Thursday, January 01, 2015
3 New Year’s Resolutions You'll Stick To For America's Wild Horses
These are three New Year's resolutions you'll stick to, not because they're easier than going to the gym or spending less time online, but because the lives of America's mustangs are at stake. If you do nothing else today, put #1 on your list!
1. Shovel out your old vocabulary: There are no Bureau of Land Management lands,
nor BLM horses. There are public lands and American wild
horses. Feel free to inform others
online and in person.
2. Follow the money trail: as you read wild horse news – especially round-up
announcements -- ask yourself, “Who profits?”
It won’t be Nature until livestock numbers
are lowered. Livestock outnumber wild
horses at least 50-1. Memorize that statistic and repeat as needed.
3. Question press release propaganda
When newsrooms are short-staffed, press releases become stories, so it’s your job to find
the source behind the headline
. Just because “news” is repeated verbatim in a
dozen sources, doesn’t mean it’s true. Agencies send out hundreds of press
releases. Who’s quoted? If all represent a single viewpoint or source, return
to resolutions 1 and 2, above.
|Wild Horse Foal Behind Bars by Cat Kindsfather|
Labels: 2015, BLM, mustangs, New Year's Resolutions, public lands, wild horses
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Terri Farley @ 1:55 PM
I am so happy! My horse project wasn't a huge success, but at least some people cared enough to write.
That's wonderful, Lexi. Thanks so SO much for having a heart for horses!