Protecting Your Pets from the Hereafter

By Sunny Weber CAP President “EMERGENCY ALERT!” So began an e-mail I received recently. I read on quickly, trying to decide if this message was spam or for real. I was shocked and saddened to read that a member of one of the local Australian Shepherd dog clubs was killed the night before in a…

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Horses Belong in Pastures, not on Plates

By Roland Halpern Executive Director, Colorado Voters for Animals In 2007, with the passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, the three horse slaughterhouses operating in the United States were shuttered. The act stripped federal funding for horse meat inspectors, meaning horse meat could not be sold as food for human consumption. This didn’t…

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Safe Crossings For Colorado Wildlife And Motorists Act

by Sunny Weber, President of Colorado Animal Protectors and Roland Halpern, Executive Director of Colorado Voters for Animals   Colorado Animal Protectors (www.coanimalprotectors.org ) and Colorado Voters for Animals (www.covotersforanimals.org) awarded four state legislators for their actions on behalf of state wildlife at the annual Laws for Paws Gala on October 1, 2022. The four…

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Dusty’s Story

Dusty’s earliest memories were of the cold ground, the dark night, and the soft crooning of a horse nearby. The nickers came closer to her wet body and then a warm tongue massaged her from head to hoof. Steaming breath from the one who stood over her eased the chill. Dusty struggled to stand—somehow knowing…

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Tales from the Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse Roundup: StellaLuna – One Year Later

By Amy Hefestay CAP Vice President   The 2021 wild horse helicopter roundup in the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area (HMA) in northwest Colorado took place in the first week of September, 2021. The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) own documentation states that, “Helicopters should travel at a speed that matches the slowest horse,…

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Reading to Horses?

By Sunny Weber, President In Colorado, nothing is as iconic and western as children and horses. A new program now connects the two—the “Reading to Horses,” events sponsored by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Mounted Unit and local elementary schools. But how and what does a child read to a horse? In May, 2021 the Arapahoe…

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Beavers Have a Hero at the Colorado Department of Transportation!

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Photo by Manfred Richter   by Sunny Weber, President   Tim Funk, an environmental protection specialist at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), based in Durango (CDOT Southwest Region 5), is also the wetlands subject matter expert. He has recently utilized a “beaver exclusion fence” for a project that posed a challenge to a 24…

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Colorado Animal Protectors Partner in Pride: Luvin Arms Farm Sanctuary

by Sunny Weber, CAP President Arnie’s Story “The day started off quiet until Jale and Niblet started running up and down the track, notifying the team that something was the matter. We looked to see what all the commotion was and couldn’t believe our eyes. Running towards Luvin Arms from the vast open fields were…

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The 2022 Avian Flu Pandemic

by Sunny Weber, President   What is the Bird Flu? The bird flu, also known as the avian flu, refers to the disease caused by a family of flu viruses primarily transmitted between birds. The dominant virus strain circulating currently is called H5N1. It is extremely contagious among birds, who spread it by shedding the…

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Lessons From a Mangy Coyote: Why Anticoagulant Rodenticides Must Go

By Guest Blogger Will Falk, Writer, Lawyer, and Environmental Activist Edited by Sunny Weber, Author, Behaviorist, Humane Educator   Heartbreak in the Wild The first time I saw a coyote with mange my heart broke. Most of her fur was gone. Her skin, covered with scabs and lesions, had a sickly pink pallor. Her tail…

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