ATTENTION Researchers! Wyoming grants aim to boost wild horse research

(reblog)  Wyoming agriculture officials are one step closer to granting researchers a portion of $250,000 allocated by Gov. Matt Mead for wild horse research in the state.

The department received more than 10 proposals for grant-funded research projects, with topics ranging from wild horses’ interaction with the range to population control methods.

“Our goal is to get information and specific data that is lacking or that BLM doesn’t have,” said Chris Wichmann, natural resource and policy manager at the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. “We want actual data on the ground that can help the state and BLM with the management of wild horses.”

Money will be divided into three categories for grant approval:

•Wild horse populations and statistical methods
•Wildlife and rangeland conditions
Development of a wild horse scientific summit.
Wyoming agriculture industry leaders say the data could help steer the wild horse conversation away from emotion and toward science.

“We need to bring the discussion back to management of the resource on public and private lands as opposed to horses versus cows,” said Jim Magagna, executive director of  Wyoming Stock Growers Association. “Some solid data with regard to forage consumption and related issues could be helpful in doing that.”

Ken Hamilton, executive director of Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation, said that the money may not be enough to solve the issue but that it will provide data for a scientific start to finding solutions.

“With this issue, it is extremely important to try to work for a solution,” Hamilton said. “The current solutions we have are just stopgap measures.”

The agriculture department will work with a panel of four legislators, including agriculture committee chairmen Sen. Gerald Geis, R-Worland, and Rep. Robert McKim, R-Afton.

A decision is expected in late January and early February.

ATTENTION Researchers And. Advocates ! This $$ is destined for YoU! Rachel Reeves, Ginger Kathrens, the Cloud Foundation, Laura Leigh, WHE, RT Fitch and more….

Wyoming grants aim to boost wild horse reasearch
http://m.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/wyoming-grants-aim-to-boost-wild-horse-reasearch/article_c3b554c9-df27-5152-a834-4b8ef7c267ec.htmlWyoming grants aim to boost wild horse reasearch
http://m.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/wyoming-grants-aim-to-boost-wild-horse-reasearch/article_c3b554c9-df27-5152-a834-4b8ef7c267ec.html

Wild horse ((& Cat *Kindsfather)) advocates say the BLM jeopardized public process

Wild horse advocates say the BLM jeopardized public process.

…& this NewsCaster…seems to Be in *Agreement *, as well! 😀 {{“nearly public-Less” MEETING…was May 29}}
Excerpt:::::

CARSON CITY, NV (KRNV & Mynews4.com) – Wild horse roundups are a controversial topic in Nevada & across the country. But at a public meeting at Bureau of Land Management office in Carson City today, that was not the only issue.
BLM holds an annual public comment meeting at 1 of their district offices each spring. The topic at this meeting was the use of motorized vehicles & aircraft during wild horse & burro roundups. “I’m totally against that. I think it’s a horrific way to treat the horses,” said Carson City resident Rosette Moltz. Moltz showed up too late for the meeting & was not able to put her comments on the record.
• Wild horse advocates who were not able to make it – say they were not given proper notification of this public comment meeting.
“I have Google alerts and I didn’t see it. Nobody really knew about it,” said Cat Kindsfather. She was at the meeting representing Protect Mustangs, an advocacy group in California. The organization put out a letter in the past few days that read “Breaking News: Government transparency and public process jeopardized.”
Anne Novak is Exec. Director of Protect Mustangs. She says she only found out about the meeting a few days ago, & did not have time to make arrangements to attend. “The whole country should be given adequate notice to participate in person, as well as via email,” said Novak.
• BLM put out a release May 18th, that’s just 5 business days before the meeting. The meeting was also listed on their website. But Novak says that is not good enough. She believes BLM should give 30 days notice.….
• BLM Wild horse & burro Specialist John Axtell was in charge of the meeting. Axtell says BLM is not required to give 30 days notice & this is the 1st time they have received a complaint like this. “In the past we haven’t had much interest at this office. Often people who show up are all local,” said Axtell.
But wild horse advocates say that is not true. They brought statements from people from across the country to the meeting. “The issue is about motorized vehicles, helicopters & such, and that * applies to America’s wild horses which are all American people’s horses,said Kindsfather.
• 0nly 4 people spoke out at today’s meeting. BLM officials say due to the low turnout they will allow people to send in their comments until June 12, 2012.…

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S*h*a*r*i*n*g S0me Comments::

♦ To whom it may concern:

Not only are the wild horses & burros victims of abuse at the hands of your agency, but, so are
we, the American people, who admire & love OUR wild horses & burros. We are anguished & tormented with the knowledge of your brutal methods. We should be able to rest easy in knowing that these animals, that are so beloved by the American peoplewe got an act of congress passed with unanimous consent in 1971, – are truly protected.
Instead, we continue to have to fight for their very existence on the open range. This was settled years ago~ ∞
but sneaky amendments unpopular with the American people have been snuck into bills without the oversight of the American people -&- weakened the intended 1971 protections.
These animals are beloved & cherished for a reason.
Without them our country would not be what it is today. Wars since then would have been lost, & our lives would not have been enriched. … Numerous abuses have been documented of helicopter stampedes, in which burros are pushed with skids -&- knocked to the ground … & elderly animals are run until dropping in complete exhaustion, only to be harassed some more.
Removing the ancient wisdom from these herds does great harm to them. The older equid are the reservoirs of knowledge. They know where to find water, & where to travel in the seasons for forage. The old stallions, jacks, mares, & Jennies are the ones who determine whether conditions are right for increasing their herd size … & they adhere strictly to nature’s program for propagation.
The irony is not lost on me, that:
if they were left completely alone-∞- nature would provide the balance. And, the land would thrive as a result. … Much work has been done by promoters of holistic range management proving that the “science” currently being used by the BLM, Forest Service, + Texas Parks & Wildlife Department does not work. The lands continue to desertify at an alarming rate, – yet the same practices [are] causing this rapid decline?!

