BREAKING: Is the Bureau of Land Management going to kill all the club footed wild horses now?

Rumor has it that during the pre-election frenzy, the Bureau of Land Management decided to kill all the wild horses in their care with any club feet or alleged defect. Yes KILL America’s mustangs who were being offered for adoption after they have  been chased by helicopters in roundups, separated from their family bands, live in feedlot settings and forced to be branded,  processed, then trucked around to different holding facilities.

Have they pulled them off the adoption and sale authority lists? Do the feds want to kill them instead of adopting them out or selling them to good homes or sanctuaries for $125-$25?

Who gave the order to do this? Where are they putting them now before they kill them? Will they secretly dispose of them by selling them to slaughter? Or do they want to kill them at the facilities and bury their dead bodies in pits?

Tibet (#9783) is a wild horse yearling from Wyoming who is being saved by Protect Mustangs and will be in the San Francisco Bay Area. Email Contact@ProtectMustangs.org us if you want to sponsor or adopt him.

Tibet is from the Divide Basin Herd in Wyoming. He had 2 Strikes and was facing his 3rd when Protect Mustangs saved him several years ago. Because his native terrain in Wyoming is different than the captive pens and different than terrain in California, he grows a lot of heel bar. If Tibet’s not trimmed regularly and correctly he starts to look like he’s getting clubbed feet. Would the Bureau of Land Management have ordered that Tibet be killed too if we had not saved him years ago with Blondie? They were both long yearlings facing their 3rd Strike back when the Bureau of Land Management was selling wild horses by the truckload for $10 a head to dispose of them.

March 14, 2013

Tibet and Blondie, March 14, 2013

 

Blondie Tibet Oct 27 2013

 

PM Tibet Trot Oct 27, 2013

 

PM Tibet Halter Headshot March 14 2013 Marked

Are they killing them now when everyone is distracted with the election?

Don’t let the Bureau of Land Management give an order to KILL all wild horses with club feet or other alleged deformities without offering them to compassionate members of the public who want to save their lives or get them to sanctuaries. The Bureau will try to sneak this by the public when no one is watching and everyone is focused on the election, the new Congress and President. Call The White House Comments: 202-456-1111. Switchboard: 202-456-1414 and call your elected officials in Congress now to request they intervene to stop the killing!

Protect Mustangs is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of native and wild horses. www.ProtectMustangs.org




Wild horse and burro adoptions stonewalled by the Bureau of Land Management

Below is one example you can email to your senators and representative of many well documented incidents where Bureau of Land Management staff prove to be obstructionists

Notice that on August 26, 2016 the bureau employee, paid for with tax dollars, refuses a simple request to provide the tag numbers of the four burros at the Palomino Valley national adoption facility.

Protect Mustangs had to send someone in to get the tag numbers ourselves to help the two burros get adopted. Our video of two adorable burro friends Sam #1740 and Kiwi #1742 https://www.facebook.com/AnneNovakOfficialPage/videos/1076186495768103/?pnref=story circulated on Facebook and reached more than 38,000 people–generating interest in adoption. Someone came forward to adopt as a result.

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Re: How many burros are left?
From: “Wilhelm, Jeremy” <jwilhelm@blm.gov>
Date: Thu, September 15, 2016 11:19 am
To: Anne Novak <anne@protectmustangs.org>

Anne,

I request that you correspond with Jason Lutterman or John Neill from here forward.

