March for Mustangs… the call to stop the roundups goes global

Never before have four cities around the world rallied for America’s wild horses and burros on the same day, let alone internationally. Thank you to everyone who threw there hearts and souls into making these events possible– from London to LA, Las Vegas to our own national capitol. CNN, AP, German ZDF, Getty Images, Voices of America, A Measure of Truth radio and

“When the last horse is rounded up, then shall we look back and regret that we could not live and let live, not even for the sake of the generations that come after us that will never know what we lost and how careless we were to lose it” –Maria Daines, world renown singer/songwriter at the London March for Mustangs.

Shouts of Wild and Free, Let Them Be From Protestors of Obama Administration Policy

CHICAGO, (EWA) – March 25 will be remembered by equine advocates across the United States and the United Kingdom as the day the international cries for the wild horses and burros were raised loud and clear.

Rallies held in Washington, DC, London, England, Las Vegas, NV and Los Angeles, CA culminated with a report on CNN that exposed the propaganda being fed to the public by the Department of Interior (DOI) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The video footage of the “starving” horses was released on a prime time report and left no doubt, the rationale given for the round-ups is pure fiction.

Mariana Tosca, Actor and Social Activist, was among the advocates attending the Los Angeles rally. Ms. Tosca delivered an impassioned speech that moved the crowd to tears. Ms. Tosca commented, “It is an honor to stand united with the citizens of our global community to bring attention to this urgent matter, which being left virtually unchecked is eroding the landscape of our national heritage.”

The London rally took place outside the US Embassy. In attendance were Maria Daines, Singer/Songwriter and Melita Morgan, International Actress. Melita Morgan commented on the rally, “After working hard on our Mustang Mission, I hope we are very rewarded by all of our combined efforts, that have made such a difference. All these efforts long term will open eyes, tune ears and turn heads as to the plight of these very precious horses. Just being at Grosvener Square on that day, in front of The American Embassy in the grounds amongst the statues and words of great U.S Presidents of the past, gave me such food for thought. It brought to mind the words of Dwight David Eisenhower’s first Inaugural Address on January 20, 1953 – ‘The faith we hold belongs not to us alone, but to the free of all the world.'”

Maria Daines added, “There is danger in removing the beauty of living nature from its natural surroundings. For when the last horse is rounded-up, then shall we look back and regret that we could not live and let live, not even for the sake of the generations that will come after us, who will never know what it is we lost and how careless we were to lose it.”

Despite high winds, the Las Vegas rally was a huge success. Advocate Arlene Gawne commented that 500 petition cards were signed along with great coverage from KLAS-TV8. A smaller group of advocates continued the rally on Saturday at the opening of the Clark County Shooting Center and received honks of approval from event attendees. Senator Harry Reid commented that he supported Madeleine Pickens in her efforts for a western home for the captured horses and it was terrible how the horses were being penned.

The Washington DC protest moved from Lafayette Park to the steps of the DOI building. As the rally was winding down, the mounted police arrived. One can’t help but wonder if they were sent for crowd control or came to stand in silent protest with equine advocates. Proudly standing amongst the crowd were the living examples of why advocates are calling for an end to the slaughter of domestic and wild horses. Our horses are not food animals and deserve a humane end to their lives after racing, serving, performing, working or inspiring us as we provide for all non-food animals in our country.

The majestic horses under their mounts spoke volumes of the important role horses play in our society and throughout the history of mankind.

The Equine Welfare Alliance is a dues free, umbrella organization with over 100 member organizations. The organization focuses its efforts on the welfare of all equines and the preservation of wild equids.

www.equinewelfarealliance.org

Excellent new post from American Herds “Say Something” (Obama)

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26 Responses to “March for Mustangs… the call to stop the roundups goes global”

  1. Jill Says:

    Paul quotes Lynyrd Skynyrd, but I can not understand what he says at the end?

    Cheers for our British supporters for the preservation of America’s wild herds!!

  2. Roxy Says:

    Thanks to all for all that you have done and are doing. Everything I’ve read or seen is so inspiring. I’m sure the CNN report will get many more people to make the needed calls and contacts.

  3. Kathy O. Says:

    My 2nd BLM captured Wild Mustang will be here tomorrow! He’s a yearling, born in captivity. His photo is on FaceBook @ Louisiana Wild Mustang Ranch, Adoptions, photo # 36. My 1st rescue is there too in …Bay Filly, is other album. (They call her New Mexico, but BLM says she was captured 7-13-09 in UT.) She’s a sweetie & smart, gaining weight already! cool?

  4. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    OUR FRIENDS ACROSS THE POND–I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT THEY ARE ON OUR SIDE!

  5. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    KATHY O–YES, COOL!- FORTUNATE ARE THOSE THAT LAND IN YOUR HANDS.

  6. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    London was a great surprise and has been a new inspiration to us. I was so moved by what I read and heard today. Thank you all from LA and across the pond. Las Vegas you have done so much… mar

  7. Kathy O. Says:

    CNN is x-tra cool move….The Wild Horses made CNN!!!! I hope Nancy Grace wants to tango with Salazar & Abby!!! International Protests on behalf of the beautiful Wild Horses, ………we trip! happy trails.

