#Shade4Mustangs Call for public accessibility and government transparency at the Palomino Valley Workshop

BLM Sprinkler July 1 2013 Med Meme

——– Original Message ——–

Subject: Request for transparent and interactive public process at

Palomino Valley Public Workshop

From: <@protectmustangs.org>

Date: Tue, July 23, 2013 4:00 pm

To: jguilfoy@blm.gov

Cc: dbolstad@blm.gov


Dear Ms Guilfoyle,

We will reinstate our position, and that of thousands of supporters, that captive wild horses and burros at Palomino Valley need to have access to shade and shelter as well as other humane care. The Bureau of Land Management requires the same when someone adopts a wild horse or burro. The public wants the same from you.

We are concerned your upcoming yet unscheduled “workshop” will delay bringing emergency shade to the treasured equids facing more heat waves and possible deaths.

We discovered many wild horses were suffering without access to shade in the triple-digits while your sprinkler mitigation was ineffective. Sadly we also discovered a dead youngster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdM2NrJcX8o upon whom you neglected to perform a necropsy to determine the cause of death.

We are kindly requesting you make the Palomino Valley Public Workshop accessible to all interested people by using contemporary communication technology.

Members of the public would like the Palomino Valley Public Workshop be an interactive event so people outside the Reno area can attend virtually and participate in the public process.

Taxpayers and foreign nationals who love America’s wild horses should not be expected to travel at their expense, leave their jobs and families to participate in public dialogue across the country.

This is America 2013. It’s time to use available technology for an interactive workshop to foster transparency.

We look forward to your response.



Anne Novak


Encl: Articles pertaining to the workshop:

This one went viral: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/20/3511692/blm-seeks-ideas-on-how-to-protect.html



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Anne Novak

Executive Director

Protect Mustangs

San Francisco Bay Area


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