Jeremy Wilhelm

Contact Rep./ Volunteer Coord.
Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center
15780 State Route 445
Reno, NV, 89510
ph: (775) 475-2222
fax: (775) 475-2053

On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 10:36 AM, <anne@protectmustangs.org> wrote:

Jeremy Wilhelm
Contact Rep./ Volunteer Coord.
Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center
15780 State Route 445
Reno, NV, 89510
ph: (775) 475-2222
fax: (775) 475-2053
Mr. Wilhelm,
Your track record speaks for itself. So many complaints have come in regarding your poor customer service that it’s no wonder that so few wild horses and burros get adopted under your watch. Are you aware that the Wild Horse and Burro Program is supposed to be adopting a lot of wild horses and burros?
Why aren’t you providing the tag numbers as requested? Why do you make things so difficult to get wild horses and burros adopted or 3-Strikers sold to good homes?
I want to note that you refused to answer my question below “Please give me the tag numbers for the burros available at PVC.”
So I will politely ask a second time, what are the tag numbers of the wild burros currently available for adoption at Palomino Valley Center?
Other adoption centers are easy to work with but you seem to have made Palomino Valley Center notorious for being difficult to work with–not just for our members but for other would be adopters that have been discouraged from adopting after dealing with you as well as adopters who have toughed it out. Even many TIP trainers are complaining about the horrible customer service now at Palomino Valley.
Tim was much better at this job.
Our network looks to us for guidance, problem solving regarding adoption. For several years we have helped place a lot of mustangs.
Third party? You obviously have no idea about the conference call and agreement that was made Thursday August 25th between #####, the buyer and myself regarding picking up paperwork Friday afternoon on behalf of the buyer, hauling her 2 wild horses on Monday, etc.
Why are you always being an obstructionist and making adoptions so difficult Mr. Wilhelm? I’ve especially noticed it since the Water Canyon weanlings and yearlings were put up for adoption at Palomino Valley as a result of the GonaCon® Experiment. My Water Canyon Babies video went viral on Facebook. As a result, you should have been able to quickly place the 11 young wild horses after I was sending everyone directly to you on the video page. It seems you sabotaged and discouraged adoptions that I was sending your way.
When the gentleman walked up, saw the young wild horses from Water Canyon in the pen and knew nothing about the “Lucky 11” as promoted by GonaCon® Experiment / Project Coordinator, Jeanne Nations, why did you seem to congratulate the fellow on adopting a “Lucky 11” mustang? Were you trying to make it look like this was some sort of adoption success? Are you aware that word travels in the Nevada-California horse community?
Why would you behave so unprofessionally? Are you somehow connected to the Gonacon® Experiment, Jeanne Nations or to Pesticide PZP Experiments? http://www.wildhorsepreservation.org/media/blm-nevada-advisory-council-endorses-fertility-control-plan
How did the PZP Pilot program for Water Canyon change and become the GonaCon® Experiment? http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ely_field_office/blm_programs/wild_horses_and_burros/Water_Canyon_Growth_Suppression_Pilot_Program.html
PM WC11 Lucky 11 Map
53 Water Canyon wild horses were rounded up in 2015. 11 youngsters were adopted at Palomino Valley. 2 Were adopted at a trap-site adoption. Where are the Water Canyon 18?  What are their id numbers? People want to adopt them. People would like to purchase any of the 18 that are “sale eligible”.  We have requested this before on January 28, 2016 but our request was ignored http://protectmustangs.org/?p=8710. It’s time for transparency
 
People also want to adopt mare and foal pairs from the Beatys Butte roundup that are now at Fallon or elsewhere. Kindly provide are all their tag numbers so the public can adopt them.
I hope you will respond in a professional manner as it really seems as if you don’t want the wild horses and burros to get adopted. Is it because this just is a government job and the pay is the same no matter what? Or is it easier for you if all the captives end up getting “lovely euthanasia” or sold to buyers by the truckloads who will sell them to slaughter?
Anne Novak
Anne Novak
Executive Director
Tel./Text: 415.531.8454
Read about native wild horses: http://protectmustangs.org/?page_id=562  
Protect Mustangs is an organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses.
 
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Re: How many burros are left?
From: “Wilhelm, Jeremy” <jwilhelm@blm.gov>
Date: Fri, August 26, 2016 3:57 pm
To: Anne Novak <anne@protectmustangs.org>
We have 4 burros of different ages, none are sale authority. Fallon does not have any burros. If you have people that are interested in adoption or purchase have them contact me directly. Again we do not work with a third party.

