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Sheryl Crow & Willie Nelson Shout Out for Wild Horses - Take Action!

Animals  (tags: sheryl crow, willie nelson, wild horse advocates, mustands, BLM, freedom, welfare )

- 3472 days ago -
Willie Nelson wants to know: "Why are there more horse's asses than there are horses?" The country legend's gripe comes from his concern for the American West's wild horses and burros, which are being rounded up by the thousands and placed into holding


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Simone D (1462)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 12:28 pm
WRITE, CALL, and FAX your Senators here , or call the switchboard at 202-224-3121. We need to focus on Senators on the Public Lands and Forests Subcommittee where the ROAM Act (S.1579) sits presently and requires hearings to enter into the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Click here for a list of Senators on the Subcommittee and ask these Senators for immediate hearings on the BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Program. The Ruby Pipeline's connection to wild horse and burro roundups also must be investigated. And while these hearings are being setup, we need a moratorium on roundups!

Annie Cowling (116)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 12:29 pm
thank-you Simone

Tonya B (120)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 12:37 pm
Noted and will call.

Deborah S (170)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 12:43 pm
January 13, 2010

Ms. Deborah Simpson
1530 Elizabeth Ave # 3
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Dear Ms. Simpson:

Thank you for contacting me about wild horses and burros. I appreciate hearing from you.

As you know, Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV) introduced legislation on February 2, 2009 that would make extensive revisions to the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (H.R.1018). This legislation passed the House of Representatives on July 17, 2009 and has now made its way to the Senate. H.R. 1018 is now being reviewed by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Nevada is home to the majority of the wild horses in our country. As a result, the care and management of these animals is a key issue for many people around our great state. I have been critical of the Bureau of Land Management's wild horse and burro program for many years. It has been badly managed, and I am hopeful that the new administration will take this issue seriously and bring serious internal reforms to the program, including a renewed emphasis on successful and safe adoptions. I have spoken directly with the Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, about this problem and he shares my concerns. His team will be considering all available options for making needed changes to the program. In the end, our goal must be to improve the health of our rangelands and our vital wildlife habitat through more consistent and effective management. You can be assured that I will remain engaged in these conversations and will work to protect our state's critical natural resources. I will monitor Congressman Rahall's legislation closely and should I have the opportunity to consider H.R. 1018 or any related legislation in the United States Senate, you can be assured that I will be standing up for Nevada's interests.

Again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me. For more information about my work for Nevada, my role in the United States Senate Leadership, or to subscribe to regular e-mail updates on the issues that interest you, please visit my Web site at I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

My best wishes to you.

United States Senator

HR:mu, sb


Pandute AP (157)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 12:58 pm
Thanks for caring for these beauties.

Lynn M (192)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 2:31 pm
noted and letters sent. Thank you for caring and passing this on to us.

Pat Prest (50)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 3:20 pm

I hope with some big names they will make a difference in saving these beautiful horses.

Surely, something can be done to save them, they should be allowed to run free as they always have, whats the West without "WILD HORSES!"

Joycey B (750)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 7:03 pm
Now that I have a fax machine, I will be able to fax now. Thanks Simone.

Patricia C (96)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 7:04 pm
Thank you Simone, noted. Thank YOU Deborah, for sharing that hopeful letter from the senator! Taking action.

Michelle Bafik Vehslage (12)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 7:46 pm
Good story. Have tweeted,will contact my senators and who ever else will listen.

Robyn L (80)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 7:59 pm
Letters sent.

E I T (4)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 9:10 pm
Definitely WILL call, and post the number elsewhere, too. Thx!

And hurrah! We must be getting louder to have singers backing this!

gail dair (0)
Sunday January 17, 2010, 12:47 am
thanks Simone

Mary Dee (0)
Sunday January 17, 2010, 4:52 am
i sincerly hope also that all of these wonderful horses can be left alolne to be wild and free as mother nature intended them to be, noted...
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