Author:jfinch

Texas Parks and Wildlife Rescue

[caption id="attachment_11773" align="alignleft" width="300"] 25 miles of washboard road to the highway[/caption] After a negotiated agreement was reached last week with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, two of our folks took off to Big Bend State Park, just a few miles north of Presidio, Texas. Fifteen...

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Back a zillion years ago the “ranch” existed in my backyard. At one point we had around 30 horses behind the house, and about half that many volunteers on a daily basis. One of them was a teenager who insisted that her mom had dragged...

A West Douglas Family Band ~ photo by Toni Moore

[caption id="attachment_11745" align="alignleft" width="300"] A West Douglas Family Band ~ photo by Toni Moore[/caption]DENVER (Sept. 20, 2012)—A Federal court decision handed down last week gave the West Douglas Wild Horse Herd another reprieve. Honorable Judge Collyer held that she could not rule on the issue...

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department signs agreement with Habitat for Horses September 19, 2012 (Hitchcock, TX) - The Texas Parks and WIldlife Department signed an agreement today that releases the few remaining horses currently used at the Big Bend Ranch State Park to Habitat for Horses....

Representative Moran name plaque

[caption id="attachment_11730" align="alignleft" width="277"] Rep. Whitfield at Press Conference[/caption] Thursday afternoon found RT Fitch, his wife, Terry, and myself presenting Representative Moran with around 16,000 letters calling for a stop to both horse slaughter and the BLM roundup of our wild horses. We arrived in time...

President Obama

For Immediate Release: September 12, 2012 Contact: R.T. Fitch, President WHFF, 800-974-3684 Jerry Finch, President Habitat for Horses, 866-434-5737 Wild Horse Letters to the President Swell in Support Equine Welfare Groups Join in Asking Obama to Stop the Roundups HOUSTON, (WHFF) – Wild Horse Freedom Federation’s letter writing campaign to...

Habitat for Horses

At the end of this letter, I’ll be asking you to do something. This is important. You need to be a part of this. Added together, I’ve probably written thousands of pages in both articles and blogs about the destruction of our wild horses, about the...

Make it about money

[caption id="attachment_11691" align="alignleft" width="150"] An Invitation to a round table discussion[/caption] We Need To Talk A Senator of a certain state, who will remain anonymous, challenged me to sit down with some of the decision makers in the slaughter industry and try to work things out. “There...

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[caption id="attachment_11683" align="alignleft" width="300"] Through the eyes of the horse[/caption] An open letter from Laura Allen, Attorney-at-Law, Animal Law Coalition, to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture Dear Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack: The Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) Administrator, Alfred Almanza, has been quoted as saying that the...