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Wild Horse Annie

Velma Johnston and her fight to save the mustang

by Alan J. Kania

  • 201 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading

Published by University of Nevada Press in Reno .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wild horses,
  • Horsemen and horsewomen,
  • Public lands,
  • Wildlife conservationists,
  • Conservation,
  • Wild burros,
  • Mustang,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAlan Kania
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSF293.M9 K36 2013
    The Physical Object
    FormatLiterary non-fiction biography hardcover
    Paginationp. cm.
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25331033M
    ISBN 109780874178739, 9780874178937
    LC Control Number2012017295

    During the s in Nevada, she exposed the cruel and legal methods used by ranchers, hunters, and "mustangers" to remove wild horses from public lands. "Wild Horse Annie", as she was later known, led a grass roots campaign, which involved school children writing letters to Congress, in protest of the treatment of the horses. Velma Johnston, who became known as ""Wild Horse Annie,"" undertook to stop the removal of wild horses and burros from US public lands and protect them from the worst aspects of mustanging. Her campaign attracted nationwide attention, as it led her from her rural Nevada County to state offices and finally to Washington, DC.

      Velma "Wild Horse Annie" Johnston was one woman in history who made a difference through her hard work and diligence. This video, while partly an advertisement for a recent book . Suggested Books. The Spanish Breeds. The Music. Adopt. BH Wild Horse Sanctuary. Wild Horse Annie. Glossary. Study Guide. The Pryor Mountain Mustangs. The Pryor Mountains National Wild Horse Refuge was established in , three years before the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act was passed, in response to the growing movement to protect.

    Get this from a library! Wild Horse Annie: friend of the mustangs. [Tracey E Fern; Steven Salerno] -- A picture book biography about activism, this is the story of Velma Johnston, a trailblazing woman who mobilized children in her crusade to save wild mustangs. Full color. Marguerite Henry tells the story of Annie Johnston, the woman who helped lead the charge to outlaw the use of planes and trucks in the roundup of wild mustangs, and to prohibit the cruel practices employed to transport captured horses to the slaughterhouse. I was unaware of this lady and her role in protecting the few wild horse herds remaining/5(6).


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Wild Horse Annie by Alan J. Kania Download PDF EPUB FB2

"Wild Horse Annie is a strongly recommended pick for collections focusing on American conservation history, not to be overlooked."— Midwest Book Review "A straightforward and indispensable account of one woman's extraordinary success, 40 years ago, in helping to protect America's wild horses from the human predators surrounding them/5(7).

This book is the story of Velma Johnston (Wild Horse Annie) who spent most of her life trying to stop the abuse of America's wild horses. This courageous woman was responsible for Congress passing legislation to protect wild horses from destruction. It Wild Horse Annie book be a shame if wild horses disappeared as they are the living symbols of the West/5(44).

Our book today is Wild Horse Annie: Friend Of The Mustangs, written by Tracey Fern and illustrated by Steven Salerno. From childhood, Velma Bronn Johnston’s first love was horses. Her father was a horseman in Nevada who captured wild mustangs and tamed them for sale; he taught Velma to ride and encouraged her passion/5.

Wild Horse Annie: Velma Johnston and Her Wild Horse Annie book to Save the Mustang by Alan J. Kania, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®. In Velma Johnston, a shy Nevada ranch wife, came upon a horse trailer leaking blood. When she discovered the destination of the trailer and its. Our Stores Are OpenBook AnnexMembershipEducatorsGift CardsStores & : University of Nevada Press.

I first read about Velma "Wild Horse Annie" Johnston in the pages of Marguerite Henry's "Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West." I dreamed of having a mustang like Velma's Hobo. As an adult, I've been honored to be face-to-face with famous mustangs like Rowdy Yates and Shy Boy, and to scratch between the ears of numerous BLM adoptees/5.

