Speak Out at the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting in Ohio (April 22-23)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands.

The Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday April 22, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time and Thursday April 23, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This will be a two day meeting. Public comment is on the 22nd at 3 p.m. and written public comments may be submitted also for the Advisory Board. See detailed information below.
ADDRESSES:

This Advisory Board meeting will take place in Columbus, Ohio at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215, telephone 614-463-1234.
Written comments pertaining to the April 22-23, 2015, Advisory Board meeting can be mailed to National Wild Horse and Burro Program,WO-260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, NV 89502-7147, or sent electronically to wildhorse@blm.gov. Please include “Advisory Board Comment” in the subject line of the email.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and Burro Administrative Assistant, at 775-861-6583. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board advises the Secretary of the Interior, the BLM Director, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Chief of the Forest Service on matters pertaining to the management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands. The Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board operates under the authority of 43 CFR 1784. The tentative agenda for the meeting is:
I. Advisory Board Public Meeting

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

8:00 a.m.Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review
8:50 a.m.Approval of August 2014 Minutes
9:10 a.m.BLM Response to Advisory Board Recommendations
9:30 a.m.Wild Horse and Burro Program Update
12:00 p.m.Lunch
1:15 p.m.Program Update continued
3:00 p.m.Public Comment Period Begins
4:30 p.m.Public Comment Period Ends
5:00 p.m.Adjourn
Thursday, April 23, 2015 (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

8:00 a.m.Program Update continued
12:00 p.m.Lunch
1:15 p.m.Working Group Reports
2:45 p.m.Advisory Board Discussion and Recommendations to the BLM
5:00 p.m.Adjourn
The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. An individual with a disability needing an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting, such as an interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format, must notify Ms. DeLorme two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although the BLM will attempt to meet a request received after that date, the requested auxiliary aid or service may not be available because of insufficient time to arrange for it.
The Federal Advisory Committee Management Regulations at 41 CFR 101-6.1015(b), requires BLM to publish in the Federal Register notice of a public meeting 15 days prior to the meeting date.
II. Public Comment Procedures

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. members of the public will have the opportunity to make comments to the Advisory Board on the Wild Horse and Burro Program. Persons wishing to make comments during the meeting should register in person with the BLM by 2:00 p.m. on April 22, 2015, at the meeting location. Depending on the number of commenters, the Advisory Board may limit the length of comments. At previous meetings, comments have been limited to three minutes in length; however, this time may vary. Commenters should address the specific wild horse and burro-related topics listed on the agenda. Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their statement to the address listed in the ADDRESSES section above or bring a written copy to the meeting. There may be a Webcam present during the entire meeting and individual comments may be recorded.
Participation in the Advisory Board meeting is not a prerequisite for submission of written comments. The BLM invites written comments from all interested parties. Your written comments should be specific and explain the reason for any recommendation. The BLM appreciates any and all comments. The BLM considers comments that are either supported by quantitative information or studies or those that include citations to and analysis of applicable laws and regulations to be the most useful and likely to influence BLM’s decisions on the management and protection of wild horses and burros.
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

 

 

17 thoughts on “Speak Out at the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting in Ohio (April 22-23)

  1. Anyone who loves our wild horses and burros that can attend on April 22 in Columbus, Ohio, please do. Thank you.

  2. I am writing to respectfully demand an end to forced drugging with the pesticide PZP for birth control on underpopulated wild horses and burros as well as to insist that the BLM install shade and shelter in the captive pens for the wild horses and burros in their care immediately. The shade and shelter constitute basic humane care and should never be withheld for any reason. Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.

  3. The wild horse’s belong to the American people, THESE HORSE’S BUILT THIS COUNTRY IN OUR EARLY STAGE , NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO ELIMINATE THE SPIRITUAL HORSE’S FROM OUR PLANET
    NO MORE ROUND UPS , NO MORE SENDING OUR WILD HORSE’S TO SLAUGHTER. WE WANT OUR WILD HORSE’S PROTECTED.

  4. At some point in history the federal government felt that it is important and consistent with concern for the wild horses and burros in our care to protect them and to allow them to roam free and to remain wild. This is not happening. I respectfully demand that you stop the drugging of underpopulated mares with the pesticide PZP for birth control and that you give the wild horses and burros immediate shade and shelter from freezing cold and scorching heat. Our nation has laws in in most or all states to protect animals from abusive treatment where basic needs for food and shelter are not met. Theses magnificent historically wild and free animals deserve no less than that. Furthermore a plan should be made to return them to protected wild habitat.

  5. It is my understanding that you desire a comment in regard to this matter. I shall give one: As a veteran,iI had protected each and every one of you citizens, both in the private and in the government standings. Notwithstanding, I also protected that which you are having a debate about, and duscussion about. Make no mistake about it, it is those mustangs I peotected as well. No PZP, no government intervention or such should even be thought of, when it concerns those horses. I feel personally responsible in regards to them. Any harm that comes to them, is a direct affront to me and to every single soldier that placed their life and lives to protect them! Your callousness and indiscretions concerning our Living Legends is an.insult to every veteran that fought to protect them, as well as they fought to protect you. You, in short, violated a sacred trust and are as guilty as any enemy we, as veterans have fought against these so many years! I defy you to state that these Living Legends of our country, our Icons of Liberty deserve such a fate, as you are placing them through at this time..Personally, I would shoulder arms, and protect those bastions of Beauty and majesty, against such as the likes of you or your kind! Karl Harry Rosenberg

  6. All creatures belong to the Planet, no government has the right to eliminate a species. These wild horses deserve better. Shade & shelter, why do we even need to have this asked for. Stop drugging mares, for birth control with a pesticide. These roundups are like every other war on wildlife going on now. Big oil mining , ranchers & hunters want it all, at the expense of our planet’s diversity.