Miss Abby – 6/6/2012 9:59 PM

It is an utter disgrace, what is going on in this “once mighty country” -the land of “Freedom”! The fact is that our very freedom is being jeopardized in front of our eyes, and the way the government is treating our Wild Horses, our “Symbols of Freedom, reflects how little regard the administration has for the concept of FREEDOM and for it’s people. What kind of message is this★ sending to the rest of the world?
This★ America is NOT “United” any more.… It is “Dividedby GREED for MONEY. It is a travesty, that our Government is siding with & representing corporate greed, rather then the People! The horses who have been the most valiant in helping “humanity” are sacraficed once again..…this time it is in the name of GREED!
We the People, are speaking; NO HELICOPTER OR MOTORIZED, OR ANY OTHER KIND OF ROUND UPS! Allow the horses & other wild animals exist in PEACE.
It is ludicrous, what the BLM is saying, that a wild animal will just “walk peacefully” when a huge noisy machine decends upon them.… Horses are pray animals, & they will run to avoid danger. Everything the BLM is doing, is against veterinary advice; running heavily pregnant mares & 1-2 month old foals for even 1 mile will hurt them……yet the BLM “only” runs them for mere 6 miles? on rocky ground in 100+ degree, &/ or below freezing weather in snow. All one has to do is open their eyes & really look to see the panic the fear, & some times the incredible will & courage to remain free. There has been numerous tragic attempts to jump 6′ tall fences, or charge it and die with a broken neck. To see a beautiful free animal end up such tragic fate, breaks a persons heart, &- takes our “Audacity of Hope” away in these hard times!

Windhorse49 – 6/4/2012 7:23 AM

BLM has no transparency, they are very crooked & have a slaughter panel, yes a pro slaughter panel of decision makers on what to do with wild horses, i think that’s pretty cut & dry of —what Ken Salazar has in mind for the wild horses.

Kelly941 – 5/31/2012 5:11 PM

Do you not think those horses are not scared to death, of the helicopters, & all terrain vehicles, & comotion that it takes to do this. These horses are also injured, foals etc. How sad, all for what. BLM says they are ruining the grounds, but once they take all the horses out, they open up the watering holes so the cows can rome freely. Don’t cows leave footprints too. Anyway, this is all blood money for the government, trying to boost our dying economy. This could lead to our wild horses becoming extinct….is this what we want people. Enough is enough already. What are they going to do when they are all gone, start selling our pets!! This is really corrupt & decietful to the American people who know nothing….because they don’t want people to find out what they are up to. Not only is this very inhumane for the animals, sold to kill-buyers & then off to slaughter.
It is also being done on taxpayer’s dollars. Does this not want to make you scream? BLM, leave our wild horses & burro’s alone, they do not even belong to you. Cut the crap, lies & GREED! I’m not buying it & niether are a whole lot of other people who WILL find out your dirty little secret.

Nola sater – 5/31/2012 12:44 PM

Believe it or not, but helicopters are much more humane & less stressful on the horses than gathering them on horseback. Using saddle horses to catch these horses is like watching a stampede as horsemen try to control the galloping horses hellbent to get away. Those who couldn’t keep up were left behind. Saddle horses were in danger trying to keep up with the more hardy mustang running on their own turf. Now that is dangerous for horses & horsemen alike. Helicopters herd the horses at the pace THEY set until the last push into the trap. That is the only time these horses are “stampeded.” Foals & old horses can keep up & are not left behind as they were in the old days of using cowboys & saddle horses to chase them down. As for no gathers??? Every animal needs a population control. Horses have few to none depending on the region they live. They grow at 20% each year. They live in arid to semi-arid places. Grass abundant? No. Water abundant? No. They have to share these limited resources with wildlife & plants. And yes, cattle leases that have been around LONG before the Wild Horse Act. Not gathering & maintaining horse populations will result in degraded rangelands & threaten wildlife populations. Please think about the whole ecosystem & the whole picture before letting your hearts run so completely with wild horses.

Wallingj – 5/31/2012 12:02 PM ::

Sometimes I just do not know where to begin, will what I say make a difference, will those so called open for comment meetings make a difference to the wild horses (BLM)…..Does it matter what we have to say, the tax payer as it seems the BLM do just what they want anyway and when videos are taken and show burros and horses being hit with the skids or when a beautiful stallion that was just running free 10 minutes ago is now dead because he broke his neck in that chute they chased him into, does it matter what I say, does anyone other then people that care deeply for the horrible way in which these Mustangs are being treated care. Now I know that not all BLM employees are desensitized but it is fairly obvious for those that are watching what is happening see it, see the injustice, what exactly is it that allows people to not step in and say this is just not the way we treat our Wild Horses. Watching the last BLM meeting live stream and hearing the BLM saying that what they have done by gathering 47,000 is not working, now they say that, now that it could be possible to open up Slaughter Plants once again, now they say that…The Best interest is what they have in mind for these Mustang’s, then why is this inhumane treatment of them continuing, it is their way or no way, our comments mean nothing to them and the corruption continues to run rampant and here we are once again, trying to help the Mustangs and the abuse continues. So sad when those foals were forced to run and their hoofs were still soft and their hoofs just wore off to nothing, now isn’t that something that would make you or anyone sit up and say, this is abuse to a little foal, just trying to keep up with his Mamma and band while being chased by this object in the sky, would it not make you cringe?

jeannie – 5/31/2012 6:16 AM 1 Vote

synonyms for INTEGRAL? & do U know- wild Horses have Litters? (reblog)

