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BAD NEWS- Judge Allows Obama Administration to Round Up About 2,500 Wild Horses From Nevada Range

Animals  (tags: judge, ruling, nevada horse roundup, beginning monday, mustangs, captured, greed, BLM )

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A federal judge has denied a request by an animal protection group to block a roundup next week of about 2,500 wild horses in Nevada. The mustang roundup planned for Monday would be one of the largest in Nevada in recent years

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Simone D. (1485)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 6:56 am
I am heartbroken.

Alicia V. (181)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 7:17 am
So am I Simone.

. (0)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 7:30 am
Thanks Simone, noted with sadness. I wish there was something we could do.

Teresa Fazackerley (368)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 7:51 am

Simone D. (1485)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 9:18 am
Thank you dear friends.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 9:25 am
This is so sad & heartbreaking. Noted.

suzanne o. (43)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 9:42 am
am really , really so upset - no words can express how sorry to hear this brutal decision.

Deanna Zimmerman (74)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 3:24 pm
Ok, I'm not sure I understand why this is a bad thing. But then again, I've never seen stories of horses dying from this kind of round-up. No matter what kind of round-up is used for wild horse, they will ALWAYS be traumatized.

I also don't see the Obama connection. Is this federal district court judge an Obama appointee? Or is this just another way to smear Obama just because it's happening during his presidency. I mean, if it happened last year, would it say "Bush" administration?

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 4:37 pm

for anyone that doesn't see anything wrong with this or understand what is happening with these wild horse roundups. the bureau of land management has a plan to wipe out all wild horses in america.

please get educated on this important issue regarding these majestic creatures.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 4:40 pm
someone said they wished there was something they could do.



ALSO CONTACT THE BLM and tell them your disgust of this!

Deanna Zimmerman (74)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 5:27 pm
Ok, I'm not completely convinced that this slaughter is happening, but I do see the evidence that could support it. So I did sign the petition, and I hope that it helps. I also noted it.

But I am VERY upset that this is being linked to the Obama administration. Obama doesn't have anything to do with this, I'm sure. This started long before he took office. And I'm sure he has MUCH more pressing issues to deal with at the moment (but I'm not saying this isn't a pressing issue).

Darlene K. (361)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 5:47 pm
noted and action was taken, please this needs more signatures to reach its goal. shared on fb and thank you. Yes please do more research on this important issue, if necessary. This federal judge didn't help, but we must keep pressuring the Obama administration with this issue.
Signatures: 49,118
Goal: 50,000
Deadline: Ongoing...

gerlinde p. (161)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 7:31 pm
thankyou simone, sadly noted

June Marshall (395)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 8:36 pm
This is one of the last bits of freedom in America that has come to an end. When I think of freedom, I think of these horses in the wild. What will become of other wildlife such as birds? How will they be entrapped and disposed of?

Gillian M. (218)
Friday December 25, 2009, 9:14 am
This is terrible. It comes to something when the icons of America's history have to be destroyed to allow cattle to roam on their land. There is a real shortage of land for cattle! Beef barons rule!!

Joanna D. (216)
Friday December 25, 2009, 1:21 pm
There is another petition - sponsored by Care2 it also needs more signatures to reach its goal:

Please forward this one too.

Joanna D. (216)
Friday December 25, 2009, 1:23 pm
The petition posted by Val I signed long time ago:
Thank you, Joanna!
You signed this petition at:
9:42 AM PST, Nov 15, 2007


Deanna Zimmerman (74)
Friday December 25, 2009, 3:29 pm
Thanks, signed.

gail dair (0)
Friday December 25, 2009, 3:33 pm
thanks Simone

Deanna Zimmerman (74)
Monday December 28, 2009, 10:58 am
I just read a front page news story on my Comcast page about the round-up beginning. Here is the link:

Deborah S. (170)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 9:33 am
Protest 02/18/2010 Las Vegas, Nevada.

We are asking for a minimum of 100 people to hold these big banners, 2 persons to a banner. Banner holders or their friends/family can also wear a fabric sign we will provide that reads: OBAMA: Order The BLM To Abolish Mustang Atrocities. This front piece leaves your hands free for the banner or to pass out information sheets to the public. We ask all protestors to dress in black to symbolically mourn the 39 horses that the BLM admits have already died in the Calico Roundup. Transparency is not their strong suit.

At 2 PM, Protest Speakers will make short but powerful speeches addressed to the President, beginning with the eyewitness account of the Calico Roundup by humane observer, Craig Downer. Speakers will also include Dr. Elliot M. Katz DVM and President of In Defense of Animals, Neda DeMayo, founder & CEO of Return To Freedom, an American Wild Horse Sanctuary in Lompoc CA, Gina Greisen, President of Nevada Voters for Animal s; and Arlene Gawne, wildlife artist and concerned citizen.

At 2:30 PM, the banners will be rolled up and each pair of banner holders will have one hour to drive to their assigned location across Las Vegas. Bring along any assistants, friends, family – especially your kids. Bring your folding chair and favorite snacks – have fun!

At 3:30 PM at your assigned location, you will hold your banner for 1-1/2 to 2 hours so thousands can see our message across Las Vegas: home-going traffic on major streets, convention attendees, shoppers all across the city, tourists at major casinos, travelers entering and leaving McCarran and Nellis airports, university and college students at campus entry points, all Congress members’ offices (Reid, Ensign, Berkley, Titus and Heller), tourists at Red Rock Canyon and more. In particular, there will be a special banner at the BLM office near I-95 and Craig Road where there w ill be a meeting on Feb.18 concerning renewable energy – and some fear BLM plans to remove wild horses to make it easier to build such facilities. We say NO to that Mr. President. We can have renewable energy and wild horses & burros on the same public land.

There will also be a special banner at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign on Las Vegas Blvd. This banner will let Nevada know that the BLM is stealing our wild horse & burro legacy.

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