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]
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.
Wall Street Journal - Dec 19, 2014
In her recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, “Actually, Raising Beef Is Good For The Planet,” Nicolette Hahn Niman, a self-described vegetarian rancher, argues that raising cattle has environmental consequences that have been exaggerated by mainstream science and the... [View more]
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]