Notes & Reminders

Reminder: Comment on Twin Peaks Roundup of nearly 2000 wild horses and burros, last day is March 5th! TAKE ACTION HERE

Plus: New fundraiser for Humane Advocate Observers from Barn Door Studio!

10% of all sales from the children’s book “Annabelle and The Pink Slippersand 20% of all Sales at the Fine Art Gallery online from Barn Door Studio.

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56 Responses to “Notes & Reminders”

  1. true15 Says:

    Is the fundraiser the same thing as the sales from Barn Door Studio? what about a link for people who might want to donate for humane advocate observers?

    • Laura Leigh Says:

      I’m offering 20% of all sales from my gallery.
      http://www.barndoorstudio.com
      Click Gallery Sales

      And the folks that do my books have agreed to donate 10% of the cover price of “Annabelle and The Pink Slippers.”

      You can go to:
      http://TheRescueFriends.com
      and click Order info

      or Amazon link to copy and paste:
      http://www.amazon.com/Annabelle-Pink-Slippers-T-S-Buzan/dp/0982545703/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1257197066&sr=1-1

    • Laura Leigh Says:

      Since my reply contains links it will have to wait to be cleared.
      If you google Barn Door Studio and Laura Leigh you will get my website.
      Under books is “Annabelle and the Pink Slippers”
      and the Gallery page is in the menu bar.

      Working on other fundraisers.
      : )

      • Janet Ferguson Says:

        http://www.barndoorstudio.com/

        I think this is it.

      • Laura Evans Says:

        Laura, is it possible to have an Annabelle stuffed animal made? I got alot of the Cloud items for my older daughter but my youngest is only 17 months. She’s got the calendar hanging on her wall and the models on the shelf but until she gets older she’s not getting any use out of any of it.

      • Laura Leigh Says:

        Hi Laura…
        We were looking into a way to do “baskets” with pink slippers, the book, and a stuffed Clydesdale. It’s a hard time right now to get new companies running AND keep up with the BLM.
        : )

        Working on it… but I need a staff!
        Or a winning lottery ticket!
        Laura

    • Janet Ferguson Says:

      Clicking on the picture of the book, “Annabelle and the Pink Slippers” takes you to Amazon, from Barn Door Studio web page.

      Laura, is that what you mean, when we buy from Amazon, that the 10% is applied to the charity? Or is there another way we buy to make sure it goes to charity?

      • Laura Leigh Says:

        Just click on the Amazon site.
        The 10% will be deducted from the cover price and I will send directly to Ginger.

        The Gallery from Barn Door donation has been raised to 50%.
        I will send the funds directly to Ginger along with the printout on total sales I get at the end of the month.

        Thanks, y’all.
        I’m also trying to come up with other ideas.
        All I have to offer is my art. 50% of any commissions taken this month from private parties will also go in.

        I’m hoping we can raise enough to keep documenting… and I need to get “General” out of there.
        I’m writing his story here:
        http://artandhorseslauraleigh.wordpress.com/generals-saga/

  2. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    My fund raising is off with the Burros roundups moved to May… mar

    • Janet Ferguson Says:

      May????? K- PASA??????

      • Marilyn Wargo Says:

        JF, I will call around today and see what became of two of the 4 for March… One is moved because of rains and the ground is soft and burros dispersed.. Cibola Trigo. Alamo, AZ, is off the schedule and so is Hickison, NV. Could become stealth roundups while we are in DC… Can’t trust BLM…
        Black Mtn was to be the 15th to 20th… the ‘expert’ was gone until today.. so I will call her back plus the two not on schedule at this point. mar

      • Janet Ferguson Says:

        Evasion by BLM? Wish we had our own “army.” We could have a net out there. . . .

      • Marilyn Wargo Says:

        I increasingly think that the lawsuit has readjusted these burro roundups as well. They have been done with bait and helicopter in the past. Now they are saying bait trapping. That is better….

