North American Badger: Taxidea taxus — nature has no boss

Out on a hike amongst the fully blooming rabbit and sage brush we noticed numerous holes along the trail. Were they Marmot or perhaps Badger. Finally near the end of the hike the question was answered when we spotted this Badger off in the distance. It was nice to see this Badger out foraging. Badgers […]

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Lawsuit Targets Zinke’s Secretive Program Undermining Wildlife Protection — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

“We’ve already seen Zinke put politics over science in Endangered Species Act decisions, from the Pacific walrus in Alaska to boreal toads in Colorado,” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today to expose a secretive program that denies Endangered Species Act protection to imperiled species like the Pacific walrus. Today’s lawsuit, […]

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EU moves to protect large carnivores — BBC News – Science & Environment

Farmers will receive 100% compensation for any damages caused by bears, wolves and other wild carnivores.

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Breaking News! Wild Mare Spay Experiment Has Been Abandoned by BLM — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Breaking News! Today we heard from our attorneys that the BLM has abandoned the wild mare spay experiment in Oregon. This was very welcome news – last week on Friday a Federal judge ruled in favor of our Preliminary Injunction, halting the cruel and dangerous overiectomy via colpotomy experiments until our case could be […]

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Photo Capture # 9 – Photo “Bomb” — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Photo “Bomb” – Two Peruvian Pelicans and a Royal Tern © HJ Ruiz – Avian101

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An Oasis of Love for Burros, Donkeys, Mules and Horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Last Friday, while the BLM concluded their farce of an Advisory Board meeting in D.C. and their helicopter stampede contractors fired up to end the free lives wild horses and burros in Nevada, Terry and I spent the day surrounded by loving, rescued equines at the Todd Mission Ranch only 15 miles from our farm. Marjorie Farabee, ranch equine Manager and Director of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation, had kindly asked us to stop by and check out the local four legged inhabitants, some 100+ which does not include the rescued dogs and cats. I must admit, it was a moving experience.

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China Reverses Ban on the Use of Tiger and Rhino Parts in Traditional Chinese Medicine — The Jaguar

I literally just announced that I was going to take a short break from blogging, then I made the mistake of checking Twitter. Here is what I saw at the top of my feed: “In reversing this ban, China has helped to legalize the execution and extinction of the magnificent tiger.” Our Dr. John Goodrich condemns […]

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Federal Judge Stops Inhumane Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Carol Walker as posted on Wild Horse Freedom Federation Federal Judge Stops BLM from Conducting Inhumane Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments Portland, OR (Nov. 2, 2018) — U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Mosman today issued a preliminary injunction to stop the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from proceeding with controversial experiments to surgically remove […]

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BBC News: Brazil: Bolsonaro plans threaten Amazon, say experts

Brazil: Bolsonaro plans threaten Amazon, say experts – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-46039996

Photo Captures # 5 – Limpkin — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Limpkin © HJ Ruiz – Avian101

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