Please speak up now before the Wild Horses are gone forever...
Media Advisory -
International March for Mustangs came to London this week!
Rally in London supported simultaneous marches in Washington D.C., Las Vegas and Los Angeles, on Thursday 25th March, 11am- 2.00pm, Outside the US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London, UK, March 25, 2010— Singer/songwriter Maria Daines, and actress and advocate Melita Morgan, lead supporters from across the UK to protest the massive round ups and removals of Americas iconic wild horse and burro herds, ordered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which now threaten the very existence of Americas wild horses.
Over 100 herds have been completely zeroed out by the BLM, and independent analysis of the Bureau of Land Managements own figures show there may be as few as 15,000 wild horses now left on their protected wild public lands, outnumbered by cattle 100:1 on public lands.
The justification for the removals, that the land is so poor the horses are starving, has been disproved by thousands of pictures of healthy animals being rounded up, especially as cattle replace them by the thousands through public lands grazing schemes.
Mary Alice Pollard, Founder, Cornwall's Voice for Animals, says:
'One of the beautiful visions that come to mind when I think about America, are the wild horses. I cannot imagine this world without them. I don't want my grandchildren or their children to grow up reading about them in history books! They all deserve our love, respect and protection,
UK supporters have been mobilized by reports of the continuing daily death toll from the latest grueling mid winter round up in the Calico Mountain Complex in Nevada. So far 79 mustangs have died and counting, at least two foals have had their hooves literally run off, and nearly 40 females have aborted their late term foals in the Fallon, Nevada holding pens, after being chased for over 10 miles by helicopter over rocky midwinter terrain.
The death toll rises daily, and despite repeated requests from wild horse advocate groups, and a public commitment to transparency from the director of the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program, Don Glenn, neither humane observers nor the public are permitted to observe the branding and BLM processing currently underway as the death toll continues to rise.
Award-winning Actress and advocate, Wendie Malick, who will headline the press conference at the Washington D.C. protest explains:
"We are coming together to save America's wild horses, who are in grave danger of disappearing from our public lands, we are calling for an immediate moratorium on all roundups, which have proven to be inhumane, expensive, and unnecessary."
Advocates and members of the public worldwide are disgusted with the treatment of Americas wild horses and burros and are protesting Salazar's expensive plan for the removal and destruction of the last American wild mustang herds, adds Ginger Kathrens, Director of The Cloud Foundation.
Building on over 25 protests in the U.S., Maria Daines, singer/songwriter, and board member of Saving Americas Horses , and actress and advocate Melita Morgan, CVFA Patron, lead the London protest in front of the U.S. Embassy, calling for the protection and preservation of the worlds beloved American mustangs, and a moratorium on the round ups. The rally was organized by The UK Friends of Cloud, Cornwalls Voice for Animals, Maria Daines, and co-sponsored by The Equine Welfare Alliance and The Cloud Foundation.
Maria Daines commented, If we do not stand as one on issues that affect all species whose purpose is to live wild and free, we cannot expect our own species to evolve in a compassionate and considerate way towards each other. Wild horses deserve their time and place, they deserve our protection and we must exist peacefully with these glorious creatures or risk losing them forever.
On Thursday, London voices rang out with United We Stand! Obama, hear our voices—protect Americas horses! to bring this urgent message to the UK and the rest of the world.
The London Rally took place from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m outside the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square.
Mary Alice Pollard, Founder, Cornwall's Voice for Animals
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