Moratorium Update/Overview/Note on Protests

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.

Thanks to Jeanne Nations, photography/design

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.

Denver Protest- Jason Bunch photo

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.

Thank you,

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)

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2 Responses to “Moratorium Update/Overview/Note on Protests”

  1. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Makendra, thanks for this and the story of Valiente. Much news and maybe more happening… you must be swamped if we are out here! mar

  2. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    I THINK THAT IT NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT UP THAT MUSTANG ADOPTIONS, WHILE SOUNDING GOOD, DON’T ALWAYS WORK OUT THAT WELL FOR THE HORSES, FOR VARIOUS REASONS. FOR ONE THING, PEOPLE WHO ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE CARE AND HANDLING OF HORSES AND HAVE THE RESOURCES AND ABILITY TO CARE FOR THEM, ARE MOSTLY INTO PURE-BRED ANIMALS–OR AT LEAST, DOMESTIC HORSES. THESE HORSES AND BURROS ARE WILD AND NOT SUITED TO THE CONDITIONS THEY ARE OFTEN THROWN INTO. RIGHT NOW, THERE ARE HORSES BEING GIVEN AWAY, BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMY.

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