No News IS Good News
As all of you equine advocates are aware, the past several weeks have not been the best for our companion, four-legged friends, the American horse. Between the roar of helicopter blades and the gavel of Congress there has been a full-scale war waged upon the benevolent friend of all Americans, the horse, but please take heart…we are NOT going away. In fact, we are becoming more galvanized by the second, hence, the lack of a lot of news coming out of SFTHH. We are busy.
There are a multitude of issues working, behind the scenes, right now. The bulk of their respective successes depend upon funding so all of them will not be addressed in this outcry but Terry and I pledge to do our best to support all legitimate exercises as well as we can. Today I would like to focus on two; even though Christmas looms over our collective heads there really has never been a better time to do the right thing than right now, so for the first time, you are going to hear me make a plea for funding, you have no idea how much this pains me.
1.) In all fairness, I will speak to our organization first, the Wild Horse Freedom Federation. We are a pending 501(c)3 org and any donations will be tax-deductible BUT we are standing on the brink of one of the most landmark cases against the U.S. government, on behalf of the wild horses, that has ever been put forward. You all have heard of Laura Leigh as plaintiff in her “First Amendment” case that is being heard by the 9th circuit on January 9th, next month. This case is a win/win for the wild horses and there is a great interest in the 9th Circuit on this case along with the associated press related agencies that have thrown their hats in the ring. The BLM does NOT want you to know what they are doing with YOUR horses and we are going to make them pony-up. It is getting intense and our legal staff is growing so that Laura’s two years of work does what it is supposed to do; make a difference. This is landmark stuff, not the legal plagiarism that you have seen in the recent past from other Wild Horse organizations, this is pure gold from the very best animal, advocate attorneys in the land.
Our problem is that legal time equals money and as a whole, the few private parties involved cannot continue to carry the burden, we need your help. Professional fundraising is only a few short weeks away but in the meantime we need to pay our lawyers so for the first time, you are going to hear me plead for help. (help)
If you donate to WHFF’s legal fund it all goes to the legal fund, Terry and I have been picking up costs. If you donate to the Field and Fuel fund it will all go to keeping Laura in the field doing what the attorneys want her to do, DOCUMENT. We need help there, too.
Overall, we are bagging the entire idea of giving gifts to each other this year for Christmas in an effort to give the gift of life to the horses. Again, I have never asked for money but if we are ever going to make a difference for the wild horses and burros, now is the time. We are not your standard wild horse/burro group, we are litigators and through the tool of the Federal courts, we WILL make a difference. Remember, Wild Horse Annie did it and we intend to make her proud so please, we need your help to be a part of history to make this happen.
2.) A serious plug, here, for our good friends at Equine Welfare Alliance. They are NOT sitting still over the horse slaughter issue and have a very clever plan put in place to rock the socks off from the horse-eaters. But, like us, for the first time they are soliciting funds in an effort to make it happen. So, being that all of you have a big heart; instead of buying that cup of five dollar coffee or that pack of cigarettes maybe it would do both your heart and soul some good to swing by their website and drop a few coins in their bucket. EWA has been around for years and never solicited a dime but due to the lobbying efforts of a perverted minority and the progression of an agenda by a handful of sick individuals we need to help EWA build a war chest so that they can respond in like, not in a perverted fashion but all in the upper loop, make things happen. Our government is not run by the will of the people but instead by the whim of the dollar and to succeed, we need to respond in kind.
So my apologies, here, but we need you help in fighting the good the fight in an effort to save the last of our remaining wild horses and burros. We are transparent and totally above-board with every penny donated appreciated and accounted for. But January 9th is looming and we need to get to work. Please swing by WHFF and lend a hand…we thank you, in advance, for your support…as do the horses.
- WHFF VP Rebuffs Time’s Disparaging Wild Horse Piece (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
- Litigation to Protect Wild Horses and Public Rights Intensifies (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
- BLM Wild Horse Stampede Pilot Continues Dangerous Antics (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
- BLM Wild Horse Stampede Contractor Botches Job (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
- Wild Horse Advocate Files for Halt to Alleged BLM Wild Horse Helicopter Abuse (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
- Breaking News: Wild Horse Freedom Federation Moving Forward with Multi-State Campaign (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
- Call President Obama on Promise to Stop Horse Slaughter (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
- BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory “Bored” Meeting (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
- Day One: Barren Valley BLM Wild Horse Stampede (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
- Alleged Inhumane Treatment Prompts Wild Horse Lawsuit (rtfitch.wordpress.com)