OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE coming soon
and a note from Organizer Carole P.
15 wild horse and burro supporters from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut attended the protest. Two of the supporters who braved the cold weather to come to Boston had just attended the Albany protest the day before. One young girl about 9 yrs old, a big Cloud fan, made her own sign and had her mum bring her so she could help call for an end to the roundups. One supporter with visible physical disabilities stood in the freezing temperatures all day and proudly displayed her sign for all to see.
Many of the 15 people present stayed most of the day. My State Senator who was not at the State House during the protest had asked his aides to come and greet us and bring his regards. His aides came down twice to make sure everything was ok etc. He is Senator Stephen Brewer. He has now sent a THIRD letter to President Obama, Cong. Olver, Sen. Kerry and Sen. Kirk in regards to the roundups. Neither he nor I have had any response. One of the Senators aides informed us that he grew up in Nevada and was deeply saddened at hearing the fate of the wild horses over the years and wanted us to know that there ARE many of us living in New England who love the wild horses.
Throughout the day, people in the street approached us asking what was happening to the horses and also who was responsible for this. We showed them recent photos of the Calico roundup , passed out lots of info, phone numbers and email addresses and website info that we had prepared. The response was really incredible, people were genuinely interested in learning more and then they were angry at the perpetrators when they did. Folks walked away vowing to call the president. One businessman came running down to us and said “I have seen a lot of protest here over the last 25 years and this is the first time I have approached the protestors to say “Thank you”, Thank you for doing this, I am a horse owner and horse lover and from one horse owner to another…thank you” Then he ran back towards his place of work.