A big thank you to Congressmen Grijalva (AZ), Moran (VA), Cantor (VA), and Congresswoman Grisham (NM) for their support in nominating Ginger Kathrens for the Public Interest (Equine Behavior) seat in BLM's Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board. Many thanks also to the support of Senator Landrieu (LA) for her continued support for wild horses as well.
"If we cannot continue to protect the animals that have been a part of our wildlife and culture for hundreds of years, what type of values do we set for the next generation?" Rep Jared Polis (D) CO
The image of hundreds of wild horses freely roaming the open terrain in the American West is reminiscent of times past and our country’s trailblazing heritage. However, on July 10, the 200 wild horses galloping frantically across a breathtaking Nevada plain, with dust swirling around their sweaty bodies, were running in fear. With dry summer heat reaching 95 degrees, these horses were forced to run for miles over rough volcanic rock in an attempt to escape the government’s low-flying helicopter in pursuit. It is foaling season and many of the mares and foals were weak from their recent pregnancy or from giving birth.
Honoring Cloud, Wild Stallion of the Rockies
Hon. Raul M. Grijalva Of Arizona In the House of Representatives Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Congressman Dan Burton (R-Indiana) takes to the floor of the House on January 24, 2011 to blast BLM for wasting our tax dollars and harming our wild horses. Video online here!