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Animal Advocates Radio “Voices Carry for Animals #281”- HSUS- Farm Animals- Kate Brindle

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Animal Advocates Radio “Voices Carry for Animals #264”-HSUS-Wildlife Trafficking- Nicole Rojas

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Animal Advocates Radio “Voices Carry for Animals #257”-HSUS FL State Director- Kate Macfall

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Animal Advocates Radio”Voices Carry For Animals #252″- HSUS-Wildlife Trafficking- Nicole Rojas- Wild For Change

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Return to Freedom continues its boondoggle with proposal to drive wild horses & burros to the brink of extinction

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Source:  Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Debbie Coffey, V.P. & Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation

In my humble opinion:

Return to Freedom (RTF) continues to add insult to injury in their efforts to boondoggle the American public with a controversial proposal, by recently claiming “We understand that there has been considerable misinformation spread online about this proposal to Congress.  If you wish to delve deeper, please contact us to schedule a call.  We’re also planning a webinar for RTF supporters.” 

If you are one of their supporters, you should ask them direct questions, like “What, specifically, is the supposed misinformation?”

Every other major wild horse & burro advocacy organization, along with many knowledgeable advocates, have come out against their proposal.  All of these organizations have been very specific in the disastrous aspects of this proposal and have backed their concerns with facts.

READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE HERE.

ACTION ALERT & Bonnie Kohleriter on the dangerous proposal to Congress by inexperienced & unknowledgeable non-profit groups and ranchers

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ACTION ALERT – Please call TODAY!

Place a call into Representative Nita Lowey, the House Chair of the Appropriations Committee and a supporter of wild horse protection, at (202) 225-6506 and say:

“Please reject the request for appropriations language to require the BLM to remove 15,000-20,000 wild horses & burros from our public lands.  Please make sure America’s wild horses & burros are allowed to maintain viable herd numbers on public lands. “

Place a call to your own Representative at 202-225-3121 using the script above.

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DANGEROUS, SIMPLISTIC, UNREALISTIC

A REBUTTAL TO A PROPOSAL TO CONGRESS BY INEXPERIENCED AND UNKNOWLEDGEABLE NON-PROFIT GROUPS AND RANCHERS

by Bonnie Kohleriter

AUTHORS OF THIS PROPOSAL:

The ASPCA, HSUS, Return to Freedom (RTF), American Mustang Foundation (AMF) as well as ranching  groups are authors of this proposal.  It is known the public land ranchers want as few horses as possible on our public lands because of the competition for forage, but the ASPCA and HSUS are well known animal rights groups, supposedly supportive of wild horses.*

However, the ASPCA has been mainly involved with cats, dogs, and domestic horses with no experience in BLM wild horse corrals and pasture operations, no experience with on the ground PZP programs, no experience with on the ground adoption-purchase transactions, and no experience in operating sanctuaries.

Likewise, the HSUS is comparatively the same in no experience as the ASPCA though they have participated in two failed large herd sized PZP delivery operations… the Sand Wash herd and the Cedar Mtn. herd…and they have two sanctuaries holding various animals, not exclusively mustangs.

Return to Freedom is just one of the nation’s horse sanctuaries in Lompoc, California, is full, doesn’t have room for one California wild horse or burro, and operates in the red according to Guidestar.  The American Mustang Foundation is a new organization supposedly a lobbying organization about whose activities little is known to date and shows no known experience in housing wild horses.

In spite of their lack of any or of any successful experience with the solutions proposed for the wild horses and burros, these groups want to speak with authority as to what should be done economic, humane and feasible wise after quickly removing 50,000 animals from 27 M acres of our public lands.  There’s no cost analysis in this report, humane is dubious for both those left on the range and those off the range, and feasible, providing no substantive evidence of proof and with providing already failed trials, presents an invalidation of much of the usefulness of this report as a way forward.

OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROPOSAL

The objectives of this proposal are to develop an economically viable, humane, and feasible long-term management plan for the BLMs wild horse and burro program.

PRESENCE OF WILD HORSES AND BURROS ON OUR PUBLIC LANDS

This report appears to accept the following:

  • 27,000 wild horses and burros are only able to be on 27 M acres of our public lands called AML or Appropriate Management Levels.
  • 87,885 animals are currently on those public lands as of 2018. (updated from 2017)
  • To return to 27,000, a three or ten year plan of removals is endorsed…3 years of 20,000 and 5 years of 12,000.

