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BLM to get rid of last wild horses in California, please call/write

November 8, 2012
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BACKGROUND | SOURCE THE PPJ GAZETTE

The BLM Eagle Lake is proposing to remove 600 wild horses plus burros from the Twin Peaks HMA. They are claiming that there are currently 950 horses on the entire HMA.

A recent independent aerial survey estimated that there are less than 400 wild horses remaining here. BLM so far, has stated that the proposal will be in “full force in effect” once it is signed, without public knowledge or input.

Included is a link to the supporting pictures.

Less than half of Twin Peaks HMA burned. There are over 400,000 acres of unburned range and the burn areas are patchy and still have some forage available for the wild horses and burros. The BLM has failed to consider alternatives like protective fencing or some relocation to the unburned areas. This plan signals the end of California’s last viable herd.

We need everyone to call and e-mail Dean Bolstad immediately and ask him to reject the proposal.


WHOM TO CONTACT

Phone: 775-861-6611

TO E-mail:  dean_bolstad@blm.gov

cc: Ken Collum (Eagle Lake field manager)  kcollum@blm.gov

cc: Dereck Wilson (Eagle Lake BLM)  dereck_wilson@blm.gov


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Mr. Bolstad, Mr. Collum, and Mr. Wilson:

I am writing to ask that you do not sign a decision to remove horses from Twin Peaks considering viable alternatives. The proposal would reduce the herd numbers to well-below low AML and threaten the continued health and existence of this herd. There is abundant forage in the burned area; there is the ample opportunity to protect the range through the preferred methods of protective fencing and/or minimal relocation of animals.

I am requesting that BLM reject this proposal – as the continued existence of this herd may hang in the balance. This plan has not fully considered the alternatives and has additionally not substantiated that this is an emergency situation. Signing a decision to remove wild horses will be met with significant public opposition. Please assure me that the BLM is not going to proceed with this action.

Supporting information:

Link to 144 aerial photos from an independent population survey, which estimates that less than 400 wild horses and a small population of burros are currently living in the Twin Peaks HMA.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/89702311@N03/

Sincerely,

NAME


the aliens came,
saw our once
beautiful earth,
as they quickly
calculated its worth,
then they decided
that man was spent
so they rounded him up,
and dead, he went.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


16 Comments leave one →
  1. LoVegan permalink
    November 8, 2012 1:47 pm

    I read the article and kept asking me why? Why can’t we live together? Why must we esterminate everybody else? I’m writing and sharing, thanks Stacey

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  2. November 8, 2012 2:41 pm

    This is such BS!!! Every time i turn around th BLM is trying to round-up or stampede more horses its just ridiculous im starting to wonder if the BLM is getting some type of kick back from the auction house or even slaughter house i just will never get why they cant just let the wild horses and wild borrows alone! Gladly sent emails and shared in several places as always Stacey YOU ROCK and THANKS ; )

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    • November 8, 2012 4:02 pm

      Good observation, I wonder that, too. It’s hideous regardless the reason, thanks as always, YOU rock, Florence.

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  3. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    November 8, 2012 3:32 pm

    the aliens came,
    saw our once
    beautiful earth,
    as they quickly
    calculated its worth,
    then they decided
    that man was spent
    so they rounded him up,
    and dead, he went.

    Like

  4. vicki hood permalink
    November 8, 2012 3:51 pm

    Invalid email for wilson

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    • November 8, 2012 4:01 pm

      Hi, Vicki, thanks for the info. Can you tell me what the error message indicated? Mine went through so I am wondering if he recently disabled his address so he wouldn’t receive any more protest mails.

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      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        November 9, 2012 12:32 pm

        mine went through, too…guess the sorry sucka cutting people off

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  5. linda badham permalink
    November 8, 2012 4:26 pm

    WHAT A DISGRACEFUL AND AN EVIL THOUGHT ! THE THOUGHT IS AS BAD AS THE DEED !! WHO DO THESE HEARTLESS PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE ? HORSES ARE VERY INTELLIGENT SENTIENT CREATURES WHO ” ARE ON THIS EARTH TO LIVE THEIR LIVES AS MUCH AS THE HUMAN “. NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO TAKE THEIR LIVES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAN DOES NOT OWN THE WORLD AND WHO LIVE IN IT !

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  6. November 9, 2012 7:44 am

    ANYONE can Google Horse Rescue California and ALERT them– i have also put a message to ALL on Facebook.

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  7. Fairy Dogmother permalink
    November 11, 2012 11:34 am

    Do you have the FAX numbers for these people? I hear FAXES are far more effective than e-mails. Thanks! 🙂

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    • November 11, 2012 1:47 pm

      I completely agree; unfortunately, I have no fax numbers available, but thanks for asking nevertheless.

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