Las Vegas Rally Sunday

WHAT? Las Vegans will rally in sympathy with the young stallions under 4 years of age that were painfully castrated last week by the BLM at the Fallon Nevada holding pens. If the BLM wins the federal lawsuit, they will castrate all the remaining mature stallions from the Calico roundup. The BLM has severely limited public access to the captive Calico horses despite public demands for transparency. 

WHERE? RED ROCK CANYON SCENIC OVERLOOK ON HIGHWAY 159, from Las Vegas Strip, go west on Charleston, past the 215 Beltway and Red Rock Canyon entrance gates

WHEN?   SUNDAY APRIL25, 2010 from NOON to 2pm

WHY? Castration is a way of wiping out the unique gene pool of the mustangs that have unique bloodlines and unique traits adapted to their specific area.

BACKGROUND? In January 2010, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducted a deadly roundup of 1922 wild horses from the CALICO MOUNTAINS COMPLEX in northwestern Nevada, despite a federal lawsuit underway to stop the roundups and the recommendation of the federal judge that BLM should NOT conduct a roundup in the dead of winter. The Calico horses were not starving and had not damaged the public range, meanwhile the BLM sharply increased the number of private cattle allowed to graze at subsidized cost on the horses’ range. Stress and trauma lie behind the majority of the 86 wild horse deaths (to date) and 40 spontaneous abortions, a report issued today by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) concludes. AWHPC notes the expense of the Calico roundup which will cost taxpayers at least $1.3 million through April, and $1 million a year to warehouse the non-adoptable horses over their 20+ year lifespans. This costly policy, which relies on expensive roundups every four years, is pursued while cost-effective, on-the-range management strategies are ignored.

CONTACT PERSON?  ARLENE GAWNE (702) 277-1313 artistfromafrica@hotmail.com

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14 Responses to “Las Vegas Rally Sunday”

  1. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Please keep organizing and having these highly visible roundups! Spring will bring out more supporters and they will in turn be seen by more people out and about… the word gets out to more people… we get more interested supporters and the horses have more people trying actively to help save them.

    We need more roundups!! mar

  2. Debra Whitmore Says:

    I wish there was more notice for this protest. Let’s hope for a good show of our support for our wild mustangs.

  3. Suzanne Moore Says:

    After what I went through with Indy and his castration complications, I NEVER think of this surgery as “routine.” I sure hope those young horses are all right – as all right as they can be under the circumstances.

  4. Linda Says:

    Are they really calling this what I think they’re calling this? RIGHT ON!

  5. Jill Says:

    Meanwhile, the President vacations at the Grove Park Inn and plans to go river rafting in the scenic mountains of North Carolina….

    What is wrong with this picture?!!!

    Stop this insanity President Obama!!

  6. Jill Says:

    Guess I will be driving to Asheville in the morning and holding a one person
    protest with my banner which I have noone to support the other side.

    Another picture slightly askew!

  7. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    JILL, THERE MUST BE SOMEONE THERE THAT WILL PROTEST WITH YOU. BET YOU FIND SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO JOIN YOU. YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED.

  8. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    THIS IS QUOTE FROM MARGARET MEAD
    • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

  9. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    How was it Las Vegas??? mar

  10. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    MAR, THIS IS OFF TOPIC, BUT THANK YOU FOR THE AIR CAR INFO–JUST FOUND IT.

  11. Lynne Says:

    I am so proud of the support we have in Las Vegas. They know its wrong to be doing this. Somebody will rise up and put the brakes on.!!! It needs to stop… we have close to 40,000 horses on Long Island…the island is 30 miles wide and 120 miles long. Don’t tell me that there isn’t enough grazing land in the west to accommodate all the wild horses and more.
    Now come on folks… let them live… they are truly deserving of their life as all of us are. L.

  12. Lynne Says:

    BLM and the Dept. of Interior… do you get my point… enough is enough… people do not like what you are doing with our beautiful wild horses… Please change course. L.

  13. Emelia Ospital Says:

    Hey may I reference some of the material found in this post if I link back to you?

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