12 Hours to Auction Update

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.

Don’t let up, keep calling and writing!

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.

Keep working for the freedom and fair management of our wild horses and burros! Remember to sign up on our e-mail list so that we can keep you updated!

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15 Responses to “12 Hours to Auction Update”

  1. CINDY STUART Says:

    BEST WISHES WITH ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK DILLIGENCE, AND TERRIFIC ORGANIZATIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO SAVE THE CAPTIVE MUSTANGS SO THEY VCAN BE GIVEN GOOD HOMES OR AGAIN FREED, (ALSO TO NEGATE ANY FURTHER SALES/ACTIONS IN THE DIRECTIONS WHICH RESULT IN TRAGIC OUTCOMES) AND TO CONTINUE PROMOTING THE CLOUD FOUNDATION’S WORK. IT IS NECESSARY TO PREVENT ANY MORE TRAVESTIES WHCH HAS HAPPENED WITH CLOUD’S PRYOR MTN. FAMILIES AND ALL FREE ROAMING MUSTANGS/BURROS.

    HOPEFULLY POLITICIANS AND THOSE DEICISION MAKERS WILL BE REACHED AND BLOCKED FROM FURTHER NEGATIVE IMPACTS UPON OUR WONDERFUL, FREE ROAMING, AMERICAN SYMBOLS OF FREEDOM–THE MUSTANG! THEY EACH DESERVE THE FREEDOM TO LIVE OUT THEIR LIVES IN THE ENVIRONMENT THEY KNOW BEST. AND, THE MORE WE LEARN ABOUT THEM, ESPECIALLY THRU THE FOUNDATION, IN ADDITION TO THEIR QUALITIES AND NATIONAL HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE/IMPACT (AND ANIMAL LOVING IMPORTANCE) THE MORE PRECIOUS AND ENDEARING THEY BECOME TO US.
    CINDY AND BOB STUART
    “GO ON MUSTANG HILL”

  2. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Conquistador, you are getting out of that pen! mar

  3. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    This is such good news. 2000 acres, that is better than any pen. Mar

  4. Barbara Steele Says:

    Will be so glad to see Conquistador and his mares and the other stallions and mares turned out in that BIG pasture away from the BLM corrals.

    • Janet Ferguson Says:

      This is a true home for the older horses. They will not be left in difficult times and will be watched over. They will live as family groups.

      • jan eaker Says:

        would absolutely love to see his eyes when he’s reunited w/cavaletta and back in the mountains, what a great outcome!

  5. Nora Morbeck Says:

    I’m so that these horses will be safe.

    THANK YOU to everyone who made this new home a reality!!

  6. Nora Morbeck Says:

    That was supposed to be “I’m so relieved that these horses will be safe…” 🙂

  7. Courtney S. Says:

    Wow, this is truly an amazing accomplishment. A big THANKS to all the people who worked to secure this land for the horses! 🙂

  8. Susan Says:

    Thanks for the news, waiting to hear how things went today.

    We spent the day at the Lorton VA adoption today. The horses were mostly young, 1,2,3. About 24 – including 1 burro – were not adopted and are on their way back to IL tonight. The horses mostly got on real good with each other, and held closer together than domestic horses.

    We listened, we talked and we stood under the tarp in the rain with BLM staffers, and the public. They did not know what to make of us when they saw the T shirts. We talked, we listened, we talked, we had counter facts up the wazoo, we talked, we traded cards.

    We stood in silence around the pens and saw the beauty of these animals which spoke a thousand words we never could. We saw them load on trailers bound for new homes, and we saw the trailer leave with the horses going back to IL.

    More later, thanks all for being together on this.

  9. jan eaker Says:

    According to the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Center blog update, the adoption finished up earlier this afternoon, all the horses have been adopted, which is good news, the Stallion Stiles is going to the Monero Mustang Sanctuary, there is a link to that website on the Pryor Mountain site, hope to get more information soon,

  10. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    This is all we hoped for… mar

  11. jan eaker Says:

    Just checked the comment page on the Pryor Mountain site, great news on there, Stiles is going to a place in New Mexico, Conquistador went for $2500!!!!! Someone tried to outbid TCF, but he and Cavaletta, plus the other older horses, will all be on the 2000 acre parcel near there home, Ginger adopted Jax, and the little lame foal, also adopted to a good home with mom, is doing better,
    what a relief to know they are all safe! more information is to be posted soon,
    keep up the pressure on Washington to get the other gathers stopped, we CAN do it!!!!

  12. Jane Bravery Says:

    Please tell the wonderful local residents who secured that land how much that means to all of us, and thank them so very much also on behalf of many of my English friends and family, and many others from all over the world, who have been watching with horror. THey are all safe!

  13. Debbie Richmond Says:

    We desperately need people to sanctuary the wild horses, they will NEVER be safe on public lands, that is proven over and over through decades of abuse. They can only survive through stewardship of the private sector in private sanctuaries.

    Let’s just get them OFF public lands before they ALL DIE.

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