  8. Jan Eaker Says:

    PLease go to Elyse’s blog from here, she has pictures of the first mare shot to death. She calls her La Belle. yes, she is thin, but I’ve seen worse than her survive, and for an older mare in the middle of winter, she is up, walking and alert. by what criteria did they deem this mare “unable” to survive! There were people who wanted her, that were willing to come and take her into their rescues; instead, the BLM ran her in terror for miles and after she survived that, drove her away from her home and family and shot her, killed her.
    Thank you to all who were present at all the rallies, for all their words of support and calls to action.

    • Marilyn Wargo Says:

      Thanks Jan, I have seen her, La Belle, she was a grand old horse. She should have been given a chance. None of the older horses should have been trucked off their range but left to live out their days.

      I have been to Terri Farley’s just now and read how an unprotected new born was euthanized after John Neill claimed to have diagnosed, without a vet, a broken femur. The foal had been laying on the ground with it’s mother standing and moving about it in a very protective manner. The Sunday Observer’s saw this foal and called and remained concerned. Neill says the foal was euthanized by injection, also without a vet present.

      If the Pregnant Mares would be respected enough to be separated from the other mares where they could give birth with less crowding and curiosity this would not have happened. This is more evidence of inhumane conditions that anyone else would be sited for by the law. How many foals are being born?? Elyse says they are being born daily but are they surviving these conditions??

      I have seen aggressive mares run down and bite newborns when their births occurred in corrals of unseparated mares. The situation is unnatural and cruel. this must be stopped. Someone needs to come in with a court order and take over this facility. Now. mar

      • Barb S Says:

        Looks like somebody is practicing medicine without a license? Chemical euthanization can go very wrong if not done right.
        My mustang mare had her foal at night–Chincoteague ponies go off by themselves usually by themselves to deliver.
        But I guess that is one less mouth to feed or adopt–seems to be a “trend” here—

  9. Michael J Ahles Says:

    A Freedom Soluton
    No matter where you are around the world, you can help free the innocent mustangs, help free our lands, from those who so wrongfully govern it away, by simply choosing wisely what you eat.
    The ecconomic sanction of not eating beef will change the wrongfull ways of the agribusiness of B(beef)LM , and will set the mustangs as well as our land, ourselves free again.
    And the beauty of this simple solution to freedom is that it is FREE.
    As freedom should be,
    Thanks,

    =
    MJA

  10. DC’s March For Mustangs Highlights « Pam Nickoles Photography Says:

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  11. Michael J Ahles Says:

    Freeing the mustangs, freeing nature, frees ourselves. Truth or equality, Oneness is the Way.

    =
    MJA

  12. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”

    — Margaret Mead

  13. Kathy O. Says:

    Where is Elyse’s Blog? I remember the 1st Mare @ Calico, can’t find her pic tho.

  14. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    KATHY, DID YOU GO OVER TO THE BLOGROLL ON THE UPPER RIGHT ON THIS BLOG? ELYSE’S HUMANE OBSERVER REPORT CAN BE ACCESSED FROM THERE.

  15. Kathy O. Says:

    I have ‘nothing’ @ page top, right. I will go to The Could Foundation site, thanks. My Mustang Filly & I got a real disappointment today, such is life, i guess. The pics of her @ Louisiana Wild Mustang Ranch on FaceBook (she’s New Mexico, 1st three pics…She has mud on her upper back leg. I’ve had her 1 week. I love her! She loves me! So now the place where mud was…is clean, but fur is missing! I get blamed for it by BLM! Of all the luck…She’s in a metal/tin huge barn..32’x32′, corral 32’x32′, wood planks…..She cut her ear on a piece of bent tin. I have workers coming out in morning to put wood atop the tin. Vet will come out. surely hope i don’t loose her. It would be a great loss to me & my Wild Horse filly. I need the pics of her from FaceBook, but site will not let email to me.

  16. Kathy O. Says:

    2nd Wild Mustang ~> is a real cutie @ 9 months, you can pet him & he kisses your hair! He was foaled @ Hutchinson Corrections, KS. I was instructed not to worm him.

  17. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    KATHY, HOW WAS THE FILLY TRANSPORTED TO YOU? INJURY COULD HAVE HAPPENED THEN, COULDN’T IT? COLTS GET INJURED SO EASILY, EVEN WHEN THEY ARE WITH THEIR MOTHERS.

  18. Kathy O. Says:

    The 2 yr. Filly was delivered to me on March 21…a week ago. BLM wants to blame 2 older barn dogs…but injuries pre-existing as seen on their web page. She has scratches on her legs, looks to me. A huge ‘scab’ fell off her ear today…I figure was pre-existing injury too. My Vet is trying his best to come out tomorrow. The Colt was born May 1, 2009. He’s Ok, thank god.

  19. Kathy O. Says:

    PS I spent $580 getting wood on her barn sides! I wanted those Wild Mustangs tho! (There was only like 1 -2 places tin was bent..but now we’re safe, for sure!)

  20. Kathy O. Says:

    I think the Mustangs are smart! & I talk to mine! They really do seem so clever & thoughtful & very sweet creatures..Is my 1st impression of them!

  21. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    KATHY, I’M GLAD YOU HAVE YOUR VET TO VERIFY. SCABS ON CUTS MEAN INJURIES ARE MORE THAN A WEEK OLD, I WOULD THINK.

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