Happy New Year! I know everyone is working hard to make 2010 a better one for our wild herds and the whole world. We are all continuing to make a strong and consistent call for a moratorium on wild horse and burro roundups! I’ve put together a short overview with live-links that may help everyone get a grasp on all the information and videos and news that is coming out. Of course I can’t keep up, but check it out on our website here. The Calico roundup must stop, that is the number one priority.
Protests are growing and I’m doing my very best to keep our website and blog updated but what I need from anyone planning a protest is the what, where, when, and contact person’s e-mail and phone number (we know the why of course!). I can then include the location in our press releases as they go out, and I will twitter and facebook and shout out to the world as fast as I can. Our Protest Center has great signs and sign ideas and also information that can be printed out and shared with press etc. There is also a nice moratorium petition that can be signed and mailed back to us and we’ll put them together and get them to President Obama.
We have all been so inspired by this growing movement of protesting for the horses- has anything of this scope ever happened against the BLM? I hope Wild Horse Annie would be proud of this now-worldwide movement. People are planning on protesting in London, Toronto, Italy, Tennessee, Santa Barbara, Switzerland and more– all for our wild mustangs and burros! Let’s not lose hope or direction. Remember, even if it is just you and your dog and a few friends- that is a protest – invite the press, write a letter to the editor, tell them what you were doing and why. We are taking part in a democratic process against an agency that is not working on a transparent or democratic basis. But this is for the horses and burros and indeed our public land ecosystems as a whole. So march on! We’ll go all the way to the White House steps if we need to.
Makendra (just one more inspired protester following the Denver event today… I got to hold a megaphone for a long time today! “Wild N’ Free – Let “Em Be” was our main motto! “Save Mustangs, Save $$” and “Freedom not Fences!” followed)