        They are taking 50 horses from the area ‘outside’ Eagle HMA in Nevada beginning on March 10th, it would be really good if the Cattoors would
        use bait trapping. Also. I believe these are the ‘other horses’ that BLM claims were along a road and were a hazard, but Lisa LeBlanc could not find any evidence in highway records that a horse was hit there in recent years. mar

    • Marilyn Wargo Says:

      Help Laura get back to NV!! mar

  3. Morgan Williams Says:

    BIG, BIG NEWS FROM WWP!!!!!!! READ & POST!!

    —– Forwarded Message —-
    From: Willis Lamm
    To: Wild Horse Mentors’ List
    Sent: Thu, March 4, 2010 8:57:30 AM
    Subject: AZ Public Lands: WWP Wins Judgment over BLM

    Please cross post to all interested parties.

    The Western Watersheds Project won a summary judgment in a case
    involving BLM allotments in Arizona. The court ruled that BLM violated
    the National Environmental Policy Act when it issued grazing permits in
    an area known as the Byner Complex Allotments.

    Court documents also revealed the games that get played nowadays on our
    public lands. The permittee, the Byner Cattle Company, is a subsidiary
    of (front for) Freeport-McMoRan Copper Company, one of the world’s
    largest copper and gold mining companies. It is becoming commonplace
    for large profit environmentally challenging mining operations to take
    over the cattle companies that share the same allotments and let the low
    profit (cattle) operations draw fire to divert attention from their high
    profit (mining) operations.

    Here is a link to Western Watershed Project’s information release.

    http://www.westernwatersheds.org/legal/2009/10/wwp-wins-summary-judgment-oha-arizona-byner-complex-allotments

    • Karen L. Says:

      It looks like they won this appeal of an issued grazing permit by using NEPA–the National Environmental Policy Act. The judgement advised the BLM to rethink their methods in the future. I’m beginning to think that laws like NEPA and the Endangered Species Act are a way of getting at the BLM in a tangential way.

    • Janet Ferguson Says:

      . . . that is awesome!

    • Marilyn Wargo Says:

      Also important;
      Hello, This is a subject I am trying to expand on and get in people’s thoughts so we can find out what is happening.

      I am worrying about all the geldings, 900 to 1200 or so, what was a final number?? to be trucked to Ennis, Montana, the Spanish Q Ranch, from how many different facilities all more than a day away? This will be cruel. I doubt that BLM will stop, release, water and feed them in route. Can we stop this?? This is going to be another deadly action by them.

      No one seems to be aware… what do you think about this transfer of so many horses? It seems to me we need to be discussing this at the blogs and making BLM aware we are aware of this and not happy. I wish I had more recent details. I think I am going to write to a number of people including BLM Washington- Tom Gorey about this action. How can they truck all these horses humanely?? I should include the Human Society also?? Tell me what you think of this?

      If they have stopped this because of the lawsuit I would be delighted… hope that is the case.. but must find out. Does anyone have up to date news about this?? Should we be pursuing and who would know?? Please get back to me if we need to be finding out or alerting people at the blogs.

      If we take this up as another potentially deadly activity that BLM is about to do, then we can raise awareness at the blogs and ask questions like; Why are these long term horses being transferred to still another long term farm when the fate of all our long term holding horses are to be decided by the lawsuit? If Long Term Holding is illegal then this transfer of horses to this new facility should never take place.

      Any info or feedback on this is welcome. It just seems to be an issue we should address and an activity we might stop unless the BLM has already stopped it. but we should know. mar

      • Marilyn Wargo Says:

        This transfer of hundreds of geldings is to be this month. How many horses will be leaving present facilities to go to the Spanish Q Ranch and how many will actually arrive? mar

      • Karen L. Says:

        Mar, Of course this is a worthy idea. It is difficult to get to the absolute truth about what the BLM is doing because they don’t respond to inquiries of any sort, that I can tell. I do believe they have backed off some of these roundups while waiting for a ruling on the issues brought forth by the Calico litigation. So, maybe they have backed off other activities as well. Without people ‘on the ground’ to actually observe, I don’t know. You are into lots of networking and can probably find out as much as anybody. I am not able to travel for the horses at this time; but try to donate, write/petition, and study the laws. Try writing to Gorey—they always just say everything’s fine, no horses are ill or injured, none are treated inhumanely, etc. We mostly need a substantial court ruling that will precipitate a change in federal law by Congress.

