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[caption id="attachment_18129" align="alignleft" width="256"] Craig Downer[/caption] ( Craig C. Downer is a wildlife ecologist (UCalifBerk, UNevReno, UKanLawr, UDurhamUK) who has extensively studied both the wild horses of the West and the endangered mountain tapirs of the northern Andes. He has given speeches and written manyarticles, including encyclopedic, and...

High Country News, Monica Gokey | Apr 11, 2013 (Interesting debate. While I disagree with her final analysis, it adds fuel to the fire of wild vs. feral. If horses are indeed native, they should not be removed from National Parks. If they are feral, then they should...

NYTimes, Stephanie Strom, April 11, 2013 The Obama administration has included a proposal in its 2014 budget that would effectively ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Technically, the proposal would prevent money from being spent on inspection of horse slaughtering facilities. Without inspections, facilities could...

news,Discovery.com /APR 1, 2013 / BY JENNIFER VIEGAS We’ve all watched the classic movie scene -- a cowboy lassos a young colt, wrangles it to the ground and sears his ranch’s brand on the animal’s shank. It's a common practice, but animal rights activists have long argued the...