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WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, December 19, 2019 /

/ — Today, the U.S. Senate passed a massive $1.4 trillion year-end spending package with a series of animal protection provisions, several championed by U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME).

The Rescuing Animals With Rewards (RAWR) Act, S. 1590

led by Collins and U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), was included, and Collins joined a bipartisan group of Senators in championing language to maintain the ban on horse slaughter in the U.S. that was included in the final package as well. The President is expected to sign the measure into law this week.

The RAWR Act would amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to authorize rewards for thwarting wildlife trafficking linked to terrorism and organized crime.


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In summer of 2019, I discovered that Dog Ear Publishing who I have been with since 2009 and my first book, had stopped paying me. I was selling books and not seeing a dime.  With help, I removed all my books from them and began publishing them myself through Ingram and Amazon.  Now all are published by ROSE MILLER BOOKS AND MORE, Prescott, AZ.  My latest book GIRLS CAN BE COWBOYS TOO! was a compilation of different awesome stories told to me by a group of simply wonderful women. Some are bonne fide ranch gals, some just have land and an animal or more, but all share the same love of county, family, animals, land and God.  Because I was having so much fun interviewing and writing, the book got very large with 523 pages.  When I took over publishing my books, I revised this one, and now it is two books, a Volume I and Volume II. These books sell for 11.99 and 5.99 eBook. For more up-to-date information on this book visit the Facebook page:  Girls Can Be Cowboys Too! Please visit my website where you may read a preview of ALL my books thanks to Amazon. GirlCowboy1 copy.jpg

BOOK REVIEW Girls Can Be Cowboys Too!

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Reviewed By Gisela Dixon for Readers’ Favorite

Girls Can Be Cowboys Too! by Rose Miller is a non-fiction biographical sketch of women who handle all of the things on a ranch that cowboys do and what their lives and experiences are like. Rose has refrained from using the word “cowgirl” since it does not seem to imply the same level of ranch or animal expertise that the word “cowboy” does. The book is composed of chapters that detail the lives of each of these ranch women from various parts of the US, generally the southwestern part of the US. The stories cover tales that showcase a love for animals, be they horses, dogs, or any animal for that matter, the many jobs that need to get done on a ranch and how these women manage them, their early backgrounds and how they learnt the skills to be ranch women, their love of the land and nature, fighting the inevitable natural disasters at times such as wildfires, animal rescue and preventing cruelty and abuse of animals, and more.

I liked reading Girls Can Be Cowboys Too by Rose Miller and loved that it showcased the relatively little known ranch women or wives who have a huge share in running these ranches. There is a lot of focus on animal and pet stories in this book and issues such as animal slaughter, and animal abuse definitely need to be brought to mainstream society’s attention which this book attempts to do, which I appreciated. The stories range from humorous, to exciting and adventurous, or even sad at times. In short, these stories are more than just events in the lives of these women, but showcase their day-to-day lives and emotions. Rose’s casual and authentic writing style makes this a fun and educational read.

BLM Announces Its Plans to Destroy the Onaqui Mountain Wild Horse Herd in 2019

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My friend, Bev Petitt photographs these horses regularly. she is in my new book GIRLS CAN BE COWBOYS TOO! Please tweet, call, write, email to stop this.

Straight from the Horse's Heart

BLM Announces Plan to Destroy the Onaqui Mountain Wild Horse Herd in 2019

By Carol J. Walker, Director of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Yesterday the BLM issued a press release on its Decision Record for the Onaqui Mountain Wild Horse Herd in Utah. The BLM says  “The objectives of the approved population control measures are to slow the herd’s population growth and achieve and maintain a balance between wild horses on the range and other public land resources.”

You can read the Decision Record and all the other documents here:

Their plan is to remove 465 wild horses from the Herd Management Area in 2019 using both bait trapping and helicopters. Currently the population is estimated to be 505 wild horses, but the BLM is estimating that with foals born in 2019 that the population will be at 586, and they want to bring the herd down…

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Working Like a Mule

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THIS IS A RE-BLOG from a friend. The message is terrific whether you are training horses, mules, dogs or your children (smile) or yourself. Enjoy

from a horse

I hate writing, or it seems like I hate writing. I avoid it at every opportunity. And yet when I’m not doing it, I long for it, think about it constantly, imagine what I’m going to write, wonder why I don’t write more, and how to make myself write more. I puzzle over stories and characters and plot lines, imagining how I can piece them together and make them come alive, build an entire universe and elucidate a previously dark corner of human nature. When the time comes to actually write, I’d rather be anywhere else, cleaning the toilet, doing dishes, sleeping, watching movies, playing solitaire, listening to an audio book, petting my animals, clearing brush, building fences, pulling weeds, brush hogging (a particular favorite), ANYTHING but writing. Every molecule of my body says, no, yearns for any other direction, and often gets away with it. And yet, in my…

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Promotion for GIRLS CAN BE COWBOYS TOO! Fun interview.


Welcome to the World, Puppies!

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Sharing in the hopes it might help find homes for the pups and Dixieland. You can read more about them on her previous blogs. Please think about fostering and adopting. So many dogs, so few homes.

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The last time I whelped puppies, it didn’t go so well. It’s been over 18 months since that tragedy, but it still crept into the back of my mind when I watched Dixieland in the whelping box.

Fostering a pregnant dog is exciting and amazing, but it is also terrifying. These dogs come with no history, no prenatal care, lots of stress (theirs and yours), and normally no timeline. I was lucky to have a general idea of when Dixie’s pups were due because of the x-ray she had to check out her broken back leg.

As the days ticked past the ‘due date’,

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