LA rally had 150-200 people. Rally was well attended by Celebrities; Wendie Malick, Francis Bacon, Amanda Pope, Elaine Hendricks, Tatjana Patitz. Authors; Deanne Stillman & Petrine Mitchum.
Speakers were: Bill Dyer, Neda DeMayo, Wendie Malick, Deanne Stillman, Jill Starr, Petrine Mitchum. Channel 11, Channel 7 and Metro News, LA Times and a few radio stations came
Feinstein’s office noted they thought it was the most organized and well-attended rally they have observed there!!
The meeting with Feinstein Staff went very well and lasted for about an hour. The tone was great and they expressed that they were sincerely interested personally, in the cause, present were:
AWHPC coalition members represented by:
Bill Dyer, ( IDA regional director) ,
Neda DeMayo (Founder, CEO -Return To Freedom) and Jack Carone ( COO, Return To Freedom),
Virginie Parant ( AWHPC Director of Communications),
Annie Williams ( The Cloud Foundation, Board member) ,
Jill Starr ( Founder, Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue),
Bristol MacDonald, Equine Photographer).
It was a good group and the discussion focused on ( but not necessarily limited to):
Moratorium -and what opposition the Senator should expect to encounter as well as briefing & data for a rebuttal
Waste of Tax dollars ( redirect funding for on the range management alternatives)
Restructure a new BLM advisory Board
Make up for the loss of 21 million acres
On the range management
Working together on a viable , sustainable and humane approach for long term range management for WHB
Numbers and data
Concerns regarding Salzaar’s plan to relocate horses currently on the range to the east.
All 4 groups were well represented, professional, well informed and presented a unified voice. Great teamwork everyone! (Thanks to Neda for this update, photos coming soon!)