Over the past several years the frustration and agitation surfacing in common everyday Americans over the rapid and unnecessary roundup and removal of federally protected wild horses and burros from their rightful public land has been growing exponentially.
Said frustration has pushed average citizens, such as ourselves, to extraordinary measures in an effort to either facilitate dialogue with the offending governmental agencies or to effect change through legal litigation in an effort to insist that the violators follow the very laws they are charged to uphold. To date, our efforts have paled in light of the intensity and volume of disputed roundups and continued mismanagement of the very equines that the Bureau of Land Management is tasked to protect.
From our personal perspective, Terry and I have had enough. Our fight through Wild Horse Freedom Federation(WHFF) is ongoing but we are turning up the volume by hand-carrying over 6,000 individual letters to the President asking him to “Stop the Stampedes” so that appropriate science and sound management techniques can be applied before our western states are devoid of America’s most treasured national icons; our wild horses and burros.
In mid-September Terry and I will be traveling to D.C., at our own expense, with our cargo and through the help of Rep. Jim Moran we will ensure that the wishes of over 6,000 voters will be delivered to the seated President prior to the upcoming election in November.
We have kept this project close to our vest during it’s development but now is the time to release the news and let it fly free so that all who share our passion and concerns can participate in this event by simply pointing and clicking.
If you will take the time to fill out the form, below, and add your personal message to the President, or utilize our sample letter (Click HERE), Terry and I will print out your note and physically carry it to D.C. ourselves, it’s as simple as that;, no fancy fanfare or hoopla just an average, tax paying, married American couple who wants to see the office of the Presidency do the right thing, full stop.
We promised those before you that we would do this and I offer my personal pledge to you, today, that we will do the same for all that care to participate because if we are nothing else, at WHFF, we are volunteers who stand by our word, put our personal resources into play and hold sacred the trust that fellow advocates have in what we say and what we do.
It’s Wild Horse Freedom Federation’s “Stop the Stampede” campaign and we kindly invite you to join us in our fight where we will carry you both in print and in spirit to the White House and beyond.
IN THE HANDS OF KILL BUYERS! When horses are purchased at auction by buyers intending to kill them, they're hauled away in double- decker tractor trailers where they are beaten and often blinded with baseball bats to mollify them. After crossing the border into Mexico, the animals are stabbed on each side-an act to tenderize their meat-and immobilized. Workers, then saw the horses legs off, at the knee and hang them to bleed out-all while the horses are ALIVE! (This is an excerpt, from an article written by Missy Diaz, crediting Victoria Mc Cullough and Sen. Joe Abruzzo for bringing awareness of horse slaughter, to Florida. In 2010 Florida Legislation unanimously passed the Horse Protection Bill, making it a felony to slaughter horses for personal or commercial use.)