The Nevada Humane Society Blog

by Diane Blankenburg

Growing up in San Diego, both of my parents worked and I was often home alone after school. I frequently watched the Bob Dale movie show to pass the time and keep me company. He presented the best of the movies, and on commercial breaks he passionately discussed behind-the-scenes film making. I quickly became enthralled by the industry and mesmerized by the movies.

One of my all-time favorite films was (and still is) Old Yeller. There isn’t a movie where I cry more, and I was forever affected by the loving bond that existed between young Travis and the stray yellow lab he named Old Yeller. I’m quite sure this launched another true love of mine—animals, especially dogs, especially labs, and especially rescues.

As this Sunday approaches and brings with it the 85th Academy Awards presentation, I couldn’t be more excited. But it made me…

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i just had to beblogg this good stuff.its called understanding the horses and burros of the diminishing wild wild west.and web!

WHE Blog

On February 19th and 20th in the Federal District courtroom of Judge Larry Hicks, attorney Gordon Cowan presented a case of the right of the public to have independent information on the care and handling of wild horses and burros during Bureau of Land Management (BLM) roundups and holding facilities. The case was brought with Laura Leigh, journalist (accredited Horseback Magazine) and founder of Wild Horse Education.

Mr. Cowan brought several witnesses to the stand (there were a few witnesses that failed to show because of varying reasons that involved a fear of retribution for their testimony). Those that came to the court created a compelling argument.

This case had been referred back to the lower court to hear testimony based on the following strict parameters:

“The district court did not consider whether horse gathers have traditionally been open to the public, whether public access plays a positive role in…

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