Unfortunately, Sally and I will be flying home from Atlanta at this time, but if you are available, please attend!
Las Vegas Demo Sunday - Stop BLM Assault On Wild Horses
What: Demo to protest BLM assault on wild horses
When: Sunday January 10, noon - 3 p.m.
Where: Red Rock Canyon scenic overlook.
To reach the spectacular overlook, from the 215 West beltway and Charleston Ave, take Charleston west toward the mountains, but continue several miles beyond the entrance to the scenic overlook on the west (right) side of the highway.
Contact for this demo: Arlene Gawne, firstname.lastname@example.org, (702) 277-1313
Contact for IDA's wild horse campaign: email@example.com
Why? Read information below!
BLM Assault On Wild Horses Moves To Utah
Roundup in Confusion Herd Area Slated for Jan. 15
Agency Prohibits Public Comments, Provides No Documentation
With the massive Calico wild horse roundup under way, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is expanding its assault on America's wild horses to Utah. On January 15, the BLM intends to begin the roundup of 200 horses in the Confusion Herd Management Area, leaving only 70-100 horses in the 235,000-acres public land area in Utah's Confusion Mountains.
Click here to send a quick e-mail to President Obama and officials who can stop this!
The BLM's website invites the public to view the wild horses living in Confusion, but warns "it is unlawful to chase and/or catch them. Foals, pregnant mares and older horses are easily hurt when pursued, so please allow them to live a free and unharassed life."
Yet, in just 10 days, the BLM intends not only to harass, but to terrorize these horses, by stampeding them with helicopters into capture pens. The BLM knows that pregnant mares, young foals and older horses will be injured and/or killed, just as they have been in Calico. Please see IDA's blog, which documents the BLM's "euthanasia" by rifle of a mare, orphaning her foal and the death of a foal who collapsed during the BLM's helicopter stampede. The blog also features a photo essay of the bittersweet story of the captured stallion Freedom, who scaled a six- foot fence and crashed through barbed wire to make his escape, forced to leave his family of eight mares and two colts behind.
Adding insult to injury, the BLM is not accepting public comments on the Confusion roundup and has provided no information to justify this wild horse capture.
This latest proposed BLM atrocity against wild horses is unnecessary and the BLM's closed-door conduct is counter to the Obama Administration's promise of transparency in government operations.