Friday, January 8, 2010

Advocates ask Udall to Investigate BLMs Removal of Wild Horses in Ruby Pipeline Zone

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Makendra Silverman
Tel: 719-351-8187

For Immediate Release

Activists Ask Senator Udall to Investigate BLM’s Removal of Wild Horses in Ruby Pipeline Zone

Denver protesters request an immediate moratorium on roundups

Denver, CO (January 7, 2010) —Chants of “Wild ‘N Free—Let ‘Em Be” echoed through Downtown Denver today as close to 50 members of the wild horse loving public protested outside Senator Mark Udall’s Office to stop the roundups. Despite single-digit temperatures, protesters came from as far as three hours away. Mustang advocates met with the Senator’s staff following the protest to discuss the wild horse crisis as well as what may be the smoking gun behind these roundups—a massive natural gas pipeline from Wyoming, through Nevada to southern Oregon.

“We are asking Senator Udall and his colleagues to investigate the BLM’s dealings with the Ruby pipeline with an eye on the wild horse crisis,” said Ginger Kathrens, Volunteer Executive Director, The Cloud Foundation and Emmy-Award winning filmmaker.

Protests also took place today in Albany. NY and Las Vegas. An all-day Boston protest at the Massachusetts Sate House is scheduled for January 8 and another Las Vegas protest on Sunday. A large protest is planned for New York City on January 17th.

“Protesters are calling for a moratorium on all roundups until a truly sustainable plan is in place—one that protects our legendary wild herds in the West,” explained Makendra Silverman, Associate Director, The Cloud Foundation,


Links of interest:

Ruby Pipeline Information

Pipeline Map:

Western Watersheds Project

American Herds

Freedom’s Escape & Roundup Report:

Video Overview of Calico horses and current roundup

12.28.09 USA Today: “Activists Decry Wild-Horse Roundups”

Mestengo. Mustang. Misfit.
America’s Disappearing Wild Horses

Frequently Asked Questions on Wild Horses

Stampede to Oblivion: An Investigate Report from Las Vegas Now (

Updated 2009-2010 Roundup Schedule

Unified Moratorium letter and signatories

Photos, video and interviews available from:
The Cloud Foundation

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