Mustang Monday: February 22, 2010


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We appreciate everyone is busy, and it is Monday. However, . . . .

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is asking for more money, millions of your taxpayer dollars, from the Appropriations Cmte this Wednesday, to continue paying for the atrocities the BLM are committing unchecked against our wild horses and burros. You know the tragic details by now.

We are asking this from you today.

Find who your two U.S. Senators are and bookmark the contact pages. Check to and see if either of them are Members of the Appropriations Committee.

If they are, please send them a message (phone call, email or fax) stating that you are strongly opposed to using taxpayer dollars for the massive roundups of our wild horses and burros.

State “Interior Secretary Salazar is asking for more funding for the cruel, dysfunctional and in some cases illegal activities carried out by the BLM in connection with the Wild Horse & Burro Program. I ask as a constituent and as my voice on the Appropriations Committee to deny Salazar’s request. I do not want my tax dollars spent destroying our wild horses and burros. I further ask that you call for an immediate halt to any further wild horse and burro roundups pending a full investigation into BLM activities in the management of the Wild Horse & Burro Program. I would appreciate a response from you to this message. Thank you.”

Send the message below to your other U.S. Senator who is not on the Committee.

Now, if they are not on the Appropriations Committee, please send this message to your two U.S. Senators.

State “Interior Secretary Salazar is asking for more funding for the cruel, dysfunctional and in some cases illegal activities carried out by the BLM in connection with the Wild Horse & Burro Program. I do not want my tax dollars spent destroying our wild horses and burros and ask you to deny this funding. I further ask that you push for an immediate halt to any further wild horse and burro roundups pending a full investigation into BLM activities in the management of the Wild Horse & Burro Program. I would appreciate a response from you to this message. Thank you.”

Please contact the White House by phone, fax or email, and tell the President you have contacted the Senate on the wild horse and burro issue, and repeat the message above.

White House Phone: 202 456 1111
White House Fax: 202 456 2461
Email the White House

Feel free, of course, to tailor the sample script we have given. We encourage you to! Thank you so much.

Please forward this message to everyone you know who cares about America’s wild horses and burros, and how their tax dollars are spent. This should be everyone!

Carol Poole
Wild Horse & Burro Advocacy Team

4 thoughts on “Mustang Monday: February 22, 2010”

  1. I, AS A TAXPAYER REQUEST THE BLM BE AUDITED FOR ALL THE MONEY THEY CLAIM HAS BEEN SPENT ON THE WILD HORSES AND BURROS. ALSO, WHY DO THEY HAVE AN ONGOING CONTRACT WITH THE COOTER’S AND NO ONE ELSE CAN BID. THEIR ACCOUNTING OF HORSES ON THE RANGE SEEMS A LONG WAY OFF. ARE WE CERTAIN THEY ARE LEAVING ANY HORSES THERE IS NO ACCURATE FIGURE. THIS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM HAS REALLY BEEN DONE SLOPPY. THE PROGRAM REQUIRES A MANAGER WHO REALLY KNOWS HIS BUSINESS WITH HORSES AND THAT SEEMS VERY LACKING HERE. THE LARGE AMOUNT OF CATTLE THE BLM HAS ON THE HORSES AND BURRO RANGE CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS TO ANY VISTOR GOING INTO THE AREA. I SAY WHAT HAPPEN ONCE ON OUR OWN RANCH WHEN AN OWL WAS INJURED. A GROUP OF APPROXIMATELY 40 CATTLE FORMED A CIRCLE AROUND HIM AND MOVED FORWARD AS ONE. THEIR WAS NOT MUCH LEFT OF THE OWL AFTERWARDS. WHAT IS THIS HAD BEEN A PERSON? WHY ARE TAXPAYERS PAYING FOR THE CATTLE WHEN IT IS ONLY CATTLE BARONS REAPING REWARDS NOT OUR HORSES? THE HORSES HELPED US CONQUER THE WEST AND BUILD OUR COUNTRY. THEY ALSO WERE AT OUR SIDE IN THE WORLD WARS. MY GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER WHO WAS ONE OF THE ROUGH RIDERS. HE RODE A HORSE AT SAN JUAN HILL BESIDE TEDDY ROSEVELT. WE OWE THESE HORSES AND BURROS LAND OF THEIR OWN TO ROAM AND BE MANAGED IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER.

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    1. Amen; I agree and applaud what you say ! this is a “breed ’em and round ’em scheme which has been going on for 40 years ?

      Obivous mismanagement ! THEY PUT UNFIXED STALLIONS BACK IN TO THE HERD;
      this is to cause Overbreeding so then they can cry: Too many Mustangs!

      I cry: Foul ! BLM purposely overbreeds Mustangs to then round them up!

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  2. California Folks – Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein are our reps; And I believe Senator Feinstein is chairing this commitee.
    Go to feinstein.senate.gov
    go to ‘Contact Us’
    go to ‘E-mail Us’

    I have asked Senator Feinstein to ask Sec. Salazar for an accounting of where exactly the budget has gone – hay and gas prices have dropped and stabilized since last Spring – and how a program as passive as the Wild Horse and Burro Program can, after spending nearly $40M for care of the Captives, justify an addtional $29M as on-the-range costs where no on-the-range management, other than ‘monitoring’, exists.
    This discounts the request for $45M for property acquisition for Sec. Salazar’s ‘Sanctuary”.
    The Wild Ones are not fed or vetted, nor is the range reseeded or replanted AS IT APPLIES TO THE WILD ONES WELFARE.
    So where does that $29M go?
    Stay Tough & Question Everything.

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