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Saturday (7/8/17) Wild Horse & Burro Radio with Ginger Kathrens (Exec Dir., The Cloud Foundation), John Holland (Pres. Equine Welfare Alliance), Katlin Kraska (lobbyist, ASPCA), Cory Golden (Advocacy Coordinator, Return to Freedom) and R.T. Fitch (Pres. Wild Horse Freedom Federation) on saving wild horses & burros from slaughter

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BLM claims selling wild horses to kill buyer Tom Davis was selling them to a “good home”

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by Debbie Coffey, V.P. & Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2017

On the Bureau of Land Management’s new website, on the Program Data page for the Wild Horse & Burro Program (under the Wild Horse and Burro Sales to Private Care tab), the BLM claims “It has been and remains the policy of the BLM, despite the unrestricted sales authority of the Burns Amendment, NOT to sell or send any wild horses or burros to slaughterhouses or to “kill buyers.”

The BLM claims “Wild Horses and Burros Sold to Good Homes” but then includes a total of 402 wild horses and burros sold in Fiscal Year 2012. (In this 402 total, 320 were horses and 82 were burros.)

BLM sale logs obtained by us in Freedom of Information Act requests indicate that in Fiscal Year 2012, the BLM sold 239 wild horses (almost 80% of the 320 horses that were sold) to kill buyer Tom Davis of La Jara, CO.  Many, if not all, of these wild horses went to slaughter in Mexico.

Does this look like a “good home” to you?

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House leadership renews push to reinstate horse slaughter in the U.S.

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Nancy Watson, Pres. of SAFE Food SAFE Horses Coalition, on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., 10/12/16)

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Our guest tonight is Nancy Watson, President of SAFE Food SAFE Horses Coalition, representing 1.75 million members in support of the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act from coalition partners.  Nancy was raised in a Standardbred racing family, and immersed herself in advocating for a ban on horse slaughter after she learned that the fiscal budget had been altered to allow for USDA inspections of horse slaughter facilities in the U.S. in 2011. More

Susan Wagner, Pres. of Equine Advocates, on how the upcoming Presidential election can affect horse slaughter, on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., 9/14/16)

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Join us on Wild Horse Wednesdays®, Sept. 14, 2016

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Listen Live (HERE!)

You can also listen to the show on your phone by calling (917) 388-4520.

You can call in with questions during the 2nd half hour, by dialing (917) 388-4520, then pressing 1.

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Steve Hindi and Janet Enoch of SHARK on rodeo cruelty (and more) on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., 8/31/16)

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1st Annual Holiday Show with Wild Horse Freedom Federation and special guests on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., Dec. 9th)

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Join us on Wild Horse Wednesdays® , Dec. 9, 2015

5:00 pm PST … 6:00 pm MST … 7:00 pm CST … 8:00 pm EST

Pele, Bart and Harley ~ photo by Terry Fitch

Pele, Bart and Harley ~ photo by Terry Fitch

Listen to the archived show (HERE!)

or listen to the show live on your phone by calling (917) 388-4520.

This is a one and a half hour show. It will be archived so you can listen to it anytime.

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Our guests Wednesday night are the Board of Directors of Wild Horse Freedom Federation (R.T. and Terry Fitch, Carol Walker, Marjorie Farabee, Dawn Reveley and Debbie Coffey), along with special guests John Holland, President of Equine Welfare Alliance, Ginger Kathrens,

photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Founder and Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation, Susan Wagner, Pres. & Founder of Equine Advocates, and Daryl Smoliak, Pres. of American Horse Rescue Network.

Tonight’s show is hosted by Debbie Coffey, V.P and Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation

To contact us:  tsrad1@outlook.com, or call 320-281-0585

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Animals Angels issues new report on horse slaughter in Uruguay

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The Production of Horsemeat in Uruguay
An investigation carried out in cooperation with Tierschutzbund Zuerich/Animal Welfare Foundation
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Uruguay is a small country but nevertheless has an estimated population of approximately 500,000 horses. More than 37,000 horses were slaughtered in 2014 so the meat could be exported.  Like people in the U.S., Uruguayans do not consume horsemeat; they consider horses as companion, sport and work animals. Horses are not commercially bred for meat production and there is no traceability regarding drugs that have been administered to the horse during its lifetime.  The last owner of the horse simply has to sign an affidavit and confirm that the horse has not been given any restricted substances during the last 6 months.  In addition, Phenylbutazone and many other drugs can be readily purchased without prescription for owners to administer to their horses. Uruguayan law also mandates that sport horses are specifically excluded from slaughter for human consumption, but it remains uncertain if this is truly the case.

