Again, only the people that will support the illegal activities and removal of our American Icons are appointed. Time for all advocates to create a similar organization to Western Watershed (see http://www.westernwatersheds.org/).
Start buying up land using the Equine Land Conservation Resources (see http://www.elcr.org/) purchase the Wild Horses and Burros that are currently in holding, put them on that land using the money from the BLM for creating a sanctuary. See http://www.abcfoxmontana.com/story/25107942/drummond-group-looks-at-sanctuary-for-wild-horses and http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/wo/Communications_Directorate/public_affairs/news_release_attachments.Par.3429.File.dat/Q_A_ecosanctuaries.pdf
Time to appoint our own folks that do have the welfare of the horses and burros in mind. We must stop waiting for our government to step up and think “outside of the box”. This is by no means supporting the removal of anymore Wild Horses/Burros from their rightful lands, this statement above is to help the 50,000 currently in holding.
In reading the BLM Press Release below, a few things stand out, besides the fact that we don’t see the names of Ginger Kathrens or R.T. Fitch on this list of people who were just appointed to the BLM’s National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board.
While Ginger Kathrens (Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation) has spent many years studying actual wild horse behavior on the range, BLM’s new appointee Dr. Sue M. McDonnell“maintains a semi-feral herd of ponies specifically for the study of their physiology and behavior under semi-natural conditions.” McDonnell’s books are published by…
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