Saturday, September 20, 2014

Photos show BLM creativity in justifying removal of wild horses

BLM often says horses are in poor condition necessitating removals. Not so here. Horses in these pictures look good. Terrain looks good. I guess that is the reason why the BLM suggested that the Rock Creek Grazing Association sue them to initiate the removals that otherwise would not have happened.

As wild horses lose their rights to the land, so will others. Who wants to hike through a trail of cattle poo with oil and gas rigs in the background. Perhaps only Sally Jewell.

Wait a few years after cattle and other livestock use increases and see if the pictures will look the same.

Link to daily capture report for Wyoming Checkerboard horses:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

More Bad News for Wyoming Mustangs And Ways You Can Help

Reposting from AWHPC 

Dear Lisa,
Yesterday, we told you the bad news that the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals denied our motion for an injunction to block the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from rounding up more than 800 wild horses in Wyoming.
Although we will continue to pursue the case on its strong merits, the roundup will begin in the next few days. As the helicopters descend on the beautiful horses of Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Divide Basin, please help us launch a massive grassroots uprising. 
Here's what we need you to do.
1. Call Secretary Jewel at 202-208-7351 
Here is a sample of what you can say: "I oppose the massive wild horse roundup about to take place in Wyoming. The BLM did not provide any opportunity for the public to participate in the decision. Nearly 1,000 wild horses will lose their freedom to appease ranchers who graze their livestock on our public lands. The American public opposes this roundup. Please stop the Wyoming wild horse wipeout. Our public lands belong to all Americans."
Public lands 4 all Americans: Stop WY wild horse wipeout. #justice4mustangs
3. Post this message below (just by copying and pasting) on the Interior Department's Facebook page:
It's time the Interior Department manage public lands for all Americans. Stop the Wyoming wild horse wipeout. #justice4mustangs
Our hashtag is trending - please help us get it out there!
The setback at the Appellate Court is disappointing, but we continue to fight for these magnificent horses.  While we cannot stop the roundup, we can pursue our lawsuit with the goal of establishing a precedent that will prevent BLM from doing this again and hopefully obtain some relief for the Wyoming wild horses, including possibly forcing BLM to return to the range some of the horses captured during the roundup.
Please stay with us, stand with the horses, help us build momentum and keep up the fight!
Thank you so much!!
- The AWHPC Team

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Alabama horses reported missing since August 17th.

Many reports of stolen/missing horses. Some believed to have been taken across the border from Presidio into Mexico. Please sign up with NetPosse to get their alerts and help find any stolen horses from your area.

Please post to Social Media Networks: Alert - HORSES MISSING & PRESUMED Stolen - ALABAMA - Raven, black Arabian gelding, and Nugget, chestnut grade quarter horse, are missing from their pasture in Limestone County as of August 17, 2014. There have been no leads and no suspects. These aren't the only horses recently stolen in this area. Please share and crosspost this NetPosse link, and print the flyer so we can bring these boys home! Click this link: