Morning Action Plan

Calling our government and the BLM is not working– they are making no concessions. Do not let up but please also help us get more media out here. The independent humane observer present, Elyse Gardner, is not being given access to the processing area and they are currently processing horses. Right before we were kicked out last night Jackson’s mare, Brumby, came in with the last group. Witnesses viewing from 200′ away said she was shaking violently and this morning we found out that she tied up and was treated. Elyse has not been allowed in to see her or any of the horses this morning. Brumby is a grulla mare with a ping-pong size and shaped star on her forehead. We’ve always called her “The Ping-Pong Filly.” Jackson was terribly injured while fighting to win her when they were both young. She has a 3-month old filly as well. 

Please help us get the media back out here– when NBC was present Elyse was given appropriate access to the corrals and processing area.

Call OPRAH

Call ELLEN

Call 60 minutes, Good Morning America, Fox News

Call your local affiliate stations– TEll the Networks to approve this story

We need media to Lovell, Wyoming right now.

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37 Responses to “Morning Action Plan”

  1. Linda H Says:

    I am a substitute teacher and this morning walked into a classroom with this quote lying on the desk. We must all remember this:
    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
    Margaret Mead.
    I will continue to call media and contacts in Montana on my off hours.

  2. Cindy Says:

    Do we have any numbers to Call any of the talk show hosts listed or any of the tv network shows ?

  3. Holly Says:

    Sent this request in with an angle that there is more to this than meets the eye, not just BLM trying to do a job and the public getting in the way, but, here is a herd of horses that has been self sustaining for over a century, and now they need to manage them? What are the real political undercurrents here? Mining? Ranching? BLM pandering to special interests over the will of the people? Why are these horses being rounded up by helicopter in 90 degree heat? Why is taxpayer money being wasted here? This really is unhumane and unecessary. And yet another example of bad management by this entity. They are destroying the WEST!!!
    The Today show tried to make this into a cutesy nicey, nice story and it really is not. I referenced Congressman Grihalva and suggested they intereview him. I mentioned that this si being palyed out in many ways all over the west, and not just about mustangs. There is a much bigger agenda, the government is not listening to the people, and not even in the high courts, it is scary.

  4. Janet Ferguson Says:

    Not Brumby

  5. Morgan Williams Says:

    I am gathering up all my courage and trusting God for all the right words. I am going to call and call and call & demand help. What they are doing in Montana at this very moment is NEWSWORTHY! IT IS IMPORTANT! IT MUST BE STOPPED! NOW!

    • Morgan Williams Says:

      So far I have spoken to a FOX news reporter in Montana. Erin Yeykal. 406-586-3280. I urged to get a crew out to the round up sight.

      I have tried my local news media but they tell me to call their affliate stations in Montana or Wyoming. I have called the New York offices and am told to call the stations in Montana or Wyoming.

    • Morgan Williams Says:

      I am speaking to Congressman Jim Moran’s office right now.

  6. Laura Says:

    PLEASE POST THE PHONE NUMBERS!!

    • Morgan Williams Says:

      Laura:

      I have never be involved in a national issue this big before. It is hard to start cold calling & seeking someone who cares. I used a lot of the numbers listed on this blog by the Cloud Foundation, Carol Walker and other bloggers to start. I googled all the national TV stations and looked for phone numbers. I called New York corporate offices then my local stations and then Montana TV stations.

      Morgan

  7. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Because horses will still be at Britton Spring after the Round up, we should continue asking the press there. The next challenge will be to have older horses released rather than go “on welfare” as Makendra said. They have no future away from their range. If any horse is in great jeopardy, it is Conquistador, and any stallion over ten, plus older mares like Quelle Colore. We need to find out how many horses BLM has sold to be taken out of country for slaughter. The press can help find this out. of course they could just tell us, too. (Sorry you cannot go to Washington, if you demand answers there, from the Mall, with good people standing with you, they have to come up with them. It is a way to make things happen.) Then, we have to get horses adopted and bought. All 70. This we owe them because we could not stop this. Maybe We should have gone to Washington first, we have so many who have witnessed these round ups. Carol Walker has the photos of the white mare who goes over and down in a crowded chute. It is horrendous. This must stop. But here we are, should we depend upon the press? We know what we want, we should go to town and demand every last thing and more. Mar

    • Janet Ferguson Says:

      As I wandered out one morning for googling,
      I ran across a website which gives the # of horses shipped out of Las Cruces to mexico for slaughter everyday. It is some kind of market report website. I’m sure there are other ports of NO RETURN along the border with Mexico and Canada, however, there are detailed reports. They show week, and totals like by month and annual. Google search livestock report or something. After finding this I sent it to NM Governor’s office. Never heard sq#%t from anyone. Told them, if they do not prevent it, they are condoning it.