Jeremy Wilhelm

Contact Rep./ Volunteer Coord.
Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center
15780 State Route 445
Reno, NV, 89510
ph: (775) 475-2222
fax: (775) 475-2053

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 4:50 PM, <anne@protectmustangs.org> wrote:

Please give me the tag numbers for the burros available at PVC. Do you have any at Fallon?
Are the ones at PVC 3-Strikers? How about Fallon?
I might have some people interested.
Thank you,
Anne
Anne Novak
Executive Director
Tel./Text: 415.531.8454
Read about native wild horses: http://protectmustangs.org/?page_id=562  
Protect Mustangs is an organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses.

Protect Mustangs is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of native and wild horses. www.ProtectMustangs.org




Get your applications in to save 3-Strikes wild horses and burros!

PM 3-Strike Nellie Diamond 10620484 for Sale

Help save them from ending up at slaughter!

The first step is to get your applications in and approved to purchase 3-Strike wild horses. You can download the application below:

PM Application to Purchase BLM WH&B

Send by it to wildhorse@blm.gov, fax to 202-912-7182 or mail it to BLM Wild Horse Sales P.O. Box 3270, Sparks, Nevada 89432 Be sure to keep a copy for your records. 

Each wild horse costs $25. after the feds have spent thousands on each one–rounding them up, removing them from their freedom and families–only to end up with 3-Strikes and at risk like this.

 

Protect Mustangs is a nonprofit organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses.




Red Alert: 3-Strike Friends SUZIE KING (#2473) & SNOWBUNNIE (#2256 ) at-risk & need a forever home together

UPDATE August 25th: Suzie King and Snowbunnie have been saved and will live together!

PM PVC 3-Strikes SUZIE KING #2437 August 2016

Suzie King (#2437) is buddies with Snowbunnie (#2256). Please help them!

We met them both at Palomino Valley last Friday. They were super nice and friendly. The two friends have spent all of their lives in the captive pens since they were rounded up as tiny foals. Please help them stay together in a safe place away from horse-traders, kill-buyers and slaughter!

You can do a walk up purchase until August 22nd and save both wild mares at $50. for the pair.

Here is what the BoLM says about Suzie King:

Sex: Mare Age: 6 Years Height (in hands): 13

Necktag #: 2473 Date Captured: 09/25/10

Freezemark: 10612473 Signalment Key: HF1AAAABG

Color: Gray Captured: Silver King (NV)

Notes:
Tag-#2473. 6 year old gray mare gathered from the Silver King Herd Management Area in Nevada in September of 2010.

This horse is currently located in Palomino Valley, NV. For more information, please contact Jeb Beck at (775) 475-2222 or e-mail: j1beck@blm.gov

  Here is Snowbunnie (#2256) and her filthy photo. She looks much nicer than that.

PM SNOWBUNNIE #2256 From Silver King 3-Strikes

Here is a photo of SNOWBUNNIE (#2256) from last Friday

PM PVC 3-Strikes SNOWBUNNIE #2256 Aug 2016

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BoLM gives unfair strikes against mustangs

PM PVC IA Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 9.56.32 AM

Many 3-Strikes wild horses end up on a foreign dinner plate

America’s wild horses from the Palomino Valley and Fallon holding facilities in Nevada did not get their fair share of exposure for adoption on the internet because they were listed late. Therefore they should not be given a strike because they were not picked. It’s not their fault.

We ask that the Bureau of Land Management (BoLM) do the right thing and wipe off the strike these wild horses received for not being adopted in the last round online.

America’s mustangs in the adoption program should go to good homes or sanctuaries if they cannot be returned to the land where they belong.

Contact your elected officials and ask them to intervene to stop these beautiful wild horses from the unfair 3-Strikes practice that puts them at risk. After 3-Strikes, federally protected American wild horses lose their protections and legally can be sold for $25. People sell 3-Strikes wild horses to “horse-traders” who sell to kill buyers selling to slaughter.