I can 0nly REstate -excellent comments – of Elyse!! (In part):
“It is the *policy of Congress* that wild free-roaming horses & burros shall be *~protected~* from capture, branding, harassment, or death;
& to accomplish this they are♥ to be considered in the area where presently found, as an integral♥ part of the natural system of the Public Lands.♦”
♦“integral”♦ =according to Merriam-Webster √means
“essential to completeness”
–»then how is it they are outnumbered at least 4 to 1 by cows & sheep? — not to mention the exponentially greater impacts the mining & extractive industries are having on our Public Lands & its waters???? *
other √synonyms for “INTEGRAL”:
*built-in, ♣constitutional, ♦constitutive, ♥essential, ♠hardwired, ♣immanent, ♦inborn, inbred, ♥indigenous, ingrain, ♠ingrained (also ♣engrained), ♦innate, ♥inherent, ♣intrinsic, ♥native, ♠natural !!
* With 10,000–12,000 WH&Bs removed per year, leaving livestock grazing almost ~untouched, I would say {& I*Agree!} current Congress & BLM need *English refreshers* — or some serious legal smacks on the wrist, which they’ve been getting by *Laura Leigh* of Wild Horse Education; IDA, DreamCatcher Wild Horse & Burro Sanctuary; The Cloud Foundation, American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign. I encourage people to continue to support these efforts.”
∞∞∞ —>AND *thank you* to “Hippies4horses” for [linking] this excellently researched exposé (as always) –
when she commented on My post, re: “a closer look at Indian Lakes w.h. Prison“!
… so, thanks Again ∞ {& i’d like to ReBlog this, too? If U don’t mind?}
√huge Hug –♥ for All U do!

The PPJ Gazette

 Debbie Coffey          Copyright 2012  All Rights Reserved.

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) continues at a breakneck pace to leave non-viable herds of wild horses on public lands and while it also considers cutting back on livestock grazing (watch out for drought management plans in your area).

Meanwhile, over and over again, extractive industries and new energy projects seem to go almost unchecked for use of massive amounts of water that adversely impact public lands and risk contamination of aquifers.

Just an aside on the letter below, Melani Mirati was the BLM’s COR (Contracting Officer’s Representative) at the 2012 Calico wild horse roundup and made the decision to allow the contractor (Sun J Livestock) to use a hot shot (electric prod) on a horse that had been stuck in a trailer and had just fallen on the ground.  (video link under SOURCES below).

Open Letter to the BLM:

May 18…

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It’s Official: BLM’s Welfare Cattle Program Killing Western Public Lands, Wild Horses Not Guilty

It’s Official: BLM’s Welfare Cattle Program Killing Western Public Lands, Wild Horses Not Guilty.

*~reblog Post~* by R.T. Fitch
...hmmm....& we thought – BLM wanted “thriving ecological ~balance”...?? {Go figure!}

≈≈≈≈ O! not to w0rry! ...there’s n0 room for SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY —here! (In that “BLM handbook”)...

Whaddya think??

PM-WHR 2009-2011 cohort (blm)

post~~never forget that Life–IS a Miracle~~

Kaycee- 2010-23, coming 2YO daughter of Jackson & Brumby. Dun color w/ primitive stripes=Spanish ancestry — from “#Wildhorse Daily”

via #Wildhorse Daily: Kaycee- coming 2YO daughter of Jackson & Brumby. Dun color w/ primitive stripes=Spanish ancestry.

#Wildhorse Daily: Kaycee- coming 2YO daughter of Jackson &amp... on Twitpic
Note: Kaycee is “tier #1”, & of higher priority (than any sibling) —for Iminent REMOVALoff her ‘legally protected’ wild Range *~Home~* A.S.A.P. …during summer 2012!
—√ looks like She’ll be (forceably) joining: the depravity of ~humanity …. {I *wish her Well* as possible… } ∞~sigh~∞

Gorgeous Red Roan – in Prison! & asking, “WHY? Where ARE my protections??” (via Cat Kindsfather, Flickr)

http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/28171983@N08/7126664343/ imprisoned Red Roan asks, ˝Why??” — (Cat Kindsfather, 04/27/12)

Red Roan in BLM Prison, asking …
http://m.flickr.com/lightbox?id=7126664343

Cat explains :::
“Seen on the annual tour @ Broken Arrowaka Indian Lakes.
BLM’s leased facility near Fallon,Nevada for warehousing our wild horses.
I believe the manager said 2,700 of America’s wild horses are currently here and that is just a small portion of those now captured & on the care of DOI/ BLM, in holding facilities, short & long term.” ~¢:£
little Beauty Eyes – speaking to Me, through the bars…(Cat K. 4/27/12)

& I t – W a s – D E C R E E D thus ≈≈
_
“THE WILD FREE-ROAMING HORSES AND BURROS ACT OF 1971 (PUBLIC LAW 92-195) §1331. Congressional findings and declaration of policy : Congress finds and declares that wild free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West; that they contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people; and that these horses and burros are fast disappearing from the American scene. It is the policy of Congress that wild free-roaming horses and burros shall be protected from capture, branding, harassment, or death; and to accomplish this they are to be considered in the area where presently found, as an integral part of the natural system of the public lands.”

——– By √Cat Kindsfather (via flickr) ∞

— ∞~∞~∞~
& thus I t – W a s – D E C R E E D so
{ °Do U believe :: ~this Long-term Imprisonment :: is As this Law° was – I N T E N D E D ‘??? }_

A closer look at *Indian Lakes wild horse* Prison –(whoops? I meant:) “holding facility”, (didn’t I?)

A closer look at the Indian Lakes wild horse holding facility.

report by KRNV + MyNews4 …

& *Cat Kindsfather* is interviewed! 😀

FALLON, NV (KRNV & Mynews4.com) -The Bureau of Land Management offers the public a chance to view their Indian Lakes Road holding facility a few times a year. It is a privately owned and operated facility in Fallon, Nevada.

BLM officials say adoptions are down these days due to the economy and right now they have a large number of horses at the Indian Lakes facility. Currently there are about 2,700 horses at the facility that can hold up to 2,850. . . . √°÷~€ . . . . please see Video* for much, much more* —}

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guess a Real ~someBody~ finally Threw-UP (& Out) -BLM’s insane GAG LAWS?!

Judge Rejects Gov’t Attempt to Ignore Expert Declarations on Negative Impacts of Plan to Castrate Wild Nevada Stallions 

Washington, DC – May 10, 2012 – The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has rejected an attempt by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to withhold and ignore critical scientific evidence in its decision-making process for the implementation of a precedent-setting plan to castrate wild stallions. At issue were expert declarations submitted to the BLM from leading experts in wild horse behavior and biology outlining the devastating impacts of castration on the health and natural behaviors of wild free-roaming stallions and wild horse herds. 