      • Marilyn Wargo Says:

        I have talked to Tom Gorey before and I think he will remember my name. I just want this to get attention if it is going through… That would mean long hauls for these geldings and injuries and possible deaths. Just what we need to keep giving publicity to.

        And partly it is good to air this here so BLM knows we are discussing it and Aware. That is the best part of this. It DOES NOT INHIBIT what we write as implied by someone recently. It helps us talk directly to the BLM and let them know we are onto them. mar

      • Marilyn Wargo Says:

        Karen, i am not into very much networking and I just try to keep up with what is going on. I just see things that need attention and find it very hard to reach people here. It takes weeks to months to get responses here and many things we could be working together on Right Here are just let go. I do not know what the real reason for this is but the people here are very capable of doing a little organizing and picking up on issues that need to be shoved into the faces of BLM/DOI from these blogs. We have been doing it but only when something gets out of hand, why not do a little more before some things get worse?? I think you can see what I mean. i think everyone can. it has nothing to do with me, this is for the wild ones and egos should be left at the door along with our doubts. We can do a great deal right from here as this is where many choose to make their stand from here. It is a good place to fight from…
        Let’s not leave any stones unturned. mar

      • Karen L. Says:

        Go for it! Talk to Tom Gorey. Any time we raise awareness we have helped.

      • Marilyn Wargo Says:

        I will… mar

  4. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    MORGAN, WOW! THANK YOU!!!!

  5. jan eaker Says:

    Great news!

  6. jan eaker Says:

    BLM just won’t get the message, it seems, it is good to have other agencies going after them, since BLM can’t label this group ” a bunch of crazy, over-emotional horse-huggers!”

  7. Karen H. Says:

    Wonderful news! Thank you Morgan. WWP has been mentioned before; has anyone been able to contact them re: stopping the roundups and helping our wild horses and burros stay on the rangelands where they currently are?

  8. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    KAREN, SOMEWHERE, IN ONE OF THE COMMENTS, ONE OF OUR PEOPLE GOT A REPLY FROM THEM.

  9. Karen H. Says:

    Thanks Louie, good to know. Does anyone know if WWP is interested in helping us?

  10. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    KAREN, IS THIS IT?
    jan Says:

    February 26, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Reply
    got answer from western watersheds – from jon – posting his answer to me about if they support leaving the wild horses on the land – think we have found a great ally to take on blm:

    Jan:

    Thanks for your email.

    WWP is opposed to the removal of wild horses. Instead the BLM and other federal agencies need to forthrightly address the much much larger problem of cattle and domestic sheep impacts on public lands and wildlife habitat. The wild horse and burro issue is a distraction from the issue of cattle and sheep on public lands.

    There are many places on public lands for wild horses and burros to live especially after cattle and sheep are removed.

    I have talked with Ginger Kathrens and have been in touch with many other wild horse advocates over many years.

    WWP welcomes and encourages the involvement of wild horse and burro advocates in working to end public lands ranching which is the main reason wild horses and burros are captured and relocated off of public lands.

    Jon Marvel
    ED WWP
    208-788-2290

    his email is jon#westernwatershed.org

  11. Karen H. Says:

    Does anyone recall a recent blog comment regarding Secretary Salazar…something about his comment in 2006 that he didn’t believe that wild horses and burros belong on public lands at all? Was he a rancher at that time or did he hold some sort of political office?

    I’ve got to find a better way to catalog this stuff.

  12. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    I AM FINDING, AS WE GO FURTHER AND FURTHER ALONG, THAT I NEED TO MAKE A NOTE OF ITEMS THAT I SAVE FROM COMMENTS SO THAT I CAN GO BACK TO THE LINK. AS LONG AS KAREN AND JANET ARE HERE, I DON’T HAVE TO DO THAT AS YOU BOTH HAVE MINDS THAT ARE WONDERFUL IN “MAPPING” INFORMATION AND RECALLING IT. I NEED TO KEEP A RECORD OF WHERE AND WHAT DATE.

