Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Horseback Emergency Response Team provides disaster assistance - video
The Horseback Emergency Response Team, comprised of Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) livestock inspectors and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) mounted patrol inspectors, was created in 2012 with a primary duty to locate, contain, identify, and move abandoned, stray, or injured livestock in the aftermath of a disaster.
"There has been some research done on this. People's activities and movement are influenced by their animals, whether they are small companion animals or large animals, and they often end up putting themselves in danger. We recognized that we needed a way to help deal with such animal issues during an emergency, which would not only make animals a lot safer but ultimately their owners as well," said Dr. Dee Ellis, Texas State Veterinarian and Executive Director of the Texas Animal Health Commission...more