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Colorado State University Event “The True Nature of Horses with Ginger Kathrens” on November 10th at 7:30pm. More information online here
Join Ginger Kathrens at the University of Denver to learn more about the work to save America’s fast-disappearing wild horses, including Cloud, the palomino mustang and his Pryor Mountain herd made famous through Ginger’s multiple award-winning documentaries and books. Film clips and firsthand stories reveal a wild horse society in all its action, tenderness and complexity, and the need to protect these returned-natives to the American West. Open to the public- $30 admission fee
Nov. 19, 2010 - Friday from 6:30-8:30 pm Click on the title for more information and to register, or go to www.universitycollege.du.edu/enrichment.
For Immediate Release
October 22, 2010
Animal Welfare Groups Respond to Federal Ruling that Fails to Protect Colorado Wild Horse Herd
NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), along with Habitat for Horses, the Cloud Foundation, and Dr. Don and Toni Moore, today responded to a federal judge’s ruling that declined to issue an injunction preventing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from continuing its inhumane and illegal roundup of wild horses from Colorado’s North Piceance herd area. The case, brought against U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar in New York, charged that the BLM’s ongoing treatment of America’s federally protected wild horse herds violates the National Environmental Protection Act, as well as the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971.
The BLM had dropped its immediate attempt to relocate the case from New York to Colorado or Washington D.C., making this the first case against the BLM to be heard in New York. “While we are disappointed by yesterday’s ruling, we are encouraged by the court’s acknowledgment that the removal of these iconic horses impacts all Americans,” said Matt Bershadker, senior vice president of ASPCA Anti-Cruelty. “The ASPCA is committed to protecting our nation’s wild horses.”
U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley acknowledged that the plaintiffs would undoubtedly suffer irreparable harm from the roundup of the wild horse herd. The court further acknowledged the permanent injury caused to Dr. Don Moore, a Colorado veterinarian who has personally known the Piceance-North Douglas Herd for decades. “Although we did not get the win that we were aiming for,” stated Jerry Finch, founder and president of Habitat for Horses, “we stood fast in a contested venue and got the court to agree to the damage done to American citizens when the BLM pulls our wild mustangs from their rightful land. That in its own right is huge.”
“I would be lying if I said that I am not disappointed,” said R.T. Fitch, volunteer executive director of the funding HfH Advisory Council, “but it’s not about me, you or anything else other than the horses. That’s where my feelings reside. It’s time for the American wild horse to catch a break, and we intend to see that promise through.”
More than 19 million acres originally designated for wild horses have been slowly whittled away for cattle grazing, making the horses both the victims and targets for removal. The use of helicopters to run the terrified horses over miles of scorching desert has resulted in serious injuries and several horse deaths throughout the summer, as well as one-half or more of the wild horse population languishing in long-term holding pens.
“The fight to save the last of the mustangs is just beginning,” said Ginger Kathrens, director of the Cloud Foundation. “We will continue to take our message to Congress, the courts and to an increasingly concerned public.”
For more information on the BLM’s mismanagement of America’s wild horses, please visit www.aspca.org. To learn more about the Habitat for Horses Advisory Council, please visit www.hfhadvisorycouncil.org, and for information on the Cloud Foundation, go to www.cloudfoundation.org.
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501 [c]  not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit http://www.aspca.org.
The BLM has not listened to the public on the call for a moratorium on roundups and continues on target to remove over 11,000 wild horses and burros this fiscal year. Join or start a protest today- solutions require a ceasefire on our wild herds.
October 23: Los Angeles, CA
October 23: Sacramento, CA
October 23: Del Mar, CA
October 23: Phoenix, AZ
October 29: Annapolis, MD
October 29: Brattleboro, VT
November 13: New York City
November 13: Fort Worth, TX
Details online here for all protests
Lots of new protests– start one today! Visit the Protest center now on the Cloud Foundation website here
Greetings to The Cloud Foundation and wild horse supporters. Thank you for a successful online HerdWatch auction in August. I am gathering donated items for an October and November online auction now. We are requesting handcrafted or unique items that could bring $100 or more. Please contact Christine at Christine@thecloudfoundation.org
*Saturday October 9 – Hilton Lisle, 3003 Corporate W. Drive 5:30-7:30 pm Admission $20 – includes reception.
*Monday October 11 – Wilmette Theater – 1122 Central Ave. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10 admission. Food and drinks will be available at concessions.
Chicago flier- 10-10 (see flyer)
Join Colorado Filmmakers and Advocates Ginger Kathrens and James Kleinert for a series of screenings, presentations and discussions in the Chicago area on the current state of our wild herds and what can be done to save them. Featured will be clips from both of their latest productions: of Ginger’s “Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions” and James’ “Diappointment Valley: A Modern Day Western”
- Ginger Kathrens is an Emmy-Award Winning Filmmaker known for her 15-year documentation of Cloud, a pale wild stallion.
- James Kleinert’s films are meant to educate views about the disturbing, massive removal of our horses and to inspire changes for the future of these precious animals.
Wild Horses and Burros of the Western U.S. and Cloud’s Herd in Montana – History, Update, Film Clips and Q&A.
A great event for children and adults to learn more about our Mustangs and meet Ginger and James. Free autographed Cloud Poster to the first 25 kids under 16. Adult admission $10, kids free. *Sat. October 9 – Hilton Lisle – 3003 Corporate West Drive • 3-4:30 p.m.
Disappointment Valley – A Modern Day Western Wild Horse Documentary and Expose by James Kleinert, featuring Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Viggo Mortensen, Daryl Hannah and many others. The screening includes discussion and Q&A with James and Ginger. http://www.theamericanwildhorse.com