Las Vegas Protest Announcement

The following is a press release about a protest in Las Vegas. This is not a Cloud Foundation event, however we support the right of the public to gather and speak out peacefully on behalf of our wild horses and would like to inform you of this protest. Please send photos of any protests, vigils or rallies you organize or attend to The Cloud Foundation (info@thecloudfoundation.org). All events must stay peaceful for the horses and the cause and the safety of all.

CALICO PROTEST IN LAS VEGAS

WHERE? THE ENTRANCE TO RED ROCK CANYON, LAS VEGAS

WHEN? 1PM,  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27. 2009

CONTACT PERSON: ARLENE GAWNE, 702-277-1313 artistfromafrica@hotmail.com

On Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) intends to roundup approximately 2,400- 2,700 of the estimated 3,000 wild horses in the Calico Mountain wild horse complex of Northern Nevada. They will be driven by helicopters in icy winter conditions, over rocky ground, for long distances. Some horses will be injured or die just as they have in recent BLM helicopter roundups.

Las Vegas realtor & wildlife artist, Arlene Gawne, says: “I am so mad, I won’t take it anymore! It is time for the public to stand up to the BLM and the Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, and say no more taxpayer dollars for inhumane roundups of wild horses. We intend to protest outside the entrance to the BLM-managed Red Rock Canyon on Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 1pm.”

“What does this one roundup cost taxpayers?” says Gawne. “Apparently nearly $2 million dollars for the roundup contractor and the BLM personnel. Then sorting and transporting the horses will likely cost another $1 million! Are they crazy in this economy? The Calico range is not in poor condition and the horses are healthy, but the BLM increased livestock grazing permits significantly last year. That’s the core issue.”

Says Gawne, “Every year I go on safari to Africa’s wildlife parks where wildlife tourists spend millions and employ thousands of local people. Many tourists have asked me where they could view wild horses in North America? My answer is NOWHERE!”

”Those would-be tourists are shocked and disgusted when I explain that the BLM holds 34,000 horses in pens at a taxpayer cost of over $100,000 per day, yet sources independent from the BLM estimate there may be just 15,000 mustangs left in the wild. The BLM claims that wild horses destroy the range but the dirty truth is that cattle on public land outnumber wild horses 100 to one! According to the Government Accountability Office, we taxpayers subsidize beef interests at a net loss of $123 million a year – and most are big cattle corporations like Annhauser Busch and the Hilton Family Trust, not small family ranchers. In fact, economists estimate that additional direct and indirect costs may run that subsidy to half a billion or even a billion dollars. Oh yes, I am mad!“

”East and Southern Africa depend on the wildlife safari industry for a major part of their economy. Why don’t we create new jobs in the West with Wild Horse Sanctuaries? Having done wildlife safaris from rough to “high-heeled” worldwide, I know there is a big audience to view wild horses. Some well-heeled folks will need luxury tented camps with all the comforts laid on; but many more, including families, need the inexpensive safari jeep and bunkhouse accommodation for a 1 to 2 day peek at the Mustangs at the edge of a Wild Horse Sanctuary. Serious hikers and horse-back riders would fill campgrounds deeper in the Sanctuary while wilderness lovers would definitely pay to sit in blinds at remote waterholes where they could photograph truly wild Mustangs.”

“Nevada has half of America’s wild horses but we need to get those wild horses and burros out of the holding pens and return them to public land designated primarily for their use in 1971. Recently, Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, proposed to move 26,000 wild horses to preserves east the Mississippi purchased at a starting cost of $96 million. I hate to be rude but what was Salazar smoking? The Mustang is a creature of our spectacular West! Let’s keep the jobs in Nevada! Motels, B&B’s, rrestaurants, food suppliers, tour guides, transport companies, etc. will blossom as tourists come to see wild horse sanctuaries but stay to enjoy our Western landscapes and people.”

