Meet the CANA Foundation – “Horses, Humans, Habitat”

CANA Foundation exists to support a sustainable environment with specific emphasis on the connections between America’s Wild Horses, their value for our habitat and Land Conservation, and the impact that has on our future.Cana shows support for Native Communities in an effort to acknowledge their understanding and reverence for nature and the horse, allowing the Rewilding of native lands and all peoples. These important actions allow a shift in education and awareness globally for land conservation and the importance of Rewilding of our planet and humans. Through our Giving Wheel we create a continuous commitment to education,  action and inspiration to enable others to move CANA… Continue reading

Pioneer of PZP in Wild Horses Dies at 75

PZP has been used in fertility control programs in the United States since 1989.  Through the years, advances in PZP and other fertility control vaccines have improved delivery and efficacy making them a more viable alternative to lethal control methods. Jay Kirkpatrick was arguably the most influential person in the development of this humane method of controlling over abundant species. For the full article… Pioneer of PZP birth control in wild horses dies at 75 Continue reading

The Secret Lives of Horses (from Scientific American)

  Scientists have long studied the best ways to train and treat domesticated horses, but they largely ignored the behavior of free-ranging horses. Recent research has begun to fill that gap.  Observations from long-term studies of wild horses show that the conventional, male-centric view of their power dynamics is wrong.  In fact, females often call the shots, employing tactics such as cooperation and persistence to get their way.  more…   Continue reading

Genes link wild horses in Western Canada to Siberian Breed

A genetic study of a remote population of wild horses in Western Canada has posed a raft of new questions about their origins, with the results revealing an intriguing link to the Yakut horses of Siberia. It is assumed that the horses observed by European fur traders in the early 1800s in association with Tsilhqot’in First Nations in the Chilcotin area of south central British Columbia were descended from Spanish-derived horses brought in about 1740 along native trade routes from plateau grasslands in what is now Washington State. Today, an estimated 1,000 feral horses still survive in remote areas of… Continue reading

Interior Secretary Calls For Prize To Make Better Wild Horse Birth Control

Thanks to the Facebook page of our Member OHHAWA for this story from the USA.  An excerpt from the Oregon Public Broadcasting Facebook page: “U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell calls the nation’s wild horse crisis an “intractable problem.” During an appearance in Portland, she suggested that the government needs to offer a big prize to get drug companies to make better birth control for wild horses. Jewell supervises the Bureau of Land Management. The agency spends tax dollars removing wild horses from the range when the BLM decides there are too many in one area. Last week the agency awarded… Continue reading