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Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West Paperback – June 1, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
Senator Conrad Burns of Montana slipped a rider into a federal appropriations bill in 2004 which ended more than 30 years of federal protection for America's wild horses. Our fearless leader--yes, the one from Texas, of all places!--signed it into law, leading to approval to their slaughter for horse meat to be sold to foreign countries where it is still eaten.
Perhaps Senator Burns and his colleagues from states where the majority of these horses are held and who voted for this bill would think differently if they read this book.
The tragic story of the American wild horse comes to life in Stillman's beautifully written book. She traces the history from being heroes to being considered surplus to requirements.
When you think about the reverence of the horse in American literature and history, that it has come to this--that politicians from states whose fortunes were built on the back of these amazing animals are the ones who voted to destroy them--will make you ashamed to call yourself an American. It's no wonder the rest of the world thinks of us as the creators of the disposable society.
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Sad that so much research is ruined with so much nauseating, sentimental projection and which doesn't address any real issues facing wild horses today. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kerry Obrien
really enjoyed this book! I love horses and history so great read for mePublished 18 months ago by sandy wisecup
The author not only did not prove her avowed premise of the government's approval of the wanton destruction of a valued American asset, but she actually proved the opposite. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ann B. Williams
As told by a very knowledgeable Ms. Stillman, the saga of man's mistreatment of the "wild ones" and greed is astounding and every bit true to known facts. Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by amazon shopper
I cannot comment because this was a gift. Assuming it's okay but I wouldn't know as I didn't read it.Published on December 28, 2012 by Marie McMillen
Excellent writing. Interesting and vivid. A book that describes itself as the history of the wild horse in the American west, but it is so much more. Read morePublished on December 26, 2012 by Abigail H. Ross
Mu daughter read this book from the library. I heard about it all the time she was reading it, so I decided to get her one of her own for Christmas. Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by Shelli Schwasinger