Friday, April 23, 2010

Unique Protest Rally in Nevada for Wild Horses


                Las Vegans will rally in sympathy with the young stallions under 4 years of age that were painfully castrated last week by the BLM at the Fallon Nevada holding pens. If the BLM wins the federal lawsuit, they will castrate all the remaining mature stallions from the Calico roundup. The BLM has severely limited public access to the captive Calico horses despite public demands for transparency. 
We will hang bloody balls from lariats and circulate petitions asking President Obama to rein in the BLM, an outdated agency and friend of welfare cows.
RED ROCK CANYON SCENIC OVERLOOK ON HIGHWAY 159, from Las Vegas Strip, go west on Charleston, past the 215 Beltway and Red Rock Canyon entrance gates

WHEN?   SUNDAY APRIL25, 2010 from NOON to 2pm
WHY?   Castration is a way of wiping out the unique gene pool of the mustangs that have unique bloodlines and unique traits adapted to their specific area. Pictures of the castrated horses taken by Craig C. Downer appear below.
BACKGROUND?  In January 2010, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducted a deadly roundup of 1922 wild horses from the CALICO MOUNTAINS COMPLEX in northwestern Nevada, despite a federal lawsuit underway to stop the roundups and the recommendation of the federal judge that BLM should NOT conduct a roundup in the dead of winter. The Calico horses were not starving and had not damaged the public range, meanwhile the BLM sharply increased the number of private cattle allowed to graze at subsidized cost on the horses' range. Stress and trauma lie behind the majority of the 86 wild horse deaths (to date) and 40 spontaneous abortions, a report issued today by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) concludes. AWHPC notes the expense of the Calico roundup which will cost taxpayers at least $1.3 million through April, and $1 million a year to warehouse the non-adoptable horses over their 20+ year lifespans. This costly policy, which relies on expensive roundups every four years, is pursued while cost-effective, on-the-range management strategies are ignored.

Info on volunteering for the wild horses go to


American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign

The Cloud Foundation press releases:

News Story on Calico, rising death toll & skewed numbers from George Knapp (KLAS- Las Vegas):

BLM Daily Reports from Calico Roundup/Fallon Holding:

American Herds -

Mestengo. Mustang. Misfit.  America’s Disappearing Wild Horses - A History

Roundup Schedule- updated February 2010


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Donations to save Abandoned Florida Mustangs and to Honor a Good Man Betrayed

The 15 mustangs abandoned in Florida have quite a history. More on that later but right now, we need help.

Homes are secured for all fifteen- yippe. Auction is tomorrow !

We have to go to auction and bid against kill buyers and homes known to be unfit- fined or arrests for either cruelty or neglect. Nice system huh ?

Anyway- Brogan Horton is on the ground in Florida, representing the twitter, FB, rescues & regular people who care enough to take action for these mustangs. And WE NEED YOUR HELP. The horses need you.

We are raising funds in this effort and if you can help- the horses need you. Whatever you can give is needed and appreciated.

CJ Animal Acres has agreed to take donations through their site for us tax deductible too. Mention Florida Mustangs. Please add MyFlyingCloud too so I will know whose praises to tweet. Loudly !

The mustangs had belonged to Larry Jones, well know mustang lover and advocate who believed everyone needed to step up and be responsible for saving these mustangs from what he believed was the government/BLM plan to destroy them. He was betrayed by an even closer enemy, his son.

He dedicated his life to saving the mustangs and any horse needing a home found one with him, for life. Sadly this great man believed his family’s word that they would carry on his work and care for his beloved mustangs, many of whom were sweet, gentle saddle horses. He was wrong. He died of cancer in February 2009 and soon after his son began abandoning the horses in different locations, in batches- there were 90 horse in Larry’s herd. He sold some to the rodeo for “wild horse stock”- a horrific end for these horses he so loved and cherished. He dumped others in state parks and along rivers. 

Please pass this on to anyone who may help.      

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Florida Mustangs Abandoned in Okeechobee

To Whom It May Concern:


You are hereby notified that I will offer for sale and sell at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described livestock:

1.       Bay, Mustang, colt, left hind white fetlock, right front white pastern, approx 2 years and 13hh

2.       Bay, Mustang, colt, white star, approx 1 year and 13hh

3.       Bay, Mustang, mare branded on neck and numbers on quarters 6820, approx 10 years and 14hh

4.       Blue Roan, Mustang, mare, approx 8 years and 14hh

5.       Dark bay, Mustang, mare, approx 8 years and 14hh

6.       Brown, Mustang, filly, approx 2 years and 14.2hh

7.       Bay, Mustang, filly, left hind white pastern, right hind white fetlock, white star, approx 2 years and 14hh

8.       Bay, Mustang, filly, tiny white star and thin white stripe on nose, approx 2 years and 14hh

9.       Gray, Mustang, colt, left hind white pastern, right hind white fetlock

10.   Bay, Mustang, mare, right hind half white pastern, left hind white pastern, white star, approx 2 years and 14hh

11.   Bay Roan, Mustang, mare, white pastern to fetlock, white star, approx 3 years and 14hh

12.   Bay, Mustang, filly, left front club foot approx 8 months and 12hh

13.   Bay, Mustang, filly, approx 1 year and 13hh

14.   Bay, Mustang, mare, right hind white half pastern, left hind white fetlock, tiny white star, approx 5 years and 14hh

15.   Bay, Mustang, colt, right hind white pastern, approx 2 years and 14hh.

 at 12:00 o’clock, pm on the 22nd day of April 2010, at 1885 Hwy 441 N Okeechobee 34972 (Rodeo Grounds) to satisfy a claim in the sum of $1590.00 for fees, expenses for feeding and care and costs hereof.


Animal Control

of Okeechobee County, Florida