Contact us if you need help adopting wild horses and navigating the BoLM’s red tape, problem solving when problems arise, etc. Email us directly at Contact@ProtectMustangs.org  Let’s get the wild horses to safety! Together we can turn this around.

Protect Mustangs is an organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses.




Red Alert: Stop HENRY from being disposed of

PM Fallon 3 Strikes HENRY #9847 August 8 2016

The Bureau of Land Management (BoLM) is flooding the internet with mustangs.

They are pumping America’s wild horses through their internet adoptions so BoLM can strike them out and strip them of their federal protections after only 3 failed adoptions. After 3-Strikes they can become sale eligible, like Henry,. and lose their federal protections due to a loophole created by the Burns Amendment to the 1971 wild horses and burro protection act.

It doesn’t mean they are some sort of rank mustang that nobody wants. The 3-Strikes policy is all about creating a category for disposal.

Captured as a yearling in 2011, Henry has lived most of his life in the shelterless pens with distant memories of his mama and herd in the wild. . .

Poor Henry has 3-Strikes now because he wasn’t picked like all the flashy wild horses who were adopted. He’s plain but he’s sweet and just wants to be loved. Henry is so lonely and so scared. Please help Henry #9847 find a forever home!

BLM says:

Sex: Gelding Age: 6 Years   Height (in hands): 13.2

Necktag #: 9847   Date Captured: 02/15/11

Freezemark: 10609847   Signalment Key: HG1AEAAIB

Color: Bay   Captured: Goshute (NV)

Notes:

Tag-#9847.  6 year-old bay gelding gathered from the Goshute Herd Management Area in Nevada in February of 2011.

This wild horse is currently located in Fallon, NV.  For more information, please contact Jeb Beck at (775) 475-2222 or e-mail: j1beck@blm.gov

This wild horse is available for sale or adoption with bids staring at $25.00. At the conclusion of the bidding, the successful bidder will inform the BLM if they are purchasing or adopting the animal. If the animal is purchased, not adopted, the successful bidder receives bill of sale to the animal upon completion of payment and final paperwork. If the animal is adopted, the minimum bid must be $125, and the animal is not eligible for title until the one year anniversary.

Pick up options (by appt): Palomino Valley, NV; Delta, UT; Elm Creek, NE; Pauls Valley, OK.

Adoption confirmation for this animal must be finalized, by e-mail to BLM_ES_INET_Adoption@blm.gov Henry is available for in-person walk up adoption/purchase ONLY.

Update August 10: BLM said, “If no bids were placed on an animal in the last internet and a bidder that didn’t get the horse they choose as first pick didn’t decide to take a horse with no bid then those horses with no bids are available for pickup at PVC till August 22. After that date any remaining horses will be put on the next internet adoption. . . horses are available for pick up FROM PVC ONLY we will not ship as the truck is full at this point.”

Protect Mustangs is an organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses.




Eve (#6458) is for sale by BoLM and needs to get to a safe forever home not slaughter

PM Eve #6458 3 Strike PVC

With 3-Strikes Eve (#6458) from Warm Springs, Nevada will lose her federal protections because of the Burns Amendment and could end up at slaughter. A horse trader could pick her up to flip her to a kill buyer and BoLM would never know.

Eve has a kind eye and looks like with love and patience she will gentle up well.

BLM says:

Sex: Mare Age: 6 Years   Height (in hands): 14

Necktag #: 6458   Date Captured: 12/08/11

Freezemark: 10616458   Signalment Key: HF1AAAABB

Color: Bay   Captured: Warm Springs Canyon (NV)

Notes:

Tag-#6458. 6 year old bay mare, was gathered from the Warm Springs Canyon Herd Management Area in Nevada in December of 2011 .