The ruling is part of litigation filed in December 2011 by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC),Western Watersheds Project and The Cloud Foundation challenging the BLM’s  illegal plan to castrate hundreds of wild stallions in eastern Nevada’s Pancake Complex…

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BLM Bob Abbey: “adopted ‘flexible approach’ 2 *disclosure ~reporting”.. ¢°÷£ (?) Nature News Blog: US releases new fracking rules on government lands…

ttp://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/05/us-releases-new-fracking-rules-on-government-lands.html
BLM Bob Abbey : “we’ve adopted a ‘flexible approach’ 2 *disclosure ~reporting”.. . ¢°÷£ (?)
(From) Nature News Blog: US releases new fracking rules on government lands… ≈≈
≈≈ hmmm … s0me~h0w … √this ~Sounds — ~$trangely~ “familiar ” (?) |
and O m I n o u s °| perhaps,
::: we’ve kinda ≈Heard ?$imilarities? (from Him)  ∞ B e f o r e ∞  . .?!

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take yerself a Ride … on the *Happy Train*

{as the Song (& Dance)  went }: … “you may be Right …?  I may be – C r a z y -?  …… but ‘, —>  it just May Be ~ a Lunatic ~
you’re L O O K I N G – for … ” ? ? ? 

€÷£ yet, –Bravely reading √further ... { with ‘furrowed brow‘)--√me-finds :

…“families – ( uh.. ppubblic citizens ?) deserve 2 known0t after ~ drinking it for years.” … (°hmmm…)

-!!–• ¤~O! but Wait~¤ !! (n0t to worry !) –—» %:^Q
Cuz ‘ …..
‘bigum-Chief’ “Sala-czar *explained*!! “:~} that,
“requiring the [~flexible~disclosure~] information – BeFore the «fracking occurred» …
would have cau$ed

unneces$sary delays…..”
{O!well, of Course it would ! hehehe } ? •÷{
| •boink! –now wtf was *I* even ~ T h I n k i n g ~ ?
—£—£—-
[see also,
the -handy – “suggested ~Voluntary*di$closure~ site” : http://fracfocus.org. http://fracfocus.org ] ::: (& ~that Usually ∞ works ¢÷} )

++ «Dark Shadows» comes out – on Sat. *;^}

(@ least it stars `Johnny Depp )

Happy MOTHER’S DAY!? wow !! Magnificently UNIQUE & Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! (& … Imprisoned :(

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wow!! Magnificently UNIQUE & Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! (& Imprisoned) 😦

wow!! Magnificently UNIQUE & Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! ….
“mare #6125 & her babe, on 4/23/2012… (& Imprisoned 😦 Happy MOTHER’S DAY??! ? ? ! !
~~ ∞SomeBody–please! √SAVE them ??
By {Up Close & Personal Photography}

American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign: Solutions: Ecotourism ** Mar 22, 2012 (saved pg)

–> yes,  ~dear BLM, there Exist : real people … having real √solutions!  ∞
Solutions:
Ecotourism: *Viewing wild Horses & Burros in their *natural state

Ecotourism:  By *State* [link: http://www.wildhorsepreservation.org/solutions/ecotourism_by_state.html ]
As 1 of our British supporters remarked: “1 day I’d like to come visit & *see Mustangs running wild* where they’re meant to.”
America’s wild Horses are *universally recognized* & cherished as American *icons. [link
http://www.wildhorsepreservation.org/world.html ]
Yet, our wild Herds are a mostly-untapped* ecotourism resource*. [link http://www.wildhorsepreservation.org/resources/economicResource.html ]

Horse lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, as well as those with an interest in history of the Old West, should be given the opportunity to
*enjoy wild Horse excursions* year-round.
In addition to non-intrusive observation of wild Horse behavior & Herd dynamics, “in-the-wild management” itself could become part of a unique experience for visitors to (HMAs) *Herd Management Areas.
In this manner, the American wild Horse could establish itself as an economic resource ON the Western Range & better its chances of *long-term survival.

Today, wild Horses & Burros can be found primarily on government-designated Herd Management Areas in *Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming*, but also in *Maryland, North Carolina, Hawaii, + even in the Bahamas*.

While *Eastern states* have embraced their wild Herds as an *economic resource, –in the West, whose *spirit its wild Herds truly embody,
the Bureau of Land Management has *failed to acknowledge the wild Horse as having ~any Value on the Range.
So, when U opt to spend your summer vacation trekking to western states to view wild Horses in their *natural habitat, u support the *Horses’ value on Public Lands.

•We have compiled a state-by-state *list of Resources for those interested in *observing wild Horses in their natural environment. With a bit of luck, U will be able to witness Horses in their truly *natural state, travelling in small Bands made up of a Stallion + his harem of Mares, or
in Bachelor-bands of young stallions.
•Please be *respectful of Horses as u view them & always *remember that these are *wild animals.
•Stay on marked roadways, avoid water holes & leave all gates as u find them.
•Remember, it is
*illegal to Chase, Harass, or Harm wild Horses or Burros, or to let your *dogs chase them.
This is particularly impt *during foaling* season.
•Be sure to bring pair of binoculars & telephoto lens 4 camera so u don’t disturb the animals by getting too close.

Please keep in mind that most of these are remote, untouched areas.
*Prior to setting out on a wild Horse *viewing trip, make sure to contact local BLM field office 4 current *updates on *Herd movements, fire restrictions, road conditions, maps, + other pertinent information.

Click here 2 *learn abt each *state’s wild Horse & burro viewing. [link] http://www.wildhorsepreservation.org/solutions/ecotourism_by_state.html

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Reproduction authorized solely 4 “educational purposes”, provided
www.wildhorsepreservation.org “credited as *source”
©2004-2010 AMERICAN WILD HORSE PRESERVATION CAMPAIGN.

http://www.wildhorsepreservation.org/solutions/ecotourism.html

via BlackBerry .