“The treatment of wild Mustangs is a huge black eye for the Obama administration. The President appears to spend more energy on selecting a dog than enforcing the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act. It is time he put a moratorium on BLM roundups and invested some of the bank bailout money – our tax dollars – into creating Wild Horse Sanctuaries on public land. It is obvious that the West is badly in need of job diversification and the wild Mustang is our equivalent of lions or elephants.”

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47 Responses to “Las Vegas Protest Announcement”

  1. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    At this point I do not even believe BLM. Have the horses been on private land all this time? Are they just conducting part of the roundup on adjacent private land as to keep us away? Mar

  2. Suzanne Moore Says:

    I would say they’re doing it to keep us away. I’m sharing this with everyone I can think of. Already wrote to Reid, Obama next. For whatever good it will do.

    SOMETHING has to work!

    • Karen L. Says:

      I think they’re doing it to keep everyone away, and probably planned to do so from the start. These people are oblivious to anything except their own agenda.

  3. Laura Leigh Says:

    Calico horses October 2009:

  4. Janet Ferguson Says:

    This is a very powerful statement she makes (Arlene Gawne).

    On the question of private lands, if you go to http://www.nvhorsepower.org and click on Wild & Free Equine Guide, then go to the Advisory Committee meeting “recorded November 17, 2008”, Part 1, you do not have to listen very long to hear them talk about “benefitting subactitivites.” I am guessing that these are sources of financing for roundups that are available outside of the gov’t “program” – (WH&B program?) monies. In the video, a man is being asked about planned gathers for 2009; assuming reprogramming funds becomming available. He answers that there are two small exceptions: Idaho is entirely funded by the State of Idaho, (benefitting subactivities) and Oregon Coyote Lake partially by benefittting subactivities. On October 6, 2009, I sent the link to Laura Allen and asked her, “Why and under what authority would the BLM get involved in rounding up horses NOT on federal public lands? What authority do they have to do that? Can private/state interests hire governmnet contractors? Whose horses are they, at that point, anyway?”
    Maybe the man in the video, in referring to the “benefitting subactivities” was simply referring to the US Forest Service or some convoluted financial arrangements whereby monies from exchanged lands were made available. If these horses are on private land and have no brands, why IS the BLM involved? I am so confused.

    If the monies for this roundup are provided by the State rather than the Federal Government, then does the BLM have to play under the Federal Rules? (That they don’t play under, anyway, apparently). A rogue Agency.

    Nobody’s Horses
    Nobody’s BLM

  5. Barbara Steele Says:

    And where will these horses go, that are rounded up on “private lands”?

    On another note–am very happy to see some strong statements coming from a woman with business interests. It will take a large contingent of Nevada citizens to protest on the front lines. I hope there is a big turnout at Red Rock Canyon tomorrow with press coverage.

  6. Margaret Says:

    Rounding up wild horses on private lands at our expense??? What a freaking waste of taxpayer dollars. isn’t this like illegal. If they are on private lands shouldn’t the landowner be responsible for removing them??? Even if they are wild horses every business person knows there are going to be operation costs involved.

    How like the BLM to subvert the will of the people. Speaking out both sides of there mouths.

    Okay we know the BLM lies through there teeth. But I can at least tell the folks here Season’s Greetings and know that I mean it. But I DON’T express that sentiment to anyone working the removal of our wild hores.

    • Laura Evans Says:

      It’s probably land owned by these people with the cattle that are on public land, which means the BLM is paying them to get let them do a job that benefits them. Oh wait, let me rephrase that. The BLM is paying them with OUR money to get rid of OUR horses on OUR land so we can pay some more for them to run more of THEIR cows.

      • Barbara Steele Says:

        I just stumbled on the following about a so-called rancher in Nevada letting his cattle graze illegally on Public Land without a permit. It goes on to say that the infamous Larry Johnson of (BLM Advisory Council “fame” )and Big Horn Sheep representative allowed this rancher to run cows in this area with no permit. Read all 6 parts! It is documented by Nevada horse volunteers. This happened in 2007.
        http://www.kbrhorse.net/news/alt01.html

      • Janet Ferguson Says:

        Well done! File that away somewhere or send it to TCF or IDA or something for heaven’s sake!!!!!!

