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Groups Call on President Obama and Interior Secretary Salazar to End the Round Up of Wild Horses and Burros

Activists from across the country descend on DC to join the March for Mustangs

Washington, DC - The international animal advocacy group Friends of Animals (FoA) and the Cloud Foundation's Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ginger Kathrens are calling on President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to end the round up and confinement of wild horses and burros living on public lands in the western United States.

Group to Protest Round-Up of Wild Horses and Burros

Media Advisory

Washington, DC - The international animal advocacy group Friends of Animals (FoA) will be hosting the March for Mustangs to protest the Bureau of Land Management's round up of wild horses and burros on public lands.

Open Letter on Horses & Burros to Ken Salazar

The Honorable Ken Salazar
Secretary of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240

Dear Secretary Salazar,

On behalf of Friends of Animals, an international animal advocacy organization founded in 1957, I urge you to end roundups of free-roaming horses and burros. I also call on you to halt plans to move mustangs from their home territories in order to store them in the Midwestern and Eastern United States--or anywhere else.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has proposed a plan that would expand the capture and confinement of wild horses. Under his plan, tens of thousands of additional mustangs (mares and neutered stallions) would be rounded up and sent to holding facilities in the Midwest and Eastern U.S., at taxpayers' expense.

Become Part of the Movement - March for the Mustangs!

When: Thursday, March 25th, 1-3pm.

Where: Lafayette Square Park, Washington, DC (located directly across from White House at 16 Street and H Street, NW).

Give Horses a Valentine: Freedom From Carriages!

February 14th Protest

Have a heart for the horses, and please join Friends of Animals and the Coalition to Ban-Horse Drawn Carriages on Valentine's Day, Sunday, February 14th for a very important day of action and protest for New York City's exploited carriage horses.

Valentine's Day is one of the busiest of the year for the horse-drawn carriage industry. So we're taking to the streets, gathering to inform the public that taking a carriage ride on Valentine's Day means making a date with domination of someone who can't leave the relationship.

Letter to the President on BLM Horse Management

President Obama

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama,

Wild horse debate gallops on

By William M. Welch, USA TODAY

LOS ANGELES - The Obama administration's first try at resolving the debate over the wild horses of the West has not gone over well with some.

Animal rights groups say that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's proposal to relocate thousands of mustangs to preserves in the East and Midwest would compound years of federal mismanagement of the horses.

Submission to the Bureau of Land Management's Meeting of National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, to be held 17 Nov. 2008 in Reno, Nevada.[1]

The Bureau of Land Management is charged with protecting some 60,000 free-roaming horses and burros on rangelands in 10 Western states. Yet, at the taxpayers' expense, it routinely rounds them up with the intent to pass them to private ownership. This policy has resulted in the accumulation of horses in the possession and care of the BLM and the question of what to do with them.

Brooklyn Accident Demonstrates the Need for a Citywide Ban on Horse-Drawn Carriages

Press Release from Council MemberTony Avella

For more information please call Tony Avella: 718-747-2137

Today, Council Member Tony Avella highlighted once again the need for a ban on the operation of horse-drawn carriages in New York City (Intro. #658) in light of yet another horse-drawn carriage accident. The latest mishap occurred in Brooklyn this past weekend when two horses pulling a wedding buggy became startled and proceeded to run wildly through the street, propelling the driver onto the windshield of a parked vehicle, stopping only after hitting a traffic pole.

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