A side-by-side analysis of 2014 grazing data shows wild horses greatly outnumbered by millions of privately owned livestock across 251 million acres of western public grass... [View more]
What do the Koch Brothers, Ted Turner, and the Hilton family have in common with Cliven Bundy? They're among a group of powerful welfare ranchers that take from the public and keep for themselves.
Few Americans visit the nation’s public grass and forest lands; fewer still know what livestock damage looks like on them.
Five hundred million dollars. That’s what 21,000 ranchers who graze their livestock on America’s iconic western rangelands are estimated to have cost US taxpayers... [View more]
The US livestock industry has enormous economic and political clout. But news reports consistently highlight a small segment of it — ranchers grazing livestock on... [View more]
An article about wild horses — “Why you really should (but really can’t) eat horse meat” — published January 9, 2015, in the Guardian was revised... [View more]
the Guardian - Jan 09, 2015
Caty Enders handed the reins of her wild horse article to meat industry suppliers and sources. Hidden economic conflicts of interest — and significant errors — ensued.
The human-animal relationship is not only central to our economic lives, but it bears directly on the environment, food and public safety, policy-making and even basic constitutional rights.
New York Times - Sep 30, 2014
How much disclosure does the media owe its readers? Two New York Times articles illuminate the complexity of this timely question: “Hidden Interests, Closer to Home,” by Public Editor Margaret Sullivan (Sept. 20, 2014), and “As Wild Horses Overrun the West,... [View more]