The 27,000 number is an arbitrary number.  The 1971 law did not specify an allowable number.  No recorded evidence of 27,000 wild horses and burros allowed is recorded around 1971.  The BLM says it uses “scientific principles of rangeland management” to determine the population of wild horses and burros that the habitat can sustain.

In chapter 7, Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program, the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences debunks the idea scientific principles are used to determine populations and suggests it has more to do with values and politics.

The BLM claims it has 177 HMAs or Herd Management Areas.  A closer look reveals some HMAs have no horses or burros in them, some are double counted, some have been combined, and some are not managed by the BLM.  The BLM actually appears to have only 160 HMAs. (See addendum)

Dr. Gus Cothran of Texas A & M, the retained geneticist for the BLM, has said 150-200 wild horses with 50 effective breeding animals need to be in a herd for genetic variance and diversity and for viability over some time. (See BLM Handbook)  Some herds have only horses or burros in them and others have both.

138 horse herds exist with only with only “38” of them having AMLs above 150 and 30 burro herds exist with only “3” of them having AMLs above 150. (See Addendum 2)  So if the numbers are brought down to 27,000, 78% of the horse herds and 90% of the burro herds will be at risk for loss of fecundity, at risk for anomalies or deformities, and at risk of ultimate extirpation.

Add to the removals the use of suggested PZP on all the mares, sterilization of some of the mares  and sex ratioing of 70% stallions to 30% mares.  That  will lower even more the number of breeding animals heightening even more the threat of the continuance of the herds. Is this acceptance of numbers on the range and the use of PZP on all of the mares, sterilization and sex ratioing “humane” knowing the risk to extirpation as a herd or extinction as a group of herds.  A loss of 78% and 90% and more isn’t feasible long term management. It is devastation of the herds.

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HSUS, ASPCA, and Return to Freedom “cowtowed” to the livestock grazing industry by concurring with lies and joining a plan to sell out America’s wild horses & burros

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Mares and foal in Onaqui Mountains in Utah (photo: Carol Walker)

by Debbie Coffey, V.P. & Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation

In my humble opinion:

The ASPCA, Return to Freedom, HSUS, Humane Society Legislative Fund, and the little known American Mustang Foundation (formed by lobbyists in 2016) are signatories on a proposal titled “The Path Forward for Management of BLM’s Wild Horses & Burros” that is really a road to extinction for America’s wild horses & burros on public lands.

In this proposal, ASPCA, HSUS, Return to Freedom, Humane Society Legislative fund and American Mustang Foundation didn’t ask for viable herd numbers to be established or for the return of captured wild horses & burros to millions of acres of public lands that have been taken away from them.

These organizations completely capitulated to the signatories representing the interests of the powerful livestock grazing industry:  National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, Society for Range Management, Public Lands Council, National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition (organizers of the secretive 2017 “Slaughter Summit” in Utah that was co-hosted by the Utah State University and the state of Utah), Eureka County Nevada Commissioner Office (headed by J.J. Goicoechea, a past President of, and a current Executive Committee Member, of the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association), Beaver County Utah Commissioner Office, and the Utah Governor Office (Gov. Gary Herbert, who delivered the welcome at the 2017 “Slaughter Summit”).

These organizations representing livestock grazing interests have been rabidly pushing for the slaughter of America’s wild horses & burros for years.

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Animal Advocates Radio “Voices Carry for Animals #219”- Humane Society of the United States- Dave Pauli

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Animal Advocates Radio “Voices Carry for Animals #217”- HSUS FL State Director- Kate MacFall

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Animal Advocates Radio:”Voices Carry for Animals #194″- HSUS -FL STATE DIRECTOR- Kate MacFall

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Animal Advocates Radio:”Voices Carry for Animals #178″- HSUS – Tara Loller-Senior Director, Strategic Campaigns & Special Projects

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**Tune In Thursday’s** On June 28th, 2018 at 7:00 pm EST**

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Pigeon shoots – that HSUS said it stopped – continue in Maryland. Why did HSUS misinform us – and you?

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Source: animals24/7.org

Steve Hindi, Pres. of Showing Animals Respect & Kindness (SHARK) , was our guest on Wild Horse & Burro Radio to talk about rodeo cruelty.

