Former wild horses trained by prisoners for Border Patrol


“…one of those win-wins, the horses are getting good homes, and you are giving the inmates something to do,”

Originally posted on Straight from the Horse's Heart:

While Randy Helm, who is with the Arizona Dept. of Corrections, thinks that having hardened criminals in prison train formerly wild horses is “…one of those win-wins, the horses are getting good homes, and you are giving the inmates something to do,” this is not a win-win for the wild horses.  These wild horses were taken from their family bands and taken off of their (supposedly) federally protected Herd Management Areas.  About the only “win” is that wild horses weren’t sent to slaughter, but how many have been?  This is lipstick on a pig.  The BLM needs to be held with its feet to the fire for its false population estimates.  –  Debbie


Program has inmates training horses destined for the Border Patrol

by Troy Hayden

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FLORENCE, Ariz. –  They are a symbol of the American West; wild horses, mustangs…

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Recipe – Vegan Pizza


Ummm. A true love feast!

Originally posted on Don't Switch Off The Light:

Vegan pizza
I love making pizza. I have an awesome pizza sauce to share.
This pizza sauce prevents the base from drying out and also keeps a small amount of
moisture in every slice.
So this base consists of refried Mexican beans, Jalapeño, dried oregano and
sun dried tomatoes.
Vegan pizza
I also made my own base with wholemeal flour this time, but you can buy the pizza base if
you don’t want to make the base yourself.
Note: whilst the pizza base is rising you can start in parallel working on the pizza
base sauce and topping. You have plenty of time 1.5h.
Also after you have rolled out your pizza bases on your oven tray preheat your oven to 200C/392F
Ingredients – Pizza Base
500g Wholemeal Flour
360ml warm water
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp dried yeast
Ingredients – Pizza base Sauce
400g Mexican refried beans
10 sundried tomatoes
1/3 C dried…

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Will You?


Historically our strength has been in numbers.
Today the voices that foster change are fewer than ever.
As power gravitates around the few, will you be a voice for protection?

Originally posted on Howling For Justice:

This post is dedicated to all wolves who’ve suffered and continue to suffer brutal, senseless deaths in the name of blood sport and agribusiness.

The brutal war against America’s wolves wages on?

Will you be silent?

Will you fight for them?

Will you allow this to continue?

Will you organize in your hometown?

Will you hold a protest?

Will you work to end public land grazing?

Will you write letters to the editor?

Will you write to the Infamous 81 US Senators  who voted to delist wolves in the Northern Rockies via budget rider?

Will you tell those Senators you WILL NOT VOTE FOR THEM on November 6 because of their betrayal? 

Will you boycott all wolf states that hold trophy hunts or kill wolves for agribusiness?

Will you boycott Yellowstone National Park to send Wyoming a message?

Will you spread this message to everyone you know?

Will you be a…

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A few pieces for the new wild horse “troops”


Confusion abounds over the issue of our vanishing Wild Horses. Here is a helpful post for new advocates.

Originally posted on WHE Blog:

Wild Horses in Nevada Wild Horses in Nevada

This post is designed for the “newer” voices to the wild horse and burro advocate “front.”

Issues arise quickly in this movement and conversations can often leave someone new to the issue scratching their heads and feeling “uninformed.” Simply following what an AML (appropriate management level) based on grazing AUM’s (animal unit month, the unit of measurement in the equation of forage allocations) is like listening to a foreign language.

The video below is a basic piece (not fancy and in rough edit) designed to explain the laws and “design” for the current management of wild horses and burros by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on federal (public) land. Below the video are draft chapters in an informational booklet in progress by Wild Horse Education.

Welcome to a cause worth fighting for… and one we CAN change.

Hold Your Wild Horses! how did it get…

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BLM selling wild horses & burros like used cars


Please help support this bill for the horses!

Originally posted on Straight from the Horse's Heart:

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A mare/foal pair in the sale program because they were offered 3 times on the Internet adoption

by Grandma Gregg
Remember when we saw how the BLM was posting lots and lots of wild burros online in order to get them 3-strikes fast so they could sell them to Guatemala?   Recently, and now, the BLM is running our wild horses (and burros!) through the same way – like used cars – and are advertising them for sale on the internet.  (A few links and pics attached, but there are many more online – see the links – and a “new” internet adoption is starting in a few days.)
The BLM is doing this because they can’t use Tom Davis to dispose of horses anymore – so they’re now advertising them to get rid of them as fast as they can, and as I know from personal experience ……

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Animals in anarchy

Originally posted on Property is Theft!:

It is my experience that an awful lot of anarchists have cats. I, with two cats as well as a dog, am one of them. It is also my experience that a considerable amount of anarchists are vegetarians or vegans. I am not one of them.

