Rocky Barker: After wolf attacks, rancher regrets time in middle ground

Published: September 2, 2013 64 Comments E-mail Print By ROCKY BARKER — Idaho Statesman Nature was hard on Idaho ranchers in August. First, the Pony and Elk Complex fires in the Mountain Home area killed more than 250 cows, according to some firefighter estimates. The Elk Complex Fire also killed about 100 head of sheep, … Read more

Mexican Wolf Update AZ G&F 8-2013

Endangered Species Updates August 12, 2013 Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project News Monthly Status Report: July 1-31, 2013 The following is a summary of Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project (Project) activities in Arizona on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNF) and Fort Apache Indian Reservation (FAIR) and in New Mexico on the Apache National Forest (ANF) and Gila … Read more

Navajo Nation Supports Horse Slaughter

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/navajo-nation-supports-nm-horse-slaughterhouse-19830257 By JERI CLAUSING Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. July 31, 2013 (AP) The Navajo Nation is jumping into the emotional and divisive fray over a return to domestic horse slaughter, drafting a letter to federal officials in support of a New Mexico company’s plan to begin exporting horse meat next week. The tribe’s support for … Read more

USFWS has initiated comments on the proposed new Mexican wolf rule and reclassification proposal. .

NEPA Planning: 2013 We are preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Revision to the Nonessential Experimental Population of the Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) and the Implementation of a Management Plan. We published a Proposed Rule (Proposed Revision to the Nonessential Experimental Population of the Mexican Wolf) for the Mexican wolf … Read more

Service Seeks Comments on Revised Jaguar Critical Habitat Proposal, Dr aft Economic Analysis and Draft Environmental Assessment

Southwest Region (Arizona ● New Mexico ● Oklahoma ●Texas) www.fws.gov/southwest/ For Release: July 1, 2013 Contacts:Steve Spangle,Steve_Spangle@fws.gov, (602) 242-210 ext. 244 Service Seeks Comments on Revised Jaguar Critical Habitat Proposal, Draft Economic Analysis and Draft Environmental Assessment The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the comment period for its proposed designation of critical habitat … Read more

MICHAEL SWICKARD: Meat-packing is more humane for unwanted horses

http://www.rrobserver.com/opinion/columns/article_9bb12d2e-f3e8-11e2-b327-001a4bcf887a.html MICHAEL SWICKARD: Meat-packing is more humane for unwanted horses Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 8:00 pm Especially out West, horses have a special place in our lives. Personally, any day I get horse snot on me is a good day. Along with my love of horses comes a sense of duty. This includes endorsing … Read more