  7. Carryl Edwards Says:

    There is a real problem with this administration, what the hell are they thinking. My fear is that in the 2 week time when the public won’t be allowed, are they going to kill the horses? Why else would they not want anyone to watch. This is outrageous!! I am so angry I don’t know what to do! I think we, as horse lovers need to force our way on that land to stop the BLM. You don’t hide what you’re doing unless it’s illegal. Who’s land is it and why are they being held there? I really feel the only way to get Washingtons attention about this illegal and inhumane sneaky roundup is for us to make a human chain to block the BLM from the herds. I want so much to be there, but I don’t have the money to get there. It really breaks my heart that I can’t be there to stop this. People that live in Washington DC and the surrounding areas should protest in front of the White House! Sorry about ranting, but I passionately love our wild mustangs and burros. They belong on those PUBLIC lands to run free as they were born to be FREE!!!

    • Rhoda Cullum Says:

      I have to agree with you 100%. We the people across this nation should stand together against the BLM and show them the time has come for them to stop now and forever. We do need to fight for the horses every way we can even if it means interferring with the Blm roundups and causing enough problems that they’ll back up and someone will start paying attention to what the American People want. We can not rely on our crooked government we have to stand up against them also. If we don’t start banning together were going to lose more than just our Wild Horses and Burros.

  8. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Throw in that they are also pretending to be afraid of the eco terrorists that have been trying to save the wild ones through peaceful and legal means. Since this stinks and we need to have a way to be there and know what is going on, there needs to be a local action taken. Good luck to the advocates in Nevada. we are behind you. Mar

  9. T.A. Paxton Says:

    That press release hits the nail on the head. There is no question horses, especially wild ones can be a real tourist attraction and create jobs. Just look at Chincoteague pony penning. For that week of the year the island just explodes with tourists. The pony herd is thinned out to survive on a relatively small space-an island-with auctions of foals. The rest go back home. Of course mustangs would be a tourist attraction! The only reason the BLM could be ignoring this is it’s inconvenient. They would much rather use tax payer money like their own piggy bank and get the favor of the special interest ranching and mining groups. It’s infuriating.
    Bah Humbug. I say the BLM leaders are worse than Ebenezer Scrooge. At least he repented by christmas day.

  10. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    A FRIEND JUST CALLED TO TELL ME THAT THERE IS A MOVIE ON RIGHT NOW THAT SHOWS THE PLIGHT OF OUR WILD HERDS–NAMES HAD TO BE CHANGED TO PROTECT THE GUILTY. AS I WAS CHECKING TO SEE IF I COULD FIND IT, JANE GOODALL(DID I SPELL THAT RIGHT?) WAS ON C-SPAN. THAT MADE ME THINK–DO YOU THINK WE COULD CONTACT HER SOMEHOW? I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT SHE WOULD JOIN US.

  11. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    JUST PULLED UP JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE WEBSITE AND LEFT E-MAIL.
    ADDRESS: 4245 NORTH FAIRFAX DRIVE
    SUITE 600
    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22203
    PHONE: (703) 682-9220
    AT LEAST WE CAN TRY.

  12. Davina Yoder Says:

    We are very saddened by this. We have a wonderful Spanish Mustang ridden by our 6 and 9 year old girls and they are very active in following what is happening with us. I cannot believe our America allows this and that we are paying for it!

  13. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    JUST E-MAILED CNN–CATCHING UP.