This horse is currently located in Palomino Valley, NV.  For more information, please contact Jeb Beck at (775) 475-2222 or e-mail: j1beck@blm.gov

This horse is available for sale or adoption with bids staring at $25.00. At the conclusion of the bidding, the successful bidder will inform the BLM if they are purchasing or adopting the animal. If the animal is purchased, not adopted, the successful bidder receives bill of sale to the animal upon completion of payment and final paperwork. If the animal is adopted, the minimum bid must be $125, and the animal is not eligible for title until the one year anniversary.

Pick up options (by appt): Palomino Valley, NV; Delta, UT; Elm Creek, NE; Pauls Valley, OK.

Other pick up options: Ewing, IL (September 3) ; Mequon, WI (September 16); Clemson, SC (September 23); Loxahatchee, FL (September 30); and Murray, KY (October 7).

Adoption confirmation for this animal must be finalized, by e-mail to BLM_ES_INET_Adoption@blm.gov, no later than Noon Mountain August 4. After this date, all unclaimed animals will be available for in-person walk up adoption/purchase ONLY.

Protect Mustangs is an organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses.

Mary Diamond (#0144) has 3 strikes and is for sale!

UPDATE Monday August 1, 2016: Nellie Diamond has a bidder. We will let you know if for any reason her sale is not completed. Thank you everyone for sharing! Congrats to Nellie Diamond’s bidder!

PM Mary Diamond #0144 3-Strikes

Mary Diamond (#0144) was rounded up and captured in 2013. She was separated from her mama too early for a wild horse and lost her entire family–she was still nursing. Mary Diamond has spent most of her life in captivity. Her memories of living in the wild with her mama bring her comfort when she is sad. She has been offered for adoption at least 3 times and now is going for sale because nobody picked her. That’s what happens when a wild horse get’s 3-Strikes from the Bureau of Land Management. Please SAVE Mary Diamond from a horrible fate if she falls into the wrong hands.

Call BoLM to buy Mary Diamond for $25 and save her: Jeb Beck at (775) 475-2222 or e-mail: j1beck@blm.gov

Sex: Mare Age: 4 Years   Height (in hands): 14.2

Necktag #: 0144   Date Captured: 01/19/13

Freezemark: 12620144   Signalment Key: HF1AAAAAC

Color: Black   Captured: Diamond Hills South HMA, Nevada

Notes:

Tag-#0144. 4 year old black mare, gathered from the Diamond Hills South Herd Management Area in Nevada in January of 2013.

This horse is currently located in Palomino Valley, NV.  For more information, please contact Jeb Beck at (775) 475-2222 or e-mail: j1beck@blm.gov

This horse is available for sale or adoption with bids staring at $25.00. At the conclusion of the bidding, the successful bidder will inform the BLM if they are purchasing or adopting the animal. If the animal is purchased, not adopted, the successful bidder receives bill of sale to the animal upon completion of payment and final paperwork. If the animal is adopted, the minimum bid must be $125, and the animal is not eligible for title until the one year anniversary.

Pick up options (by appt): Palomino Valley, NV; Delta, UT; Elm Creek, NE; Pauls Valley, OK.

Other pick up options: Ewing, IL (September 3) ; Mequon, WI (September 16); Clemson, SC (September 23); Loxahatchee, FL (September 30); and Murray, KY (October 7).

Adoption confirmation for this animal must be finalized, by e-mail to BLM_ES_INET_Adoption@blm.gov, no later than Noon Mountain August 4. After this date, all unclaimed animals will be available for in-person walk up adoption/purchase ONLY.

 

Protect Mustangs is an organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses.




Nellie Diamond (#0484) has 3-Strikes and BoLM is offering her for Sale

It’s not her fault she wasn’t picked! Help Nellie Diamond (#0484) find a safe home.