Fed Court FORCES *Dept of Interior* to “Consider the SCIENCE” directly in its Face!

¤~”Federal Court FORCES Interior Department to Consider «Scientific Evidence» -Regarding Wild Horse Management”
😀 😀 😀 “;^O 😀 ~;^* 😀 😀

| shared by {the Cloud Foundation} on May 10, 2012 … <°÷≈¢

¤~ Honorable U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell stated in her 23-page opinion that the agency
“may not
simply *remain studiously ignorant* of material scientific evidence – well known to the agency – –

and brought directly TO its attention in timely-filed comments.” !!!
• She *decisively Rejected* the BLM’s attempt
to Exclude
–» the expert declarations from the agency’s ~decision-making process~
and Affirmed that *the Court would
consider* the “material scientific evidence”
contained IN the declarations as in future rulings in the case.~¤

{here's more}–»
http://thecloudfoundation.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/federal-court-forces-interior-department-to-consider-scientific-evidence-regarding-wild-horse-management/

😀 😀 <¤÷~} 😀 “;^* 😀 😀 ”]image

(yet)..another Brief filed, in the ongoing fight to get BLM to create meaningful ~standard of care~ for ¤ wild Horses & Burros ¤ that Congress mandated…¤40 YEARS¤ ago!

yep, this IS a Foal, Laura!  at triple b..

yep, this IS a Foal, Laura! at triple b..

(yet)..another Brief filed, in the ongoing fight to get BLM (Bureau of Land “Mgmt”) to create a meaningful ~standard of care~ for the ¤ wild Horses & Burros ¤ that Congress mandated….¤40 YEARS¤ ago! –»please? read: “Humane Care fight marches on” by Laura Leigh !
the Humane case Marches on…

…&on, &on, &on…(a.k.a.) IS this ~still~ America ???
…»& she says, “government attorneys are fighting Leigh’s Motion.” with “argument based simply on assertion that they are
*fighting her* Ninth Circuit, First Amendment, win that SET the Precedent.” …
In current brief: “The ruling in Leigh v. Salazar, 668 F.3d 1126 (9th Cir. 2012) STANDS as precedence unless or until the appellate court reverses itself.”
–» (& they Won’t ! 😉

Whaatt the h*∞?? ≈ON&ON&ON… some ^€urrent events^ +Re-blogged excerpts::: from 31 days ago..!.!.. yet… *Was Any0ne ever LISTENING??: “things to Do on 1st of March” (by Laura Leigh)

Re-blogged excerpts::: from mere 31 days ago..!.!.. yet… **Was Any0ne ever, ever LISTENING?? (despite a Supreme court Order ?? ** considering What’s really (& still) going-on .. & on .. & on .. ?*? ~:[ grrrrr…!… ≈≈≈≈>>>> see below
°~°
*here’s the Original of 3/1/12:
http://artandhorseslauraleigh.wordpress.com/feed/

1) National Call-in day to Protest: appointment of Callie Hendricksen to Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board….appointed to fill the “public” seat on the Board.
Callie IS vocally PRO-slaughter... Not only for domestics–
She has been very vocal in “opinion” that “Slaughter IS appropriate for wild Horses“.
This view is NOT Representative of majority of Americans that feel (as we always have)eating horse is “un-American.”
Callie IS member of organization– that pushed to Zero-out [wild Herd] Areas …as She *Represents livestock Interests*.
Callie is NOT an appropriate “public” representative TO the board. —>
*Livestock and *Wildlife interests are ALREADY represented

[find call-in info on RT’s blog:
 http://rtfitchauthor.com/2012/03/01/today-national-wild-horse-and-burro-call-in-protest-to-cull-callie-from-blm-advisory-board/
]
°~°
2) today [was] = last day to get comments in on *EIS for “Mt. Hope”. . . ASK that appropriate studies be done to determine impacts to wild Horses, + for appropriate mitigation For their welfare take place…current EIS for “the [Mt. Hope] Projectdoes not appropriately take into acct: ~already fragile nature of Horses in that area….
[use emailLink or mail comments today!] 
http://wildhorseeducation.org/2012/02/28/action-urgent-march-1-deadline-mt-hope/

¤~¤ so ——-
√√√•this post was= March 1,2012 {& Thousands of Calls WERE received!} (thanks 2 all)yet… **Was Any0ne ever LISTENING???to ~any of US? **
≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈

Thus *TODAY...a message ∞ of Oloriondolinde:: :: ::
[excerpts reproduced here, NOW…Strictly FOR Laura’s (& the HORSES’ behalf…based-upon last few days Events, as well…] …… }÷¢

¤~¤ on & on ... 21 days ago⁠, ⁠The Cloud Foundation (pleads & gathers sigs)– Salazar/BLM *CANNOT be allowed* to Stack-the-Deck w/ pro-Slaughter folks on Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board!!
theCloudFoundation
———-
¤~¤ Thank u for signing the
“Tell Interior Secretary to Dump Pro-Wild Horse Slaughter Appointee petition”      
[link to petition] is:

dump appointee Petition
—————————–¢÷≈}
¤~¤ e.g. ~~~
MY 2nd reactions! This Out-of-Control ROGUE Government AGENCY …WILL -Be forced to FOLLOW the LAW!!!!.… eventually… BLM** & Dept of Interior* can’t continue to Be “totally Unchecked”& WITHOUT Checks/Balances forever *** (as Laura said), THIS IS *BIG* Folks! finally!!.
..(uh)...was Anybody LISTENING?? =

¤~¤ AND: what a ~Joke~ is This?
Witnesses call for increased public participation, transparency in fed land mgmt *decision-making* process“. But (just) Not in UTAH?.. nor Iowa..?..

