Coalition Member News

The Cloud Foundation Clarifies BLM Action to Remove Select Young Pryor Mustangs

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. (June 29, 2015) The Billings Montana BLM Field Office decision to remove 15 - 20 young horses from the Pryor Mountains this summer has met with an outcry and a lawsuit filed by an East Coast animal rights group, but not from The Cloud Foundation (TCF).

Fact and Innovation: Hope for Wild Horses

By Laura Harper

June 2015

Imagine, fact-based research working hand-in-glove with the innovative heart to find solutions to wild horse overpopulation.

U.S. Horses Deserve Lasting Protection

By Matt Berkshadker, President, ASPCA


Last year, the federal appropriations bill for 2015 renewed a ban on the use of tax dollars for inspections of horse slaughterhouses, keeping the vile horse slaughter industry from operating anywhere in America... for a time.

BLM tries new ways to deal with horses

June 09, 2015 2:00 am

The Bureau of Land Management used to round up more wild horses more frequently, even herding excess equines with helicopters. More recently, such gatherings are much smaller and gentler — more like dinner invitations.

BLM has been seeking public comment on a plan for the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range this fall. Horse specialists would set up portable panel pens at water sources, haul in feed and open the doors. Sometime after horses get used to walking in and out of the pen, the crew closes the doors.

Her love of horses always a passion, now a career

By Shelley Wigglesworth, Sea Coast Online

Marika (Clark) Ruppe grew up in the Kennebunks in the 1970s and 1980s, attending local schools in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel before graduating from Gould Academy in Bethel. No matter where Ruppe lived while growing up, she was always surrounded by horses. Little did she know then that her love affair with horses would turn into a life-long passion and career that would take her all over the United States.

Feds agree to help diversify Outer Banks’ wild horses

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — As the summer tourist season approaches on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, there’s a growing hope among horse advocates that the iconic wild horses of Corolla can be saved from a fate of inbreeding and deformities.

Local student fights against horse slaughter

By Sea Coast Online

HAMPTON FALLS — Heronfield Academy student Declan Gregg, a Greenland resident, visited Washington D.C. last week to help Congressman Frank Guinta, R-N.H. introduce the SAFE Act — Safeguard American Food Exports Act — of 2015.

Former Seahawk raises awareness about horse slaughtering

By Alex Rozier, KING 5 News

The Humane Society estimates every year, more than 100,000 horses are inhumanely transported outside the country for slaughter and shipped overseas for human consumption.

Federal Legislation Introduced to Prohibit Slaughter of American Horses

By Wayne Pacelle, HSUS

Federal lawmakers today introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of horse slaughter operations within the U.S., end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad, and protect the public from consuming toxic horse meat.

Despite protests, BLM returns wild horses to range in Nevada

By Associate Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Despite the protests of a rural county and rancher, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has returned some 160 wild horses to the range in central Nevada.

Federal Horse Play in North Carolina

By Russ Ferguson, WSJ

One of the great prides of my home state of North Carolina is the Outer Banks. The narrow, 200-mile-long string of barrier islands sits off the North Carolina coast—a harrowing surprise for ships, but a peaceful and absurdly beautiful place for people. Horses run wild on the beaches, kicking up sand and frolicking in the waves.

Virginia Range Horses Under New Management

By Terri Russell, KOLO TV

RENO, NV - Shannon Windle greets a wild horse on a fenced pasture in Washoe Valley.