THE FIGHT ISN’T OVER! Only 500 out of 1,800 wild horses will receive shade and wind breaks after 3 years of campaigning and public outrage demanding shade and shelter at Palomino Valley Center. Keep the pressure on!
Protect Mustangs’ investigation found wild horses were dying in the heat wave
Protect Mustangs’ campaign continues to stop captive wild horses from dying in the heat wave with no shade
Our Petition for Shade and Shelter continues to grow. As of today there are 42,301 supporters: https://www.change.org/p/bring-emergency-shelter-and-shade-to-captive-wild-horses-and-burros Please continue to share this petition. It is delivered to elected officials and has been used in many important meetings with BLM and elected officials. Until shade and shelter is made available to all the wild horses (1,800) at Palomino Valley we will press forward! Your signatures count and have made this happen. Thank you!
UPDATE JULY 7, 2016
PVC is working toward purchasing and constructing windbreaks with roofs in 4 perimeter pens that would serve approx. 500 animals. The specifications for the wind breaks will be similar to the windbreaks found on this page: http://www.plusonemfg.co/products-we-build.html. BLM will modify the windbreaks to include roofs for shade. However, BLM cannot directly purchase from plusone without issuing a solicitation open to the public for a 30 day time period. (plusone will be notified that BLM is soliciting for proposals), so I cannot tell you for certainty that those are the exact panels we would purchase.
After the 30 day open solicitation, the bids are reviewed by BLM procurement officers and an award is made to the vendors that can meet spec’s and lowest price. The successful vendor is then given a performance period in order to manufacture and deliver the supplies to BLM (approx. 60-90 days). It is anticipated that by fall PVC would have the materials on site and construction would begin.
The structures will be permanent in the four pens, but BLM will be assessing their effectiveness to determine if more such panels would be purchased for additional pens through an agreement with a partner.
On Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 1:37 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Dear Jason,What sort of shade and/or shelter is BLM providing at Palomino Valley Center? Is this a trial or a permanent structure? What does it look like? How many will be used at PVC? When will it be installed? What about the windbreaks?Best wishes,AnneAnne NovakExecutive DirectorTel./Text: 415.531.8454Read about native wild horses: http://protectmustangs.org/?page_id=562Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheAnneNovakFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProtectMustangs
In memory of Shadow, RIP, and all the captive wild horses who have suffered or died with no shade or shelter.
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