John Edmonds and Joni Dahlstrom address the legal genocide of wild horses

As shared by our two guests, there are both ethical and health concerns associated with a newly signed law that allows wild horses to be slaughtered for food.

Joni Dahlstrom’s Bio
The former wife of a Brit who was heir to a large gambling fortune, Joni Dahlstrom traveled the world extensively and hobnobbed with royalty. Later, she served as Regent for the National Federation of Republican Women. Employed as a web designer and public relations specialist, Dahlstrom came up with the idea of starting the Tea Party in Arizona and set up an organization that helps local residents learn how to take back control of what they eat.

Click here to listen to an excerpt of Joni Dahlstrom’s Nov. 15 appearance on the radio show where she and John Heuer were interviewed by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster.

John Edmonds’ Bio
John Edmonds provides a loving home for abandoned dogs and horses via his tax-deductible 501(c)3 chartered organization called Hopeful Hooves, Inc. that is located in Rainbow Valley, AZ. He is always looking for volunteer help at the ranch and can be reached by phone at (623) 386-7328.

Check out Hopeful Hooves’ webpages on Facebook and Twitter!

Click here to listen to an excerpt of John Edmonds’ last radio appearance on Dec. 2.

The price of hay has skyrocketed over the past year! Please support John’s work with your generous donation at this most critical time. Click here for the email address to send your PayPal donation.

Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971
Public Law 92-195
The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act was passed unanimously by Congress and signed by President Nixon on December 15, 1971. This law mandates that wild horses and burros within designated territories on both Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands are managed in a thriving ecological balance with the land and are part of the natural landscape.

How many wild horses are left in the U.S.?
As of February of 2007, the Bureau of Land Management estimated that there were 28,500 wild horses and burros on lands that they managed. It is likely that there are fewer than 25,000 horses and fewer than 5000 burros left on 34 million acres of public land managed by the BLM. That’s one horse for every 1360 acres!

Association of phenylbutazone usage with horses bought for slaughter: A public health risk
by Nicholas Dodman, Nicolas Blondeau, and Ann M. Marini
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
May 2010
Click here to download a PDF copy of the phenylbutazone research paper.

Thanks To Obama and Congress, Horse Slaughter Is Again Legal In US
Howling for Justice
Nov. 30, 2011
During the (2008) campaign, Obama co-signed a bill banning horse slaughter in the US and was asked, “Will you support legislation … to institute a permanent ban on horse slaughter and exports of horses for human consumption“? He answered in the affirmative.

The following article hints at the underlying reason why the horse slaughter ban was lifted last month: oil and gas companies want to use this land occupied by wild horses and burros to engage in fracking activities.
Through the lens of wild horses, a view on salvation
Lorna Moffat
Monterey County Weekly
Jul. 28, 2011


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2 Responses to John Edmonds and Joni Dahlstrom address the legal genocide of wild horses

  1. BLM sued over NV mustang castration, roundup plans
    Associated Press – Reprinted in the Las Vegas Sun
    Dec. 18, 2011

  2. Art, Film and Horses
    Dec. 17, 2011

    I will confess, I did not attend the public vigil for the 40th Anniversary of the Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act because I am heartbroken. Someone contacted me more than five weeks ago who had evidence proving the cattle–not the wild horses–are damaging the range in the Calico Complex but they are holding back.

    Most of the majestic Calico wild horses have been rounded up and torn from their families but they have not all been processed and shipped out to long-term holding…not yet.

    I lit a candle on December 15th praying that the person with the evidence would come forward so we could prove this roundup was conducted under false pretenses and return the Calico wild horses and burros to their wild homes.

    Please join me to light candle for their freedom.

    In gratitude,
    Anne Novak
    Executive Director of Protect Mustangs

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