The never ending plight of the wild mustangs in the U.S., the continued horrific BLM Round-ups, the failure to end all of this despite the outrage voiced by peoples around the world…is a definite statement…a very negative one…the US Government is NOT listening!!! In fact it is to get much worse!!
You will find links and excerpts below and I would ask each and everyone of you to take the time to go to the links, read and learn..and take action yourselves to add your voice to the protest of millions.
ALL HORSES GO TO HEAVEN, THANKS TO CONGRESS THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH HELL. Please Share Press Release
November 22, 2011 by thepersianhorse
Dedicated to the Horses and Burros who Shed their Blood, Gave up their Freedom and Lost their Lives for BLM.
“HORSE SLAUGHTER – Sabrina’s Story”
Excerpt: “Big scary men staring down at me. Their smiles are Evil. They smell of facilities. What will they do to me? I begin to worry. Could I escape if I hurry?
The others have their ears down in fear. A girl outside reads the words on the truck, then sheds tears…..When we arrive there are chains on the walls. They hang from the ceiling, on the floors, in the stalls.
They put chains on my legs and then count to three. I can’t stop thinking that I am no longer free. MY LEGS BROKE OFF ! My blood has fell. I will soon be in Heaven; but right now I am in HELL.”
SURPRISE. SHOCK. GUESS WHERE CORRUPTION IS RUNNING RAMPANT. Send Emails Now.
November 25, 2011 by thepersianhorse
Excerpt: BACKGROUND FROM: SCRIPPS NEWS
“Last week while you weren’t looking Congress and the president did something the vast majority of Americans oppose. The president signed an omnibus-spending bill approved by Congress that makes it legal to slaughter horses in the United States once again. Polls show more than 70 percent of Americans oppose horse slaughter and few if any eat horse meat. Given the fact we are divided politically by a gap the size of the Grand Canyon, recognize that a 70 percent majority is an unheard of amount of backing.”
DID YOU RECEIVE YOUR LETTER FROM BOB ABBEY at the B.L.M. ? … HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT
November 19, 2011 by thepersianhorse
Excerpt: “Are you one of the 6,198 U.S. Citizens who recently signed a Petition at the New White House, We The People, Petition Site, asking President Obama to Protect Wild Horses and Burros; Reform Inhumane Interior Department Management Program That Wastes Tax Dollars?
If so, you have by now received your Insulting, Slap-In-The-Face Response; Not from the Obama Administration – AS PROMISED; but from none other than Bob Abbey of the BLM.”
AMERICAN WILD HORSE PRESERVATION CAMPAIGN
If you haven’t already: Please Take Action to Oppose Stone Cabin Roundup
Urge Congressional “Super Committee” To Reduce Spending While Protecting America’s Wild Horses!
Tell Congress to Save $173 Million by Cutting Funds for BLM Roundups!
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AWHPC Statement on the White House’s “Canned” Response to Our Wild Horse Petition
If you signed the Wild Horse and Burro petition on the White House’s “We the People” website, you have received the same canned response that we received from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) director, Bob Abbey.
We are as frustrated and disappointed as you are with this insulting and dismissive response to the sincere concern of thousands of American citizens who seek reform of the costly and cruel federal Wild Horse and Burro Program.
We wanted to share our letter to President Obama’s chief of staff, William Daley, highlighting the inadequacy of the response and the White House’s utter failure to consider this issue, as promised in the “We the People” initiative.
To the thousands of you who took the time to sign the petition – WE THANK YOU and promise to continue to fight for our wild horses and burros. We hope that you will continue to join us.
18 November 2011
William Daley, Chief of Staff
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. Daley:
I am writing on behalf of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign and the thousands of Americans who signed the “We the People” petition titled “Protect Wild Horses and Burros; Reform Inhumane Interior Department Management Program That Wastes Tax Dollars” to register our grave disappointment with the November 17, 2011 response from the White House. The petition calls on the Obama Administration to stop the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from wasting millions of tax dollars to roundup and remove wild horses by the tens of thousands from public lands in the West, and to instead implement a cost-effective policy to manage these national icons on the range using proven and humane cost-effective methods.
The White House’s canned response to this petition, signed by thousands of American citizens, was authored, not by a White House policy official, but rather by BLM Director Bob Abbey – the very individual responsible for the mismanagement of the federal Wild Horse and Burro Program, which is the subject of the petition.