Foreground: SHARK founder Steve Hindi, investigator Stu Chaifetz, and pigeon rescued from a shoot. Background: scene of the January 4, 2018 pigeon shoot in Henderson, Maryland.

“HSUS operatives have a long history of making false claims. They often claim credit for either the accomplishments of others, or for “victories” that never occurred at all, as in the case of these pigeon shoots. Other times, HSUS misleads supporters by claiming victories that are in fact backward steps in the effort to improve the treatment of animals.”

by Steve Hindi, president, Showing Animals Respect & Kindness

On Monday, January 15, 2018, I sent an email to Humane Society of the United States president Wayne Pacelle demanding a copy of all HSUS documentation regarding live pigeon shoots around the country. I copied Anna West and Heidi Prescott, as both are employed by HSUS, and are mentioned in the January 15 email to Pacelle.

I demanded documentation from Pacelle because HSUS is not telling the truth about the status of pigeon shoots. In September 2017, Heidi Prescott gave assurances to Animals 24-7, via West, that pigeon shoots in Maryland had been stopped. More

TS Radio: “Voices Carry for Animals #149”- HSUS Farm Animal Protection- Chris Holbein

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TS Radio: “Voices Carry for Animals #142” – HSUS: Leolin Bowen

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TS Radio: Voices Carry for Animals#85

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Guests will be: Guests will be: Dr. Michael Greger- Director of Public Health and Animal Welfare & Ashley Rhinehart- Senior Food & Nutrition Manager for the HSUS  

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Voices Carry for Animals # 59

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Guest will be: Midge Grinstead- Kansas Senior State Director – The Humane Society of the United States

There are three issues Midge Grinstead has worked on last legislated session: SB 97 was a bad bill allowing human contact with big cats 40 lbs and under and de-listing Clouded Leopards from the dangerous regulated animals act. Midge also worked on an exotic bill to add non-human primates and wolves to the dangerous regulated animals act (HB2737)

The other bill was brought forth from the Dept of Agriculture and updated the Kansas . Pet Animal Act including banning CO chambers, allowing shelters to do mobile adoptions and giving the rescue groups representation on the board as well as many other positive changes for animal welfare like having water available to all animals under the pet animal act. This bill was supported by the Kansas Pet Animal Coalition, large and small animal welfare groups, the Kansas Animal Control Association and many others.

http://www.humanesociety.org/

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated most effective by our peers. For 60 years, HSUS have celebrated the protection of all animals and confronted all forms of cruelty. HSUS is the nation’s largest provider of hands-on service for animals, caring for more than 100,000 animals each year, and HSUS prevent cruelty to millions more through our advocacy campaigns.

The HSUS is approved by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance for all 20 standards for charity accountability, and was named by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 most fiscally responsible charities. To support The HSUS, please make a monthly donation, or give in another way. You can also volunteer for The HSUS, and see our 55 ways you can help animals. Read more about our 60 years of transformational change for animals, and visit us online at humanesociety.org.

 

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HSUS: No affiliation with pet shelters!

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The Humane Society of the United States is not affiliated with your local pet shelter, but ads imply that they are.  So where does your donation go?  To lawyers!  To Lobbyists!   HSUS is instrumental in saving numerous lawyers and lobbyists from financial ruin.  And you can help!  1 cent of every dollar you donate goes to help rescued animals.  The other 99 cents goes to either our pension fund or to our lawyers and lobbyists.  Don’t you want to help save a lawyer?

HSUS: Lawyers In Cages

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Warning!  Before you send HSUS any donations……….

HSUS and PETA

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2/23/2010            

“Shame on so-called beef and cattle industry leaders for focusing attention on HSUS while they do nothing to turn the tide of consolidation that’s flooding the independent cattle producers of the United States and Canada. They are as guilty as HSUS.”

                                                                                                                                                               From the Center for Consumer Freedom:

Despite the words “humane society” on its letterhead, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is not affiliated with your local animal shelter. Despite the omnipresent dogs and cats in its fundraising materials, it’s not an organization that runs spay/neuter programs or takes in stray, neglected and abused pets. And despite the common image of animal protection agencies as cash-strapped organizations dedicated to animal welfare, HSUS has become the wealthiest animal rights organization on Earth.   HSUS is big, rich, and powerful – a “humane society” in name only.

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