Thank you all for caring about America's Wild Horses -- this is an announcement from Madeleine. Since the BLM has made the comment process difficult, Madeleine will hand carry letters to Washington. Goal: 20,000 letters. Info below. Please pass the word -- I know we are all swamped and overwhelmed -- but we cannot let this one go. Love you all.... --J.Sea
Dear Friends, Supporters, and Future Supporters, We have heard you voice your complaints about the roundups. We have listened to you share so many of your personal stories about your own adopted mustangs. We have all sent thousands of letters via fax, email, and USPS to our Government officials. Even to the point of their phone lines being unplugged and emails shut down due to the high volume of wild horse supporters on this issue. We are doing all of these things daily, but there still has been NO change.
It's time for the PONY EXPRESS!!! I will personally hand deliver each and every letter that you write, via the Pony Express (one of our beautiful mustangs), to Washington DC. I am setting a goal of 20,000 individual letters to take with me. Americans, International supporters, animal activists, anyone who would like to tell President Obama, Secretary Salazar, and Bob Abbey that we aren't going to sit by waiting until these roundups are over is encouraged to write. This is a very important issue to hundreds of thousands of people that have pleaded with our government to stop gathering our wild horses.
This way they cannot unplug their phones, make their website impossible to send a comment to, or delete emails. These are GOING to get to Washington. I promise you that! For the millions of people who are unaware of the roundup process, here it is: The Bureau of Land Management, a branch of the Department of the Interior, has scheduled the removal of America's wild horses and are attempting to change the grazing rights to be cattle only on the BLM owned land, which leave our wild horses homeless. 100 years ago there were 2 million horses. Now, because of these roundups, there are only 30,000 left. They contract low-flying helicopters to taunt and scare the mustangs, separating them from their families, and eventually coerced into tiny pens.
The mustangs are then taken off to holding facilities where they no longer have room to roam anymore. They will be moved to a long-term holding facility for up to three years if not adopted out or sold to a buyer that intends on using the wild horse for slaughter. Deadline for letters: September 1, 2010 This gives us ONE month to get 20,000 letters in hand to bring to our Nation's Capital. You can find all of this information, as well as a link to the letter on our website, www.savingamericasmustangs.org . Every letter counts! Please forward this email to all of your contacts so that we can make this Pony Express as huge as HUMANLY possible. (or HUMANELY possible on behalf of our majestic, wild horses)
Very Sincerely, Madeleine Pickens Please Follow Madeleine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mpickens Become Madeleine Pickens' Friend on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/madeleine.pickens Visit her websites for up to the minute information: www.savingamericasmustangs.org or www.madeleinepickens.com