Wednesday, March 3, 2010

DC March for Mustangs! Plus Stop Planned CA Roundup and SalaZoos


March for Mustangs

Rally for wild horses and burros in
Washington DC ~ March 25th 
Take Action for Wild Horses and BurrosOver 25 protests have taken place from coast to coast and now the hoofbeats are headed to Washington DC. Please join us on Thursday, March 25th in Washington DC: March for Mustangs. Take action today to save these incredible animals who are currently being managed to extinction on our public lands.


Time: 1:00-3:00pm, Press conference and speakers at 1:30pm (Hope Ryden, author "America's Last Wild Horses," Filmmaker Ginger Kathrens, Author RT Fitch, Friends of Animals Director Priscilla Feral, In Defense of Animals President Dr. Elliot Katz, Filmmaker James Kleinert, mustang owner Jo De George and many more- including special guests to be announced!)
Where: Lafayette Park located directly across from White House at 16 Street and H Street, NW. Around 3:00pm protesters will march with homemade signs and large banners to the BLM office at 1849 'C' Street.
Friday: Mustangs on the Hill II - On Friday morning we’ll brief people on meeting with their Senators and Congressional Representatives to save the mustangs and burros. Please schedule an appointment with your US Senators and Representative for Thursday morning or Friday. More details will be posted on our events calendar soon.

Driving? Check out the Ride Share to connect with other advocates in your area to get to DC - Click here


Plus Disappointment Valley... A Modern Day Western  Special DC Screening of the new documentary on our wild horses and burros in the West by James Kleinert on Wednesday evening, March 24th from 6:00-8:00pm at Busboys and Poets. Ginger Kathrens will join James for a Q&A afterwards- please ask media to attend. Details here Below: youtube from

DC Rally co-sponsored by The Cloud Foundation, the Equine Welfare Alliance, Friends of Animals, In Defense of Animals, Int'l Fund for Horses & many more with thanks to co-organizer Jo De George.
March for Mustangs images: Vivian Grant, Int'l Fund for Horses

Comment on Massive Planned California Roundup
BLM plans to remove nearly 2000 wild horses and burros from the Twin Peaks herd management area of Northern California late this summer or fall. BLM is accepting comments on their scoping plan for this roundup until March 5th. Take Action Here and be sure to customize the sample letter so that your words count. Again it appears that BLM has greatly inflated the numbers in this herd area and has failed to set the "appropriate managment level" for wild horses and burros at an appropriate level. Read more about the Twin Peaks horses here.

Tell Senators & Salazar to Keep Wild Horses West
Interior Secretary Salazar is now presenting the 2011 Budget for the BLM to Congress. Pleae contact your Senators and let them know that you don't want your tax dollars being spent to move thousands of wild horses off our public lands to Eastern "SalaZoos."
Read the latest Cloud Foundation press release for more information.
Call & write your Senators Today!
Main DC switchboard: 202-224-3121
1. Don't grant BLM taxpayer funds to move wild horses East. We are not out of room in the West for wild horses.
2. Protect wild horses & burros in the West in their homes- on our public lands.
3. Wild horses are not overpopulating the west nor are they starving. There are now more wild horses in holding than in the wild and BLM plans to spend millions more to round up thousands of horses and burros this year and next. 


Calico Update
At least 69 horses have died and 35 late term abortions have been reported as a result of the winter Calico Roundup. The death toll rises daily in the Fallon Holding facilty... continued here

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