Posted by: friendsofkinshipcircle | September 21, 2009

CALIF BURROS DOOMED; LITTLE NO-NAME

9/20/09, IN THIS ALERT:
1) 11th Hour For California’s Wild Burros And Horses – ACT NOW
2) Little No-Name Mattered. Demand Justice

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1) 11th Hour For California’s Wild Burros And Horses
ALERT WRITER: Linda Lee, llee@uci.edu / PJ Bremier, mustangs@mindspring.com

BACKGROUND: On Tuesday, 9/29/09, the last wild burros, along with hundreds
of wild horses throughout the West, leave California — rounded up and
trucked off to government holding pens. Unadoptable animals commonly wind up
at auction, sold to kill floors in Canada or Mexico… EVERYONE (no matter
where you live): Contact President Obama, plus Senators Feinstein and Boxer
— whom we understand may have the power to intervene…

wild horses
TAKE ACTION:
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden
The White House / 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW / Washington, DC 20500
comments: 202-456-1111 or 202-456-9000
switchboard: 202-456-1414; fax: 202-456-2461
contact forms: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/,
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ContactUs/

Senator Diane Feinstein
331 Hart Senate Office Building / Washington, D.C. 20510
ph: 202-224-3841; fax: 202-228-3954
contact form: http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactUs.EmailMe

Senator Barbara Boxer
112 Hart Senate Office Building / Washington, D.C. 20510
ph: 202-224-3553; fax: 202-224-0454
contact form: http://boxer.senate.gov/contact/email/policy.cfm

SAMPLE LETTER / TALKING POINTS (Kinship Circle did not write this):
From: Linda Lee, llee@uci.edu / PJ Bremier, mustangs@mindspring.com

Dear President Obama, Senator Feinstein, and Senator Boxer:

The Bureau of Land Management has been on a rampage many call “America’s
Summer of the Wild Horse and Burro Wipe-Out.”

BLM has misused the Wild Horse and Burro Program for years, managing for
extinction rather than preservation. Instead of protecting our beloved wild
horse and burro herds, BLM caves to pressure from special interests such as
big game hunting, mining, oil drilling, development, and ranching.

On September 29, 2009, BLM will permanently erase California’s last wild
burro herds from the Mojave Natural Preserve — unless you stop it.

Since last month alone, BLM eliminated 12 horse herds, along with 1.6
million acres of legally designated land in Ely, Nevada. These historical
bloodlines are lost forever. In Wyoming, BLM seized 300 horses. In Challis,
Idaho, a roundup of 400 horses left six dead and six foals orphaned.

BLM recently reduced Cloud’s Herd, famously documented on PBS Nature series,
to 120 horses — too few for genetic viability. And they removed the herd’s
“elders,” horses crucial to herd survival.

But BLM is not finished. In upcoming weeks, 270 wild horses will vanish from
Caliente, Nevada. Over 200 others will be confiscated from ranges in Idaho,
450 in Tobin, Nevada, nearly 500 in Oregon, and 650 in California. Wyoming’s
Red Desert Complex will lose 700 wild horses, including 250 foals.

Taxpayers shell out an annual $25 to $49 million to sustain more than 30,000
captured wild horses and burros in federal compounds. Despite BLM denial, it
is believed surplus American horses are commonly sold to “killer buyers” and
shipped to foreign slaughterhouses.

During these hard economic times, the fiscally responsible solution is to
return the 19 million acres that BLM illegally stole from these animals and
manage herds on the land, not in holding pens.

Please call for an immediate stop to removal of wild burro herds in the
Mojave Desert on 9/29/09. I hope you will do everything within your power to
terminate more roundups and hold BLM and DOI accountable for their
non-compliance with laws meant to shield our treasured herds.

President Obama’s administration promised government transparency and
accountability. I call upon you to fulfill that promise with the Bureau of
Land Management, an agency that acts as a law unto itself.

Sincerely, <YOUR FULL NAME, FULL ADDRESS, COUNTRY>

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2) Little No-Name Mattered. Demand Justice.
ALERT WRITER: Sandra Nathan-Moody, sandrazz@mchsi.com
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/5/demand-justice-for-dog-left-to-rot-among-other-victims-of-prichard-animal-shelter-prichard-alabama

no name
BACKGROUND: He was only one more homeless dog, given no name or refuge,
existing in the shadows… It is most probable that his life began in
abandonment and consisted of daily struggle for life on the mean streets of
Prichard, Alabama. His struggle ended in the ultimate betrayal, while
impounded at a hell hole for animals, Prichard Animal Pound. His decaying
body was discovered by visitors searching for their own lost dog, in the
back of what they say was a stinking, feces and urine soaked facility.

Witnesses gasped at the stench and sight of this poor dog’s rotting eyeballs
oozing down his injured, gaping jaw… The dog, “Little No Name” I call him,
has no one to remember his struggle or painful death. The other dogs and
cats who languish here until death…have no one to turn to, but YOU.

Neglect at Prichard Animal Shelter Video, aired nationally via Internet
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/824-neglect-at-prichard-animal-shelter/648728406

Dead Animal, Unsanitary Conditions Among Claims Against Prichard Animal Shelter
http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Dead-Animal-Unsanitary-Conditions-Among-Claims/6AYgpGuVkU-6wg464rb7jw.cspx

TAKE ACTION:
Mobile District Attorney
PO Box 574 / Mobile, AL 36652
ph: 251-574-8400; email: nancy_mcconnell@mobile-da.org

Prichard Chief of Police Lawrence Battiste
ph: 251-452-7800; email: l.battiste@thecityofprichard.org

Mobile County Commission
205 Government Street / Mobile, AL 36644-1001
MOBILE COUNTY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Dist 1-Merceria L. Ludgood 251-574-1000
Dist 2-Stephen Nodine: 251-574-2000
Dist 3-Mike Dean: 251-574-3000

Nancy Johnson, Public Affairs/Community Services Director
ph: 251-574-5088; email: njohnson@mobile-county.net

Email and telephone numbers for Prichard, AL officials:
http://www.thecityofprichard.org/

SAMPLE LETTER / TALKING POINTS (Kinship Circle did not write this):
From Sandra Nathan-Moody, sandrazz@mchsi.com

– Ask for the name or recorded number, and origin of this victim
of ineffective animal shelter staff and managers.

– State that you will remember “Little No Name,” and want to know under what
circumstances he was brought to Prichard Animal Shelter.

– Ask why he was denied medical attention and left to rot.

– Please include in your own words: I ask the city attorney and officials to
ensure a thorough investigation of Prichard Animal Shelter and its staff. If
evidence of animal cruelty is found, I urge you to charge all parties
involved and prosecute them under Alabama state’s anti-cruelty laws. Those
entrusted to protect companion animals must be held accountable for crimes
of abuse and neglect. I hope you will take swift punitive action against
anyone who ignored or contributed to this innocent creature’s death.

NOTE: LEGAL RESTRAINTS REQUIRE THESE CLAIMS ARE LABELED ALLEGATIONS. AS OF
SEPT. 20, 2009, NO WORD OF FURTHER INVESTIGATION AND NO PLANS FOR CRIMINAL
CHARGES ARE IN  PROGRESS, OTHER THAN CHIEF BATTISTE’S “LOOKING INTO IT”, (AS
PER MOBILE DISTRICT ATTY’S OFFICE AND PRICHARD OFFICIALS.)

Alabama anti-cruelty law: http://www.animallaw.info/statutes/stusalst13A_11_14.htm

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