22 years ago I adopted a wild mustang from the BLM in Carlisle, PA. His name is Tex and he looks very much like Conquistador. Tex is one of the most gentle and loveliest creatures God has ever created. Now, I realize even more than before what he suffered. He was barely a year old when he was torn from his mother and family. It took us over 6 months to get him to come out of his stall and almost 2 years to make him feel safe when someone walked behind him. The BLM’s cruel round up of these horses is one of the most disgraceful things I have ever witnessed. I love these horses more than the air I breathe. Please let me know what I can do to help save them.
after reading that horses are still suffering from affects of run down the mountain over labor day, sure hope ginger will be able to show some video tomorrow at the meeting for the damage the blm did to these horses – will the mare that is injured heal or will u have to go up and bring her down for vet care
In 1971, an unprecedented letter-writing campaign moved Congress to pass the Free-Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act, declaring “wild free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West; that they contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people; and that these horses and burros are fast disappearing from the American scene. It is the policy of Congress that wild free-roaming horses and burros shall be protected from capture, branding, harassment, or death ; and to accomplish this they are to be considered in the area where presently found, as an integral part of the natural system of the public lands.”
Over the past thirty-eight years, the intent of the Act has been consistently ignored. The Department of the Interior continues to waste tax dollars on eradicating America’s wild horses and burros with aggressive removal policies favoring private interests over both law and the will of the people. Today, almost 19 million acres that the Act granted the Wild Horses & Burros have been taken away. There are more wild horses and burros now in government pens than in the wild. Recently, BLM began asking Congress for the right to kill them by the thousands or sell them openly for slaughter.
Please help tell our U. S. Senators we, the American people, want our few remaining Wild Horses and Burros to remain free on the land that was granted them in 1971, and on which they, and their ancestors have lived for centuries.
Four-color postcards have been purchased for a National writing campaign using a photo courtesy of Carol Walker – Living Images. It also has Wild Horse Annie’s quote printed across the bottom (front). “These horses belong to all the people of America and they exist on lands that belong to all the people of America.” – Velma “Wild Horse Annie” Johnston
These cards & applicable pre-addressed Senator labels will be provided FREE to all Host Organizations willing to get them written. NOTE:20every U.S. citizen has 2 Senators — i.e. every person needs to write 2 cards.
We need citizens of every state to send these cards urging their Senators to co-sponsor the current S.1579 bill. This is the Senate version of the recently passed House’s HR 1018 (R.O.A.M Act). We urge you to have all your friends, families (including children) and club members write cards to their Senators telling them how they feel about America’s Wild Horses and Burros.
The host organization, in each area, will be responsible for postage to DC (a postage donation jar on a table is recommended). Any monies collected, above the DC postage costs, belongs to the local participating host organization. Key to the success of this campaign is: the General Public must be asked to write their thoughts There & Then – No “take-home and do later” of postcards.
Horse Power to stream Natl Wild Horse and Burro Meeting Live
HORSE POWER, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, and its educational partner, Sierra Nevada Community Access Television, are proudly bringing to the public the complete National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory meeting, Monday, September 28th, from 8 am – 5 PM.
The National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting will be web-streamed live from the Arlington Hyatt Hotel, 1325 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia.
The meeting will cover issues relating to the management, protection, and control of wild horses and burros on Western public rangelands.
Topics include: Old Business, Update on Pending Litigation, Gathers, Adoptions, Facilities and Forest Service Updates.
Additionally, the Board will hear recommendations and input from the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, wild horse and burro advocates together with comments from the Public.