Keep Taking Action

Please take time to call and write your local media as well as national media— we have made an incredible impact but we cannot let up now. Tell them that this is an issue that matters to YOU, ask them to involve you or another local advocate in the story. The new Cloud program airs on Sunday, Oct. 25th and that will allow even more people to appreciate wild horses.

Phone calls to make:

ask for the release of the older horses and reform of the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program, fax your comments as well:

  • White House Switchboard – 202-456-1414 (fax: 202-456-2461) E-mail here  Ask for Senior Advisors:  Valerie Jarrett  and David Axelrod. Ask for Michelle Obama too, her office is recieving a tremendous number of calls and they need to continue.
  • Call your Senators – switchboard 202-224-3121 and ask that they support S1579, The Restore our American Mustang (ROAM) Act
  • Call the Senate Committee of Natural Resources – 202-224-4971 (fax 202-224-6163) Email here. ask that they push the ROAM Act through immediately– it must go up for a vote soon in the Senate

Demand reform for our wild horses, it is too late for thousands but it is not yet too late for Cloud’s herd and many others.  The roundup crews are headed next to the Steens Mountains of Oregon.We have been told that there will be no observers or photographers allowed. This  is illegal- these are the public’s wild horses.

Right now 12 herds are being zeroed out in Nevada, 650 horses off 1.4 million acres because the land is not suitable… but the horses have been living there for over a hundred years. 

Please take time to call now, we are losing our wild horses in the West and the world is watching: read recent articles here and our latest press release. 

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10 Responses to “Keep Taking Action”

  1. Christine Says:

    What about contacting the governors of the states the roundups are taking place in?

  2. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    TCF, Is the Steens Mountains Roundup moved up?? Or is the South Steens Roundup moved up from November 10th to November 20th?? It is not on the schedule for now, unless there was a change…

    Fifteen Mile (Worland) Wyoming is 10/21/09 to 10/28/09

    Tobin Range in Nevada is from 10/22/09 to 11/03/09

    Then there is the Red Desert Complex all over 10/30/09 to 11/25/09

    (Green Mtn.,Crooks Mtn. Lost Creek, Stewart Creek, Antelope Hills)

    mar

  3. RJ Daum RPLS Says:

    Public Trust Doctrine or Wild Doctrine
    Ignore both and spend another 2.5 million dollars with contractors
    McCullough Peaks
    10/15/09 – 10/20/09
    211
    112 to be removed
    Cody, WY

    Garfield Flat
    10/16/10 -10/20/09
    250
    167 to be removed
    Carson City, NV

    Tobin Range
    10/22/09 -11/03/09
    443
    421 to be removed
    Winnemucca, NV

    Fifteen Mile
    10/21/09 – 10/28/09
    333
    280 to be removed
    Worland, WY

    Once there was a gatherer who had a captured mustang he used to get more mustangs from all over. The mustang was very sure footed and build up the rider’s confidence. One day he was in pursuit of a large band close to cliff. The mustang he was riding went over the cliff with the rider and both were dead. The mustang made the decision to go over the cliff.
    BLM does not know what they are gathering and the cliff they are about to go over.

    This story was from Frank Dobie. I had a mustang Jinx who would do the same to me if I was stupid and abusive. My boss went to the hospital one afternoon because Jinx decided enough was enough.

    • Christine Says:

      I remember a similar story from a published collection of Old West mustang tales. Instead of turning after the other horses, the stallion kept running straight, right off the end of the cliff. He’d been caught late in life, one of those ‘legendary’ gorgeous stallions everyone wanted but no one could catch until one day a cowboy got lucky. Might have been one of the many black stallions called ‘Black Kettle’, if memory serves.

      Kinda wish I remembered the name of the collection so I could look for a copy to buy.

  4. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Thanks RJ, the cliff is close. mar

  5. Morgan Williams Says:

    Carol Walker Just got some exciting news – my book Wild Hoofbeats: America’s Vanishing Wild Horses won the 2009 USA Book News Photography:Nature category:

    http://www.usabooknews.com/2009bestbooksawards.html

  6. Louie Cocroft Says:

    HOW CAN WE FIND OUT FOR CERTAIN WHEN THE ROUND-UP IS TO TAKE PLACE? DOES THE BLM HAVE TO MAKE A PUBLIC NOTIFICATION?

  7. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    There are procedures that include comment periods. The best thing you can do is call the regional office and ask if the comment period is still open. BLM has kept much of this close to the locality and many announcements that should be made may be late. Call the regional horse and burro expert and ask any questions you have. mar

  8. Christine Says:

    Last night I looked up a breed that I’ve got some experience with that’s mustang derived – American Bashkir Curlies, aka North American Curlies. They were found in wild herds in Nevada and Wyoming. Occasionally some are still caught by the BLM, like this January. Fortunately for them, the International Curly Horse Association has been keeping an eye out and getting most of them adopted by their members.

    One of the interesting traits about them is that whenever there’s anything scary, they turn around and face it instead of running, like Cloud did. They must have given the helicopter quite a fight. Luckily most of the originals were caught before the advent of helicopter roundups, by ranchers who rounded them up the old fashioned way.

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