  8. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Because horses will still be at Britton Spring after the Round up, we should continue asking the press there. The next challenge will be to have older horses released rather than go “on welfare” as Makendra said. They have no future away from their range. If any horse is in great jeopardy, it is Conquistador, and any stallion over ten, plus older mares like Quelle Colore. We need to find out how many horses BLM has sold to be taken out of country for slaughter. The press can help find this out. of course they could just tell us, too. (Sorry you cannot go to Washington, if you demand answers there, from the Mall, with good people standing with you, they have to come up with them. It is a way to make things happen.) Then, we have to get horses adopted and bought. All 70.

    • Janet Ferguson Says:

      well said Marilyn! Right you are regarding getting the press to Britton Spring for gosh sake! Brilliant. This is thinking a fews steps ahead.

  9. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Because horses will still be at Britton Spring after the Round up, we should continue asking the press there. The next challenge will be to have older horses released rather than go “on welfare” as Makendra said. They have no future away from their range. If any horse is in great jeopardy, it is Conquistador, and any stallion over ten, plus older mares like Quelle Colore. We need to find out how many horses BLM has sold to be taken out of country for slaughter. The press can help find this out. of course they could just tell us, too. Then, we have to get horses adopted and bought. All 70. Mar

  10. theandbetween Says:

    One problem I am finding is that a lot of “horse people” have been swayed by the AVMA and the AQHA, and by the BLM’s arguments that we need to kill or capture horses in order to save horses.

    The natural allies in this fight are people who have horses in their lives, but many of them are not supporters. They mistrust the HSUS, the Cloud Foundation and others. They believe the foundations are simply looking to increase their funding and are unwilling to do the “hard work” and make the “tough decisions” that go along with actually keeping horses.

    How do we reach these “tough gals?”

    • Janet Ferguson Says:

      OK folks. Sometimes I bounce questions off Animal Law Coalition. If they are familiar with the “stance” of an organization or group, they will share the info. I was on a website last month of a large respectful organization in the State of Kentucky. They had done this huge detailed study (on their website) to show that concluded that only two groups of people are against slaughter: the rescue people and the people who don’t own horses. It was right there on the pdf. A long report showing all the “methods” and everything used to get to that “truth.” Also I found a website that you can check to see what the state you are living in is up to in regards their official “stance” on horse slaughter. My good old state I live in voted overwhelmingly in favor of horse slaughter. Times they are a changin’ again and many many states are poised and on record now with Washington infavor of horse slaughtering plants. Of course other factors are at play also, such as pending legislation on horse slaughter and transport, etc., and market issues. Sorry this is so jumbled and not too specific.

  11. Anne Novak Says:

    We need a press release to give press. Can some one get undercover video footage to give to the press?

    • Janet Ferguson Says:

      These people working with the horses oughta put those cams on those horses so when BLM rounds them up the horse can act as a superspy and send real time images back to us about exactly what IS HAPPENING up there on those mountains! Fiber optics, baby it’s the name of the game.

  12. Anne Novak Says:

    You can get to celebrities via Twitter. If everyone Tweets them they will hear us!

    Ellen & Oprah are listed as well as others:

    http://www.celebritytweet.com/

    Calls to producers of these shows are effective but you need a press release. It can be one paragraph with 2 quotes about the emergency/cruelty occurring, etc. Press needs to know who to call to set up interviews, etc. 2 phone numbers and emails

    • Janet Ferguson Says:

      I don’t know if many remember this it was so long ago, but Oprah was in the courts for criticising a hamburger or something. She did her show from the town where she was in court. Can’t really remember where she was but it shure as h*&l wasn’t the Windy City, dude!

  13. Lindsay McDannold Says:

    I agree that would should organize some sort of march in DC to protest and have our voices heard. I have called up to the DC offices all morning and have gotten absolutely nowhere. I live in VA and would be more than willing to make the drive. It would be great if we all rode thru the mall on horses! LOL! Everyone, please donate to the thecloudfoundation.org so we can save as many as possible to be released when we can. I have emailed Oprah, contacted several local news and national news channels. hopefully they will follow through.

  14. Robin Says:

    The Cloud Foundation

    Valerie Kennedy, PR Relations Manager

    312-371-4933

    info@thecloudfoundation.org mailto:info@thecloudfoundation.org

  15. Holly Says:

    What abouot PBS and Animal Planet???? National Geographic Channels??? does anyone know about these media outlets?

