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Our guest tonight is Ann Marini, Ph.D., M.D. and she will be talking about the drugs that the Bureau of Land Management gives to wild horses and burros. We compiled a list of drugs from information on FOIA requests and from verification by BLM staff.
Dr Marini earned both her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Biochemistry, 1978, and her medical degree from the Georgetown School of Medicine in 1980. She completed a residencies in medicine at UMASS Worcester, Massachusetts; 1980-1983; and in Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, 1983-1986. She was a Senior Staff Fellow at NINDS/NIMH, 1986-1993. Her research interests include neuropharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, Mechanisms of Neuronal Cell Death and Neuronal Intrinsic Survival Pathways. Dr. Marini’s group published the peer-review article: Association of phenylbutazone usage with horses bought for slaughter: A public health risk authored by Nicholas Dodman, Nicolas Blondeau and Ann M. Marini and this manuscript was published in the peer-review journal Food and Chemical Toxicology in 2010.
This show will be hosted by Debbie Coffey (V.P. and Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs) of Wild Horse Freedom Federation.
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4/12/17 – Dawn Vincent, Head of Communications for The Donkey Sanctuary UK, and Marjorie Farabee, Dir. of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation. In January 2017, The Donkey Sanctuary (UK) issued a report titled “Under the Skin,” about millions of donkeys around the world being killed to produce a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) called ejiao. Listen HERE.
6/21/17 – Bonnie Gestring, Northwest Circuit Rider for Earthworks, on contamination of U.S. waters in perpetuity, caused by mining. Bonnie is co-author of the report Polluting the Future: How mining companies are polluting our nation’s waters in perpetuity. Listen HERE.
8/23/17 – Terri Farley, best selling author of the Phantom Stallion series for young readers and Susan Wagner, President & Founder of Equine Advocates, on the 2018 Budget threat to kill over 46,000 wild horses and burros, the National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition Summit (aka the “Slaughter Summit”), Protect the Harvest, secret spaying and more. Listen HERE.
9/6/17 – Russ Mead, Esq., the Vice President & General Counsel of Animal Law Coalition, lobbies for support of animal welfare. Russ talks about wild horses, advocacy, legislation and his efforts to stop horse tripping at rodeos in Oregon. Listen HERE.
9/20/17 – Cathy Liss (Pres.) and D.J. Schubert (Wildlife Biologist) of Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) on the USDA’s Wildlife Services’ out of control killing program that kills approximately 5 million animal each year, endangered species, wildlife and wild horse & burro issues. Read AWI brochure (2011) Managing for Extinction, & AWI Report (2012) Overview of the Management of Wild Horses & Burros. Listen HERE.
9/27/17 – Stephen Nash, the author “Grand Canyon for Sale.” An extraordinarily powerful few are controlling public lands that belong to all Americans. Grand Canyon For Sale is a carefully researched investigation of the precarious future of America’s public lands: our national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, monuments, and wildernesses. Listen HERE.
10/4/17 – Sam Jojola, a former Deputy Resident Agent-in-Charge for U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) Office of Law Enforcement, on wildlife trafficking, trophy hunting, Safari Club International, the poisoning of birds by the mining industry and kill permits for the wind energy industry. Listen HERE.
10/18/17 – Ginger Kathrens, Founder and Exec. Dir. of The Cloud Foundation, and Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation, on BLM’s National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board meeting and the roundups of wild horses in Wyoming. Listen HERE.
11/1/17 – George Wuerthner, Exec. Director of Public Lands Media (a project of the Earth Island Institute), Vice Pres. of the Board of Directors for Western Watersheds Project and author of 38 books, on the multiple ways that the livestock industry impacts the West. Listen HERE.