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7,000 horses a year transported live to Japan for slaughter: Sinikka Crosland, Exec. Dir. of Canadian Horse Defence Coalition on Wild Horse & Burro Radio

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Wild_Horse_Burro_Radio_LogoJoin us on Wild Horse Wednesday (*SM) , September 9, 2015

5:00 pm PST … 6:00 pm MST … 7:00 pm CST … 8:00 pm EST

Listen to the archived show (HERE!)

or listen to the show live on your phone by calling (917) 388-4520.

You can call in with questions during the 2nd half hour of the show by dialing (917) 388-4520, then pressing 1.

This is a 1 hour show.  It will be archived so you can listen to it anytime.

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Our guest tonight is Sinikka Crosland, Exec. Dir. of Canadian Horse Defence Coalition, people and national groups that have joined together to ban the slaughter of equines for human consumption in Canada, as well as the export of live horses to other countries for the same purpose.

Sinikka will talk about horse slaughter in Canada, and the  7,000 horses transported live by air  from Canada to Japan each year for slaughter.  3 or 4 large horses are crammed in wooden crates with little room to move around, let alone lie down to rest.  No food or water is provided during the grueling journey to another continent.  Canadian legislation permits horses to be transported without food and water for up to 36 hours, but sometimes, due to flight delays, the 36-hour period is breached.

The carrier responsible for shipping these horses to their deaths is Atlas Air, Inc., based in Purchase, New York.

The Truth About Horse Slaughter in Canada (WARNING: this video contains GRAPHIC SCENES):

Tonight’s show is hosted by Debbie Coffey, V.P. and Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation.http://www.blogtalkradio.com/marti-oakley/2015/09/10/wild-horse-burro-radio-7000-horses-transported-live-to-japan-for-slaughter

To contact us: ppj1@hush.com, or call 320-281-0585

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Dept. of Justice refuses to take any action against Spur Livestock, BLM contractors who sold wild horses to a kill buyer

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In this case, there was NO justice.  Wild Horse Freedom Federation did an investigation and found that a BLM long term holding contractor, Spur Livestock, sold wild horses to well known kill buyer Joe Simon.  R.T. Fitch, President of Wild Horse Freedom Federation, publicly presented an official government document with proof of this to the National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board at their meeting.  Joan Guilfoyle, Division Chief of the BLM’s Wild Horse & Burro Program, was present.

However, the Department of Justice (DoJ) only issued a letter of declination.  A declination decision is generally viewed to mean that the DoJ , in the exercise of its prosecutorial discretion, declines to prosecute or bring an enforcement action.  

So, the issue of a current BLM contractor selling wild horses to a kill buyer, most likely for slaughter, was just swept under the rug. More

John Holland, Pres. of Equine Welfare Alliance, on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., 1/28/15)

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Kill Buyer Ole Olson trucks 224 stallions to Dennis Chavez, likely into the slaughter pipeline

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SOURCE:  ANIMALS ANGELS
Shipment of Stallions to Dennis Chavez 1/15/15
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Well known Nevada Kill Buyer ships 224 Stallions to Dennis Chavez!