  16. Karen L. Says:

    Anyone who says The Cloud Foundation doesn’t know the “hard work’ and “tough decisions” that go with actually keeping horses (theandbetween comment above), doesn’t know anything about Ginger and her foundation. Ginger owns at least one horse from the Pryor Herd, Trace, and she is an accomplished horsewoman. Her board members are also horse owners and endurance riders and one of them owns Cloud’s sister, Mahogany. These women are involved in this effort at every level. No one should mistrust them.

    • Pat Hite Says:

      What amazes me is how level headed and professional all the horse lovers have been during the fight. They know they can’t look like crackpots or it will all be over. Thank you everyone, heart and soul. I really admire your dedication to those beautiful, wild, free horses.

  17. Terry Steinberger Says:

    I called KBZK in Bozeman at 406-586-3280 (thanks MARILY W.) and news room guy said PRYOR MTS. area is not in their jurisdiction…to call Billings KTVQ (406) 252-5611.

    So I did and spoke to News Anchor JULIE LOVELL (5:30 and 10:00). She was responsive but sounded like she is not “the Decider”. I told her the importance of getting ongoing coverage at Britton Spring after the round up. Julie had not even heard of this. I mentioned how the Independent Volunteer Humane Observer had to sign a release to give up coverage (photos et al.) to BLM for editing or else not be able to observe horses as they are gathered into pens; that older horses not being released would effect genetic viability of the herd; that the horses were fairing much better on the land than they will in BLM corals; and, that that amazingly few people are aware of what is happening. True.

    I gave my home phone # here in CA. and Julie said someone from newsroom would call me. So far no one has at 2:30PM (it has been about 1/2 hr.)

    Hay…HAY…. HEY HEY HEY!! HEY!!! YOU WHO ARE READING THIS.. please call too NOW!! CALL KTVQ (406) 252-5611 in Billings ASAP. They are close enough they could go down there easily if they thought there was a big newsworthy story and there is but they won’t get “IT” unless a lot of you call and request they cover these unnecessary BLM actions. You can see in all video clips of the Pryor Mt. horses, that the land is verdant and the horses are healthy… so why do they need to remove them is the question?

    Hay, HAY! HEY!! all of you in LOVELL, WY…Makendra, Ginger, Carol, Elyse, or anyone near there, I already spoke to Billings KTVQ news anchor Julie “LOVELL” (what synchronicity eh!)..can someone take a video clip up to KTVQ station in Billings and encourage they cover this story in person?

    At least have someone urge KTVQ (406) 252-5611 to cover this ASAP.

    Thanks in advance whomever gets this done!
    KTVQ Contact Information
    KTVQ – Billings
    3203 3rd Avenue North
    Billings, MT 59101
    Phone: 406-252-5611 Fax: 406-252-9938

    See this site for all the news people including Director, Jon Stepanek
    http://www.ktvq.com/Global/category.asp?C=158499&nav=menu556_1_5

    P.S. Anthony Bourdain No Reservations on the Travel Channel recently did show in Livingston, MT about 1 hr. away visiting local restaurant and artist. Guess Food is more noteworthy than wild horses remaining FREE.

    Whatever… we need to learn from each other how to use the technology we have to get coverage on this story now. Start with the phone. Thanks.

  18. Mary Says:

    Hey Terry,
    The problem down there in that area Montana and Wyoming is that many people down there are waning the BLM to do this. it is just the mentality of some people there. I doubt you can get much media coverage against it there. You have to look for sources outside that area. The same place down there in Cheyenne this year that had a rodeo that killed many horses. We have been calling all day and night on the forums here http://forums.delphiforums.com/alexbrown/messages?msg=40597.1

    It is probably the the best place to make a plan

    • Karen L. Says:

      Yes, Mary, we have that mentality here in Texas as well. It is the cattle ranchers and their “good old boys” ideology. It’s very difficult to get them to see horses as companion animals with rights; it’s probably nearly impossible to get them to see mustangs as animals with rights. We really MUST get the Senate version of ROAM (S. 1579) passed as a basis for change!

  19. Pat Hite Says:

    Thanks for the additional contacts. I’m working my way through them.

    I’ve been sending the Press Release on the Cloud Foundation site to various news agencies out west, along with a statement about what’s going on now and who to contact for more information.

    Several times in the past, I’ve gotten news spread nationally with a few phone calls. It helps if you just about write the story for the reporters. Reference–type in “Claude Hite”–three years later still all over the internet, I wrote most of the stuff they used. It also helps to find the reporter who covers that particular kind of story. Otherwise, no go.

    Radio talk shows, everyone!

  20. Heidi H Christensen Says:

    Where do we tell reporters and Ellen’s and Operha’s staff to go? What city and state is the roundup in?

    Can they get close or not?

