Navajo Nation supports NM horse slaughterhouse

Because of the horse overpopulation, the tribe already is rounding up and selling wild horses, Zah said. Some of those, he said, end up being shipped to Mexico.

Supporters of a return to domestic horse slaughter argue it is a more humane solution than shipping unhealthy and starving animals to facilities south of the border for slaughter under unregulated and often cruel circumstances.

Secretary of Agriculture Calls for Alternatives to Horse Slaughter

Animal Welfare Institute has long advocated alternatives to horse slaughtering, along with many others, such as therapeutic riding, riding school programs, or even second careers in a variety of equestrian sporting events.

With BLM Knowledge: Wild Horses Sold to Kill Buyer by BLM Contractor

What the BLM consistently seems to “maintain” is fraud against the American taxpayer in its Environmental Assessments, a long history of inhumane handling of wild horses, lack of oversight and accountability, a waste of tax dollars, and lies to both the public and Congress.

Lawmakers Press for Answers on Sale of Wild Horses

Reps. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar pressing him to explain what role the agency had in selling so many horses to a man the letter calls “a longtime kill buyer.”

All the Missing Horses

Davis has paid the BLM a total of $17,630 for the animals, far less than BLM has expended to provide them – the agency estimates it costs $1,000 to roundup a wild horse and records show it has paid as much as $5,000 per truckload to ship them to Davis.

Renowned Horse Whisperer Puts Veterans on a Path to Healing

In the newest special in Military Channel’s Coming Home initiative, original “horse whisperer” and American renaissance cowboy Monty Roberts works with three veterans of the Iraq war, each of whom suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The result is nothing short of magic.

Mustangs big part of Crow lore

The tough ponies of the Pryor Mountains are celebrated in the lore of the Crow Tribe.

“The reason the Crow used them is they could run all day and go for a week without food,” said Elias Goes Ahead, a Crow historian who teaches at Pryor. “The Crow respect these ponies because they were tough.”

Geneticist Weighs in on Significance of Pryor Mountain mustangs

There is one point maybe all can agree on.

“They are one of the most significant, if not the most significant, wild horse herds in the United States,” Cothran said.

Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center

The Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the Pryor Mountain mustangs, their evolution, history, habitat needs and historical significance.

The Cloud Foundation

The non-profit Cloud Foundation is dedicated to preventing the extinction of Cloud’s herd through education, media events and programming, and public involvement. The Foundation is also determined to protect other wild horse herds on public lands, especially isolated herds with unique characteristics and historical significance.

National Wild Horse Adoption Day: September 26

Wild horse and humane animal advocacy groups from across the nation are joining forces for a single cause: to encourage the American public to consider and act on the adoption of a wild horse or burro. A goal of 1,000 adoptions has been set for the first National Wild Horse Adoption Day, which will be held September 26, 2009.

Save the Brumbies

The Australian Heritage Brumby is a unique equine and epitomizes the spirit of freedom, roaming through rugged bush land and the harsh outback areas of Australia where they are free to run wild and survive in extreme conditions.