  7. You simply must provide reasonable shade, water and shelter for these horses and burros.

  8. Horses are not property so please treat them as living creatures who have same rights as as all the living organisms on the planet. Dont kill or drog please.

  9. horses and burros are not overpopulated. they do not destroy habitat this is a crime commited by blm and ranchers cattle grazing. PZP is endorsed by hsus and it is a pesticide. These animals are suffering so much to watch them go to slaughter is sick and hard to bear. the video willie nelson made was horrific they still in their dying moments look for a kind human to help them. these animals are to be protected not destroyed and in the most cruel methods possible. shot out eyes crippled from helicowboys. for gods sake they helped build this country and we use them to this day. the holding pens are filthy no shelter the families are broken their spirits are broken it is a criminal act and even fed judges said blm is breaking the law will YOU enfore it and stop the genocide? how anyone can abuse them to death is beyond our comprehension all for MONEY? we are sickened and angered by thee horse theives. and I dont think even in the wild west horse theives treated them this badly. WE BEG YOU FOR A MORATORIUM FOR 10 YRS NO ROUNDUPS NO PZP WHICH KILLED OUR ANIMALS AT ANIMAL ARK A TIGER AND A WOLF DIED ONE IS IN A COMA FROM EATING HORSEMEAT.

  10. Stop playing God and leave our beloved wild horses alone. They have the same right to live free as anybody and/or any animal and deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. The is absurd and should not be allowed. Man needs to learn to live among all living souls and to share this great planet. With out them man is nothing!

  11. It is bad enough that you take wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands and stockpile them in holding pens while allowing the ranchers to have virtually free access to this same public property. Then to not provide shade and shelter for the roundup captives is heinous. STOP rounding up our beautiful horses and do provide proper care for those you’ve already taken.

  12. These magnificent creatures deserve our respect and protection. They belong on our land, free to run as they please. When you trap them , they end up confined , mistreated, and sent to auctions where they will be purchased for peanuts and sent to foreign slaughter houses. That is wrong. ! it is criminal ! you need to free them. If you keep them confined, you should offer shelter, protection from the elements and proper food and water. Best leave them to be on their own, where they belong. Set them free !

  13. I urge people to attend and comment orally or in written form to get the true intent of the Act back into place and restore the herds, not cripple them by unfair resource allocations, rigged HMA boundaries and tampering with their most intimate parts assuring their decline in future generations. This is all the opposite of what the WFHBA intends. We must see that it is reinstated.

  14. AND DONT FORGET THAT APR 25TH IS WORLDWIDE RALLIES. GO TO ONE START ONE WE ARE RUNNING UT OF TIME TO SAVE THEM FROM TORTURE ROUNDUPS AND THE EVIL HSUS PROMOTION OF PZP . SICK AND ILLEAL ONLY WE BY RALLYING BY LARGE NUMBERS CAN STOP THIS SO PLS DO IT SPEAK UP MAKE SIGNS INVITE THE MEDIA. SO FAR AS OVER 80% OF WE THE PEOPLE HAVE ONLY COMMITED TO 600 WORLDWIDE. LETS “BEEF” UP THESE NUMBERS THIS IF ANY ARE LEFT BY THEN AS THEY RAMPED UP ROUNDUPS AND DIRECT TO SLAUGHTER IS HAPPENING AS WE FIGHT AND FED JUDGES SAY BLM IS BREAKING THE LAW..NOT ENFORCED, THE MURDERS CONTINUE. PLS THIS IS THEIR LAST STAND LETS GIVE THEM A WORLDWIDE VOICE

  15. GO OHIO MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD CLEARLY NEVER PZP ON UNDERPOPULATED HORSES AND BURROS ITS A BLM LIE. DONT FALL FOR IT IT IS A PESTICIDE.INTENDED BY THE GREAT AMERICAN HORSE WIPEOUT. JOIN THE WORLDWIDE RALLIES FOR APR 35TH. WE NEED MASSIVE MEDIA OVERAGE AND A MILLIO VOICES, YET ONLY 600 IN THE WORLD ARE COMMITTED TO GOING OR STARTING ONE. DO IT NOW. ITS THEIR LAST CHANCE AND WHEN U GET THE EMAIL OF GIVE HORSES ROOM TO BE HUMANLY TRANSPORT THEM TO SLAUGHTER. BLAST THAT IDEA AS ITS ILLEGAL TO TAKE THEM AND BY THE TIME THEY GET ON THOSE TRUCKS THEY ARE HALF DEAD ANYWAY SO WHY IS THAT WHAT THEY CARE ABOUT ITS IS HUMANE TO TRANSPORT THEM TO SLAUGHTER IN THE FIRST PLACE. THIS IS SO IMMORAL AND ILLEGAL. DO THE THINK MEX KBUYERS WILL CARE HOW THEY ARE KILLED IN TRANSPORT?

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