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Greener Pastures – A Land-Fund for Habitat for Horses

September 28th, 2012 Comments Off
It was about 15 years ago that a retired Galveston Police Officer and his wife offered Habitat for Horses a 15 acre place next to his home in Hitchcock. SInce it was covered with thick underbrush, I knew a ...

Parks and Wildlife Horses Arrive

September 26th, 2012 Comments Off
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 hours later they pulled ...

On Being Like a Child

September 23rd, 2012 Comments Off
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 ...

Judge Decides Against BLM

September 20th, 2012 Comments Off
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 of whether the Bureau of Land Management ...

TPWD Releases Horses to Habitat for Horses

September 19th, 2012 Comments Off
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 ...

The Trip to D.C.

September 14th, 2012 Comments Off
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 to witness ...

Letters To The President – Press Release

September 12th, 2012 Comments Off
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 ...

The Time For Action Is Now

September 10th, 2012 Comments Off
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 ...

An Open Invitation to the AQHA

August 26th, 2012 Comments Off
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 is an amazing ...

Horse Slaughter: Revealing The Truth, Part Five – The Money Trail

August 25th, 2012 (14)
In the last part of this series, we will look at the money trail. In doing so, we will detail the identity, motivation and the not-so-clear connections that continue to put horse slaughter up as “a necessary evil.” The ...