nose and eyes (Allen 1942). The last herd of Eastern bison was slaughtered in Union County, Pennsylvania in the winter of 1799 to 1800, as the animals huddled helplessly in the deep snow; the last individuals of this race were killed near Charleston, West Virginia in 1825 (Allen 1942)."

    Endangered Species Handbook - the Eastern Forests

  • Did you know?

    "The Passenger Pigeon or Wild Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) was a bird, now extinct, that existed in North America and lived in enormous migratory flocks until the early 20th century. One sighting in 1866 in southern Ontario was described as being 1 mile wide, 300 miles long, and taking 14 hours to pass a single point with number estimates in excess of 3.5 billion birds in the flock."

    Can you guess what happened to them?

  • Did you know?

    "40 - 50 million pronghorns formerly lived from southern Sakatchewan to northern Mexico, west to southeastern Oregon and southwest through the Baja penisula of California. Some researchers think they may have been even more numerous on the Great Plains than the Bison! The great slaughter of the late 1800's affected the pronghorns as well as the bison. Only about 12,000 remained by 1915."

    Pronghorn

  • Did you know?

    There are wild horses in Hawaii and they are totally unprotected.

    Hawai'i's last wild horses incur wrath of farmers

  • Did you know?

    "A 450-kilogram (990 lb) horse will eat 7 to 11 kilograms (15 to 24 lb) of food per day and, under normal use, drink 38 litres (8.4 imp gal; 10 US gal) to 45 litres (9.9 imp gal; 12 US gal) of water."

    Horse - Care

  • Did you know?

    "When eating efficiently, cows can take about 80 bites a minute, 8 hours a day with about 12 hours for rumination. That often adds up to more than 130 pounds of food each day."

    How livestock interaction impacts grass growth.

  • Did you know?

    "They (cattle) feed in an area until the food source is gone and then move on in search of more."

    Bos taurus - Domestic Cow

  • Did you know?

    "In stark contrast with BLM’s assertions, scientific studies have shown that horses actually benefit their environment in numerous ways........"

    Wild Horses and the Ecosystem

  • Did you know?

    According to the Montana Department of Agriculture, 2003 Montana AG Statistics, average forage value in Montana is $15.10 per AUM (AU per month). The grazing fee/AUM on public lands in 2011 is $1.35 and in 1966 it was $1.23.

    The Contributions of Landowners to Big Game in Montana
    Fact Sheet on the BLM’s Management of Livestock Grazing

  • Did you know?

    "Open Range" states are also know as "Fence Out" states. Meaning that if a landowner doesn't want someone's animals on his property, he, the landowner, has to build the fence to keep them out.

    Open Range: In Nevada, if you hit a cow that is on the highway at night, it is you fault under the "Open Range" laws. It seems that if you hit a horse, it's the horses fault.

    "The Nevada Department of Transportation indicates that between 1998 and 2002, there were more than 200 accidents each year on Nevada roads because of cattle in the roadway."

    Nevada Trucking Law

  • Did you know?

    The Quagga was a subspecies of zebra in South Africa that is now extinct. The article states that they were "hunted to extinction for meat, hides, and to preserve feed for domesticated stock". Our mustangs were also hunted for for meat, hides, and to preserve feed for domesticated stock until they were protected by Federal law. Note that the last reason is the same reason that the owners of over 12 million AUM's for grazing on public land want 34,000 wild horses and burros off our land. It's also why we are paying to feed 10's of thousands of horses that have already been kidnapped from their home ranges. All this because the horses consume forage that others regard as their own.

    Quagga

  • Did you know?

    An AUM is forage for a cow and her calf, or one horse, or five sheep or goats for a month. So there can be millions of domestic animals feeding off the our public land while the horses are being removed. According to the BLM, an AUM cost $1.23 in 1966 and $1.35 in 2010.

    Fact Sheet on the BLM’s Management of Livestock Grazing