Interview with Craig Downer, Wildlife Ecologist

Renown Wild Horse Ecologist, Biologist and Author Craig Downer speaks out on the BLM’s current efforts to eliminate America’s Mustangs from their legally protected ranges on our public lands.

View the video interview here. 


8 Responses to “Interview with Craig Downer, Wildlife Ecologist”

  1. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Craig Downer has continued his defense of the wild horses and this has made his stance, based upon science and his own investigations, the most realistic. He has invoked the memory of Wild Horse Annie, his former boss, and implores us to do all we can NOW to save our wild horses and burros. He has become a learned leader and outspoken supporter of our wild mustangs.

    Than you so much, Craig. We need your expertise and sincerity. Mar

  2. Janet Ferguson Says:

    On the last Howling Ridge program, Craig mentioned the Animal Protection Institutes. Many people have been advocates for several years or decades; for those that haven’t, (me included), this link to their “Introduction to Advocacy” may be interesting:

    Thank you Craig for your advocacy and sharing your lifelong learning with everyone!

  3. Mary Says:

    Bless You Craig.. we are all listening!

  4. Angela Sellitto Says:

    I’m listening too!! Keep up the excellent work!

  5. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Carol walker was at the McCullough Peaks roundup and posted at face book about the days. i only found her last night. The round up ended and she said that 192 horses had been captured and 92 removed to Rock Springs for the winter. She was able to photograph at a trap site on the last day and went out with contractors and BLM. She also said that no horses had been injured. There are less than 120 horses left, I am not sure of an exact number.

    Fifteen Mile roundup begins tomorrow near Worland, Wyoming. This is a good sized herd and they intend to gather 333 horses and remove 280. The roundup should last nearly week. If you do know of anyone going could you ask them to post us at some point to tell us about it?

    Carol Walker will have photos and post about the roundup soon, as she has returned home. She knows these horses well and has been photographing them for years.

  6. calamity cate crismani Says:

    well done Craig!

  7. Lynne Says:

    Craig. We will never give up until this issue is resolved. The spirit and dedication you portray is what America needs. There are thousands of us standing by you… your knowledge will lead us. Lynne

  8. Robert K. (Bob) HIllman Says:

    Craig…..don’t know if you remember me but I was the field investigator for API from 1986 to 1996 and spent a great deal of my time investigating wild horses and burro’s under BLM protection. I successfully challenged them in court more than once and served on the Advisory Board to the BLM representing the humane organizations. I retired from animal welfare in 2002 after some 35 years advocating for animal welfare and better laws to help protect them. Of late I have been simply heartbroken at the continuing governmental elimination of wild horses in favor of the livestock industry. I would like to get back into saddle so to speak and offer my services and experise in this issue before the living symbol of the american west is just a dim memory. I can still remember the days when there were over 400 HMA and Territory’s and now those numbers have been whittled down to about 1/4 of that number. If I can be any help or you can point me the right direction in finding an organization that could use my knowledge and history, please let me know……Bob Hillman

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