greetings from Oregon..enjoyed your interview with Ginger. She has been instrumental in inspiring many through her Cloud series on PBS-she was able to put a face to the mustangs, make them tangible by following the families-she made us feel they were apart of us rather than just an abstract. There is a real sense that our freedom is represented by them-they are our living history..the story of where we have been, and how we got there..and what kind of future we imagine for ourselves-You wouldn’t stand by and let someone steal your horses off of your property would you? If one woman-wild horse Annie-could create a movement that saved the mustang from extinction..surely we all together can do as much today. Do just one thing every day..make a call to a government official, write a letter, sign a petion online, send an e-mail to a friend, watch a u tube video of the wild horses-forward it to someone, there is a great one by laura leigh of the calico horses with music by Lacy j dalton..I watch it every morning..it fires me up along with my morning coffee, I check the blogs..the Mustang Blog is very good. There is new information and research bubbling up every day..Everyone has something to contribute-small or large..your voice counts..we need a ROAR to be heard!
She’s right about forgetting to tell our friends. I was making phone calls day after day after day and writing letters and all of a sudden it occured to me that never once had I taken it to my family. Now, they all know and I’ve turned quite a few of them around on their thinking. One of them being my cattle owning big game hunting dad. Another thing that has come to my attention lately is how many horse owners are afraid that advocating for wild horses means that we think all horses should be free and no one should own them.
I really enjoyed listening to this broadcast. Ginger is a wonderful human being and I strongly urge people to listen to what she has to say.
I agree with Laura, it is frightening how many horse people, trainers and owners have no idea about what is happening to our horses right under our noses, not only to the Mustangs but the “Industry” as a whole.
I just saw an article on another forum site that is saying that the BLM Rock Springs and Rawlins offices are requesting public input on plans to gather excess wild Horses in Wyoming. It is in the Herd Management Areas of Adobe Town and the Salt Wells Creek areas, which is in the southern part of Wyoming. They are accepting comments by either mail or hand delivery to, 280 Hwy 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901. Comments will be accepted until April 2, 2010. You can also send by email, (maybe good idea to do both), at Rock_Springs_WYMail@blm.gov. You should include “Adobe Town & Salt Wells Creek HMAs Scoping Comments” in the subject line.
After seeing a couple of the above mentioned ideas I thought this was a good place to tell you all about this and maybe we can continue to push our thoughts onto the BLM.
Heaven forbid we say that out loud, look at what happened to Oprah when she spoke out against burgers (think it was against McDonalds)!!!! A nice thought nevertheless Michael!!! I have been eating virtually no meat over the past 6 months and am seriously considering becoming a vegetarian, afterall arent humans meant to be Herbavors (SP! sori) we werent designed to eat meat anyway. Need to do some research on that Hmmm, dont know where I read that.