  14. jan sterling Says:

    WHAT CHANNEL WAS THAT ON – SINCE HIS POSTING IS DATED TOMORROW ASSUME HE IS IN ANOTHER AREA OR TIME ZONE – KNOW THAT TOMORROW FOX NEWS IS RUNNING AT 8 PM CALIF TIME A NEWSPIECE ON OBAMA

    AS FAR AS THE BLM GOES AND FAXING THE PRESIDENT – HE IS IN HAWAAI AND DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE HORSES – THAT IS OBVIOUS OR HE WOULD HAVE REINED IN SALAZAR – BUT DID HEAR REID, WHO PUSHED THE HEALTH CARE BILL, IS PRO- HORSE

  15. jan sterling Says:

    NEVER HEARD OF ROUNDUP OF HORSES OFF PRIVATE LANDS HAVE SEEN FILMS OF HORSES IN NEVADA THAT ROAM FREE AND PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE WANT THE HORSES ROAMING AROUND THEIR TOWN – IS THIS THE PRIVATE LAND BLM MEANS

    TIME FOR YOU ALL WHO HAVE HORSES – MAKE A REAL FOUR LEGGED MARCH ON WASHINGTON

    • Marilyn Wargo Says:

      Horses were removed from private land in a roundup this past fall or summer. The info was put up by someone who knew about it. It may have been Challis. The locals who owned the land said they wanted the Bands of horses that were n the private land to be left alone. They were not, and BLM contractors came wit a helicopter and drove the horses off and captured them. They never returned. Mar

  16. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    I COULDN’T FIND IT–MY FRIEND IS WITH ONE OF THOSE DISH NETWORKS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND WE HAVE CABLE.

  17. ARLENE GAWNE Says:

    This is my open letter to President Obama, faxed to the White House number 202-

    December 26, 2009

    President Obama,

    I willingly spent a great deal of time and energy on your campaign and rejoiced at your election. But with time, I have had to tell myself that you were not taking on “small” issues for the sake of larger ones when my heart said no, you were not going to do anything different than George W. Bush. Hush, I said, Barack would not ever be like that! But your choice of your Secretary of the Interior and your tolerance of the rapid entrapment of the wild horses has not changed from the Bush regime.

    On Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, the BLM intends to roundup approximately 2,400-2,500 of the estimated 3,000 wild horses in the Calico Mountain wild horse complex of Northern Nevada. They will be driven by helicopters in icy winter conditions, over rocky ground, for long distances. Some horses will be injured or die just as they have in recent BLM helicopter roundups.

    What does this one roundup cost taxpayers? Apparently nearly $2 million dollars for the roundup contractor and the BLM personnel. Then sorting and transporting the horses will likely cost another $1 million! Are they crazy in this economy? The Calico range is not in poor condition and the horses are healthy, but the BLM increased livestock grazing permits significantly last year. That’s the core issue.

    Mr. President, you appear to spend more energy on selecting a dog than enforcing the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act. Perhaps you disagree with that act. If so I would like to discuss that with you. But that will not occur, certainly not before Monday.

    I am so mad, I won’t stand by anymore! It is time for the public to stand up to the BLM and the Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, and say no more taxpayer dollars for inhumane roundups of wild horses. I intend to protest outside the entrance to the BLM-managed Red Rock Canyon on Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 1pm. It is time to take it to the streets as we said in the sixties. And I will. But I wish in my heart of hearts that I could talk to you personally instead.

    Every year for over 20 years, I have gone on safari to Africa’s wildlife parks where wildlife tourists spend millions and employ thousands of local people. Many tourists have asked me where they could view wild horses in North America? My answer is NOWHERE!

    Those would-be tourists are shocked and disgusted when I explain that the BLM holds 34,000 horses in pens at a taxpayer cost of OVER $100,000 PER DAY, yet sources independent from the BLM estimate there may be just 15,000 mustangs left in the wild. The BLM claims that wild horses destroy the range but the dirty truth is that cattle on public land outnumber wild horses 100 to one! According to the Government Accountability Office, we taxpayers subsidize beef interests at a net loss of $123 million a year – and most are big cattle corporations like Annhauser Busch and the Hilton Family Trust, not small family ranchers. In fact, economists estimate that additional direct and indirect costs may run that subsidy to half a billion or even a billion dollars. Oh yes, I am mad!

