In direct response to the trailer on the National Mall called “America’s Mustang Experience,” a presentation that claims to represent the reality of the wild horse in cooperation between non-profit Mustang Heritage Foundation and BLM, there will be another truck on the mall. (you can get a glimpse of the MHF “experience” on their website.)
Where to see the response truck:
What: “Reality of the Wild Horse” video truck on the National Mall
When: Tuesday, October 29. Displayed on National Mall from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Between 12th and 14th St. on the National Mall, Washington, D.C. in close proximity to the BLM/American Heritage Foundation informational truck.
Who: In Defense of Animals will have representatives at the truck handing out information, giving interviews and presenting part of the reality faced by wild horses BLM tries hard to hide. (Wild Horse Education will not be present, but will be running an online fact check on the Advisory Board meeting running from Oct 30-31)
Update photos: The truck is out and it has been joined by the roving billboard. Folks are stopping by to show support. If you are at the meeting head on down. The trucks will be out until 5 pm eastern time.
Abbreviated press release:
“This is the last chance for wild horses, they are facing a killer blow,” said Ginger Fedak, wild horse campaigner at In Defense of Animals. “We have come to the Capitol to expose the scapegoating and horrific suffering of horses on public lands which are being plundered by ranchers and big oil. Public lands are the birthright of wild horses and the American people, not the agriculture and oil industries.
The giant video screen presented by In Defense of Animals features video and images from Wild Horse Education to reveal the expensive, bloody outcome of what is being promoted for Congressional approval by HSUS, ASPCA and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)—the government agency tasked with overseeing public lands. The screen will be placed in close proximity to a BLM informational truck which promotes a false narrative to help advance through Congress outrageous plans against America’s beloved wild horses and burros.
“Reality is a complete picture,” said Laura Leigh, the founder of Wild Horse Education who regularly documents the shocking mistreatment of wild horses and is the only person to have successfully sued the government for animal abuse during round-ups. “Corporate interests and federal agencies select and manipulate reality to suit agendas that have nothing to do with science, the law and basic decency. Our wild places are under assault and so are our wild horses. It is our job to expose the things they choose to hide and fight for change, before it is too late.”
Most members of Congress have little knowledge of the true situation on public lands and what horrors wild horses and burros endure as the BLM stubbornly continues its disastrous and failing policy of wild horse roundups and removals.
Many thousands of supporters of Wild Horse Education and In Defense of Animals, along with many other animal protection groups and activists, have made calls and sent letters and emails in support of America’s wild horses and burros on public lands to their Congressional legislators.
If you are attending the Advisory Board meeting join IDA on the National Mall and show your support.
If you can not attend, you can join WHE as we present a live fact check of the meeting through Twitter and our website. (more info here)
More info on the BLM Advisory Board meeting
#WHBFactCheck, the board meeting details: https://wildhorseeducation.org/2019/10/27/whbfactcheck-blm-advisory-board/
Spaying, mass removals and slaughter sales: what the board meeting is all about: https://wildhorseeducation.org/2019/10/28/whbfactcheck-context-before-the-board-meeting/
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