    • Karen L. Says:

      Louie, I replied today to your 8:13 P.M. comment yesterday to me on the ‘Senate Energy & Natural Resources update on hearing’ thread. I said, “Thanks,” and added a little anecdote about my husband and the horses.

    • Janet Ferguson Says:

      I copy and paste stuff I find onto a “Pages” document and file in my documents with date first, then a name or something.

      Rarely have I managed to organize these documents very well. And some of them I can’t even open as the computer has placed them “beyond the veil” where I can see but not touch! Ah, computers!

      Meanwhile, I hear what you say, Louie because there is so much on so many subjects “out there” to digest, recall and sythesize.

      If you can explain it or recall it to yourself in fourth gradel level language, I guess you “own” the info!

  13. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    KAREN, I THINK YOU ARE MORE VALUABLE RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE. I AM A BIG BELIEVER IN AN ACTIVE AND INFORMED POPULACE. I AM BEGINNING TO THINK THAT GOVERNMENT IS SOMETHING THAT IS IMPOSED ON THE PEOPLE. AS WE ARE ALL SEEING THROUGH THE RECENT ECONOMIC CRISIS, THE PEOPLE ARE THE LAST IN THE LIST OF PRIORITIES.

  14. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    JANET, NOT ONLY TO YOURSELF, BUT TO OTHERS , AS WELL. I THINK WE HAVE TO KEEP IT PRETTY CLEAR AND CONCISE. THE DETAILS AND LANGUAGE CAN BE WORKED OUT ONCE WE GET TO THE “DRAWING BOARD”. WE FIRST HAVE TO USE THAT “BIG BAT” THAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT.

  15. jan Says:

    i was one that emailed and got reply – and he said he had been in touch with ginger so guess someone needs to ask ginger about bringing wwp onboard – since they seem to win against blm wonder if we could use their legal team – someone from cloud will have to ask that question

    • Karen L. Says:

      As you said, Ginger and the WWP have been in touch and I’m sure they shared information. Just a few thoughts on the WWP’s methods—they rely heavily upon the Endangered Species Act in their successful litigations, and that Act is not directly applicable to our horses. The above March 4, 7:15 P.M. post regarding revocation of a grazing permit was won by the application of NEPA, the National Environmental Policy Act. I know that IDA and Mr. Spriggs are using NEPA in their current filings, including the Calico Complex case, to be heard in April. I can try to find my source on that—it will take a little time.

    • Karen L. Says:

      The IDA and Spriggs discuss the use of NEPA toward the end of this article—~the ninth paragraph.
      http://www.all-creatures.org/articles/ar-lawsuit.html

  16. jan Says:

    anyone can have aol account for free – i find they are easy to work with – they have a favorite file where u can just clik on a website and save it or sometimes if i find a page – i copy and paste and email to myself and then i save in a folder in the mail on aol – real simple way to save stuff and it doesnt go on your pc – aol has unlimited mail storage – free

  17. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    JAN, I TRIED TO PASTE IT SO YOUR NAME WOULD SHOW–IT IS THERE, JUST KIND OF CLOSE TO EVERYTHING ELSE–SHOULD HAVE SPACED IT MORE.

  18. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    JAN–GO TO THE POSTING THAT SAYS “THINKING ABOUT HORSES–ANIMAL BLAWG”. GO TO THAT ARTICLE AND READ THE COMMENTS. SOMEONE ON THERE WANTS YOU TO POST THE INFO THAT YOU GOT FROM WWP.

  19. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    MAR–THE GELDINGS–WHERE DID YOU SEE THAT? WHY WOULD THEY BE MOVING THEM–CLOSER TO CANADA? CAN YOU PUT YOUR SOURCE SO WE CAN USE IT?

  20. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    I DON’T LIKE THE SOUND OF IT–ALL GELDINGS.

  21. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    MAR, LET EQUINE WELFARE ALLIANCE KNOW ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSFER OF THOSE GELDINGS.

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