In the short term, this is of no consequence. The main anarchist centre in Liverpool is a vegan space, but I never feel excluded from there. The place has a lively, welcoming atmosphere, and many people who are not vegans go there without feeling excluded. After all, if I want to eat something which contains meat, I can quite easily go somewhere else.

But what of the longer term?

There seems to be little crossover between “veganarchism” and class-struggle anarchist communism. For the working class, daily contending with the realities of life under capitalism, animal liberation can appear the pursuit of…

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Good-bye Old Man


Call your Congressmen today and tell them YOU want USFWS and Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge held accountable for every wild horse and burro they removed from the range in the last two years. Tell them your “vote depends on it.”

Originally posted on Wild Horse Education:

We have written so much about the Sheldon Mustangs (just type Sheldon in the search bar) trying to inform you of the issues present at the refuge. We talked about the plans made to remove all horses and burros that started to be created five years ago (Sheldon is NOT a drought removal or a “for the good of the horses,” but simply because they do not fit in with what Sheldon says in their mission). We have tried repeatedly to get folks to recognize that Sheldon is not BLM but is managed by USFWS… but still under the Department of Interior. The history of Sheldon horses as “war horses” is well documented and we shared that with you. We have shown you the horses and told you where you could get one. We talked about our litigation (and there is more info on that to share later as more…

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Breaking News: Jane Velez-Mitchell laid off from CNN

Originally posted on Straight from the Horse's Heart:

Source: Multiple

“Friend to Equines Sacked by News Network”

Jane Velez-MitchellJane Velez-Mitchell and her staff have been laid off due to budget cuts at CNN, ending her nightly program on the HLN network.

Her program, which aired for six years at 7 p.m. Eastern on the CNN sister network, ended Monday. Mitchell was told of the layoff on Tuesday, said an executive at CNN who requested anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss personnel matters. Twelve people, including Mitchell, were let go with this cut.

The show will be replaced temporarily by reruns of “Forensic Files.”

CNN Worldwide is in the midst of an 8 percent staff cut, a total of 300 jobs. An estimated 130 people have taken buyouts, with layoffs accounting for the remainder, the executive said Wednesday.

HLN’s future has been a subject of speculation recently, after CNN negotiated but failed to reach a deal…

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Are You Enabling the Needless Killing of Shelter Pets?


“We all want a chance to live. Not a few of us, all of us. Stop enabling those who kill. Help us.”

Originally posted on YesBiscuit!:

Our battle for a No Kill nation is not against the public. It is against the cowards of our movement who refuse to stand up to their colleagues and friends running shelters that are mired in the failed and defunct philosophies that allow (indeed, cause) killing. Our battle is against those who claim to be part of our movement but fail to recognize the killing of millions of animals every year as an unnecessary and cruel slaughter and to call it what it is. It is against those who will not do for the animals that thing which is their solemn duty to do: to change themselves and to demand that their colleagues change, when that is what the situation calls for.Nathan Winograd

Rescuers who pull animals from a shelter in order to save them while remaining silent about the needless killing of healthy/treatable pets there are enabling…

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RSPCA Killing Healthy/Treatable Pets with Bolt Guns and Bullets


Gimmie Shelter- but look up the definition first!

Originally posted on YesBiscuit!:

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the UK reportedly killed 53,000 animals in 2011, many of them healthy or treatable.  The RSPCA’s 44% kill rate can not be blamed on an open admission status:

In 2009, the RSPCA, which is one of Britain’s biggest charities and receives £120 million a year in donations, stopped accepting stray animals and unwanted pets.

While the number of animals being adopted to new homes by the RSPCA has fallen, the number of convictions against pet owners has risen by 20%.  Critics claim that the organization’s focus on securing convictions has led to the drop in animals being adopted out as well as thug tactics against pet owners:

[In 2011], spinster Georgina Langley, 67, of West Hougham, Kent, was raided at her home by the RSPCA and had five of her 13 cats put down.
The charity prosecuted her for neglect, but Mr Smith…

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