Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
    
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Activist Group Files "Ill-Conceived" Lawsuit to Bring Feral Horses Under Endangered Species Act

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:18:49 CDT

Activist Group Files Earlier this week, an organization called Friends for Animals launched a misguided lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, asking for the agency to give a herd of non-native, feral horses in Montana protection under the Endangered Species Act. Friends for Animals is proceeding with the lawsuit despite the fact that rapidly exploding feral horse populations are starving on the range, damaging Western landscapes, and causing irreparable harm to native flora and fauna.



"The organizations pushing ill-conceived actions on feral horses are willfully ignoring the facts,” said Dave Eliason, President of the Public Lands Council. “The science is crystal clear: There are no wild horses in North America, and haven't been for 10,000 years. If we continue to allow the least informed among us to lead the debate, the plight facing these feral horses will worsen and the health of our rangelands could be lost beyond repair.”




Background


- On April 3, 2018 Friends of Animals filed a complaint against Ryan Zinke and Greg Sheehan in their official capacities, challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for declaratory and injunctive relief by failing to list the Pryor Mountain wild horse population as threatened or endangered.


- According to the Associated Press:


- "Attorneys for Friends of Animals argued in the lawsuit that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated federal law by failing to act on a petition filed last June seeking protections for the animals. The petition was rejected on a technicality because the group submitted it to the federal agency without first notifying Montana officials as was required."


- "The move comes two years after federal wildlife officials rejected a proposal from the group for protections for tens of thousands of mustangs on federal lands across 10 western states. In that case, officials determined there were no marked behavioral differences between wild horses and their domestic cousins."


- While Przewalksi horses have historically been thought to be decedents of wild horse herds, research comparing 46 published ancient and modern horse genomes indicated that Przewalski horses were in fact feral, descending from domesticated horses brought to the U.S. by Spaniards.



Source - National Cattlemen's Beef Association / The Public Lands Council




   


 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Checking in on the Beef Checkoff – Beef Checkoff Asserts Influence on the State, National and International Level  Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:33:32 CDT
  • Monday Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:40:42 CDT
  • Slaughter Cows Sold 3.00-5.00 Lower on a Larger Offering, Slaughter Bulls Sold Steady on a Lighter Test Monday at OKC West  Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:57:44 CDT
  • Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor Highlights International Biofuels Growth at Global Ethanol Summit  Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:25:53 CDT
  • Food Industry Analyst Anne-Marie Roerink Talks About the Buzz About Beef   Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:51:35 CDT
  • New Campaign From NCBA Sheds Light on Beef Animal Care Standards  Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:00:56 CDT
  • Association of Equipment Manufacturers Releases September Ag Equipment Sales Numbers   Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:53:14 CDT
  • OSU's Derrell Peel Talks About the Issues Facing the Food and Agricultural Markets  Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:44:36 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show AFR Insurance Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!

    Banc First OPSRC ORWA

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2019 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.