    East and Southern Africa depend on the wildlife safari industry for a major part of their economy. Why don’t we create new jobs in the West with Wild Horse Sanctuaries?
    Having done wildlife safaris from rough to “high-heeled” worldwide, I know there is a big audience to view wild horses. Some well-heeled folks will need luxury tented camps with all the comforts laid on; but many more, including families, need the inexpensive safari jeep and bunkhouse accommodation for a 1 to 2 day peek at the Mustangs at the edge of a Wild Horse Sanctuary. Serious hikers and horse-back riders would fill campgrounds deeper in the Sanctuary while wilderness lovers would definitely pay to sit in blinds at remote waterholes where they could photograph truly wild Mustangs.

    Nevada has half of America’s wild horses but we need to get those wild horses and burros out of the holding pens and return them to public land designated primarily for their use in 1971. Recently, Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, proposed to move 26,000 wild horses to preserves east of the Mississippi purchased at a starting cost of $96 million. I hate to be rude but what was Salazar smoking? The Mustang is a creature of our spectacular West! They are the essence of its freedom and history.

    Let’s keep the jobs here! Motels, B&B’s, rrestaurants, food suppliers, tour guides, transport companies, etc. will blossom as tourists come to see wild horse sanctuaries but stay to enjoy our Western landscapes and people.

    I felt you of all people would understand and be sensitive to the balance of nature that these critical animals bring to the Western landscape and history. Despite your overwhelming responsibilites for the economy and the health issue, stewardship of Nature is something we do not have time to postpone. It is obvious that your appointee does not care about that critical balance. The West and the horses cannot wait any longer.

    Come out here and see for yourself what wild horses do for the soul and the landscape, then watch them harried by helicopters and standing in pens. Worse, follow the horse trucks to Canada and see them in their last moments at the slaughterhouse. Could you explain why this is necessary to your daughters? I think not.

    The treatment of wild Mustangs is a huge black eye for the Obama administration. It is time you put a moratorium on BLM roundups and invested some of the bank bailout money – our tax dollars – into creating Wild Horse Sanctuaries on public land. It is obvious that the West is badly in need of job diversification and the wild Mustang is our equivalent of lions or elephants. Let us invest in a wild horse safari industry and keep the horses alive, wild and free.

    I would be happy to connect your designated team members with folks who know the safari industry from the inside out. But all that is really needed are the sanctuaries and small business loans; our rural citizens will invent the rest of the business plan.

    Respectively,

    Arlene Gawne
    http://www.sunlandhomesnevada.com & http://www.artistfromafrica@hotmail.com
    702-277-1313 email artistfromafrica@hotmail.com

  18. carol poole Says:

    Anyone who can get permission from their local police to “gather” PEACEFULLY can do so at their own city hall in support of Las Vegas protest. The more the merrier, the more media attention. Emailed George Knapp, maybe investigative team can film from air on Monday! No one owns the air space…unless salazar leased that too!

    • Marilyn Wargo Says:

      Yes, Most towns require a permit to demonstrate and it just means that you do it where they say and do not cause any problems. Peaceful protests happen often and even one person can do it. But be legal. Your town/city clerk will tell what to do and how to get a permit. Should be very easy.

      We have heard that during a roundup with helicopters you cannot fly near the roundup while it is ongoing. It is a safety issue most likely. Mar

  19. carol poole Says:

    Yes, check with local police for permit and or rules of public protest/gathering before you do it. We are in Central Massachusetts and I am trying to get some folks out tomorrow to coincide with Las Vegas protest. Hard to get people on such short notice but we’ll see what happens!