PM 3-Strike Nellie Diamond 10620484 for Sale

Nellie Diamond (#0484) is on the Internet Adoption and offered for sale $25. She seems to have been deeply hurt by losing her home and her herd after the Bureau of Land Management (BoLM) roundup 3 years ago. No one is taking the time to see beyond her loneliness. Nellie Diamond might do well with a sister mustang from her herd–the Diamonds out of Nevada. Once she is treated with love, patience and respect Nellie will shine like a Diamond too.

Here is the online application: https://www.blm.gov/adoptahorse/howtoadopt.php

Nellie can be shipped out to any of the locations listed below for free and then you need to transport her home from there.

BoLM says:

Sex: Mare Age: 6 Years   Height (in hands): 13.3

Necktag #: 0484   Date Captured: 02/03/13

Freezemark: 10620484   Signalment Key: HF1AAAAAG

Color: Gray   Captured: Diamond (NV)

Notes:

Tag-#0484. 6 year old gray mare rounded up from the Diamond Herd Management Area in Nevada in February of 2013.

This wild horse is currently located in Palomino Valley, NV.  For more information, please contact Jeb Beck at (775) 475-2222 or e-mail: j1beck@blm.gov

This wild horse is available for sale or adoption with bids staring at $25.00. At the conclusion of the bidding, the successful bidder will inform the BoLM if they are purchasing or adopting the animal. If the animal is purchased, not adopted, the successful bidder receives bill of sale to the animal upon completion of payment and final paperwork. If the animal is adopted, the minimum bid must be $125, and the animal is not eligible for title until the one year anniversary.

Pick up options (by appt): Palomino Valley, NV; Delta, UT; Elm Creek, NE; Pauls Valley, OK.

Other pick up options: Ewing, IL (September 3) ; Mequon, WI (September 16); Clemson, SC (September 23); Loxahatchee, FL (September 30); and Murray, KY (October 7).

Adoption confirmation for this wild horse must be finalized, by e-mail to BLM_ES_INET_Adoption@blm.gov, no later than Noon Mountain August 4. After this date, all unclaimed wild horses will be available for in-person walk up adoption/purchase ONLY.

Diamond Complex Herd Management Areas

The Complex involves three HMAs, and areas outside of HMAs: the Diamond HMA is managed by the Battle Mountain District, the Diamond Hills North HMA by the Elko District and the Diamond Hills South (and areas outside of HMA boundaries) by the Ely District. Because the wild horses move around the HMAs across the Diamond Mountain Range, the three Districts work together to manage the Complex, according to BoLM.

PM Diamond Helicopter Roundup

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BREAKING: 79 3-Strike Wild Horses and Burros from PVC and Fallon are Offered FOR SALE on the Internet #Nevada79

Help the 3-Strike wild horses and burros who have lost their protections get to safe homes away from Kill Buyers!

PM Sale Authority List PVC Fallon A July 8 2016

PM Sale Authroity List PVC Fallon B July 8 2016

 

 

Dear Friends of Wild Horses & Burros,

All of these wild horses and burros known as the #Nevada79 have received 3-Strikes and are now considered Sale Eligible thus losing their protections. 12 are located at the Palomino Valley Center outside Reno, Nevada and 67 are located at the facility in Fallon, Nevada known as Indian Lakes.

Let’s make sure none of them go to kill buyers signing on the dotted line and lying to BLM.

Here is the list: PM AWHI PVC Fallon Sale Eligible WOF53WOF56asof0 7 08 16

Most of these wild horses and burros will be put on the Internet Adoption for Sale starting next week here: www.blm.gov/adoptahorse 

Let’s get them into loving homes in pairs. Let’s get all of them to safety!

With devotion,

Anne Novak

Executive Director
Tel./Text: 415.531.8454
Anne@ProtectMustangs.org
Protect Mustangs is an organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses. We are a member of the Alliance for Wild Horses and Burros
 BLM explains how they create 3-Strike wild horses: http://protectmustangs.org/?p=2811
PM Oct 2014 PVC Mirror

Protect Mustangs is an organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses.