Monthly Archives: January 2013
By Mark Jaffe
The Denver Post
Wyoming Wind Farm May Explain BLM’s Assault on Wild Horse Herds
Phil Anschutz — who has made money out of everything from a well explosion to a failing railroad — is looking to wager $9 billion on the fierce winds of Wyoming.
California is the West’s biggest renewable-energy market and a vital one for the project. The problem is that officials there say they don’t want Anschutz’s electricity.
Gov. Jerry Brown has voiced a strong preference for in-state renewable-energy projects, and California utility executives say they can meet renewable- energy requirements with projects close to home.
“A couple of years ago it looked to us that the future was going to…
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Do You Want This To Resume ANYWHERE?
Information and Report Supplied by Animals’ Angels
Violations documented at the Cavel Horse Slaughter Plant in Illinois
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In a windfall of information, Animals’ Angels recently received over a thousand pages of documentation confirming violations and horrific treatment of horses transported to the Cavel slaughter plant in DeKalb, IL. Almost 1,100 photographs were provided along with written documentation describing the extent of the violations, injuries, and penalties. This information was provided to us after we submitted a Freedom of Information Act request on July 28, 2012 to the USDA.
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The ‘inappropriate’ quip triggered a flurry of angry responses from followers
But the supermarket giant has found itself at the centre of an internet storm after a tweet posted on its Twitter feed informed shoppers yesterday that its staff were off to ‘hit the hay’.
The ill-judged quip triggered a bombardment of angry responses from followers who didn’t find the damaging revelations quite so amusing.
Supermarket bosses were quick to backtrack, desperately apologising to offended clients, saying that the tweet had been ‘scheduled’ before the scandal broke – two days earlier.
But that only stoked the anger further, triggering questions as to why the tweet was not pulled before being sent.
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This man replacement deserves our attention and effort! Great good for our Wild Ones could start here!
Cattle Barron and Enemy to Wild Horses, Burros and Free Press to Resign
Salazar is expected to broadly announce his departure Wednesday. He has told President Barack Obama that he intends to leave his job by the end of March.
Salazar, 57, will have served a little more than four years in Obama’s cabinet after being plucked from his beloved U.S. Senate seat serving Colorado in 2008.
His decision on whether to stay on at the helm of Interior or return to Colorado — and likely the less-glamorous but more-lucrative private sector — has been weighing on Salazar for a long time.
The president and the vice president have indicated they…
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This was posted on Laura Leigh’s blog “Art and Horses” today.
from the desk of Laura Leigh, President of Wild Horse Education (follow ongoing work at wild horse education website)
It is very hard to describe the personal experience of the current state of the issues that Wild Horse Education is addressing for our herds.
On one hand this has been an extraordinary physical marathon of range work, in all kinds of weather, under all kinds of physical extremes. Dust, mud, blistering heat and frigid temperatures take a toll on equipment and ones physical body. Files are massive and the quantity of documentation fills drive after drive and causes laptops to choke. The vehicle makes new sounds every time it is shaken, bounced…
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Thanks to the efforts of MP Alex Atamanenko, we now have the answer. Inspections enabling the slaughter of our horses to continue are costing over one million dollars annually.
As a taxpayer, whether you want to or not, you are helping to fund this industry.
Please read the question and the government’s response here. The horses need constituents and taxpayers to lobby on their behalf. Don’t delay – contact your Member of Parliament now and ask them to support Bill C-322!
Explain that funding horse slaughter is not an acceptable use of your tax dollars and you want this industry to end.
For the horses.
I’m assuming that you, dear reader, have already made your New Year’s Resolutions. Did you know that the average person breaks them after about one month? Yeah, all new year’s resolutions have the specter of failure hanging over them. Maybe I’m too late and you’ve already broken them? Hopefully not, but if you’re like me, the only thing broken is perhaps your wallet……..However, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth making resolutions in the first place because apparently people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than the people who don’t.
Of course, resolutions to ride more outside, take up a new discipline, make horse-keeping safer, or to advocate for horses are resolutions that may be easier to keep throughout the year than the traditional ones to lose weight.
Steven Covey once said “Begin with the end in mind.” Of course, we’re…
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Nevada Governor’s Inaction Could Spell Death for Captured Wild Horses
CARSON CITY — More than $20,000 has been raised to protect 41 wild horses being put on the auction block by the Nevada Department of Agriculture.
Wild horse advocates say the mustangs are purchased, sent to Canada and Mexico for slaughter and the meat shipped around the world.
The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign said Wednesday it received the donations to buy the mustangs and care for them until they are adopted.
Deniz Bolbol, communications director for the preservation campaign based in San Francisco, said there were thousands of donations from the U.S., South Africa, Europe and Canada.
The horses were rounded up from state lands in the Reno-Carson City area, where they sometimes wandered onto highways, causing accidents, officials said.
Bolbol said a check was forwarded to the Hidden Valley…
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Information supplied by Protect Mustangs.org
Public outrage gets creative…
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