Scott Beckstead

Scott Beckstead


A lifelong student and admirer of American wild horses, Scott Beckstead is a leading voice for our wild herds in his role as director of campaigns for Center for a Humane Economy and Animal Wellness Action. He grew up with horses on his family’s farm and spent much of his childhood and youth on horseback in the mountains of Idaho. After receiving his bachelor's degree from Utah State University and his JD from the University of Utah, Beckstead worked as a litigation attorney in private practice for 17 years on the central Oregon coast before going to work full-time in the animal protection sector.

During his time on the coast he also served as the mayor of Waldport, Oregon from 2002 to 2007. He became known for his special expertise in the field of animal law, and has taught that subject at the University of Oregon and Willamette University law schools. In 2000, he co-authored Animal Law, the first casebook on the subject, and continues to teach animal law, wildlife law and policy, the Endangered Species Act, animal agriculture law, and cannabis law and policy as an adjunct professor at Willamette University. Because of his close familiarity with horses, livestock, and farm animals, Beckstead provides training to law enforcement agencies on how to handle and work with those animals, and how to investigate equine and livestock cruelty and neglect.


Past Shows:

  • The Mob in Hollywood / Wild Horse Advocacy

    Mafia historian Jeffrey Sussman detailed how the Mob operated in Hollywood fueled by corruption and greed. Followed by wild horse advocate Scott Beckstead bringing attention to the BLM's roundups.More »
  • Wild Horse Conservation

    Scott Beckstead with the Center for a Humane Economy and Animal Wellness Action, spoke against the BLM's round-up of wild horse herds. First-hour guest, filmmaker Jeremy Corbell talked about the UFO Congressional hearing.More »

Last Night

Angelic Encounters / Cryptid Research
Angelic Encounters / Cryptid Research
Author and educator Dr. Scott Guerin discussed an international study that revealed 75% of participants said they believe in angels. Followed by Jessica Jones, the Cryptid Huntress, on her team's cutting-edge approach to cryptid field research.


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