“Last week BLM officials indicated that they would know whether there would be an official stay of the scheduled Cibola-Trigo roundup by tomorrow, Friday 4/27. (Per Admin, there is Now a Stay Until May 2.)

That means that IBLA (Interior Board of Land Appeals) must soon decide whether BLM’s claim that there would be no adverse impact from a 2nd roundup in less than 2 years (1 1/2) is sensible or credible.

More than 1100 persons submitted comments challenging BLM’s claim of “no adverse impact” which apparently triggered the IBLA to hold a hearing to examine the merits of BLM’s claim vs. that of burro advocates.

VERY SOON the IBLA meets to make a final decision: to grant a formal stay or not. I have spent the last few days tracking burros in the Cibola herd area and can definitively assert that if BLM is permitted to roundup the allotted 350 burros here that there won’t be a burro left in this ideal burro habitat -where conflict with peoples is minimal at best.

Moreover, this herd was aggressively ‘gathered’ in Sept 2010 and most jennies were removed and those released were treated with PZP.

This apparently was quite effective as I’ve seen no sign of a foal in several days of searching – not even tracks! Hence there is no conceivable justification for an additional follow-up roundup at Cibola now, or in the next several years.

The remaining burros spend most of their time on adjacent BLM land and only cross onto the (US) Cibola Wildlife Refuge at night to water and perhaps to browse on scores of acres of alfalfa planted for wildlife.

I have heard no complaints about adverse impacts of these nocturnal visitations not even from the refuge director who confided that he rarely sees burros himself.

In short, the BLM achieved their goal of restricting or halting reproduction at Cibola in 2010, and reducing the base population.

There is absolutely no justification for an additional roundup at this point or for the next 4-6 years, let alone next week as currently planned.

Please call the IBLA offices today to remind them of these basic facts and the complete lack of justification for further removals at this point. It might not hurt to mention what a complete waste of tax dollars it would be especially at a time of fiscal crisis and embarrassment it could cause BLM and the Dept of Interior if widely exposed & publicized:

CLICK HERE to View Video From the Last Roundup in 2010.

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Kaimanawa Wild Horses at Risk in New Zealand

New Homes needed before the end of May 2012

New Homes needed before the end of May 2012

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More than 170 Kaimanawa horses face the slaughter house if homes cannot be found for them until end of May!

Published 19 Apr 2012

More than 170 Kaimanawa horses face the slaughter house if homes cannot be found for them in the next month.

The slaughter is part of the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) bi-annual culling of the breed, aimed at keeping the population below 300 to protect the fragile environment they inhabit.

Kaimanawa Heritage Horses spokesman Elder Jenks says put in good homes, many of the horses flourish.

“Once handled, Kaimanawa wild horses have exceptionally temperaments and are delightful ponies to interact with,” he says. “They’re flourishing in pony clubs around New Zealand as great all-rounders and are highly sought after as jumpers, eventers and games ponies.”

Mr Jenks says Kaimanawa horses were once seen as feral but the reputation of the breed is quickly improving.

“The horses are won by TLC, not by force,” he says.

“They are like a Labrador dog; give them a little love and they give you 10 times back.”

Mr Jenks owns nine Kaimanawa horses and is urging people to take on horses before the cull.

The breed was first reported in the central North Island’s Kaimanawa Ranges more than 130 years ago.

They gained protection by the Government in 1981 after their numbers shrunk to 174, but by 1997 the population had ballooned to 1700.

DOC now aims at maintaining a steady number of around 300 horses.

This year 479 horses have been counted in the area, meaning 179 need to be culled.

The excess horses have until the end of May to find a home.

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New Homes needed before the end of May 2012

New Homes needed before the end of May 2012

New Anti Horse Slaughter Billboard Going Up In Canada. Please Chip In.

NEW ANTI HORSE SLAUGHTER Billboard Going Up in Canada ~ Please Chip In.
Angel Acres is very excited to announce they have an opportunity to put another Anti Horse Slaughter Billboard in Canada. This location gets 20,000 Plus in traffic each day. We have only 72 hours to raise enough to put up this board, so lets get busy!

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LEGISLATORS PAY ATTENTION TO POP VOX – Vote Now to Stop Slaughter of American Horses

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It’s getting down to the line.   Public opinion is needed to reinstate the Horse Slaughter Ban.  The current bill that lifted the ban expires September 13th 2012.  Your Voice and Support is needed.  Please vote YES on S1176 & HR2966.

The Agriculture Department thinks Horse Slaughter should return.  Tell them they are wrong.   Americans do not consider the Horse as a Meat Source! The PopVox site will forward Your Vote to support the 2 anti-slaughter bills to Your State Senators.

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Help Governor of New Mexico Stop Horse Slaughter – Send Emails Now Please.


New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said Friday she is asking federal officials not to allow a southeastern New Mexico company to open the nation’s first slaughterhouse for horses since 2007.

Martinez plans to send a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture asking it deny a Roswell meat company’s request for inspections that would allow it to operate.

“Despite the federal government’s decision to legalize horse slaughter for human consumption, I believe creating a horse slaughtering industry in New Mexico is wrong and I am strongly opposed,” Martinez said in a statement.

Valley Meat Co. has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its 7,300-square-foot plant outside of town. Documents obtained by the Humane Society of the United States and Front Range Equine Rescue show that horses would be “custom slaughtered” and processed for human consumption at the plant, the Albuquerque Journal reported ( ).

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