Anyone who opposes the Calico Mountains Nevada wild horse roundup please come out and stand with a group that wish to demonstrate that WILD HORSES EQUAL JOBS FOR NEVADA.
Just one hour of your time makes a huge difference to our numbers. Only you can speak for the wild horses.
Channels 5 and 8 have agreed to come and we need people holding all the signs we can provide. So pass this on to your email list please.
And if you have children or grandchildren, could you dress them in an animal costume or paint their face like a lion? We want to make the visual point that our wild horses are the equivalent of Africa’s lions and elephants. And put the press photos on the news!
The President is back in Washington and needs to hear voices for horses. At the bottom of this email is a link to this weekend’s images of a Calico stallion who leaped out of the capture pens but had to leave his mares and foals behind. He may be injured.
PROTEST LOCATION & TIME: Sunday, January 10, 2010 at the roadside near the Red Rock Canyon scenic overlook. Time is from Noon to 3pm.
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.
Wild burros and horses would attract major tourist numbers if there were companies leading tours to the horses whether on foot, in vehicles or by horseback. As proven by the millions of dollars generated by the African safari industry, many more jobs are created in the restaurant, motel, transportation and guiding businesses. Horses and burros can pay their own way, if they are allowed to remain wild and free on the West’s public lands.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada is a 198,000 acre (801 km) area managed by the Bureau of Land Management as part of its National Landscape Conservation System, and protected as a National Conservation Area.
It is located about 15 mi west of Las Vegas, and easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. The area is visited by over 1 million visitors each year.
Several years ago, all wild horses were removed by the BLM that argued there was not sufficient water to support them.
No studies have since been done to scientifically analyze what impact the horse removal had on the Canyon or whether it was necessary to remove all the bands.