≈∞≈∞≈∞≈∞≈∞≈
¤~¤ …??? & now?…√ out* 4/1/2012!!
BLM’s new ~whine (against Sup Ct decision!) 4? “right 2 Hide what gov’t Agencies DO” from U.S. Public!
——¤———
BLM files “Motion 4 REconsideration” in 9th Circuit RULING”!? “2 challenge” (rightful Supreme Ct Ruled)
Access to Wild Horses + Info re: care of animals. BLM ~new Motion
[= 2 *Hide what Your gov’t Does!] … “addresses *Win of Press Freedom* granted by Court!? on Feb 14 in “Access case” brought by *Laura Leigh, journalist*/founder Wild Horse Edu.”

–» After “9th Cir Court *granted Leigh’s Appeal;

They Recognized roundups will occur, (as matter of course); when BLM argued “moot” b/c” (that 1) “roundup ended. —» &
the 9th Circuit” DISAGREED: it “*ruled* a win
for Journalists (Free Press), & Public
to

«gain ¤ meaningful access ¤ to the actions» of Their government” **!!
–»but ?now… BLM ~whines AGAIN(Against Supreme Ct ¤Wisdom¤)
«–» 4 a gov’t “Rogue Agency” ~should? afterall- have
~Right 2 *Hide what your gov’t really Does!???

¤~¤
& [..uh.. ¤ was ~that «an Order», sir?? ..uh..U meant ?us?]
«–was/Is ¤ anybody Listening?!» …(not even to Supreme Court)?? Really? read: http://artandhorseslauraleigh.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/the-fight-for-access-continues/

~×~×~×~×~∞~
& guess My ~idiot citizen brain -just “dudn’t Get it” ?? [HOW does this ~Work, again?]…?? ?%÷[
∞÷∞÷∞÷∞÷∞÷∞
-abt 30 days ago- some Replies were::::
•~citizen~ -Mar 1, 2012 12:29 said: “When I called # for Salazar *I was given # of
**Debbie Collins
* @ 866-468-7826. Please *call her so She can “educate” you. -She & I did Not Agree..at all..about anything.”

•~citizen~ -Mar 1, 2012 2:35 pm said: “I called her too. *Left message for her to send me Adoption pkg, + *to Call me back…When I spoke with *Salazar’s office*, they did not suggest that anyone ~educate me~, but I will be more than happy 2 let her try; … might be great 4 a Protest…? As U can tell, I’m getting fed up with the ~impunity that they [use/have] 2 make Decisions –with no thought 2 wishes or will of PRO-HORSE PEOPLE”

¤¤ Laura Leigh ¤¤ Mar 1, 2012 at 11:54 said: » “Deb Collins*…she is the 0ne at Silver King that actually YELLed at me (on tape)… that “BLM website is accurate information”… & (website was more than 100 horses off @the time)…
¤ TELL her to Take your name & number AS the Public Servant she is–> &
Log your Disapproval ….then
ask her to Repeat it back…to make sure...” [!!!!!!!!]

~citizen~ -Mar 1, 2012 2:31 pm said: “Done + Done + Done

post~~never forget that Life–IS a Miracle~~

–»but ~obviously?..our BLM & all of Sala-czar’s Dept of InteriorDISAGREE, abt *Life’s miracles* too ?????????

Irony/(was that an Order, sir?)/ ok, but Not »here, nor »here, & particularly Not~ in Utah! [how does this Work, again?] ~Message of oloriondolinde

~¤~ {~continual Revision~ 3/26-4/2; ~still Link fixing! m/b NOW will actually ~work? …we’ll see }

@oloriondolinde: But (just) Not in UTAH?.. nor IOWA….?..
~¤~
As “Witnesses -in Congress- called FOR Increased Public participation, … & Transparency”?
“in fed Land-mgmt *decision-making* Process” ??
?!(how ~dare they?)

http://t.co/1v8nXH9
what the h*@$l IS ≈this?? ≈feel-good Propaganda ≈direct from House Natural Resources, mind U!
(a.k.a. *bold-faced LIES??!) ± “this vital resource needs to be managed for the Benefit of All users; & *I strongly believe* that there is PLENTY of It to go around,” said Chairman Bishop (UT-01). €’8^[

Irony ? /or/
—then–»
{O! was that an Order, sir?. . .I mean, about the Supreme Ct protecting FREEDOM-of-the-PRESS… & all that ~Constitutional jazz~? ? ? } Fed Ct of Appeals WIN ~
/ …uh…
~ ok,-but Not »here, nor »here, & particularly Not~ in Utah! …?
»»the Utah GAG Law««
–»The Cloud Foundation shared:
¤~¤ “New Legislation introduced in Utah
would make it
*ILLEGAL to Film* animal Abuse”!! ?
{wwhhaaa???}
illegal to film abuse?

_________keep going:

¤ [now, how does this Work, again?]
= A wondering Message of  Olóriondolindë: Hmmm…wonder IF U can ~still ~Report? Child Abuse?. .& what if it’s on a ~Farm ? …
¤~¤ so…
√√this out!:
Muckraking (Literally): Should It Be Illegal to FILM *Animal Abuse*?
~the Atlantic~ Muckraking, should it be Illegal?
¤~¤ a.k.a. Ag-Gag-laws :
[quote excerpt]
“Last week, IOWA became 1st state (in Am.) to make it a Crime to *lie to get onto a farm TO record images* of animal Abuse. UTAH…Gov. is poised to sign legislation…to Go even further *shielding Animal Treatment* from Public view. UT’s statute would BAN photography of livestock (w/o owner permission) –a misdemeanor *punishable by Fine ± 1 yr prison.
*This new iteration of laws, a.k.a. “agricultural interference” statutes, -base upon legal concept— private enterprise has ~right to conduct~ business mostly in private–» based upon political premiselivestock industry warrants special protections (that ordinary criminal law does not afford it)”;
like general trespass/nuisance/fraud laws of IO & UT…
•“1st Amendment Interest–»likely won’t be long b4 someone is arrested/charged with these new state crimes”…thus, not “long b4 lawsuit attacking their Validity”…
Ken Paulson, of 1st Amendment Center, said that “ag gag” bills …likely Will face “significant 1st Amendment challenge.” & wrote:
News-gathering is protected by 1st Amendment, & that applies even if the gatherer is an advocacy org.
Any attempt to keep people from exercising their freedom of Speech or Press by preventing them from collecting information is going to be constitutionally suspect. It’s particularly troubling in cases where the government is trying to use its power to prevent the Public from documenting what many believe = *cruel treatment* of animals. 
• Utah/Iowa will likely have to do more to legally justify restrictions on free speech. e.g., if all the “perpetrator” is doing = taking photos, then where is “interference” w/ “agricultural” business? Doesn’t “interference” come only afterwards, + only if what images show are so disturbing as to force farms into changing practices (or lose business)? & if so, wouldn’t 1st Amendment protect gathering of such images?”
• “It’s absurd–idea that Iowa & Utah Farmers = a persecuted group needing special protection in laws designed to chill the flow of info abt matters of public health.”