  20. Rose Marie Wainwright Says:

    Hello,

    Here is some info for those who can use it. The BLM in Winnemuca is “leading” the Calico Mtns. Complex roundup, using their popular Cattoor Livestock Roundup, Inc. business to do it; from October 30th, 2009 thru Sept. 22, 2010 Catoor will do 10 of the 30 wild horse roundups. They are owned by Dave and Sue Cattoor and Troy and Sandy Cattoor, presumably near PO Box 289, Nephi, Utah 84648. Their email is . They brag that they have rounded up 200,000 horses and burros using two helicopters.

  21. BLM to Start Calico Roundup on Private Land – No Public Observers Allowed Says:

    […] On Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) intends to roundup approximately 2,400-2,700 of the estimated 3,000 wild horses in the Calico Mountain wild horse complex of Northern Nevada. They will be driven by helicopters in icy winter conditions, over rocky ground, for long distances. Some horses will be injured or die just as they have in recent BLM helicopter roundups. (Press Release continued here.) […]

  22. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Hey, at least you are thinking of it and making an attempt! I think we can all try this this winter as we are able. Mar

  23. Danny Brown Says:

    I am continually amazed at our goverment and the people we put in charge of running goverments so called conservation programs. We can put controls on in-dangered species, IE: frogs, kinds of non-eatable fish, some birds. at the same time these goverment people spends several hunder dollars for “one ash-try” for military aircraft.

    Where would this country be if we did not have horse in the begining of our early development???. We honer our past solders, can we not do the same of the american HORSES,???? How little does it cost to maintain our history???. We spend more on housing criminals, Boy is our goverment smart or what????

  24. Judy Stufflebeam Says:

    I think exposure is the only thing that will work. In fairness to Pres. Obama, he is a city person and walked into a situation worse than any other president in our history. Presidents choose the heads of the different departments and must rely on their expertise. BUT, we must get past Interior Secretary Salazar to the people. Use Huffington Post and any other independent media. Mainstream media will not do because they are corporate owned. Part of this battle is getting the $$$$$$$$ out of Washington but that is another battle, albeit part of all our battles. The citizens must be made aware of the excessive grazing permits given for cattle and the cost not only to horses but other wild creatures in those areas. Also, and perhaps expecially the costs in $$$ and cruelty and inhumane treatment (if private citizens did these acts they would be in jail, one group of horses was rescued by the Humane Socitey, or the ones they could save because they will abandoned in corrals and left to starve to death). Obviously this is a long battle and we must win. I will contribute what I can but health problems and $$ are a big factor. Don’t give up. The more well known people who will join the better.

  25. Suzanne Moore Says:

    Has anyone heard how the protest went?

    • Marilyn Wargo Says:

      First news on the protest from Valerie:
      I just got off the phone with Cindy (American Herds), who was at the Red Rock protest in Vegas, and she was surprised at the number of protesters who showed up, especially since there was less than a 24 hour notice.

      She said there were about 40 people protesting with signs, a lot of traffic that went by and they got a lot of honks. Police and rangers were there to make sure the protesters stayed off the blacktop, and Cindy said the officers just hung out for awhile.
      Sent by Vicki Tobin….. mar
      She didn’t know who the media people were, but she said there were about 3 people from the media taking photos.
      She’s speaking with Makendra now, so no doubt there will be more news Makendra will tell everyone about.

  26. Linda H Says:

    Protest news story and video on Las Vegas Live
    http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/category.asp?C=5548&nav=menu102_2

  27. linda Says:

    Just wanted to share what I wrote to Obama in case anyone wants to use all or parts of my letter.
    I’m saddened and outraged to learn that the BLM is rounding up some 2400-2700 wild horses from the Calico Wild Horse Complex in northern Nevada tomorrow.
    These beautiful wild animals, symbolic of the spirit of the West, should be left alone as the congress intended by passing the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act.
    I’m outraged that you would spend millions of taxpayers money on this effort while subsidizing beef interests and giving the beef industry priority over wildlife that should be legally protected.
    While giving lip service to Americans less-than-optimum overall health and given your stated concern about climate change, you’ve neglected the fact that raising cattle produces an inordinate amount of methane gas that directly contributes to climate change, not to mention the bulging waistlines and arterial sclerosis resulting from beef consumption.
    How about less cows and more wild horses as part of the “change” you promised us, instead of the same old policies of the Bush era?

