Pryor Roundup and Wild Horse Update 9/25/09
-On Saturday, September 26th the auctioning off of 57 wild horses from Cloud’s herd will begin. This is part of National Adoption Day— TheHorse.com article here
-In this auction there will be 5 band stallions and their entire bands up for adoption or sale. More details here.
-Horses will start at $125 for adoption animals and any horses over 10 who are not adopted will start $25.
-Local residents have secured a beautiful property for all the older horses: four band stallions and their mares (all who were unexpectedly removed from the Custer National Forest area outside the legally designated range). Thank you for all your support which is allowing this massive effort to keep these horses together, close to their homes and safe.
-These 2,000+ acres are close to the horses’ home range and according to one local resident “where I would want to be if I were a horse.”
Sept. 28 and 29th
-The BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory board will hold their bi-annual public meeting in Arlington, VA – please come! If you can’t be present you can send your comments to Ramona_delorme@blm.gov and reference “BLM Advisory Board Comments. This meeting will be webcast live by Nevada Horse Power online here (please send donations to Nevada Horse Power – this is an expensive service but so important!- Thank you to NV Horse Power for again bringing this meeting to the public! You can watch past meetings here. Click here for more meeting details.
-On the 29th Advocates and caring citizens will meet in the capitol for “Mustangs on the Hill” to push passage of the Restore Our American Mustangs (ROAM) act (§1579) which would establish greater protections for wild horses and return some of the 19 million acres taken away from them over the past 40 years. This landmark bill is sponsored by Senator Byrd. The day will begin with a 9:30am press conference (Hope Ryden, a writer of the Wild Horse and Burro Act, along with Crow Elder and Historian, Howard Boggess, will be speaking in addition to the honorable Congressman Grijalva, a crucial supporter of the wild horses and preservation of wild lands. Advocates will then fan out for a flurry of meetings with Senators. READ MORE HERE– please come if you can and send friends too!
-currently the BLM is removing 12 herds from 1.4 million acres in designated wild horse herd areas in Nevada!
-America’s wild burros are even more poorly managed than the wild horses.
Take a moment to sit down and write your Senators to support the ROAM act, ask friends to do the same. Find your Senators here.
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