Suzanne Roy, of AWHPC says, “This is abt hiding the truth of conditions at animal agricultural operations from the public. @horse slaughter summit in Las Vegas, ranchers bemoaned urbanization of America & that people have lost touch with where their food comes from. Now they try to crack down on photographic & video evidence that shows the Public exactly where their food comes from.”
…“–half-dozen other states are thinking about new “ag-gag” laws–
Every journalist, every advocate, every person who believes in the idea that “sunlight is the best disinfectant,” every advocate of *transparency*, & even every person who cares about what they eat ought to be concerned by these laws…
Put another way: If these industries need this much special protection from collection of truthful images, then
it’s awful to imagine what’s happening to some animals who live in places the cameras have not yet found.”

actually, was Mrs. Pickens who said, “why is it a ‘milestone’ to continue the same tired, flawed model”… | i apologize 4 misquoting your eloquent words, as some 1 else’s

Again, i apologize 4 misquoting Madeline Picken’s wise & eloquent words, as some 1 else’s, who had quoted her…. [so, here are Hers, in Total context (from Her Saving America’s Mustangs Blog-site)—»
“Dear Friends & Supporters,
SAM would like to express its appreciation
for the BLM’s selection of
a 4,000 acre ranch in Wyoming
to house some wild horses,
-but this proposal raises more questions than it answers.
   It continues along the outdated + inhumane path
the BLM has pursued for years; continuing to give wild Horses
to Private ranch operations that
*profit from them – withOut assurances of a real public benefit.

But, let’s look at some of the other aspects of this proposed plan. –»

BLM has suggested they can do necessary NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) compliance work in about 3-6 months.
I have been waiting for over 2 years & have been told all along that NEPA compliance work on the proposal that I submitted –»
for an Eco-sanctuary in northern NV…
would take as long as 2 years,
if they ever start on it. ~
I can only presume that there is …
a special, unique “fast track” for a rancher where NEPA is concerned.

When I met with representatives of Elko County Commission to discuss my proposal for my ranch in northern NV,
I was told by the ranchers that taking only a 1,000 head Wouldn’t reallysave the government & taxpayers that much money-
and, therefore, wasn’t worth much.
Why then is a rancher taking 250 head “cause for celebration”?,
or is this just more double-talk?
• And, why is it a “milestone” to continue the same tired, flawed model, by which —-Horses are gathered in the wild, &
—turned over to ranchers who are *paid a stipend* by the BLM,
instead of
coming up with a humane plan which has a *return to the public*?
• The bottom line is this:
the BLM starts up the same tired program
& marches it out- as if
they are offering the Public & the wild horses
a new experience & direction (?)
— when the Reality
is
that — it is just more of the same
I wait futilely for years … while the BLM fiddles, instead of
deciding to participate in a truly revolutionary project
that would be ground-breaking
& change the paradigm;
different from business as usual, and
they … continue to putter on.
 ¤~¤
SAM certainly doesn’t want to criticize every small rancher that steps forward with a plan to take some horses.
• Unfortunately, the BLM has, since its inception, run the Wild Horse & Burro Programfor and
At– the direction of the ranchers. ¤~¤
We think the American *public is entitled to better*, is entitled to see— that
those with the right intentions & solid proposals are included in the process.
I thank you all for your continued support of Mustang Monument
and let’s all continue to *share the plight of the mustangs* in your local community.

Your Friend,
Madeleine Pickens & all the Mustangs
¤~¤  see –»
BLM chooses site for wild Horse Sanctuary
Feb. 24, 2012/ Associated Press
¤~¤ LARAMIE, Wyo. (WTW) – The Bureau of Land Management
has proposed using a private ranch in southeast Wyoming to house 250 wild Horses in a so-called eco-sanctuary.
• The agency said Friday that the facility would be publicly accessible,
in hopes of providing eco-tourism opportunities.
• The BLM expects to take 3 to 6 months
to conduct an environmental review of Deerwood Ranch, about 30 miles west of Laramie near Centennial,
to determine proposed ecosanctuary’s environmental viability.
• The selection is part of an effort to feed + care for wild horses removed from Western lands.
• With goal of controlling the “over-population” of herds,
BLM’s Wild Horse & Burro program gathers wild horses,
puts them up for adoption
& relocates them
in order to balance horse populations & land resources.”–
(C)2012 -Associated Press- 
»Read *BLM press release* announcing its designation of the 1st “eco-sanctuary” here.

BLM question-n-answer document is available here.http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/wo/Communications_Directorate/public_affairs/news_release_attachments.Par.3429.File.dat/Q_A_ecosanctuaries.pdf?utm_source=BLM+accepts+Wyoming&utm_campaign=Wyoming+Sanctuary&utm_medium=socialshare

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QUOTABLES:
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt ””

post~~never forget that Life–IS a Miracle~~

Finally, finally!!…(uh)..wait,..was/is Anybody LISTENING??

Finally finally!! SOMEONE is LISTENING! [(uh)…was/is Anybody LISTENING??…(apparently ~Not?!?]
This Out-of-Control ROGUE Government AGENCY …WILL -Be forced to FOLLOW the LAW!!!!…. eventually...
BLM** & Dept of Interior* can’t continue to Be “totally Unchecked”& WITHOUT Checks/Balances forever ***
(as Laura said), THIS IS *BIG* Folks!