Overview "Wild Horse Annie" was the nickname of Velma Bronn Johnston (–77), who loved mustangs all her life. When she saw mustangs being rounded up and killed to make room for ranchers' livestock, she knew she had to speak up. Inshe began writing letters to local newspapers and politicians, defending the horses' right to roam : Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Return to Freedom Remembers Wild Horse Annie Velma Bronn Johnston — a.k.a. “Wild Horse Annie” — and her successful crusade to save America’s wild horses and burros Published by The Nevada’s Women’s History Project, Nevada. Wild Horse Annie began a war that we still wage today; a battle that started with a handful of county commissioners and led to the footsteps of Congress itself.

Her story is one of adversity and true conviction, and of staying true to the creatures that helped forge a nation. Velma Bronn Johnston (March 5, — J ), also known as Wild Horse Annie, was an animal welfare activist.

She led a campaign to stop the eradication of mustangs and free-roaming burros from public lands. She was instrumental in passing legislation to stop using aircraft and land vehicles from inhumanely capturing wild horses and burros.

The Wild Horse Annie Act During the s in Nevada, Velma B. Johnston, later known as Wild Horse Annie, became aware of the ruthless and indiscriminate manner in which wild horses were being rounded up from the rangelands.

Ranchers, hunters and "mustangers" played a major role in harvesting wild horses for commercial purposes. Author Alan J.

Kania worked closely with Johnston for seven years, and his biography provides unique insight into Wild Horse Annie’s life and her efforts to save the West’s wild horse herds. Alan J. Kania is a journalist who has worked in nonprofit administration and as an adjunct professor of journalism in Denver.

"Wild Horse Annie" was the nickname of Velma Bronn Johnston (–77), who loved mustangs all her life. When she saw mustangs being rounded up and killed to make room for ranchers' livestock, she knew she had to speak up.

Inshe began writing letters to local newspapers and politicians, defending the horses' right to roam free. Polio survivor Velma Bronn Johnston, known as Wild Horse Annie, fights to save mustang horses from slaughter.

Since she was “just a speck of a girl,” Annie has loved the mustangs on her family’s Nevada ranch. After Annie contracts polio at emerging with a bent spine and twisted face, she dreams of galloping with wild herds. North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland, USA +1 () [email protected] © Project MUSE.

Produced by Johns Hopkins University. Wild Horse Annie and The Last of the Mustangs by Alison Griffiths and David Cruise. Available wherever books are sold beginning Ma Please note: this. Learn more about The Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs at Alison Griffiths talks about Velma Johnston’s crusade to protect the wild horses of.

"Wild Horse Annie" was the nickname of Velma Bronn Johnston (–77), who loved mustangs all her life. When she saw mustangs being rounded up and killed to make room for ranchers' livestock, she knew she had to speak up.

Inshe began writing letters to local newspapers and politicians, defending the horses' right to roam free. Many people told Annie to hush up, but they couldn't stop her.

Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs follows Velma from her childhood, in which she was disfigured by polio, to her dangerous vigilante-style missions to free captured horses and document round-ups, through the innovative and exhaustive grassroots campaign which earned her the nickname “Wild Horse Annie” and led to Congress passing Released on: Febru   Johnston’s fascinating and highly improbable success story is captured in “Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs ” by Canadian authors David Cruise and Allison Griffiths.

The horse enthusiast realized early the power of the press in promoting her crusade. Wild Horse Annie Velma Johnston and Her Fight to Save the Mustang (Book): Kania, Alan J.: Chicago Distribution CenterA compelling biography of one of the West’s most influential wild horse advocatesIn Velma Johnston, a shy Nevada ranch wife, came upon a horse trailer leaking blood.

When she discovered the destination of the trailer and its occupants—a trio of terrified and badly. This abbreviated biography touches on the work and woman that was Velma Johnston, Wild Horse Annie.

She was plucky; she smoked, swore, played poker. Yet Velma could put on the polish as she spoke to Congress. She was not wealthy and her organization was often run over by big money animal rights groups.Wild Horse Annie lead a grassroots campaign, involving mostly school children, that outraged the public and ultimately got them fully engaged in the issue.

Newspapers published articles about the exploitation of wild horses and burros and as noted in a JAssociated Press article, "Seldom has an issue touched such a responsive chord.".The new Wildhorse Annie, Carson City, Nevada.

likes 3 talking about this. My name is Ann Marie but I go by the name Wildhorse Annie for the love of our wildhorses and to carry on the original.