!! WILD HORSES show their support for MICHELLE OBAMA’S PROGRAM
WHERE: on Charleston Boulevard at the entrance to RED ROCK CANYON
WHEN: 1:30PM TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010
WHY: “Let’s Move Outside!” will use America’s public lands to help keep
kids fit. Many of Nevada’s public lands are home to wild horses…or would
be if the Administration stops the all-out war on mustangs in summer 2010.
Instead of staying home in front of the TV and computer, kids could be…
Hiking the range to observe mustangs in the wild
Camping in mustang territory to document wild horse behavior
Exploring wild lands and mapping water sources
Repairing human damage to high desert environments
If wild horse sanctuaries were protected in Nevada, wild horses could remain
on their lands and benefit the young people who love them. These magnificent
wild ones can teach children about being lean, strong, active, family loyal
and free. This would keep ecotourism income in our financially troubled
State. We are asking Michelle Obama to support an outdoor program around
kids and wild horses/burros.
Our Bureau of Land Management keeps thousands of Nevada wild horses in
cramped pens and plans to roundup nearly 3000 more this summer at huge costs
to we taxpayers. This is illogical and unnatural.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar whose department enabled the Gulf
Oil spill, has already proposed to spend $44.5 million taxpayer dollars next
year on just one “wild” horse sanctuary in the East, where Nevada’s horses
will be kept segregated by sex and stallions castrated. No natural wild herd
behavior there, the end to historic bloodlines, and big bucks for some
ranchers back East. Why?
Sen. Harry Reid says he hates to see wild horses in pens, but he has
done nothing to date to put a moratorium on Nevada wild horse roundups. Why?
Does he tacitly support the Salazar plan in order to facilitate welfare
cattle? 4000 lease-subsidized cows will replace the 1000 wild horses on
public land near Elko after the July1-14 costly horse removal. Follow the
money: water intensive solar and wind projects proposed for Nevada will
enjoy cheap environmental impact mitigation if the horses and burros are
CONTACT: Arlene Gawne CEL: (702) 277-1313 and FAX: (702) 838-1009