  21. Barbara Ellen Ries Says:

    Skyline Uranium Corp
    **************************************************
    http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS147197+03-Feb-2009+MW2009020
    **************************************************
    Montana Uranium Project in Pryor Mountains:
    **************************************************
    The uranium mines in the Pryor Mountains of Carbon County, Montana produced uranium for many years. Skyline’s mining claims cover most of the Pryor Mountains Mining District, approximately 1,400 acres in all. No less than five previously productive mines are included: Dandy, Marie, Old Glory, Sandra and Swamp Frog Mines.

    The uranium bearing mineral, in each case, is found in tyuyamunite associated with some fluorite in cave fill of an upper horizon of the Madison limestone formation.

    This is similar to the collapse breccia formations which host uranium
    mineralization in the Colorado Plateau of Northern Arizona. The company is considering a program of airborne geophysical surveys to locate
    additional blind breccia pipes. This type of survey has recently been used successfully in Arizona.

    Any leagl minds please look this up and see if this is affecting the Pryors Home?

    This is info we need!!

    http://www.alexbrownracing.com/news/2009/09/barbaro_updates_907.php

    Skyline Uranium Corp
    **************************************************
    http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS147197+03-Feb-2009+MW2009020
    **************************************************
    Montana Uranium Project in Pryor Mountains:
    **************************************************
    The uranium mines in the Pryor Mountains of Carbon County, Montana produced uranium for many years. Skyline’s mining claims cover most of the Pryor Mountains Mining District, approximately 1,400 acres in all. No less than five previously productive mines are included: Dandy, Marie, Old Glory, Sandra and Swamp Frog Mines.

    The uranium bearing mineral, in each case, is found in tyuyamunite associated with some fluorite in cave fill of an upper horizon of the Madison limestone formation.

    This is similar to the collapse breccia formations which host uranium
    mineralization in the Colorado Plateau of Northern Arizona. The company is considering a program of airborne geophysical surveys to locate
    additional blind breccia pipes. This type of survey has recently been used successfully in Arizona.

  22. Heidi H Christensen Says:

    HEY I live in CAlifornia so where is Britton Spring? Montana? Wyoming?

    I contacted the Ophera show and will contact Ellen tomorrow.

    Who else? Dr PHil? Montell? Maury?

  23. Barbara Ellen Ries Says:

    Dear Ginger Kathrens,

    I seem to me that the Bureau of Land Management is not listening to tax payer’s wishes who love the Pryor’s Horse Herd lives or quality of their life. They are beating their own drum. I think their pattern of actions speaks louder than their words. I see a pattern of looking at outside funders, for uranium & minerals, and cattle. This leadership and BLM aren’t concerned about their actions and good citizens. It seems like the war has started on my The Bush administration is continuing south since then. I know what I’m going to do and this means three things to me. I think their actions are worth an I’d say (Twelve Million Bucks ~ for Freedom and Wild Pryor Horse Herd.) I’m willing to donate to the legal and media fund at The Cloud Foundation today! We need to save our Pryor Horses Herd. Second I’m going to write my Congressman and representative daily until they release the Pryor Horses. I do think people actions speak louder than words. Third I’m starting Friday cutting down my beef consumption and protesting beef. I want to have my voice hear. I intend to hit them where it counts, so they will her us. Please join me!! I’m getting out my check book and my e-mail. I intend to make a donation to your investigation reporting of BLM mismanagement and pattern of neglect and abuse of our Wild Horses in the USA especially the Pryor horse herd. $$$$$$$$$$$$ 12 Bucks, 12 bucks a month, 12, 00.00 donations, 12,000,00or 12,000.000 or 12,000,000.00 Bucks $$12 for! 2 are south saving our National Treasure and donations for media, a telethon and legal battles. I don’t go to war with anyone. I do have a passion for Wild Horses and I love Cloud and Family. Thanks for all your good works. My goodness this is such a bitter pill to swallow. PLEASE DONATE TO OUR LEGAL FUND Donations will go to legal battles, media and advertizing to support the non- profit Cloud Foundation is dedicated to preventing the extinction of Cloud’s herd through education, media events and programming, and public involvement. The Foundation is also determined to protect other wild horse herds on public lands, especially isolated herds with unique characteristics and historical significance. They even have Zebra Strips and Blue Roams Fiddlesticks to the BLM http://www.capwiz.com/politicsol/dbq/media/, and write daily!! Best Barbara Ellen Ries

    Send Donations To The Cloud Foundation it is a Non for Profit

  24. Emma Says:

    Yesterday I emailed Oprah’s website. I also started a board on the Bella Sara Community. Most people there are horse lovers, so I am enlisting some help. 🙂

  25. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Just getting back on the post. Mar

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