A Peoples National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting (with Poll)

POLL: What would you rather for our Nation’s Wild Horses & Burros?

Choose A or B and Click on the Link Below to Vote:

-Sold to foreign Nations including Russia where they are hammered in the head prior to slaughter.
-Mass Euthanized and MASS composted.
-Sold to poor peoples for food.
-sold to a corrupt tribal government, ignoring their own natural laws and the will of their people.
-sold to Zoo’s for zoo animal protein.

-Managed utilizing natural predators.
-Managed utilizing the recommendations of the National Academy of Science and stated the best solution was PZP immuno-contraception.
-Managed by darting from helicopter IF NEED BE: Keeping each family band together, not separating families, with darting each band in about 5 minutes, on the larger more remote Wild Horse Areas- All helicopters must have live stream cameras on the bottom ( as they ALWAYS should) facing in each direction so that the public can see how close the helicopters are/went, and if any wild horse went down or was separated etc.

Vote Here: Wild Horse and Burro Poll


What are the real choices? (Listen to Video)

What are the choices being discused? (Listen to video)

What is the real reason that the Department of Interior refuses to manage ON THE RANGE in a non lethal manner? (Listen to video)

Why have we been threatened constantly with slaughter AND MASS EUTHANASIA when 80% of Americans are opposed? (Listen to video)


Wild Horse Summit Fundraiser!


Citizens Against Equine Slaughter is raising funds to send Patience, a delegate for CAES, to the National Wild Horse and Burro Summit. The conference will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 22nd – 24th, 2017. The goal of the summit will be to discuss full implementation of the 1971 Wild Horse and Burro Management Act. The meeting will be attended by Utah Governor Gary Herbert, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, and Utah Representative Chris Stewart, among others. As many of you know, wild horse and burros are facing unrestricted sale to slaughter and/or euthanasia in the coming months. Unrestricted slaughter was already approved by the House Appropriations Committee and will be voted on by the Senate Appropriations Committee in early August. It is imperative that an advocate for wild horses and burros attend this important summit. So far, there are no other advocates attending the meeting, but there needs to be a voice for the horses and burros! Patience has the knowledge and legal expertise to represent our advocacy. This fund is to cover the registration fee ($275), the field tour fee ($60) and accomodations ($215). We need to raise funds quickly! Please help get Patience to Utah to speak out for our wild horses and burros!

You can donate through GoFundMe here: gf.me/u/byh38c

If you would like to contact Citizens Against Equine Slaughter, you can email them directly: citizensagainstequineslaughter@gmail.com

Here is the informational brochure for the Wild Horse and Burros Summit:




Any REAL horse person knows that the damage seen where cows are, especially at the old watering hole, is so great, when compared to an area that has only had a herd of wild horses, that a real comparison cannot truly be made.

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Slideshow provided by photographers from Central Oregon Wild Horse Coalition, Utah BOG Team leader Jen Howe, and Bog member Marty Wright in NV. (you can find photographers featured in our gallery pages)

One study that came out recently looked at the Duck Creek grazing allotment managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). What they found was nothing we haven’t been saying for years. COWS are so destructive to the land, and given the fragile areas in the west, they have no business out there.

At a time where our lawmakers are deciding whether or not to euthanize 50,000 wild horses that have been previously rounded up, because they cannot afford to feed them with the meager 63 million dollars budgeted annually for the program. We don’t understand why this is even an issue when the grazing program , in 2014, was just about half of what we paid in emergency grazing subsidies for the State of NM alone.

Actually we do know why it is an issue, but those Title 18 violations (lies made to mislead a Congressional hearing for the purpose of achieving a specific goal) are a whole separate article…you can find those in earlier posts. The fact is certain agendas have pushed the scenario that wild horses are;

1. overpopulated (somewhere between 44,000 and 73,000 on the range depending on which article, statement or speech you refer to),

2. starving to death (having somehow missed the magic fairy dust sprinkled on almost 3 million livestock, 1 million elk and over half a million mule deer and pronghorn, that are doing just fine on the same land),

3. dying of thirst…again see above on the numbers of other animals surviving on the same land, granted livestock may be supplemented (and taking decreased water during a drought for a business (livestock) and depriving a native, special species status wild horse or burro on lands that are supposed to be managed primarily for that special species is yet another questionable practice…maybe a legal issue), or finally

4. destroying the public lands, and riparian areas (and the only photo evidence of this doesn’t tell the media or members of these decision making hearings, how long it has been since livestock or other grazing species have been in that area, or what the population numbers of those other species is or was).

So what is the truth, well according to this study, the very things that wild horses are accused of, and have NO studies to support, are supported while looking at livestock. The truth is livestock is bad for the fragile ecosystems in the west.

  • Livestock greatly outnumber wild horses by at least 37:1.
  • The livestock, or grazing program, costs American taxpayers 94.5% more than the Wild Horse & Burro budget.
  • Livestock is the main reason for the loss of predator species (wolves, bears, mountain lions, etc)
  • Livestock is the agenda creating the attack of wild horses & burros that now has our lawmakers deciding whether or not to euthanize healthy, previously rounded up animals

This study proves the damage done to our western ecosystems. We have got to protect soil, fragile plants, growth of high fuel noxious weeds and riparian areas, and the need to get cattle off western lands. Many of the things that are often said of wild horses and burros are really done by the livestock. “Range scientists have published studies showing that cattle prefer to linger in riparian areas and that stocking rate is more important than grazing system.” Upland Water and Deferred Rotation Effects on Cattle Use in Riparian and Upland Areas Yet this is blamed on the wild horses time after time. And, when the claim is made, it is crucial that we demand information also be given on livestock, (were they ever there, how long ago, how many and if removed was there enough of a rest for the land to recover) so there is a proper assessment of damage that may have actually been done by the equids in the area. Most often we find that there had been livestock there, and not long enough prior to the report or photo, that the land had time to recover from the stresses of that livestock.

So, what does a wild horse area with no livestock look like? Well from our photographers on the ground across the western states, we can tell you…it looks drastically different than heavily grazed livestock areas!


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Slideshow provided by photographers  Utah BOG Team leader Jen Howe

So the question is, “Will you speak up? Will you demand truth, and accountability for lies? Which priority is yours for the taxes you pay for public lands management?” Do you pay for corporations to continue lying, and making profits off your tax dollars? Do you accept the loss of value of the lands, waters and air because of corporate livestock grazing? Do you accept the loss of wildlife, predators, of livestock, wild birds, wild horses, wild burros, because of corporate grazing? It is your choice, but if you want the corporate abuse and deception to stop…you must speak up. Please make a phone call to your elected official, tell them to demand truth and protect things that are important to you. Make a call to your local media and tell them you want the truth to be printed, not the lies of a corporate agenda. Sign the petition we have linked below. Most of all keep reading, and keep talking, we need to raise awareness, stand together, and be loud!


“There is perhaps no darker chapter nor greater tragedy in the history of land occupancy and use in the United States than the story of the western range.” Earl H. Clapp, in The Western Range, 1936

In 1936 livestock was tearing up a fragile ecosystem. Ponder that for a minute. — Courtesy Wild Horses of Southern Utah


“The only action that doesn’t make a difference is inaction.”  —  Val Cecama-Hogsett

9 August, 2017