In unveiling the “We the People” initiative, the White House promised “a new way to petition the Obama Administration” and that “White House staff will review” the issue. However, there was nothing new in the response. The White House merely delivered the old familiar BLM rhetoric that has been used for the past several years to rationalize the agency’s mismanagement and waste of tax dollars. Included is the touting of a “new strategy” that is being implemented despite the receipt of tens of thousands of public comments opposing the majority of the strategy’s components.
Had we, the people who signed the petition, wanted a response from the BLM, we would have written to the BLM. Or better yet, since the response is just a cut-and-paste of BLM propaganda, we could have read it on the agency’s website and saved ourselves the considerable time and effort it took to log into the White House’s website and sign the petition!
President Obama has the full authority to reform the federal wild horse and burro program and could do so with one telephone call to his Secretary of the Interior. The fact that the White House didn’t even take the time to review this petition is a slap in the face to the American citizens who believed in the President’s promise that their concerns would be seriously considered. As a result, we are left to conclude that the entire “We the People” website is little more than a re-election campaign gimmick.
We conclude this letter with a final plea for President Obama’s attention to this issue and a request for a meeting with White House staff to discuss badly needed reform. To such a meeting we would bring wild horse and range experts to discuss the humane, cost-effective solutions, which have already been proposed but continue to be ignored by the BLM and Mr. Abbey.
It’s time that President Obama intervened in this issue to fulfill his promise for hope and change for the future.
We await your prompt response.
American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign
Team@ Saving America’s Horses
For Immediate Release
Nov 16, 2011
Wild for Life Foundation,
Los Angeles, CA
Despite overwhelming support to keep horse slaughter out of America three legislators have undercut the ultimate safety and welfare of our horses. Since 2006, Congress has prevented horse slaughter in the U.S. by cutting funds for inspections of horse meat from its annual Agriculture Appropriations bill, but the fate of America’s horses has now been undermined in one swift move. There has been overwhelming support by the American public, the horse community and the House of Representatives to include defunding language in the 2012 Agriculture Appropriations bill but special Conference Committee members Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA), Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), just removed that language from the final bill.
The extensive evidence of insidious cruelty when horse slaughter was permitted in the U.S. underscores the crucial need for protective legislation, but the truth about the misuse of humane guidelines by the proponents of slaughter has been a powerful device in their deceiving campaigns. “One of the biggest challenges in getting protection against the cruelty of horse slaughter is the constant misinformation propagated by proponents of horse slaughter and then circulated by the media,” said Katia Louise, Founder Wild for Life Foundation, Director “Saving America’s Horses”.
“The action to restore the federal program will cost Americans at least $5 million a year and pull limited USDA inspectors from ensuring the humane treatment and safety of our nation’s food supply,” said Chris Heyde, deputy director of AWI’s government and legal affairs department.
Wild for Life Foundation is calling on everyone who cares about the welfare of America’s horses to demand that Congress pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act immediately. We must stay vigilant in our efforts to educate the public and our policymakers about the truth of this barbaric practice.
For more information contact
Katia Louise, Katia[@]wildforlifefoundation.org
Learn more about this issue by visiting www.savingamericashorses.org
“Saving America’s Horses” is an educational project under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit charity dedicated to the protection of equines from cruelty.
www.wildforlifefoundation.org, Facebook, Twitter, www.savingamericashorses.org
Excerpt: “The mustangs of the Stone Cabin Complex are faced with a potentially lethal helicopter roundup in February – a very dangerous time of year for mares in particular. Heavy with foal, mares may be driven ten miles or more by a helicopter. They are at a high risk of spontaneous abortions. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) does not count these aborted foal deaths in their roundup death count, artificially skewing the destructive results of a winter assault. With the inept roundup crew, Sun J, at the helm, the death rate for these horses may be particularly high.”
Action Alert: Stone Cabin Wild Horses
Submit Comments Against Winter Removal in the Stone Cabin Complex
THE CLOUD FOUNDATION
Winter Ready Mustangs & a Longshot
An Update on Cloud and the Pryor Herd
Update about ‘THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT: Pass Bill C-322 and End Horse slaughter in Canada ‘ on Change.org
We are almost at 1000 participants! Thank you for helping to support this effort to raise awareness. Our horses are being killed by government apathy and the heavy hand of big business. Once again we, the people, the majority are being ignored, and the animals are paying the untimate horrible price! They need our help because they have no voice–we must be their voice and make it loud and clear. Please do not stop–write your MP, write the Canadian gov., write the US and UK parliaments,make phone calls, write the papers. Sign hard copy petitions and send the information in this online petition world wide so everyone knows how US and Canadian horses are being tortured and killed. Thank you
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