  28. Anne Novak Says:

    San Francisco Rally scheduled Wednesday outside Senator Feinstein’s Office (One Post Str.) to ASK for her help to stop the roundup. Will post time soon.
    ~Anne

  29. kas0859ohio Says:

    2 Foals Killed in BLM’s Latest Oregon Roundup

    275 horses in all were captured, 23 were allowed back out on the range, 15 mares and 8 stallions. All mares released were given infertility drugs.

    WHAT IN GOD’S NAME ARE THEY DOING?????????????? Who in their right mind can not tell me they are not trying to exterminate them???

  30. Cathy Bryarly Says:

    Longmont, Colorado (about 30 minutes north of Denver) protest scheduled for Wednesday December 30 from Noon to 4:00 PM. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, this is at the northeast corner of Nelson and Hover. Plenty of parking. Plenty of nearby amenities. High traffic area. Brings signs, keep them civil. SHOW UP! THE HORSES NEED YOU!!

  31. jan sterling Says:

    BRET BAIER ON FOX NEWS TONITE AT 1 AM CALIF TIME MENTIONED THE HORSE ROUNDUP IN NEVADA AND HE QUOTED THE BLM LIE THAT THE HORSES ARE STARVING AND THAT THEY WILL BE VACCINATED AND PUT UP FOR ADOPTION – SO I EMAILED HIM AT FOX NEWS – OR YOU CAN CALL AT 1-888-369-4762 – I ALSO HAVE BEEN EMAILING GLENN BECK TO NO AVAIL – HOPE I SEE TODAY’S DEMOSTRATION ON OUR LOCAL NEWS IN SO CAL BUT DOUBT IF IT WILL MAKE LOCAL NEWS HERE – MIGHT BE ON WORLD NEWS

    • Janet Ferguson Says:

      12/28 NPR carried headline saying the BLM was beginning a horse roundup in northern Nevada, that the BLM said there were too many horses and that some people were against it (my husband heard it on car radio).

      This is a good thing it was mentioned!

      • kas0859ohio Says:

        I’ve been ‘googleing’ “wild horse protest” now to find stories, there are a lot of them. You can hear the NPR report online.

    • kas0859ohio Says:

      I’ve written Beck repeatedly a couple of months back. I tried the “wasting our taxpayer money” angle, to no avail. He’s got bigger fish to fry right now I guess. When the sh*t really hits the fan, I bet he gets involved!

  32. GAIL WIOT Says:

    I am OUTRAGED! I just read my email and I am so throughly disgusted that our horses have been put in such danger. I am going to continue to call the White House until I speak with someone regarding this. I have called numerous times. I am tired of the Wild Horses and Burros being cited as the villians, supposedly tearing up the land. When in fact, it is the large herds of cattle roaming freely on land that belongs to the Mustangs and Burros. This is bigger than just our Mustang herds. The adoption centers are packed. So those who want slaughter back use this as an excuse. The wild herds are dwindling and all Americans must take a stand to stop this from continuing.

    I commend all of you out in the West who are standing up for our herds. I would be right with you had I lived in the area. However, you all have my total support and will help in any way I can. Our horse clubs in Illinois are outraged as well! God Bless you for saving the last living part of the West!

    Gail Wiot
    Orland Park, Illinois

  33. Cynthia Hyde Says:

    This is the first time in 40 years that I have felt totally discouraged and defeated by the BLM and its undying efforts to “rid” the west of wild horses, even while there are protection laws in place. I have always hoped and believed that our wild horses and burros would be given room to roam. Now I am more than extremely worried for their future. I will keep following the news and will keep protesting. Thank you all out there in the west for your hard work. All the best from Maine.

  34. MArcos Says:

    Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant

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