Animals’ Angels has received confirmation that on January 15, 2015, Ole Olson transported 224 stallions to the New Mexico’s largest and most notorious kill buyer Dennis Chavez.  Records obtained from the New Mexico Livestock Board indicate that the agency inspected the 224 stallions and 64 mares at the Los Lunas Feedlot.
While it cannot be confirmed that these horses are indeed a part of the Dann Sister herd, it is possible.  However, regardless of the origin of these horses, it is important to question how these stallions were shipped. The Commercial Transport of Equines to Slaughter Regulations require that every stallion is segregated inside the trailer to avoid fighting and the risk of injuries. Given the fact that Olson shipped 224 stallions, it is unlikely that this requirement has been met.
One can only imagine the chaos inside the trailers with so many stallions packed together fighting for dominance. The risks for injury during slaughter horse transport is always great but given the sheer number of stallions Olson was transporting, the danger for grave and debilitating injuries, not to mention the horrific distress, would have been tremendous.According to the New Mexico Livestock Board’s inspection form, the horses were consigned to Dennis Chavez – we’re all too familiar with his operation, so we know where these horses are potentially headed and the conditions under which they may suffer at his feedlot. While the horses may be sold at his auction, it is also possible that they will end up in Mexico.  It remains to be seen if Chavez will trouble himself with gelding the stallions (a requirement if he wanted to export them as slaughter horses), or if he will ship them straight to Mexico labeled as “work horses”.AA investigators have seen the sad results of Chavez’ clumsy gelding procedures during previous feedlot visits; yet another reason our heart goes out to these poor souls caught in the pipeline. While we continue to keep an eye on Dennis Chavez and his Southwest Livestock Auction for abuses that can be reported to the authorities, we are also going to take measures to hold Ole Olson accountable for the recent shipments. Animals’ Angels has filed a complaint with the USDA and has urged IES to launch an investigation into the true purpose of these transports and the final destination for these stallions.

WHFF VP “The BLM’s MISMANAGEMENT of wild horses & burros”

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Video supplied by Equine Advocates.org

We, at Equine Advocates, are pleased to share with you the tenth video from our 2014 American Equine Summit featuring Debbie Coffey, Vice President and Director of Wild Horse Affairs at Wild Horse Freedom Federation. Debbie’s talk is titled “The Bureau of Land Management’s MISMANAGEMENT of Wild Horses & Burros.” Please see Debbie’s bio at http://www.equineadvocates.org/video….

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Victoria McCullough & John Holland on Wild Horse & Burro Radio!

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Times for tonight’s show ONLY are changed to:

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SUPPORT A MORATORIUM ON THE CULL OF ALBERTA WILD HORSES

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I hope that everyone notes this same story is being played out all over the world.  The petition to stop the culling of the less than 1,000 wild horses remaining in Alberta, Canada needs signatures.  We’re asking our readers to help out and sign this:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/311/562/915/

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It is believed that there are blood lines in the wild horses, dating back to the Spanish Barb, or even ancient blood lines.  If those rare blood lines are removed indiscriminately in a cull, they will be lost forever.  Canada and the world will lose a unique heritage animal.  Biologists, photographers, tourists and future generations will lose the opportunity to study and experience these rare wild horses (often referred to as Wildies).

According to the Alberta government there’s less than 1000 horses remaining, in an area of 8500 sq km.  Despite these low numbers, they claim there are too many horses competing with the much larger cattle and forestry industries on Crown land.  The government manages them via an annual capture and cull process which separates family units, weakens the herds and further threatens their survival.  Imagine the fear these wild horses experience during their capture, transport and slaughter.

An icon of the Canadian west, these beautiful horses played an important role in the settlement of this country.  They helped the First Nations as well as the RCMP.  During the great World War, many were rounded up to serve alongside our Military, and never returned home.  Portrayed in numerous movies, books, songs, paintings, photography and TV, they are a beloved part of our history, past, present and future.

The text of the petition states:

To: Alberta Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resources Robin Campbell
and Alberta Minister of Tourism–Richard Starke

As a concerned citizen, I’m writing to urge you to support a moratorium on the cull of Alberta’s wild horses. Annually the ESRD (Environment & Sustainable Resource Department) has a capture program on Crown land under the Stray Act.

Please seriously consider the value these magnificent horses have as a tourist attraction. They’ve been here for centuries, it’s believed they have rare blood lines of the Spanish Barb, and they’re a unique Alberta icon. Like the wild horses of Sable Island and Namib, Alberta’s are gaining global interest and attention. Canada’s Sable Island wild horses generate economic income from the many conservationists, artists, biologists and general public who make the costly trip to see, study and photograph them. On the other hand, Alberta’s wild horses are captured and most are sent to slaughter, a decision heavily influenced by the cattle and forestry industry.

Will you support a moratorium on the annual capture and cull of Alberta’s wild horses? They’ve earned their right to live with their herds in their natural habitat and to be protected.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

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