AMERICA’S Wild Horses DYING During Roundup -Call Obama

This morning I received the email below from the ASPCA Advocacy Alert.

I don’t know why I am surprise as BLM (Bureau of Land Management) didn’t listen the last go around so why should things be any differnt now. They are still out of control and continue to do their own thing. Some how all this has got to STOP!  

Wasn’t the killings during prior roundups enough? What did they not understand about not being able to run horses, especially foals until their hoves come off and then wonder why they died

? Why have you not learned?  I pray to God that you do not have animals of

your own for they surely need to be under the protection of St. Francis. Obama or someone needs to give the BLM an attitude adjustment and clean house.

Why won’t BLM listen to the cry of the American People for humane justice for these beautiful icons

of our Western Heritage? What gives them the right to not follow rules and orders or not have a check and balance system for their department? Who put them in office and when and how can they be replaced

? Please forward this to all your friends and ask them to call Obama, their Congressman, Senator and all the Animal Clubs they know and be a voice for the Mustangs before they become only a page of our past history.

Dear Animal Advocates,

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is the agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior that administers America’s public lands, including the animals who call these lands home. As part of its wild horse management program, the BLM periodically rounds up large numbers of wild horses and moves them into long-term holding facilities.

Over the weekend, the BLM began its latest roundup of more than 1,200 federally protected wild horses on public lands in Nevada. The use of helicopters to run the terrified horses over miles of scorching desert resulted in serious injuries and several horse deaths, which led to temporary suspension of the roundup.

This occurred in spite of the fact that the BLM, under intense public criticism, established an open comment period on its plans for wild horses that is not over until August. Instead of waiting to hear what the American public has to say, BLM officials decided to go forward with these cruel and brutal roundups in the blistering heat of summer (several more are scheduled for the coming weeks). This, of course, is funded by your tax dollars.

What You Can Do 
Call the White House Comment Line today at (202) 456-1111. The Obama Administration needs to be told—politely!—that the BLM’s actions are underhanded and inappropriate, and that the current roundup and others scheduled this summer must be cancelled immediately.

Please visit the ASPCA Online Advocacy Center at www.aspca.org/BLM to learn more about this issue and to see some tips on what to say when you call.

NOTE: This morning I called the White House Comment Line. I was very polite, did not raise my voice but I know you could tell there was urgency and concern in my voice.  As I tried to state my concerns the guy who took the call kept acting like I was throught with what I had to say and kept trying to hang up. I finally had to politely tell him I was not finish with my comments.

I thought I was calling the White House Comment Line established so that the American people could voice their concerns; I guess I was  either wrong or the guy did not understand that his job description was to listen and record the concerns of the people.

UPDATE:

July 14,2010
 
A Nevada federal judge has signed an injunction stopping the roundup of wild horses after the deaths of 12 following a helicopter stampede in the high summer heat. For details go to www.horsebackmagazine.com.
YES! Thank-you Lord. 
Note: 7-17-2010 And the saga continues – please read below:
July 16, 2010
 
Bulletin
 
A Nevada federal judge has declared the Bureau of Land Management ban on public and media observers of its wild horse roundups unconstitutional, yet has lifted an injunction stopping a “gather” near Elko after at least 12 horses died of heat stroke. Judge Larry Hicks ruled the roundup my proceed in high summer heat.

For more details go to www.horsebackmagazine.com.

Comment: I would like to know how something that is declared by a Federal Judge “unconstitutional” be ok to do?

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