=== ¤ Best “Valentine” I’ve Ever ¤ Received !! ;D ===

finally!!…(uh)…WAS/Is Anybody LISTENING??

[tCF post] Stone Cabin (some) Wild Horses Released! – Feb 18 [reblog] + “gov’t gather reports” 2/5–2/15, 2012

Email- Feb 18,012 13:12
@ TheCloudFound 😦
• The “Stone Cabin, NV roundupstarted on 2/5. Over 600 wild horses have Lost their ¤Freedom¤,
9 (@least) have paid the ~highest price! … √no, it was 14 !
http://t.co/bS65qORA
____________
Stone Cabin Complex Wild Horse Gather
*BLM* Gather Reports:

Date (of 2012) /Comments (per BLM)
• Tuesday, Feb. 14
Summary: ~gather is going well~.
Animals “gathered” (i.e. stampeded by helicopter): 167
Animals shipped (to Holding/processing): 0
Gather related deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related deaths: 0
Cause: None

• Monday, Feb. 13
Summary: Trap-site supposed to be moved again today but snow & wind changed plans. 
-finished gathering @ old site & called it a day. animals held for  adoption given coggins test.
Animals gathered: 17
Animals shipped: 0
Gather related deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related deaths: 0
Cause: None
• Sunday, Feb. 12
Summary: “Trap-site was moved today & the wild Horses were in really Good condition.” {!}… hmmm, makes u wonderWHY our gov’t claims they’re TOO Crowded?
Animals gathered: 82
Animals shipped: 0
Gather related deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related deaths: 0
Cause: None
• Saturday, Feb. 11
Summary: 11 fillies & colts were set aside for trapsite adoption Feb. 18..
Animals gathered: 30.
Animals shipped: 41.
Gather related Deaths: 1*
Cause: *Nerve damage* “likely due to gather ~activities” !{ya think?>:[
NON-gather related Deaths: 1 {!?}
Cause: {!?}>~”Previous~ HIP injury”…{yet Chased 4 untold miles? & RAN to trap! }

• Friday, Feb. 10
Summary: Wild horses were in ~better condition than 1’s found yesterday.
1 person from the Public. {Laura/Elyse}
Animals gathered: 65.
Animals shipped: 43
Gather related Deaths: * 3 !!
Cause: 1 *broken leg.{!} 
1 broken *Neck. {!really? Simple as that!}
=1 of “unknown causes”
(veterinarian is examining her to ~try 2 find cause).
->{but 00 vet report was/is filed….still }
Non-gather related deaths: 0
Cause: None

• Thursday, Feb. 9
Summary: Moved trap-site today. 1 Public. (Elyse)
Animals gathered: 19.
Animals shipped: 39.
Gather related deaths: 0 
Cause: none
NON-gather related: 1 !?      
Cause: Very * poor body condition~ {?!…that Means Murdered, btw}.

• Wednesday, Feb. 8
Summary: Moved trap-site today. No public. 
Animals gathered: 43.
Animals shipped: 47.
Gather related deaths: 0 
Cause: none
Non-gather related deaths: 0 
Cause: none

• Tuesday, Feb. 7
Summary: No public. 
Animals gathered:  44.
Animals shipped: 83.
Gather related deaths: 0 
Cause: none
NON-gather related? Deaths: * 3 !      
Cause:  Club Foot__ {!?}
{uh…they GALLOPED Into trap well enough..?!}… yep, & murdered for it.

• Monday, Feb. 6
Summary: No public. 
Animals gathered: 76.
Animals shipped: 36.
Gather related deaths: 0 
Cause: none
Non-gather related deaths: 0   
Cause: none.
{funny, on thoseno public days”, there are generally NO deaths!-(reported)…? geez, m/b Elyse Kills themw/her ~camera lens? >;[ }.
• Sunday, Feb. 5*
Summary:  Gather started today. No public. 
Animals gathered: 113.  
Animals shipped:  0
Gather related deaths:  0 
Cause: none
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0       
Cause: none
__________—–Original Message——From: WordPress.      To: Me–bb
Subject: [New post] Stone Cabin Wild Horses Released – Feb. 2012
Sent: Feb 19, 2012 17:07

New post on Stone Cabin Wild Horses Released – Feb. 2012 by the cloud foundation: “For the hundreds & thousands that are removed FROM the wild, there are still a lucky few who are released back. The Stone Cabin Wild Horse Complex roundup in eastern Nevada removed over 600 horses from their rangelands.      Here are some of those that got the chance to go back home. Their families have been splintered, but at least they are free again. ..
Photos of both mares & stallions. All mares were treated with infertility drug PZP.
All photos taken by Elyse Gardner, who was on site for the release. U can check out her reports from the field at her Humane Observer blog here……
[Click to view slideshow.]
thecloudfoundation | February 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
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an ~echoed Wonder~?? (as per advocate): WHY is it a “milestone” TO Continue the *same* tired, flawed ~model… ???

Leslie Peeples shared following link
.. [i.e. a few days ago…thanks, Leslie! Hope u don’t mind? ].
& had this to say abt it: –>
“And, why is it a “milestone” TO Continue the same tired, flawed ~modelby which Horses are gathered FROM the Wild,
& turned over
TO Ranchers, who are paid a stipend by BLM,
—-instead of coming Up with
a ~Humane plan~ … which has a return TO the Public?? …
** The bottom line is this:
** the BLM starts up the same tired program
& “marches it out” as if
they are– offering the Public and the wild Horses
–» a NEW experience & direction
–» when the Reality is that:
it IS “just more of the same”!*!?

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Madeleine-Pickens-Comments-on-BLM-Announcing-First-Eco-Sanctuary-in-Wyoming.html?soid=1104839039288&aid=f8zSpOT_QFY

revenge IS a ~devious slinking~ snake in the tree...

≈≈≈revenge IS a ~devious slinking~ snake in the tree…

post~~never forget that Life–IS a Miracle~~

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